English Names

Alfie

Meaning: Elf Guide Origin: English Charismatic, Joyful, Adventurous The Hiker The English name Alfie is a diminutive of Alfred, meaning ‘Elf Guide’. Alfie is quite popular at the minute and has some strong brother names in Archie, Charlie and Ollie. This name seems like a free spirit, one who loves the outdoors and has a […]

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Amiri

Meaning: Rock Prince, King, Ruler Beautiful White Jasmine Origin: Maori Arabic Japanese Natural, Artistic, Leader The Dancer Amiri (pronounced as ah-MEER-ee) is a name of many supposed heritages. Firstly from the Cook Islands, meaning ‘Rock’. Secondly being Arabic (also with possible Hebrew and Persian roots) meaning ‘Ruler’, ‘King’ or ‘Prince’. Thirdly thought to be Japanese, […]

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English Names

Ansley

Meaning: Clearing with a hermitage (Hermitage – a private retreat or hideaway) Origin: English Individual, Open, Proud The Red Fox Ansley is an English variation of the name Ainsley, it is also a place name for the village – Ansley in Warwichshire in England, and the community – Ansley in Jackson, Louisiana in the USA. […]

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Modern American Names

Axie

Meaning: Father of Peace Origin: American Lover, Creative, Confident The Handler The American name Axie is a diminutive of Axl and means ‘Father of Peace’. Axie is short and sweet, it feels new, fresh and bold, and it has so much character. I feel Axie reminds me of names Inej, Uxia, Adlie and Revie.

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Celtic Names German Names

Baire

Meaning: Fair Haired, Bavarian Origin: Irish, German Magnetic, Witty, Contemporary The Bear As a Celtic name, Baire is a shortened version of Barrfhionn or Fionnbharr, and is pronounced as BARRY or BERRY. It means ‘Fair Haired’. As a German name, Baire is a surname and a place name, meaning ‘Bavarian’, it is pronounced as BEAR.

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Celtic Names

Ceili

Meaning:DanceOrigin:Irish Graceful, Rosy, Blossoming The Willow Tree Ceili is a Garlic word name that means ‘Dance’. Pronounced as KAY-lee, this word describes a type of party where people folk dance. There are many similar, modern variations with alternative spelling options such as Kaylee, Caileigh, Cailie and Kaley… The list seems never ending with this one. […]

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English Names

Ellary

Meaning: Elder Tree Cheerful Origin: English Quick Witted, Powerful, Revered The One The English name Ellary can potentially have two meanings. The first is, that as a stand alone name, it means ‘Elder Tree’. Secondly, it is purported to derive from the name Hillary, which means ‘Cheerful’. Ellary ticks a lot of boxes at the […]

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English Names

Emily

Meaning: Rival Origin: English Fierce, Loyal, Decisive The Tree Deriving from the Roman name Aemilius, meaning ‘Rival‘ or ‘Industrious’, the English names Emily and Emil have become quite popular options. Emily’s claim to fame came by its usage in royalty, in particular by the princess Amelia of Great Britain, whose father George III affectionately called […]

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English Names

Frankie

Meaning: Frenchman Origin: English Breezy, Fun, Nonchalant The Butterfly The popular English name, Frankie, is a diminutive for many names that all originate from the original Latin, Franciscus. Some longer variants, that often get shortened to Frankie, include: Frances (English), Francesca and Francesco (Italian/Spanish), Franco (Italian) and Franska (Swedish/Icelandic). All of these name have the […]

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Italian Names

Giovi

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Italian Bright, Charismatic, Distinguished The Commander Giovi (pronounced as Jovi) is short for Giovanni, which is the Italian version of John; meaning ‘God is Gracious’. Giovi is so cool, especially with nichname Gio in the bank. It has all the boxes ticked for a mod name, with a rockstar relative […]

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Hebrew Names

Goldie

Meaning: The Golden One Origin: Yiddish Modern, Fun, Cluey The Dove Goldie is a name of Yiddish origin meaning ‘The Golden One’, it derives from names Golda – which was worn by the Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir. This name fits well with all the ‘golden’ oldies that are making a comeback, like Ivy, […]

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Celtic Names

Hendry

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Scottish Earnest, Accurate, High Performing The Detective The Scottish name Hendry is a variant of Henry, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. Henry comes from the original German name Heinrich. Hendry makes a great alterative choice to the more popular Henry, it also sits alongside name like Jensen, Hasley and Orland nicely.

