Greek Names Mythological Names

Ajax

Meaning: Strong Eagle He Cries for the Earth Origin: Greek Greek Mythology Strong, Fierce, Calming The Clay Soldier The Greek name Ajax is that of two Trojan warriors in ancient literature, both were war heroes renowned for their audacity, courage and expertise in combat. Ajax Telamon lead the Greek army into battle after the greater […]

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Greek Names

Anax

Meaning: Master of Man Origin: Greek Robust, Powerful, Vigorous The Pegasus Anax is short for the Greek name Anaxandros, and, the even more elongated Anaxandridas. There were two King Anaxandridas’ of Sparta. Anax is uber cool on its own, with its use of the letter ‘X’ and its short composition, but it also has some […]

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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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English Names

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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Latin Names Low Lands Names Slavic Names

Augustus

Meaning: Venerable The Increaser Origin: Latin Dutch Slavic Prominent, Generous, Decent The Teacher The meaning of the name Augustus is “Venerable” or “Great, the increaser”. And it has uber cool nicknames Auggie and Gus.  Caesar Augustus the Roman Emperor, was actually Julius Caesars maternal great-nephew, named Gaius Octavius Thurinus. When Julius was assassinated, he named Octavius his […]

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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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German Names

Emmera

Meaning: Universal Power Origin: German Confident, Glowing, Eloquent The Mantis Emmera, meaning ‘Universal Power’, is a version of of the Old German name Emmerich (in more modern times, spelled Emeric). It is also the name of a town on the Rhein River in Germany. The name America also derives Emmerich. If you like classic nicknames, […]

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English Names

Farenorth

Meaning: Northern Survivor Origin: English Bold, Curious, Adventurer The Sailor Farenorth is an English name, created by Yule Kilcher upon his arrival in Alaska (Yule is the patriarch of the family depicted in Alaska the Last Frontier). It became his middle name. Farenorth means ‘Northern Survivor’ as it comes from joining Fare – progress/survive/prosper, and […]

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French Names

Gabrielle

Meaning: God is my Strength Origin: French Poised, Cultured, Fluid The Angel The French name Gabrielle derives directly from the Hebrew name Gabriel, they mean ‘God is my Strength’ or ‘Hero of God’. Gabrielle can be shortened to Gabby, Brielle or Bree – all quite modern and popular options. Gabrielle speaks to me as an […]

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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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Latin Names

Gloriana

Meaning: Glory Origin: Latin Joyful, Tasteful, Artistic The Poet The meaning of the name Gloriana is “Glory”. It is an elongation of the Latin name Gloria and was first used in the poem ‘The Faerie Queen’. Gloriana is beautiful and blends well with Belladonna, Anamaria and Gabriella. This name was inspired by Jane Gloriana Villanueva […]

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German Names

Harro

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: German Spirited, Appealing, Friendly The Director The German name Harro is a diminutive of the name Heinrich – which means ‘Home Ruler’. Heinrich is then original name which bore popular offshoots Henry, Harry and Hendrick. Harro is so fitting as it ends with the all favoured ‘O’ ending like names such […]

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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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Celtic Names Low Lands Names Nordic Names

Hendrick

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Dutch Danish Scottish Kind, Capable, Chivalrous The Gentleman The name Hendrick is a variation of Henry, both coming from the original German name Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. You could easily shorten this name to Henny or Hendy, or even Harry or Harro – nicknames of Henry. Hendrick blends well with names […]

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German Names Nordic Names

Henning

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: German Danish Norwegian Choice, Regal, Unique The Rev Head Henning is a German derivative of the name Henry, which means ‘Home Ruler’. It is also a surname. I love the nickname possibilities for Henning – Henni, Hinger and Harro are next level cool. Henning reminds me of names like Manning, Harrison […]

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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

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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Arabic Names

Imra

Meaning: Power & Prosperity Origin Arabic Artistic, Scholar, In Vogue The Student Abroad Imra is thought to be an Arabic name which means ‘Power’ and ‘Prosperity’. It is simple yet eloquent with a cultured feel to it. Imra is reminiscent of Emmera, a German name which means ‘Universal Power’. It also reminds me of names […]

