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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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Italian Names

Belladonna

Meaning: Beautiful Lady Origin: Italian Junoesque, Feminine, Opulent The Firefly The meaning of the name Belladonna is “Beautiful Lady”. An Italian name literally translated: Bella-Beautiful and Donna-Woman. This name is the epitome of femininity in my eyes and oozes charisma. I also adore the nickname possibilities, that have totally different styles depending on the character of […]

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English Names

Briar

Meaning: Thorned Shrub Origin: English Courageous, Attractive, Determined The Kestrel The meaning of the name Briar is “Thorned Shrub”. An English name made famous by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, in which the beauty’s real name was ‘Briar Rose’. I can imagine this name on a modern day flower child, it reminds me […]

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Celtic Names Hebrew Names

Elan

Meaning: Oak Tree Friendly The Bright and Shining One Origin: Hebrew American Indian Welsh Dedicated, Proud, Laughing The Olympian The name Elan has varied origins and meanings, which only makes all the more endearing. Firstly it is known to be a Hebrew name which means ‘Oak Tree’. In Hebrew it is used primarily for boys. […]

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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

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

Hollis

Meaning:Dwelling near the Holly TreesOrigin:English Listener, Perfectionist, Well Travelled The Hero The English name Hollis is also a surname and is used to denote a person who ‘Lives near the Holly Trees’. I love this name, it fits so well with others like Ellary, Hasley, Sawyer, Ellis and Yarrow.

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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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English Names

Kestrel

Meaning:RattleOrigin:English Fair, Luminous, Gifted The Soaring Bird The meaning of the name Kestrel is “Rattle”.  Kestrel is the name of certain breeds of Falcon (also a cool name BTW) it derives from the French word crecelle which means ‘rattle’ and was given this name to reflect the sound of it’s cry. Kestrel has some very […]

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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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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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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

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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English Names

Mustang

Meaning: Masterless Origin: English Fearless, Loyal, Going Places The Pioneer The name Mustang derives from the Spanish word Mostrenco – meaning ‘Masterless’ or ‘Wild’. It is a term used for the wild horses in America. Mustang as a name is wild and free, new and untamed, and it feels good. Reminiscent of horse names such […]

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English Names

Ocea

Meaning:OceanOrigin:English Svelte, Fluid, Free The Treasure The name Ocea (pronounced OH-shuh) derives from the word Ocean, and such is its meaning. Ocea can be short for the French name Oceane (oh-shee-ANN) or the Greek name Oceana (oh-SHEE- arna) or it can simply be name all its own. Totally gorgeous and free-spirited, this name brings forth […]

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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 German Names

Pepper

Meaning:SpicerOrigin:EnglishGerman Spirited, Vibrant, Zealous The Mustang The meaning of the name Pepper is “Spicer” or “Pepper Berry”. An English and German occupation name for someone who deals in spices. It can also mean, the literal “Pepper berry”, a spice harvested from the Black Pepper Vine (scientifically: Piper Nigrum).  Pepper is an English word derived from the Latin ‘Piper’ […]

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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

Saffron

Meaning: Gold Strung Golden Leaves Origin: English Proud, Tan, Active The Beach Lover The English word name Saffron means ‘Gold Strung’ or ‘Golden Leaves’ and is the name of a plant, flower and the spice harvested from it. Saffron derives from the Persian root word: zarparān Golden Leaves Names such as Sophia, Sapphire, Safira and […]

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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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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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