English Names

Banks

Meaning:River’s EdgeOrigin:English Lover, Loyal, Linguist The Knight The name Banks is just so refreshing right now. It is also a surname and it means ‘River’s Edge’ or ‘One who lives on the edge of the River’. Banks fits in swell with names like Tanner, Archer, Hasley and Brames.

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Beth

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: English Diligent, Rustic, Sweet The Decorator Beth is a diminutive of the English name Elizabeth, which derives from the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning ‘pledged to God’ Beth can also be a shortened form of the name Bethlehem, which means ‘House of Bread’. This also bears other cute nicknames: Hemmy and […]

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Drew

Meaning: Man Origin: English Kind, Brilliant, Impressive The People Person The name Drew is a diminutive of the name Andrew and both mean ‘Man’. Alternative option Drewet is unique and seems about ready for a comeback. Drew is a wonderful one syllable, punchy find. It goes well with originals like Pete, John, Ben, Jack and […]

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German Names Nordic Names

Floke

Meaning: Guardian of the People Origin: German Swedish Musical, Talented, Strong The Alder Tree The German and Swedish name Floke is also a surname and it means ‘Guardian of the People. I love it’s single syllable and its modernist vibe. I think it blends well with names such as Zeev, Inej, Xi, Xylo, Siv and […]

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English Names Greek Names

George

Meaning: Farmer Origin: English Greek Welcoming, Forward Thinking, Rendered The Builder George is an English and Greek version of the original Greek Georgios, meaning ‘Farmer’. There were six King Georges in England, which propelled this strong name into the popularity it holds now. There was also Saint George, the patron saint of England and Georgia. […]

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Celtic Names

Guin

Meaning: White Phantom Origin: Welsh Polite, Fair, Willowy The Queen The welsh name Guin (pronounced GWIN) is a diminutive of Guinevere and means ‘White Phantom’. This name comes from Arthurian literature and was famous for being the name of King Arthur’s wife. Guin reminds me of rhyming name Quinn. It has other variants that are […]

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English Names

Jack

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Modern, Jolly, Humerous The Man Jack was originally an English nickname for John, meaning ‘God is Gracious’. It came about from the Old English nickname Jankin. Jack is sweet and short and can also be a short form itself of elongated version Jackson (Son of Jack). It reminds me […]

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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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English Names

Jax

Meaning: Strong Eagle He Cries for the Earth Supplanter God is Gracious Origin: English Powerful, Bold, Empathique The Terracotta Eagle Jax is a diminutive of a number of other names. it can be short for Ajax, a name from Greek mythology, meaning ‘Strong eagle’ or ‘He Cries for the Earth’. Jax is also an anglicization […]

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Hebrew Names

Jep

Meaning: He Will Open Origin: Hebrew Loving, Immediate, Yeoman The Farmer The meaning of the name Jep is “He will open”. Short for the Hebrew name Jeptha which derives from the original Jephthah. Jep fits well with name such as Jed, Judd and Jai, but also Kip, Colt and Rhett. This post was inspired by […]

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Hebrew Names

Job

Meaning:PersecutedOrigin:Hebrew Tall, Patient, Diligent The Bee The meaning of the name Job is “Persecuted”.  Pronounced as Jobe (j-OH-b) this Hebrew name is associated with patience because of the Old Testament story of a man named Job, who was tormented by the devil in an attempt to get him to forsake God, but who never wavered […]

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English Names

John

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Virile, Harmonious, Firm the Eagle John is the English variation of the original Hebrew name Yohanan, which means YHWH is gracious. A common diminutive for John, is Jack, which is quite popular at the minute. John is known for being the author of the fourth gospel of the Bible, […]

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Kai

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Dutch German Accepting, Audacious, Courageous The Lion The adored Kai is a Dutch and German diminutive of the name Niklaus. Niklaus originates from the Greek name Nikolaos, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Nikolaos also bore the common English name Nicholas. Kai is much more modern than it’s other variant […]

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German Names Nordic Names

Karl

Meaning: Man Origin: German Scandinavian Tall, Fair, Authorative The Judge The name Karl is, and always has been, a strong and fierce name. Steeped in German and Scandinavian heritage, the name Karl means ‘Man’. Karl was and is the name of many Swedish royals, including King Karl XVI Gustaf. Charles is a variation of Karl, […]

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Greek Names Mythological Names Spanish Names

Lon

Meaning: Strong Healer Origin: Greek Refined, Enlightened, Erudite The Owl Lon, meaning ‘Strong Healer’ is a diminutive of the Greek name Apollonia, a form of Apollo, the Greek god of music, truth, prophecy, healing, poetry, plagues, art, oracles, archery and sun (that is a lot). It can also be a Spanish name (short for Alonzo) […]

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English Names

Luke

Meaning: Light Origin: English Reliable, Golden, Shield The Winged-Ox Luke is an English diminutive of the Latin name: Lucas, or Greek name: Loukas. They ultimately derive from Latin Lucius, meaning ‘Light’, ‘Light Giver’, or ‘Born at Dawn’. I do particularly like variations Luc (Welsh), Luca, Lucia and Lucania (Italian). Luke is the author of the […]

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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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Noor

Meaning: Light Bright and Shining One God is my Light Origin: Arabic Persian Indian Pakistani Dutch Meaningful, Diligent, Happy The Ruler The name Noor a gender neutral name which means ‘Light’. It was the name of Queen Noor of Jordan, a wife of King Hussein. It is also known to be a Dutch diminutive of […]

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Celtic Names

Quinn

Meaning: Wisdom Origin: Irish Peppy, Loved, Decisive The Royal One The meaning of the name Quinn is “Wisdom”.  This Irish name comes from the Gaelic surname O’Cuinn, stemming from the root word Conn meaning wisdom, intelligence and guidance.  Quinn is a great name, being gender neutral and having a strong feeling with it’s singular syllable. […]

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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

Shae

Meaning: Majestic Hawk Origin: English Polished, Fine, Fair The Tiny Bird The English name Shae is a variation of the original Irish name Séaghdha (pronounced SHAY) which means ‘Majestic’. Some sources say it could also mean Hawk. Shae is one syllable treasure that reminds me of Kai, Roux and Zev. This name is inspired by […]

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English Names

Sid

Meaning: Wide Origin: English Relaxed, Talented, Bulk The Hound Sid is an English diminutive for Sidney, the root word Sid means ‘Wide’. Sid can also be short for a myriad of other awesome names, such as: Siddig (Arabic), Sidra and Sidonia (Latin), There is also the Sanskrit: Sidh, which is unique and has a very […]

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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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English Names

Wren

Meaning: Songbird Origin: English Inspiring, Spiritual, Mysterious The Crystal The name Wren is such a winner, being English and meaning ‘Songbird’ it could belong to any sex. Wren reminds me of names like Fenna, Robin, Rinn and Brenna.

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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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Hebrew Names

Zeev

Meaning: Wolf Origin: Hebrew Modern, Defined, Forward Thinking The Timber Wolf Zeev or Ze’ev, is a Hebrew name which means ‘Wolf’. This biblical name developed in reference to the tribe of Benjamin and the verse from Genesis ‘Benjamin is a ravenous Wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, and in the evening he divides […]

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Hebrew Names

Zev

Meaning: Wolf Origin: Hebrew Bright, Comical, Leader The Hunter The Hebrew name Zev is a variant form of Zeev or Ze’ev and means ‘Wolf’. It can also be short for Zevely – which is a surname used mostly in America. Zev is such a tresure as it fits so well with the modern names we […]

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