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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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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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

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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English Names

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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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

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

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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English Names

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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Matthew

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Hebrew Fervid, Brazen, Irrepressible The Ange; Matthew in the Bible is one of the twelve disciples, or, apostles. He is also known by the name Levi, and was the son of Alphaeus. He wrote the first book of the New Testament, detailing the events of Jesus life. Matthew is a variant […]

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English Names

Nicholas

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: English Intrepid, Daring, Welcoming The Champion Nicholas is the English variant of the original Greek name Nikolaos. The real man behind Santa Clause is Saint Nicholas, also called Nikolaos of Myra, or Nicholas of Bari. Obeying Jesus teaching to sell up all you have and give it to the […]

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Greek Names

Nikolaos

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Greek Valiant, Bold, Embracing The Staff Nikolaos is a Greek name which derives from root words: Nikē Victory Laos People The meaning of Nikolaos is therefore ‘Victory of the People’, or some paraphrase to ‘People’s Champion’. Nikolaos of Myram is also known as Nicholas of Bari, or Saint Nicholas. […]

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English Names

Peter

Meaning: Rock Origin: English Solid, Mentor, Vivid The Keeper of the Keys Peter is a name that originates from the original Greek name Petros, which means ‘Rock’. Cephas is the name that Jesus gave to his disciple, Simon. This translates to Petros which is anglicized as Peter, hence this disciple is also known as Simon […]

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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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Spanish Names

Sancha

Meaning: Saint, Sacred/Holy Origin: Spanish Notorious, Present, Svelte The Jewel Sancha is a Spanish name that is variant of Sancia. It derives from the Latin “Sanctus”. The Italian and Latin version Santina is a favorite of mine. It also has some masculine variations which include the Italian – Santo, and, the Spanish – Santos. Unfortunately […]

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Italian Names Latin Names Spanish Names

Sancia

Meaning: Saint, Sacred Origin: Italian, Latin, Spanish Rosy, Playful, Relatable The Flower-Child Sancia, pronounced either san-SEE-ah or SAN-sha, is of Italian, Latin and Spanish origin, clearly because it’s too gorgeous to belong to just one heritage. It makes a great alternative to lovers of Game Of Thrones’, Sansa. Some other variants include the Spanish – […]

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Santina

Meaning: Saint, Sacred Origin: Italian, Latin, Spanish Discerning, Melodious, Dancer The Lyrebird Santina derives from the Latin “Sanctus” and is a variation of the name Sancia. Traditionally a feminine name, its masculine variants being Santo/Santino in Italian, or Santos/Sancho in Spanish. Similar names include Sefina, Santana, Rimini and Marina.

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Italian Names

Santo

Meaning: Saint Origin: Italian Fresh, Powerful, Nocturnal The Owl Italian name Santo is uber mod with its popular ‘O’ ending. Meaning ‘Saint’ is a happy bonus. Italian variant Santina is also a candidate for an alternative hit. Other variations include the Spanish – Sancia, Sancha and Santos.

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Spanish Names

Santos

Meaning: Saints Origin: Spanish Hardy, Forthcoming, Revolutionary The Tortoise Santos is a Spanish name that means ‘Saints’, Italian version Santo has that sought-after ‘O’ ending, making it a fitting modern option. Santos is primarily used as a boys name and is almost always in the Top 1000 names in the USA. Other variations include Sancia, […]

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