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Acadia

English from ancient Greek

Acantha

The name Acantha (ə-KAN-thə) is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning: “thorny”.

Adrian

Adrian Meaning and Origin Adrian is a unisex name meaning "man from Adria" and is of Latin origin. Current Popularity: #58. Posts with the name Adrian: 100 Gender Neutral Baby Names

Alethea

Derived from a Greek word aletheia, meaning truth.

Alexander

Alexander is a Greek boy’s name meaning: “defender of man”.

Alexandra

Alexandra Meaning and Origin The name Alexander is a girl’s name meaning “defender of men” and is of Greek origin. Current popularity: #137. Posts with the name Alexandra: 30 of the Most Elegant Girl Names Ever

Alpha

Ultimately of Semitic origin; compare to Hebrew āleph ‘ox’.

Amadea

Pronounced: ah-mah-DAY-a. A feminine form of Amadeus.

Anthea

Latinized spelling of Greek Antheia from the feminine adjective antheios ‘flowery’.

Aradia

Aradia Meaning and Origin The name Aradia is a girl's name meaning "watch over, protect" and is of Greek origin. In Italian folklore, Aradia is a supernatural figure known as the queen of the witches and the moon’s Goddess. In 1899, American folklorist Charles Godfrey...

Ariadne

Ariadne Meaning and Origin Ariadne is a girl’s name meaning “most holy” and is of Greek origin. Posts with the name Ariadne: 30 Adorable and Unique Girl Names Starting with the Letter A

Artemas

Artemas Meaning and Origin Artemas is a boy’s name of Greek origin, meaning: “gift of Artemas.” Of The New Testament derived from Artemidoros ‘gift of Artemis’ and Artemisthenes ‘strength of Artemis’. Posts with the name Artemas: 100 Unique Names for Boys You Won’t...

Atlas

The boy’s name Atlas is a Greek name meaning: “titan, to carry”.

Aurelian

Aurelian Meaning and Origin The name Aurelian is a boy's name meaning "golden" and is of French origin. Posts with the name Aurelian: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 50 Unique Boy Names That Start with A 20 Ancient Names for Boys From Myths and...

Azrael

Azrael is a boy’s name of Hebrew name origin, meaning: “help pf god”.

Badriyah

“Resembling the full moon”

Barnaby

Barnaby Meaning and Origin The name Barnaby means “son of exhortation” and is of English via Aramaic origin. Posts with the name Barnaby: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Benedict

Benedict Meaning and Origin The name Benedict is a boy's name meaning "blessed" and is of Latin origin. From Latin benedictus, meaning blessed. Benedict was the name of a saint (c.480-c.550) who had an influence on the Benedictine rule of the Christian life. Posts...

Caesar

Caesar Meaning and Origin The name Caesar is a boy's name meaning "head of hair" and is of Latin origin. An anglicized form of Italian Cesare or French Cesar from a Roman family name connected with caesaries. Folk etymology says that Caesar means ‘head of hair’ but...

Caia

Caia Meaning and Origin The name Caia is a girl's name meaning "to rejoice" and is of Latin origin.  Posts with the name Caia:  40 Breathtaking Boho Chic Earthy Names for Girls

Caius

Caius Meaning and Origin The name Caius is a boy's name meaning "rejoice" and is of Latin origin. A classical Latin name is also written as Gaius. It was borne by dictator Caius Julius Caesar, and in the early Christian period by several saints.  Posts with the name...

Calixta

Calixta Meaning and Origin Calixta is a girl's name meaning "most beautiful" and is of Greek origin.  Posts with the name Calixta:  25 Super Badass Names for Tough Fierce Baby Girls

Calypso

Calypso Meaning and Origin Calypso is a girl's name meaning "conceal" and is of Greek origin. Posts with the name Calypso: Stylish Names for Girls That Are Worthy Of The Runway

Camilla

Camilla is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “young ceremonial acolyte”.

Cassander

Cassander Meaning and Origin Cassander is a boy's name of Greek origin, meaning "shining or excelling man." Masculine variation of Cassandra. Posts with the name Cassander: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Cassia

Cassia is a Greek girls name meaning: “cinnamon”.

Cassius

The boy’s name Cassius is a Latin name meaning: “hollow, empty”.

Celso

Celso is an Italian boys name from the Latin family name Celsus, a nickname meaning: “tall, lofty”.

Ceridwen

Ceridwen Meaning and Origin Ceridwen is a girl's name meaning "poetry, blessed" and is of Welsh origin. Derived from cerdd ‘poetry and (g)wen ‘white, fair; blessed, holy’. Ceridwen was an enchantress in Welsh medieval legend. Many modern pagans regard Ceridwen as the...

Circe

Circe is a Greek name meaning: “bird”.

Constantine

Constantine Meaning and Origin The name Constantine is a boy's name meaning "constant" and is of Latin origin. Posts with the name Constantine: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Cornelius

Cornelius Meaning and Origin The name Cornelius is a boy's name meaning "horn" and is of Latin origin. Posts with the name Cornelius: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Cosmo

Cosmo is an Italian boy’s name from the Greek Name Kosmas meaning: “order, beauty”.

