Spanish Names

Amaia

Meaning: Complete Origin: Basque Homes, Lustrous, Virtuous The Heron The Basque name Amaia means ‘Complete’ or ‘The End’. Pronounced as uh-MY-uh, this name is also that of a mountain and village in Spain. A variant spelling could be Amaya, which is also a Japanese name meaning “Night Rain”. Similar names to Amaia could be Seraiah, […]

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Greek Names

Amiriani

Meaning:HamletOrigin:Greek Musical, Decisive, Hawk Eyed The Peregrine The Greek name Amiriani is that of a small human settlement, or hamlet, in Evrytania in Greece. It means ‘Hamlet’. Amiriani is the epitome of an elegant and couture name. It screams excellence and celebrity. Amiriani blends well with names such as Valentina, Illiani, Miracella, Makani and Gemini.

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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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Hebrew Names

Aviv

Meaning:SpringOrigin:Hebrew Euphoric, Suave, Breezy The Ocelot The Hebrew name Aviv – pronounced as ah-VEEV – means ‘Spring’. This is a first name (gender-neutral) and a surname, but also has many other meanings: it is the seventh Jewish month, a stage of growth in grain, the name of the Israeli city Tel Aviv and the name […]

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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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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 Solsonès, Spain. This name is fresh, vibrant and underused. Reminiscent of Viviana, Gloriana and Liliana, this name oozes culture, confidence […]

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Greek Names

Evrytania

Meaning:Thriving WaterwaysOrigin:Greek Kind, Thoughtful, Ever Dancing Eden The name Evrytania is a Greek name which means ‘Thriving Waterways’. It us also the name of an alpine region in central Greece, is capital being Karpenisi. I love this shortened to Ev, and I think she fits well with Silvretta (Silvie – and also alpine), Astoria (Story […]

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Latin Names Low Lands Names

Henricus

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Dutch Latin Loyal, Loved, People Person The Stallion Henricus is a Dutch/Latin name, hailing from the original Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. Heinrich also bore the ever popular Henry. There is also the Citie of Henricus (also known as Henricopolis or Henrico Town) a very early English settlement in Viginia, America. This […]

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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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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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French Names

Massé

Meaning: Gift of God, Person from Massy Origin: French Pleasant, Mellifluent, Obedient The Robin Massé is a French name denoting a family from a place called ‘Massy’ or in some scripts ‘Mascy’. The place name derived from Latin Maccius, a variation of Matthew, meaning ‘Gift of God’. Other variations of Massé include the English and […]

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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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Italian Names Slavic Names

Milana

Meaning: Sweet and Beloved Gracious Inner Sanctuary Origin: Russian Czech Italian Fashionable, Deep, Sultry The one who dances in the rain The name Milana has three potential origins and meanings. The first being from Russia, and meaning ‘Sweet and Beloved’. Secondly it could be originally Czech and mean ‘Gracious’. The third is that it derives […]

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Spanish Names

Navarra

Meaning: Brownish Plain Near the Mountains Origin: Basque Composed, Balanced, Cultured The Kite Meaning of the name Navarra: “Brownish” used to depict the landscape contrast of Navarre in the Basque region of Spain, as opposed to the green Mountainous regions. Other known meanings include “Plain near the mountains” or “Basque-speaking person” Referenced from Kingdom of Navarre: There are two […]

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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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Spanish Names

Sierra

Meaning:SawOrigin:Spanish Poised, Free Spirited, Approachable The Quail The meaning of the name Sierra is “Saw” as in the tool used in woodwork. This Spanish name can also mean “Mountain range” making it a place name, it precedes many locations that are renowned for their mountainous landscape. Uber chic nickname option Sia makes this name so modern as […]

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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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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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