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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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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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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English Names

Hale

Meaning:From the HollowStrong and HealthyOrigin:English Fierce, Quality, Recognisable The Horse The English name Game had two potential meanings. The first is from the surname Hale which denoted a person who lives in a Hollow or a Nook. The second is from the word Hale, used to describe when an older person is in good health, […]

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English Names

Hasley

Meaning:Farm on the HillOrigin:English Appreciative, Contemporary, Stylish The Genius Hasley is an English name, pronounced HALL-slee, and it means ‘Farm on the Hill’. It originated as a surname, with other related derivatives such as Hazeley and Halesleia (also how killer would this be on a girl, pronounced hal-i-SLAY-ah. This name is definitely slaying it, and […]

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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

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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Celtic Names

Hutton

Meaning: Farm on the Ridge Origin: Scottish Dating, Distinguished, Charming The Prince The meaning of the name Hutton is “Farm on the Ridge”.  This Scottish name hails from an old Village, originally referred to as Hohtone, formed from root words: hoh Spur of land or ridge tun Settlement, farm, homestead This name has unlimited potential, […]

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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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Oceanic Names Spanish Names

Qito

Meaning: Play Centre of the World Origin: Fijian Spanish Fun, Agile, Dauntless The Defence In Fiji Qito (pronounced KEE-TOE) is a word name which means ‘Play’. It is also a Spanish name variation of Quito, the city which is the capital of Ecuador. It means ‘Centre of the World’. Qito sits well with possible sibling […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Riggs

Meaning: Higher Ground in a Mountain Valley Ridge Origin: English Scottish Helpful, Restoring, Holidayer The Package The name Riggs can be used to define a person who lives on a ridge or a higher locale in a mountainous valley. It is also used as a word to describe these types of landscapes. Riggs has a […]

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Modern American Names

Rossi

Meaning:MoorRoseOrigin:Modern Variation Fresh, Affectionate, Sought After The Designer The meaning of the name Rossi can be one of two things. The first is “Moor” when short for Rosslin. Rosslin is a Scottish/Gaelic name, feminine for Ross. It derives from the Gaelic ‘Ros’ which refers to Moorland (uncultivated land covered with small shrubbery or heather) Secondly […]

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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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Hebrew Names

Siyon

Meaning:FortressOrigin:Hebrew Dreamer, Capable, Strong The Guard The meaning of the name Siyon is “Fortress”. Siyon is a Hebrew name, that is translated as Zion in English. It is a place name for a sacred hill in Jerusalem, but can also be used to describe the whole city, or even the nation of Israel. This term […]

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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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Asia West Names Greek Names

Thyatira

Meaning: Castle of the Goddess The Smell of Suffering Origin Lydian Greek Fair, Kind, Glorious The Motorcycle Rider The name Thyatira is the name of an Ancient Greek city in Asia Minor that is mentioned in the Bible. There are a few different proposed meanings and origins for this name. One is that it is […]

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English Names Nordic Names

Wingard

Meaning: Wuthering Homestead Origin: Swedish Protector, Saint, Free The Falcon Wingard is a Swedish name meaning ‘Wuthering Homestead’ that comes from root words: Vin Wind Gard Homestead It is also thought to be an English name that means ‘Vineyard’. Wingard has a couple of rock-and-roll variants which include Wynard, Winward and Weingardt. Similar names include […]

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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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English Names

Wynard

Meaning: Vineyard Origin: English Rustic, Hard-Working, Fair The Craftsman Wynard is an English surname which means ‘Vineyard’ or ‘A person who owns/works in a vineyard’. Wynard has some special alternate forms in Winwood, Wingard and Winward, both odd which make great substitutes for names like Edward, Rutherford and Woodrow.

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