Cypress

Cypress Meaning and Origin Cypress is a unisex botanical name of Greek origin. Posts with the name Cypress: 30 Non-Traditional Christmas Baby Names for Your Little Bundle of Joy

Cyprian

Cyprian Meaning and Origin Cyprian is a boy’s name of Latin origin, meaning: “native of Cypress.” From Late Latin family name Cyprianus, borne by a leader of the Western Church.

Cyrus

Cyrus Meaning and Origin The name Cyrus is a boy's name meaning "lord" and is of Greek origin. Current Popularity: #369. Posts with the name Cyrus: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 20 Ancient Names for Boys From Myths and Legends

Dante

Dante Meaning and Origin The name Dante is a boy's name meaning "enduring" and is of Italian via Latin origin. Current Popularity: #301. Posts with the name Dante: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Deianira

Deianira Meaning and Origin Deianira is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning "man destroyer."  Posts with the name Deianira: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Deidamia

Deidamia Meaning and Origin Deidamia is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning “she who is patient in battle.”  Posts with the name Deidamia: 60 Victorian Girls Names with Cute Nicknames

Desdemona

Desdemona Meaning and Origin Desdemona is a girl's name meaning "ill-fated, unfortunate" and is of Greek origin. Literally a tragic name from Shakespeare's Othello, Desdemona is a beautifully dark name with adorable nicknames like Dessie, Dessa, Essie, and Mona. Posts...

Dextra

The feminine equivalent of Dexter. In Latin dexter means “right-handed, auspicious”

Druscilla

Druscilla Meaning and Origin Druscilla is a girl's name of Latin origin, meaning "fruitful."  Posts with the name Druscilla: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Eleazar

Eleazar Meaning and Origin The name Eleazar is a boy's name meaning "God helps" and is of Hebrew origin. Posts with the name Eleazar: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 20 Ancient Names for Boys From Myths and Legends

Elfleda

Elfleda Meaning and Origin Elfleda is a girl's name meaning "noble beauty" and is of English origin. From Old English name AEdelflaed, composed of elements aedel ‘noble’ and flaed ‘beauty.’ These names became rare after the Norman Conquest, but  Elfleda saw a brief...

Eluned

Eluned Meaning and Origin Eluned is a girl's name meaning "idol, image" and is of Welsh origin. Derived from Welsh eilun 'image, idol'.  Posts with the name Eluned: These Baby Girl Names Are So Ancient You’ve Probably Never Even Heard Them

Euphemia

Euphemia Meaning and Origin Euphemia is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning “well-spoken.”  Posts with the name Euphemia: 60 Victorian Girls Names with Cute Nicknames

Evaristo

Evaristo Meaning and Origin The name Evaristo is a boy’s name meaning “well-pleasing” and is of Latin origin. From Late Greek Euarestos, from eu ‘well, good’ and areskein ‘to please, satisfy’.

Fabian

Fabian Meaning and Origin The name Fabian is a boy's name meaning "bean grower" and is of Latin origin. Current Popularity: #420. Posts with the name Fabian: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Felix

Felix is a Latin boy’s  meaning: “fortunate, happy”.

Flora

A name for the Roman mythology goddess of flowers and spring. Derived from Latin flos “flower”

Florian

Florian Meaning and Origin The name Florian is a boy's name meaning "flowery" and is of German origin. From Latin Florianus ‘flowery’. Posts with the name Florian: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for Boys Straight Out of a Fairytale

Gaetano

Gaetano is an Italian boy’s name meaning: “from Gaeta”.

Gaia

Gaia Meaning and Origin The name Gaia is a girl's name meaning "earth mother" and is of Greek origin.  Posts with the name Gaia:  40 Breathtaking Boho Chic Earthy Names for Girls 60 Short Unique Girl Names 60 Hippie Baby Names For Your Little Boho Baby

Gaius

Gaius Meaning and Origin Gaius is a boy’s name of Latin origin, meaning: “to rejoice.” Pronounced: GA-ee-oos. Derived from Latin gaudere ‘to rejoice’. FAMOUS BEARER: Gaius Julius Caesar. Posts with the name Gaius: 100 Unique Names for Boys You Won’t Hear On The...

Gallien

Gallien Meaning and Origin The name Gallien is a boy's name meaning "of Gaul" and is of Italian via Latin origin. Posts with the name Gallien: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Gallieno

Gallieno Meaning and Origin Gallieno is a Spanish boy's name from Roman Gallienus. Posts with the name Gallieno: 60 Gorgeous Spanish Names for Girls and Boys

Genesis

Genesis Meaning and Origin Genesis is a unisex name meaning "the beginning" and is of Greek origin. Current Popularity: #62 for a girl and #828 for a boy. Posts with the name Genesis: 25 Super Badass Names for Tough Fierce Baby Girls 50 Southern Girl Names That Are...

Godiva

Godiva Meaning and Origin Godiva is a girl’s name meaning “God’s gift” and is of English origin. Latinized form of an Old English female name composed of god ‘god’ and gyfu ‘gift’.

Gudrun

Gudrun Meaning and Origin Gudrun is a girl's name meaning "God’s secret lore" and is of Norse origin. An Old Norse name composed of guδ ‘god’ and rūn ‘secret lore.’ In mythology, Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir was the main protagonist of the Medieval Icelandic Laxdœla saga. The...

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