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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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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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Latin Names

Maccius

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Latin Nautical, Conqueror, Social The Shark Maccius (pronounced MAX-ee-us or mark-ee-us) is an Old Roman name which is a derivative of Matthew. It was made famous by Titus Maccius Plautus, a comedic Roman playwrite, known simply as ‘Plautus’. He is noted for being the Father of Comedy. Maccius is the […]

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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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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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German Names Low Lands Names

Matthea

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: German Dutch Original, Creative, Graceful The Swan Pronounced as mah-TIA, this name is gorgeous and has a rich heritage in the English and Hebrew name Matthew from which it derives. Nicknames include Mattie and Tia, and helps this cultured name fit well with other popular choices such as Mia, Olivia, […]

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English Names Hebrew Names

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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Italian Names

Nero

Meaning: The Strong One Origin: Italian Fast, Curious, Worker The Driver Nero – The Strong One… Most famous for being the name of a first century Roman Emperor – his full name is even better: Nero Cladius Divi Claudius Filius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (now aren’t there some fantastic name gems in there!). Nero is a […]

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Italian Names

Niccolo

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Italian Wise, Tall, Powerful The Seal Noccolò is a variation of the name Nicola (from Nikolaos) and means ‘Victory of the People’ or ‘People’s Champion’. It is known for belonging to a 16th century, Florentine Philosopher – Niccolò Machiavelli. Niccolò has a charm to it, it feels fresh and […]

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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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Nordic Names

Niilo

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Finnish Clean, Caring, Talented The Rhino Niilo, like seriously, how cool is this! Pronounced as NEE-lo, this name derives from the Swedish Nighils – from Nicholas, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Niilo blends in well with other modern options such as Harlow, Otto, Arlo and Yvo, because of its […]

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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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Oceanic Names

Nikora

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Maori Independent, Curious, Kind The Mother Nikora is a Maori variation of the original Greek name Nikolaos. I think this name could be a roaring success amongst names such as: Nikita, Cora, Nicolette, Nora and Clara.

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Greek Names

Nikos

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Greek Youthful, Strong, Helpful The Lumberjack The name Nikos is a Greek contraction of the original name Nikolaos, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Nikos is a young and sturdy name and reminds me of Gio, Jax and Lucas. Some other fresh variations of Nikolaos include Niccolo, Niilo (oh how […]

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Nordic Names

Qitura

Meaning: Spear of Strength Origin: Greenlandic Fair, Humble, Diligent The Bumble-Bee The Greenlandic name Qitura or alternatively Kitura – is a fresh feeling, heritage gem that means ‘Spear of Strength’. It derives from the original German name Gertrud, which also has some other intriguing variants like Kerttu, Trudi and Gesine. Qitura sounds cultured and strong, […]

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Nordic Names Slavic Names

Sisko

Meaning: Sister Frenchman Victorious Protector Origin: Finnish Slovene Croatian Humble, Truthful, Heartfelt The Beautiful Mind Although Sisko is traditionally a Finnish girls name meaning ‘Sister’, it is still remarkably fashionable on a boy. It is also a Slovenian diminutive of Fransisko, from Francis, meaning Frenchman’. Alternatively it is the short form of Croatian Sismundo, from […]

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Nordic Names

Thorald

Meaning: Ruler of Thunder Origin: Swedish Vigorous, Robust, Chivalrous The Prince The meaning of the name Thorald is “Ruler of Thunder” or “Thor Ruler”. A combination of ÞOR and VALD. This old Swedish/Norse name evokes images of legendary heroes, and times that were simpler. A straightforward nickname could be Thor, but also Tofi/Tovi, which is a Norse […]

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Latin Names

Victoriana

Meaning:VictoryOrigin:Latin Chill, Meek, Dancer The Flower Child The Latin name Victoriana means ‘Victory’. It is a variation of Victorianus, from Victor – the original name. Victoriana is long and elegant, it reminds me of Viviana, Anamaria and Margaretta.

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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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