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

Cartel

Meaning: High Valour Origin: Irish Proud, Logical, Loyal The Scribe The Irish name Cartel means ‘High Valour’ and is an anglicization of the surname Mac Ardghail. Another variation is Cardle. Cartel is growing in popularity and works for boys and girls. More recently, Maria DiGeronimo from Yummy Mummies named her son Cartel, which fits nicely […]

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English Names

Fable

Meaning: Speak Story Teller Origin: English Inspired, Particular, Jovial The Fairy Fable derives from the Latin root words: fari Speak fabula Story It is a word name, and in the spoken language is used to describe a parable – a short story with an ethical lesson. Fable makes for a name surrounded in the feeling […]

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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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Hebrew Names

Goldie

Meaning: The Golden One Origin: Yiddish Modern, Fun, Cluey The Dove Goldie is a name of Yiddish origin meaning ‘The Golden One’, it derives from names Golda – which was worn by the Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir. This name fits well with all the ‘golden’ oldies that are making a comeback, like Ivy, […]

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English Names

Henna

Meaning: Anoint From the Henna tree Fertile Origin: English Gypsy, Persistent, Loyal The Wanderer The name Henna a multiple meanings, it is used to describe both the tree, which is the Lawsonia Inermis plant, and the dye and fruit procured from it. The Henna dye markings applied to brides before their wedding is an ancient […]

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English Names

Ivy

Meaning: Faithful Origin: English Cheerful, Comical, Magnetic The Rising Star The English name Ivy is the same as that of the climbing, and sometimes poisonous plant. It’s meaning comes from the ancient Greeks who would give Ivy wreaths at weddings to the bride to symbolise faithfulness within their marriage. Ivy is a great, green nature […]

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English Names

Jack

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Modern, Jolly, Humerous The Man Jack was originally an English nickname for John, meaning ‘God is Gracious’. It came about from the Old English nickname Jankin. Jack is sweet and short and can also be a short form itself of elongated version Jackson (Son of Jack). It reminds me […]

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Latin Names Mythological Names

January

Meaning: Archway Of Janus Origin: Latin Eager, Swift, Piercing The Arctic Wolf The names January has Latin origins, it derives from the god Janus, whose name means ‘Archway’. Janus was the god of new beginnings in Roman mythology. In Latin it is spelled Ianuarius and in Old French is Janvier. The Portuguese version is Janeiro […]

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English Names

July

Meaning: Downy-Bearded Devoted to Jupiter Origin: English Honey-Mouthed, Superlative, Awake The Golden One July is a spunky and fresh month name that derives directly from Julius, as the month was named to honour Julius Ceasar. Pre-Ceasar, July used to be named Quintilis. Julius and thus July have two purported meanings. The first is that Julius […]

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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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English Names Low Lands Names Mythological Names

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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Celtic Names English Names

Maverick

Meaning: Gallant Hero Origin: English Irish Welsh Bold, Fashionable, Un-conformed The Mustang The name Maverick is a word name that means ‘Gallant Hero’. Maverick is a English/Celtic name, that I totally adore, it has been one of my favourites for a while now. I particularly love it as an option for a girl after hearing […]

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English Names

Mossy

Meaning: Like Velvet Origin: English Benevolent, Nimble, Tender-Hearted The Gardener The English word name Mossy means ‘Like Velvet’. In language it is used to describe something covered in moss, or something that feels like moss – or feels velvety. Names like Mossy could include Molly, Mulberry, Milly, Maili, Flossy/Floss (a name of its own or […]

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Latin Names

Nova

Meaning:NewOrigin:Latin Shiny, Adored, Athletic The London Lover The Latin name Nova comes from root word: novus New Hence the name Nova means ‘New’. Nova is also an astrological word that describes the birth of a new star, which is bright at first and slowly fades. Nova is fresh and peppy, it blends well with names […]