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English Names

Henry

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: English Powerful, Calm, Kind The Lion Henry is a very popular english name which derives from the original German name Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. There were eight King Henrys of England, which catapulted this names popularity. It is often shortened to Harry or Hank, and, has two familiar feminine variants in […]

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Nordic Names

Ilisi

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: Greenlandic Perfect, Treasured, Elegant The Favourite The name Ilisi (ill-EE-see) is from Greenland. It is the shortened form of Ilisipat, a counterpart to the English Elizabeth. The possibility of nickname Lisi (Leecy) is an adorable addition. When I discovered this beautiful Greenlandic gem, I almost wished I was having another […]

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Asia East Names Mythological Names

Inari

Meaning: Prosperity Origin: Japanese Alluring, Dexterous, Serene The Kami Inari is a Japanese Kami (a spirit worshipped in Shinto, Japan), Inari represents industry, success, fertility, agriculture, foxes, tea, rice and sake. General prosperity. I love this as a name, and it has awesome nickname capabilities, such as: Nari, Narz or Innie. Fits nicely with similar […]

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English Names

Ivy

Meaning: Faithful Origin: English Cheerful, Comical, Magnetic The Rising Star The English name Ivy is the same as that of the climbing, and sometimes poisonous plant. It’s meaning comes from the ancient Greeks who would give Ivy wreaths at weddings to the bride to symbolise faithfulness within their marriage. Ivy is a great, green nature […]

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Latin Names Mythological Names

January

Meaning: Archway Of Janus Origin: Latin Eager, Swift, Piercing The Arctic Wolf The names January has Latin origins, it derives from the god Janus, whose name means ‘Archway’. Janus was the god of new beginnings in Roman mythology. In Latin it is spelled Ianuarius and in Old French is Janvier. The Portuguese version is Janeiro […]

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English Names

July

Meaning: Downy-Bearded Devoted to Jupiter Origin: English Honey-Mouthed, Superlative, Awake The Golden One July is a spunky and fresh month name that derives directly from Julius, as the month was named to honour Julius Ceasar. Pre-Ceasar, July used to be named Quintilis. Julius and thus July have two purported meanings. The first is that Julius […]

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German Names

Leni

Meaning: Bright and Shining Light Torch Origin: German Luminous, Generous, Record Breaker The Fairy The German name Leni (leh-nee) means ‘Bright and Shining Light’ or ‘Torch’. It is a diminutive of Elena – from Helen. I love this name and the fresh lease of life it’s given to the dated Lenny. Its uniquely spelled variant […]

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English Names

Macy

Meaning: Gift of God Or possibly: Hill or Weapon Origin: English Light-hearted, Lyrical, Exuberant The Kangaroo Macy is an English name that denotes a family from a place called ‘Massy’ or in some scripts ‘Mascy’. The place name is derived from Latin name Maccius, a variation of Matthew, meaning ‘Gift of God’. Conflicting sources also […]

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Oceanic Names

Makani

Meaning: Wind Origin: Hawaiian Graceful, Needed, Passionate The Scientist The Hawaiian name Makani is stunning and powerful. It means ‘Wind’. Makani blends nicely with names Ciara, Navarra, Katalini and Marrakai. Inspired by reality TV star Makani Nalu (born as Natalie Paul), who competed in Stranded With A Million Dollars and Naked and Afraid.

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Oceanic Names

Mallee

Meaning: Thicket Origin: Indigenous Australian Spontaneous, Casual, Attentive The Echidna Mallee (pronounced as m-ALLEY) is an Indigenous Australian word name that means ‘Thicket’ or ‘Scrubby Area’. It is the name of a rural region in the Australian states of Victoria and South Australia, within which a multi-stemmed Eucalyptus tree grows – the Mallee tree. Mallee […]

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English Names

Mary

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English Hopeful, Profound, Adorned The Flower The name Mary is the English variant of the Latin/Greek name Maria. Both of these derive from the Hebrew Maryam (more commonly spelled Miriam) which means ‘Bitterness’. Mary is well known for being the Virgin mother of Jesus Christ in the Bible, and being the patron […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Massey

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Scottish Strong, Bold, Resilient The Camel Massey is a name of English and Scottish heritage, it evolved from Maccius (pronounced MAX-ee-us, yeah, how cool is that) which is a Latin name. Villiages and regions in France came to be named Massy or sometimes Mascy, as a result of settlers […]

