Asia South Names

Agni

Meaning:FireOrigin:SanskritHindi Good, Playful, Takes Action The Baker The meaning of the name Agni is Fire, it is a Hindi and Sanskrit name. Agni could be used along with Agron, Magni, Ragnar and Jager. It also blends well with other fire names such as Flint, Egan, Iggy and Cemre.

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Greek Names Oceanic Names

Aleki

Meaning: Defender of Man Origin: Greek Samoan Patient, Quick, Mighty The Ocean Dweller The Greek and Samoan name Aleki is a contraction of names such as Alexander or alexandra, and it means ‘Defender of Man’. Aleki is a spirited and fresh variation on Alexis or Alec. It reminds me of names like Andra, Makani, Cilix, […]

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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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Arabic Names Asia East Names Oceanic Names

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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Greek Names Mythological Names

Areti

MeaningVirtueOrigin:Greek Willowy, Creative, Pure The Vine The ancient Greek word name Areti, means virtue. There is also a Greek goddess named Arete, pronounced the same: əˈriːtiː (ah-re-tee) with the same meaning of ‘virtue’. She was brought into being by Apollo and Rhexenor, she is the wife of Alcinous, and is known for being smart and hospitable. […]

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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

Daisy

Meaning:Day’s EyeOrigin:English Peaceful, Breezy, Bright The Singer The meaning of the English name Daisy is ‘Day’s Eye’. Daisy, pronounced DAY-zee, is best known for being the word that describes the Daisy plant/flower (Bellis Perennis), which originated from the old English word daegeseage (meaning day’s eye). This name was made famous by fictional character Daisy Duke […]

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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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Hebrew Names

Esli

Meaning:Near MeOrigin:Hebrew Newcomer, Seeking, Mighty The Sender The Hebrew name Esli is found in the Bible. It means ‘Near Me’. Esli is found in the book of Luke in the new testament, listed as the son on Nagge in the genealogy of Jesus. This name reminds me of Ezri (a variation of Ezra), Zetlin, Ellis […]

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Modern American Names

Ezri

Meaning:HelpOrigin:Modern Variation Preppy, Humble, Motivated The Conqueror The meaning of the name Ezri is “Help”.  A variant of the Hebrew name Ezra, who is known for being an ancient Jewish prophet, and has a book of the Bible named after him.  A very chic name, that fits the bill as modern sounding, but also has […]

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German Names Latin Names

Felicie

Meaning: Lucky Good Fortune Origin: German Latin Resilient, Cooperative, Skilled The Acrobat The German and Latin name Felicie is a variation of Felicia and means ‘Lucky’ or ‘Good Fortune’. I particularly like this one, it is uncommon and reminds me of names Ilisi, January, Lyris, Katalini, Sashi, Vissi and Revie.

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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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English Names

Freddie

Meaning:Peaceful RulerElf GuideOrigin:English Creative, Talented, Loved The Crafter The English name Freddie can be short for either Frederick or Alfred, hence to two possible meanings. It blends well with names Frankie, Alfie, Archie, Georgie and Charlie.

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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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English Names

Hasley

Meaning:Farm on the HillOrigin:English Appreciative, Contemporary, Stylish The Genius Hasley is an English name, pronounced HALL-slee, and it means ‘Farm on the Hill’. It originated as a surname, with other related derivatives such as Hazeley and Halesleia (also how killer would this be on a girl, pronounced hal-i-SLAY-ah. This name is definitely slaying it, and […]

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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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Celtic Names Nordic Names Oceanic Names

Maili

Meaning: Bitterness Vine or Pebble Origin: Irish Finnish Hawaiian Fast, Friendly, Educated The Mountain Ranger The name Maili has two possible origins. The first is being an Irish and Finnish diminutive of the Hebrew name Mary – meaning ‘Bitterness’. It is pronounced MAY-lee. Secondly it is said to be a Hawaiian name that means either […]

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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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English Names

Molly

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English Charming, Quick, Sweet The Dairy Maid The meaning of the name Molly is “Bitterness”. Molly originated from ‘Maili‘, a Gaelic nickname for the Hebrew name Mary. The version we see today is the English version of that nickname. If the meaning really bothers you, Molly is also known to be short for […]

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English Names

Mossy

Meaning: Like Velvet Origin: English Benevolent, Nimble, Tender-Hearted The Gardener The English word name Mossy means ‘Like Velvet’. In language it is used to describe something covered in moss, or something that feels like moss – or feels velvety. Names like Mossy could include Molly, Mulberry, Milly, Maili, Flossy/Floss (a name of its own or […]

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English Names

Mulberry

Meaning:SensuousOrigin:English Generous, Athletic, Well Spoken The Nanny The meaning of the name Mulberry is “Sensuous”.  Mulberry is a nature name, being that of a tree and the berry that it produces. A new age ‘hippiesque’ name that is organic and free spirited with classic roots. The nickname Molly makes it very useable. Mulberry comes from […]

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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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French Names

Poésie

Meaning: Poetic Poetry Origin: French Glorious, Mysterious, Graceful The Kite The French word name Poésie is just so pretty, it literally translates to Poetry. Hence the meaning being ‘Poetic’ or ‘Poetry’. Poésie fits in well with names like Poem (of course) and other literary names like Story, Fable and Lyric. It also sounds great 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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Modern American Names

Romany

Meaning: Man Origin: Modern American Passionate, Poised, Listener The Kite The Modern American name Romany is a variation of Romani (known for the Romani people – a group of nomads or gypsies in Europe). Romany derives from the root Romani word: rom Man This name is simple yet attractive, and familiar yet unique. It blends […]

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Modern American Names

Rossi

Meaning:MoorRoseOrigin:Modern Variation Fresh, Affectionate, Sought After The Designer The meaning of the name Rossi can be one of two things. The first is “Moor” when short for Rosslin. Rosslin is a Scottish/Gaelic name, feminine for Ross. It derives from the Gaelic ‘Ros’ which refers to Moorland (uncultivated land covered with small shrubbery or heather) Secondly […]

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Asia South Names German Names

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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English Names French Names

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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English Names

Trey

Meaning:ThreeOrigin:English Rustic, Pure, Humble The Fortress The English name Trey means ‘Three’. It began as a nickname for someone who was the third generation son (eg: Edward III may be called Trey for short). I thin kit would also make a great name for the third child born in a family, or even if your […]

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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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Latin Names

Vissi

Meaning:VisionaryOrigin:Latin Sanguine, Euphoric, Spirited The Gypsy The meaning of the name Vissi is ‘Visionary’. Short form of the Latin name Vissia, deriving from the word visum, meaning, ‘one who has had a vision’. Also the name of a saint, the Catholic Saint Vissia of Fermo was a virgin martyr, whose feast day is celebrated on April […]

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Celtic Names English Names

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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Mythological Names Nordic Names

Yngvi

Meaning: Ancestor Origin: Icelandic Bold, Alluring, Confident The Leader The Scandinavian name Yngvi means ‘Ancestor’ and is pronounced as ing-VEE. Yngvi is a Icelandic name that is also in Norse mythology. It is supposedly the real name of the god Freyr. Freyr is the god of Kings, sun, prosperity and fertility, and is also depicted […]

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