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English Names German Names

Pepper

Meaning:SpicerOrigin:EnglishGerman Spirited, Vibrant, Zealous The Mustang The meaning of the name Pepper is “Spicer” or “Pepper Berry”. An English and German occupation name for someone who deals in spices. It can also mean, the literal “Pepper berry”, a spice harvested from the Black Pepper Vine (scientifically: Piper Nigrum).  Pepper is an English word derived from the Latin ‘Piper’ […]

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English Names Latin Names Nordic Names

Piper

Meaning: Pepper Pipe Player Origin: English Latin Romanian Scandinavian Darling, Lively, Fervent The Red Herring The meaning of the name Piper is “Pepper” or “Pipe Player”. As described in our post on the name Pepper, Piper is a Latin word used for the Black Pepper Vine, but is also an English/Romanian/Scandinavian surname used for someone who plays […]

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English Names

Poem

Meaning: Create Origin: English Expressive, Attentive, Bright The Day Dreamer The name Poem is an English word name that derives from the French poème. Originally they came from the Greek poiein – meaning ‘Create’. Poem makes a great literary name and blends well with mod options like Story, Ode and Sonnet. It also fits nicely […]

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French Names

Poésie

Meaning: Poetic Poetry Origin: French Glorious, Mysterious, Graceful The Kite The French word name Poésie is just so pretty, it literally translates to Poetry. Hence the meaning being ‘Poetic’ or ‘Poetry’. Poésie fits in well with names like Poem (of course) and other literary names like Story, Fable and Lyric. It also sounds great with […]

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English Names

Saffron

Meaning: Gold Strung Golden Leaves Origin: English Proud, Tan, Active The Beach Lover The English word name Saffron means ‘Gold Strung’ or ‘Golden Leaves’ and is the name of a plant, flower and the spice harvested from it. Saffron derives from the Persian root word: zarparān Golden Leaves Names such as Sophia, Sapphire, Safira and […]

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Hebrew Names

Safira

Meaning: Sapphire Sacred to Saturn Origin: Portuguese Hebrew Esperanto Serene, Ethereal, Lovely The Feather The Portuguese and Hebrew name Safira is literally a gem, It is a word name, meaning Sapphire in Portuguese, but it can also mean ‘Sacred to Saturn’ as this planet is associated with the Sapphire gem. The name Safira make a […]

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English Names Hebrew Names

Sapphire

Meaning: Blue Stone Sacred to Saturn Origin: English Hebrew Clear Minded, Visionary, Slinky The Picasso Sapphire is an English and Hebrew word name. It derives from the Hebrew names Sapir and Safira, and is the name of a blue gemstone, the birthstone of September. I love that Sapphire ends in ‘fire’, fit for a person […]

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English Names

Shepherd

Meaning: Sheep Herder Origin: English Brave, Secure, Ready The Guardian The name Shepherd is an English occupational name which is used to describe someone who farms sheep. The meaning of this name is literally ‘Sheep Herder’. Shepherd has come into more popularity in recent years and is often shortened to Shep (which is uber cool […]

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English Names

Story

Meaning: Historical Representation Origin: English Raw, Chic, Natural The Designer Story is an English word name that has been rising in popularity. Story’s etymology shows that it’s roots are in Latin word ‘Historia’ which is where English word History derives. Story comes from these. Story could also be a nickname for Astoria, giving it a […]

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English Names

Walker

Meaning: Cleans and Thickens Cloth Origin: English Engaging, Appealing, Sympathique The Bulldog The meaning of the name Walker is “Cleaner and thickener of cloth”. An English surname and occupational name for someone who walks wool (to tread on it while wet) to clean and thicken it (or full it) – also known as a Fuller. Made […]

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English Names

Wren

Meaning: Songbird Origin: English Inspiring, Spiritual, Mysterious The Crystal The name Wren is such a winner, being English and meaning ‘Songbird’ it could belong to any sex. Wren reminds me of names like Fenna, Robin, Rinn and Brenna.

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