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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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Spanish Names

Clariana

Meaning: Forest Clearing Origin: Catalan Bright, Energetic, Festive The Choirgirl Clariana is a Spanish name, particularly Catalan. It means ‘Forest Clearing’, and is the name of a district – Clariana da Cardener – in El Solson├Ęs, Spain. This name is fresh, vibrant and underused. Reminiscent of Viviana, Gloriana and Liliana, this name oozes culture, confidence […]

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English Names

Henna

Meaning: Anoint From the Henna tree Fertile Origin: English Gypsy, Persistent, Loyal The Wanderer The name Henna a multiple meanings, it is used to describe both the tree, which is the Lawsonia Inermis plant, and the dye and fruit procured from it. The Henna dye markings applied to brides before their wedding is an ancient […]

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English Names

Ives

Meaning: Yew Origin: English Calm, Happy, Humorous The Otter Ives is the English version of the French name Yves, from Ivo/Yvo, meaning ‘Yew’. Yew wood is known for being used in archery to make bows. Saint Ives (or Ivo), known as the advocate of the poor, was a Breton priest from the Middle Ages. He […]

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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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Oceanic Names

Koa

Meaning: Warrior Koa Tree Origin: Hawaiian Courageous, Astute, Razor-Sharp The Hammerhead Koa is a type of flowering tree which grows in the Hawaiian Islands, but it also a super strong and artful name, meaning ‘Warrior’. Koa is a great alternative to the more popular Noah or Chloe. It also reminds me of fashionable, cultured gems […]

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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 ‘scrub’. It is the name of a rural region in Australian states Victoria and South Australia within which a multi-stemmed Eucalyptus tree grows – the Mallee tree. Mallee has a bright […]

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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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Oceanic Names

Oliana

Meaning: Oleander Everlasting Love Origin: Hawaiian Flowing, Youthful, Gracious The Dolphin Oliana is a Hawaiian name that derives from the Oleander plant. The Oleander plant is evergreen and symbolizes everlasting love, hence the meaning of this name. Oliana is a beautiful name, nicknames abound with Ollie, Ana and Lia all being top options. It is […]

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English Names

Rivs

Meaning: Fertile Origin: English Spirited, Liberated, Willful The Egret Rivs is a short form of the popular nature name River or Rivers, it means ‘Fertile’ or ‘Flowing Water’. Gender neutral and so in vouge, I love, love, love this name. Other River derivatives include Riviera, Riverton and Riverland. But of your looking for something with […]

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English Names

Samphire

Meaning: Saint Peter Origin: English Fit, Prepared, Survivor The Deer Samphire is an English name, it derives from sampiere, meaning ‘Saint Peter’. There is a coastal succulent herb named Samphire, which was named as such to reflect Saint Peter being the patron Saint of fishermen, and the plants coastal habitat. Samphire is a hot stand-in […]

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Oceanic Names

Tiare

Meaning: Flower Origin: Tahitian Tender, Inviting, Solicitous The Mouse Tiare (pronounced TEE-are-AY) is the name of the Tahitian Gardenia, the name derives from root words: Ti Compelling Presence Are Fragrance or Scent Put together, this word means ‘a potent fragrance’ or ‘strong scent’. In Tahitian mythology, the Tiare flower was made by the gods Atea […]

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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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