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Slavic Names

Matici

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Serbian, Croatian Visionary, Intelligent, Rational The Monkey Matići is a Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian place name, it derives from Mathaeus, from Matthew. Pronounced mat-iss-EYE or mat-ISS-ee, this definitely walks down the line of unique and unconventional. I personally love the sound, and the ‘ć’, it stands out! Which is something […]

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Hebrew Names

Miri

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: Hebrew Winsome, Charming, Meek The Mother Miri is a Hebrew name, short for Miriam, the modern variation of the original Maryam which means ‘Bitterness’. Miriam was a character in the old testament in the Bible, the sister of Moses and Aaron, and a prophetess. Miri is similar to names Syri, Vissi and […]

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Celtic Names

Nally

Meaning: Poor Origin: Irish Distinct, Engaging, Determined The Firefly Nally is a name of Irish origin, it derives from the surname McNally or Mac an Fhailghigh, meaning ‘son of a poor man’. Other names that mean ‘poor’ include the French – Melville, the Egyptian – Maskini and the Indian – Deen. Nally blends well with […]

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Spanish Names

Rebe

Meaning: To Bind Origin Spanish Free-Spirited, Quick, Diligent The Bee Rebe (pronounced heh-BEE or reh-BEE) is a Spanish variation of Rebecca: a Hebrew and English name that means ‘to Bind, ‘to Ensnare’ or ‘Noose’. I love Rebe and its peppy, spunk attitude. It fits in incredibly well with other popular and modern names such as […]

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Celtic Names

Revie

Meaning: Brindled Origin: Celtic Authentic, Commended, Rhythmic The Wolfhound The meaning of the Scottish name Revie (pronounced REE-vee) is “Brindled”, having grey hair and dark skin. This is a Gaelic name that originated from the surname ‘Mac gille Riabhaich’ Revie reminds me of names such as Reverie, Boheme and Tully.

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Sashi

Meaning: Moon Defending Warrior Origin: Indian German Stylish, Effusive, Methodical The Literary Sashi is a spectacle of a name with two distinct heritages. Firstly it is of Indian origin – from Shashi – and means ‘Moon’. Secondly it is a German diminutive of Sasha, which means ‘Defending Warrior’. Either way, Sashi is just a pearl […]

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Sidney

Meaning: Wide Island Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: English, French Intellect, Defender, Calming The Elephant Sidney is and interesting name as it has two potential origins. One speculation is that it hails from Old English root words: Sid Wide/Broad Eg Island As an English name this has the meaning ‘Wide Island’. The second opinion […]

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English Names

Story

Meaning: Historical Representation Origin: English Raw, Chic, Natural The Designer Story is an English word name that has been rising in popularity. Story’s etymology shows that it’s roots are in Latin word ‘Historia’ which is where English word History derives. Story comes from these. Story could also be a nickname for Astoria, giving it a […]

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English Names

Syri

Meaning: From Syria Origin: English Fair, Arrant, Resolute The Architect Syri is an English diminutive of Syria – a place name which means ‘From Syria’. The name Syria is originally Greek and suspected to be derived from Assyria, the ancient empire. Syri is also possibly an English contraction of Sarah, meaning ‘Princess’. Some other compelling […]

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Nordic Names

Taavetti

Meaning: Beloved Origin: Finnish Whimsical, Frolicsome, Relaxed The Flower Taavetti is a Finnish form of David, meaning ‘Beloved’. I really enjoy this name, it has a energetic feel and invokes images of a barefoot wayfarer, content in her self love. Taavetti reminds me of names Silvretta, Sashi and Rimini.

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Celtic Names

Tully

Meaning: Flood Origin: Scottish Irish Assured, Sanguine, Powerful The Waterfall The Gaelic name Tully means ‘Flood’. It derives from the surname Maoltuile, which belonged to a medieval family of medical physicians. Although a name in its own right, it could also be used as a nickname for Tallulah, Natalie, Natalia, Tahlia, or the masculine Tullius. […]

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Wylie

Meaning: Tricky Origin: English Celtic – Irish, Scottish Smart, Friendly, Nonchalant The Comic The name Wylie is a variation of English name Wiley and Celtic name Wylye, they all mean ‘Tricky’ in the way of being sly or devious. Wylie is the name of a lake in South Carolina, and Wylye is the name of […]

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Greek Names

Xi

Meaning: Tent Peg Origin: Greek Social, Beguiling, Skilled The Horse Pronounced as z-EYE or s-EYE, Xi is the name for the Greek letter which looks like Ξ in uppercase, or ξ in lowercase. It is the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet and sounds like ‘x’ or ‘ks’. This letter originated from Samek, a Phoenician letter […]

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