Spanish Names

Céfiro

Meaning:West WindOrigin:Spanish Compassionate, Needed, Filled with Life The Embrace The Spanish name Céfiro is a variation of Zephyr. It comes Greek Mythology, and the god Zephyros, god of the west wind. The meaning of Céfiro is ‘West Wind’ for this reason. Céfiro blends well with names like Eris, Cisco, Theros, Areli and Xysto.

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Spanish Names

Cisco

Meaning: Frenchman Origin: Spanish Modest, Candid, Profound The Comic Cisco is a Spanish contraction of the name Francisco, meaning ‘Frenchman’. It also has the cool nickname option of Chico! More variations of Francisco are the original Latin – Franciscus, French – Francis and Italian – Franco. Cisco has that coveted ‘O’ ending that everyone seems […]

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Greek Names

Georgiou

Meaning:FarmerOrigin:Greek Bright, Charming, Sharp The Hunter The Greek name Georgiou (pronounced jor-joh) is a variant of Georgios and means ‘Farmer’. Along with English variations George and Georgia, Georgiou is a strong and grounded name, fit for a confident leader. It could also easily be shortened to Gio which makes it much more modern. Georgiou reminds […]

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German Names

Harro

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: German Spirited, Appealing, Friendly The Director The German name Harro is a diminutive of the name Heinrich – which means ‘Home Ruler’. Heinrich is then original name which bore popular offshoots Henry, Harry and Hendrick. Harro is so fitting as it ends with the all favoured ‘O’ ending like names such […]

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French Names

Manon

Meaning: Bitterness Tower Origin: French Eclectic, Brave, Commited The Cowgirl The French name Manon (pronounced ma-no or ma-KNOWN) derives from Marie – ultimately originating from the original Hebrew name Maryam, meaning ‘Bitterness’. This is the same thread that the name Mary comes from, Manon is also considered a diminutive of Madeline, which derives from Magdalene, […]

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Italian Names

Nero

Meaning: The Strong One Origin: Italian Fast, Curious, Worker The Driver Nero – The Strong One… Most famous for being the name of a first century Roman Emperor – his full name is even better: Nero Cladius Divi Claudius Filius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (now aren’t there some fantastic name gems in there!). Nero is a […]

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Italian Names

Niccolo

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Italian Wise, Tall, Powerful The Seal Noccolò is a variation of the name Nicola (from Nikolaos) and means ‘Victory of the People’ or ‘People’s Champion’. It is known for belonging to a 16th century, Florentine Philosopher – Niccolò Machiavelli. Niccolò has a charm to it, it feels fresh and […]

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Nordic Names

Niilo

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Finnish Clean, Caring, Talented The Rhino Niilo, like seriously, how cool is this! Pronounced as NEE-lo, this name derives from the Swedish Nighils – from Nicholas, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Niilo blends in well with other modern options such as Harlow, Otto, Arlo and Yvo, because of its […]

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German Names Hungarian Names

Otto

Meaning:WealthyOrigin:HungarianGerman Determined, Smart, Lover The Clover The German and Hungarian name Otto is a Palindrome and means ‘Wealthy’. Some feminine variants include Ottilie and Odette. This post was inspired by Otto Kilcher from Alaska the Last Frontier. But it also reminds me of names Milo, Hugo, Gunter, Kit, Hendry, Juno and Floke.

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Oceanic Names Spanish Names

Qito

Meaning: Play Centre of the World Origin: Fijian Spanish Fun, Agile, Dauntless The Defence In Fiji Qito (pronounced KEE-TOE) is a word name which means ‘Play’. It is also a Spanish name variation of Quito, the city which is the capital of Ecuador. It means ‘Centre of the World’. Qito sits well with possible sibling […]

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Italian Names

Santo

Meaning: Saint Origin: Italian Fresh, Powerful, Nocturnal The Owl Italian name Santo is uber mod with its popular ‘O’ ending. Meaning ‘Saint’ is a happy bonus. Italian variant Santina is also a candidate for an alternative hit. Other variations include the Spanish – Sancia, Sancha and Santos.

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Nordic Names Slavic Names

Sisko

Meaning: Sister Frenchman Victorious Protector Origin: Finnish Slovene Croatian Humble, Truthful, Heartfelt The Beautiful Mind Although Sisko is traditionally a Finnish girls name meaning ‘Sister’, it is still remarkably fashionable on a boy. It is also a Slovenian diminutive of Fransisko, from Francis, meaning Frenchman’. Alternatively it is the short form of Croatian Sismundo, from […]

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Slavic Names

Vlado

Meaning: Great Ruler Origin: Slavic – Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Bulgarian and Macedonian Suave, Inviting, Resolute The Boss Vlado is the short form of Vladimir, meaning ‘Great Ruler’. Vladimir derives from root words: vladeti Rule meru Great Vlado is a fantastic choice for a modern name as it has deep roots and a significant cultural […]

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Low Lands Names

Yvo

Meaning: Yew Origin: Dutch Confident, Visionary, Nature-Lover The Woodsman Yvo is a beautiful name (pronounced EE-voh), I would have loved to use on one of my own children. It has solid roots, yet sound modern and effervescent. Yvo is a variation of the German name Ivo and a relative of French name Yves. They mean […]

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Greek Names Italian Names

Zeno

Meaning:SkyOrigin:GreekItalian Firm, Fair, Bold The Condor The meaning of the name Zeno is “Sky”. Coming from the ancient Greek name Zenon (Ζηνων) which is based on the original Zeus (the name of the Greek god of sky and thunder). This name also has some very cool feminine alternatives, Zenais (DZE-ness) and Zenaida (dzen-EYE-dah) Zeno is an […]

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