English Names

Alfred

Meaning: Elf Guide Origin: English Conqueror, Flourishing, Operator The Sage The name Alfred is English with further English roots. It derives from Aelfraed meaning ‘Elf Guide’, and can also be spelled Alvred. Despite its magical and mythical meaning, it is also a royal name, being that of Alfred the Great King of Wessex and Alfred […]

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Amelia

Meaning: Work Origin: Italian Polish English Spanish German Fun, Assured, Clever The Firecracker Amelia is a multicultural variant of Amalia, which means ‘Work’, from its roots in the Hebrew word Amal – ‘Toil’. Amelia is often mistakenly thought to be a relative of Emilia as they are strikingly similar, but in actual fact they have […]

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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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Greek Names

Anaxandros

Meaning: Master of Man Origin: Greek Enduring, Hardy, Skilled The Unipeg Anaxandros is a form of the Greek name Anaxandridas. King Anaxandros (or Anaxander) was a King of Sparta and son of King Eurycratides. This name derives from root words: anax Master/Lord andros Of a Man You can shorten Anaxandros to some pretty suave alternatives […]

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Andrew

Meaning: Man Origin: English Guarded, Full Hearted, Strong The Dove Andrew is the English variant of the original Greek name Andreas, they mean ‘Man’. This name can easily be shortened to the youthful Andy or the more mysterious Drew (love this!), and has some pretty choice variations which include Anders, Andre and Anaru. Andrew is […]

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Boris

Meaning: Wolf Snow Leopard Origin: Turkish Bulgarian Refined, Strong, Witty The White Wolf Boris is a strong Slavic and Turkish name which means ‘Wolf’ or ‘Snow Leopard’. The Croatian diminutive Boro is also quite modern and powerful. The name Boris was worn by a King of Bulgaria, and a Prince (who was proclaimed Bulgaria’s first […]

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Catherine

Meaning: Pure Origin: French English Fresh Faced, Sporty, Diligent The Athlete Catherine derives from the Greek name Aikaterine, which spawns from the root word: katharos Pure Catherine is a very regal name, belonging to multiple Queens. It also belonged to the virginal Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who was also a princess and was martyred at […]

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Hebrew Names

Daniel

Meaning: God is my Judge Origin: Hebrew Diligent, Deep, Skilled The Provider The meaning of the Hebrew name Daniel is ‘God is my Judge’, and comes from the original Hebraic Daniyyel. It is formed from root words: din Judge el God Daniel is known for being one of the books comprising the old testament of […]

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David

Meaning: Beloved Origin: Hebrew Smart, Genuine, Funny The Wolf The name David hails from the original Hebrew name Dawid, meaning ‘Beloved’. It can be pronounced either DAY-vid or da-VEED. David was a character in the old testament of the Bible, he was a shepherd boy who became one of Israel’s greatest kings. David was the […]

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Edward

Meaning: Wealthy Guardian Origin: English Tall, Protector, Rugged The Door The English name Edward derives from root words: ead Wealth weard Guard Hence the meaning of Edward is ‘Wealthy Guardian’ or some say ‘Rich Guard’ There were many kings and princes throughout history named Edward, making it a good royal moniker. There was also Saint […]

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Eleanor

Meaning: God is my Light Bright and Shiny One Origin: English Jovial, Unique, Magnetic The Urbanite Eleanor is a medieval royal name that derives from Alienor, meaning is ‘God is my Light’ or ‘Bright and Shiny One’. This name came into popularity through Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was married, firstly to King Louis VII […]

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German Names

Frederick

Meaning: Peaceful Ruler Origin: German Prussian Classic, Charming Involving The Chief The name Frederick means ‘Peaceful Ruler’, deriving from root words: frid Peace ric Ruler Frederick was the name of many Prussian royals, including Frederick the Great (also known as The Old Fritz – this is the best!). He was exceedingly modern for his time, […]

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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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German Names

Heinrich

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: German Witty, Pioneer, Confidant The Architect Heinrich is a fundamental German name, that has become the basis for many, many off-shoot names in varied cultures. One of which is the all powerful, Henry! Heinrich (pronounced HIGH-n-rik) was the name given to a number of German Kings, it is composed of root […]

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Henry

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: English Powerful, Calm, Kind The Lion Henry is a very popular english name which derives from the original German name Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. There were eight King Henrys of England, which catapulted this names popularity. It is often shortened to Harry or Hank, and, has two familiar feminine variants in […]

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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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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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Mary

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English Hopeful, Profound, Adorned The Flower The name Mary is the English variant of the Latin/Greek name Maria. Both of these derive from the Hebrew Maryam (more commonly spelled Miriam) which means ‘Bitterness’. Mary is well known for being the Virgin mother of Jesus Christ in the Bible, and being the patron […]

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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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Hebrew Names

Sarah

Meaning: Princess Origin: Hebrew Healer, Protected, Journeyer The Monarch Butterfly The name Sarah is of Hebrew origin and means ‘Princess’ or ‘Noblewoman’. It was the name God gave to Abrams wife, Sarai, in the Old Testament of the Bible when Abram became Abraham. Sarah has many variations from many different cultures, such as Sera, Sari […]

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Thomas

Meaning: Twin Origin: Aramaic Greek Immovable, Cultural, Healing The Sportsman The name Thomas means ‘Twin’ and is famous for being the name of one of Jesus disciples in the Bible. The disciple Thomas was also known as Didymus and Judas Thomas. King Henry IV had a son named Thomas, and there was also a King […]

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Spanish Names

Uxia

Meaning: Noble Origin: Galician Eloquent, Puissant, Beautiful The Raven Uxia (pronounced oo-SHEE-ah) is a Galician name, Galicia being a region of Spain. Galician is one of the Romance languages that derive from Colloquial Latin. Uxia is a variant of the Greek name Eugenia, other variations that I particularly like include Russian – Yvgeny, French – […]

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Slavic Names

Vlado

Meaning: Great Ruler Origin: Slavic – Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Bulgarian and Macedonian Suave, Inviting, Resolute The Boss Vlado is the short form of Vladimir, meaning ‘Great Ruler’. Vladimir derives from root words: vladeti Rule meru Great Vlado is a fantastic choice for a modern name as it has deep roots and a significant cultural […]

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Zetlin

Meaning: My Prince Pure Origin English Rustic, Keen, Competitive The Swallow I met a man named Zetlin this week, from the country. This intrigued me, so here is a post on his name. Zetlin is a modern take on Hebrew name Zeitlin, and derives ultimately from Zeitl through Sarai, which means My Princess. There is […]

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