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Amelia

Meaning: Work Origin: Italian Polish English Spanish German Fun, Assured, Clever The Firecracker Amelia is a multicultural variant of Amalia, which means ‘Work’, from its roots in the Hebrew word Amal – ‘Toil’. Amelia is often mistakenly thought to be a relative of Emilia as they are strikingly similar, but in actual fact they have […]

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Brenna

Meaning: Sorrow Origin: Irish English Fierce, Driven, Unrelenting The Whitefish Brenna is a diminutive of Brennan, meaning ‘Sorrow’, ‘Sadness’ or ‘Tear Drop’, which is so unfortunate for such a beautiful name. Both Brenna and Brennan derive from the Irish surname Ó Braonáin. Some other cool offshoots of Brennan include Brenne and Brené (pronounced BRENN-ay). Similar […]

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Celtic Names

Ciara

Meaning: Dark Black haired Origin: Irish Assured, Individualist, Congenial The Lone Wolf The meaning of the name Ciara (pronounced SEE-air-ah) is “Dark” or “Black Haired”. An Irish Gaelic name, being the feminine variant of Ciarán. Even though it can mean black, this name sounds so bright, bubbly and beautiful. Other gorgeous names that mean black are […]

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Oceanic Names

Emere

Meaning: Rival Origin: Maori Competitor, Resourceful, Equal The Cat Emere (pronounced as eh-MEH-reh) is the Maori variation of the English name Emily, meaning ‘rival’. Emere mingles well with names such as Mira, Emil, Kelera, Emmera and Laoghaire (Leery).

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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 Hebrew Names

Jacob

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: Hebrew English Caring, In Charge, Unashamed The Leader Jacob is an anglicization of the original Hebrew name Ya’aqov, it means ‘Supplanter’ which is like saying – replacement or dethroner. This meaning is allocated to Jacob because (in the Old Testament of the Bible) when he was born he was holding onto his […]

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French Names

Jacques

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: French Tranquil, Robust, Unafraid The Ocelot This French variation of Jacob and James is a single syllable delight, with its soft zjh and usage of ‘Q’, it ticks a lot of mod boxes. Jacques also bears a hot anglicization in Jax, which was very chic a couple of years ago. Similar names […]

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English Names

James

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: English Distinct, Serene, Decided The Scallop James is ultimately a variation of Lain Iacobus – from the Hebrew Ya’aqov (Jacob) Saint James is known as Santiago in Spain, his symbol is the scallop or cockle shell and he is the patron saint of Pilgims, Fishermen, Spain, Galicia and Guatemala. James is also […]

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German Names Greek Names Nordic Names Slavic Names

Maja

Meaning: Bitterness Mother Origin: German Slovene, Croatian Norwegian, Swedish, Danish Greek Fortuitous, Calm, Golden The Cloud Walker Maja is known to be pronounced in many ways, including MAY-ah, MY-ah, Mah-ha and MAH-zjha. It is thought to be a diminutive of two different names, hence the dual meaning and many heritages. Firstly it is short for […]

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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 Mythological Names

Marcella

Meaning: God of War Warlike Origin: Italian Serene, Svelte, Willowy The Reed Marcella is the Italian feminine variant of Marcello, deriving from Latin – Marcus and English – Mark. All of these names stem from the Roman god Mars, and mean ‘god of War‘ or ‘Warlike’. Nicknames such as Marcy and Ella are a given. […]

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Greek Names Latin Names

Maria

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: Latin Brave, Strong, Hopeful The Workhorse The name Maria came about as a Latin variation of Maryam, ultimately deriving from the Hebrew name Miriam, which means ‘Bitterness’. Miriam, the woman from the Old Testament of the Bible, was Moses sister. She was born during the Israelites time of slavery in Egypt, thus […]

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Spanish Names

Marisa

Meaning: Bitter Battle Origin: Spanish Portuguese Pleasant, Kind, Gilded The Lioness The name Marisa (pronounced ma-REECE-ah) is a Spanish/Portuguese contraction of Maria and Luisa. Maria means “Bitterness” and Luisa means “Famous Battle”, giving Marisa the interpretation “Bitter Battle”. Marisa is beautiful and elegant, it reminds me of Mariana, Mairiis and Annelies.

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Mark

Meaning: God of War Warlike Origin: English Dutch Sharp, Defined, Meticulous The Lion Mark is an English and Dutch name that derives from Latin name: Marcus. It means ‘god of War’, stemming from the Roman god Mars. It is also considered to mean ‘Warlike’. It is renowned for being the name of the second gospel […]

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Oceanic Names

Marrakai

Meaning: Bitter River Origin: Indigenous Australian Athletic, Elegant, Dimpled The Guineafowl Marrakai is an Indigenous Australian name, which is also the name of a place in the Northern Territory of Australia. It was created by amalgamating the colloquial form of Mary – ‘Marra’, and ‘Kie’ the Indigenous Australian word for river. The name Marrakai is […]

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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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Low Lands Names

Mieke

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: Dutch Cheeky, Grinning, Always Fun The Cheerleader The Dutch name Mieke (MEE-kah) is a variation of Maria (originally from Maryam) – meaning ‘Bitterness’. Even though it has such an unfortunate meaning, Mieke is a jet-setting name with feelings of confidence and conviviality. It fits well with Miri (coincidently of the exact same […]

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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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English Names Hebrew Names

Rebecca

Meaning: To Bind Origin: Hebrew, English Bright, Victorious, Jubilant The Python Rebecca derives from the Hebrew name Rivqah, and means ‘to Bind’, ‘to Ensnare’ or ‘Noose’. In the Bible, Rebecca is the mother of Jacob (later known as Israel), and her name is also spelt as Rebekah in certain translations. Some nice variations include Rebe […]

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Spanish Names

Sancha

Meaning: Saint, Sacred/Holy Origin: Spanish Notorious, Present, Svelte The Jewel Sancha is a Spanish name that is variant of Sancia. It derives from the Latin “Sanctus”. The Italian and Latin version Santina is a favorite of mine. It also has some masculine variations which include the Italian – Santo, and, the Spanish – Santos. Unfortunately […]

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Greek Names Mythological Names

Simon

Meaning: Flat Nosed Origin: Greek Certain, Educated, Passionate the Scientist The name Simon derives from Greek root word: simos Flat Nosed Hence its unfortunate meaning. Simos is also short for the name Gerasimos, and is the name of a beach in Greece. In Greek mythology some texts describe Simon as one of the Telchines demigods. […]

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English Names

Tuesday

Meaning: Devoted to Tyr Day of War Origin: English Bold, Fluid, Dexterous The Maverick The English name Tuesday derives from the Old English term Tīwesdæg – Day of Tiwaz or Tyr, the god of War. In Latin it was the Day of Mars, also known as the god of War. As such, Tuesdays meaning could […]

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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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