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Abelia

Abelia is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning breath.

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

Aine

The girl’s name Aine is an Irish name meaning: “radiance”.

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

Alexandria

Alexandria is a Greek name meaning: “defender of man”.

Alpha

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

Amadea

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

Ambrosia

(Greek ) food of the gods.

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...

Aurelio

Aurelio is an Italian boys name meaning: “golden”.

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...

Brutus

Brutus Meaning and Origin Brutus is a boy's name of Latin origin, meaning "heavy, dull".  Posts with the name Brutus:  

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. You might have already...

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”.

Cleo

Cleo (KLEE-OH) is a Greek girl’s name meaning: “glory”.

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." Deianira was a mortal princess in Greek mythology, and also a wife of the Greek hero Heracles. Famously, Deianira also unintentionally caused her husband’s death. Deianira...

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

Fausta

(Italian) fortunate.

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. Gaia was the Greek goddess of the Earth and prophecy and is the personification of Mother Earth. Sounds perfect for the baby of a nature lover, right? Posts with the...

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...

Hades

Hades Meaning and Origin The name Hades is a boy's name meaning "sightless" and is of Greek origin. Hades is the dark god of the underworld in Greek mythology; however, Hades was considered non-evil and of a giving nature. Posts with the name Hades: 60 Goth Baby Names...

Hadrien

Hadrien Meaning and Origin Hadrien is a boy's name meaning "dark-haired" and is of French and Latin origin. Posts with the name Hadrien: 24 Insanely Rare Names for Boys That You Haven’t Heard 20 Ancient Names for Boys From Myths and Legends 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous...

Hagar

Hagar Meaning and Origin Hagar is a girl's name meaning "flight" and is of Biblical and Hebrew origin. Hagar was a biblical person in the Book of Genesis; she was an Ancient Egyptian servant of Sarah, who gave her to Abraham to bear a child. Hagar is also mentioned in...

Helidor

Helidor Meaning and Origin Helidor is a girl's name meaning "gift of the sun" and is of Greek origin. Heliodor is a gemstone that belongs to the beryl family. It comes in various yellow colors ranging from pale yellow, greenish-yellow, orange-yellow to deep golden...

Hesperia

Hesperia Meaning and Origin Hesperia is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning "evening star." Stars are only out when the sky is dark, making this one dreamy gothic name.  Posts with the name Hesperia: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby...

Honoria

(Latin) woman of honor.

Ignatius

Ignatius Meaning and Origin The name Ignatius is a boy's name meaning "fire" and is of Latin origin. A Late Latin name from the old Roman family name Egnatius. This was altered in the early Christian period with Latin ignis ‘fire’. Posts with the name Ignatius: 100...

Isaias

Isaias Meaning and Origin Isaias is a boy's name meaning "salvation of the Lord" and is of Spanish origin. Current Popularity: #472. Posts with the name Isaias: 60 Gorgeous Spanish Names for Girls and Boys 20 Ancient Names for Boys From Myths and Legends

Ivo

Ivo Meaning and Origin Ivo is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “yew wood, archer.” The name may have been spread by the cult of Saint Ivo, patron saint of Brittany. Posts with the name Ivo: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Janus

Janus Meaning and Origin The name Janus is a boy's name meaning "gateway" and is of Greek origin. An ancient Roman god’s name. In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions who presided over passages, doors, gates, and endings. He is usually...

Julius

Julius Meaning and Origin The name Julius is a boy's name meaning "downy-bearded" and is of Roman via Greek origin. Current Popularity: #334. Posts with the name Julius: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 20 Ancient Names for Boys From Myths and...

Juno

Juno Meaning and Origin Juno is a girl’s name meaning “consort of Jupiter” and is of Latin origin. A Roman mythology goddess that was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. Posts with the name Juno: 25 Unique Middle Names for Girls

Larissa

Larissa is a Greek name meaning: “citadel”. The name Larissa is from the name of the Greek ancient city Larisa in Thessaly. 

Lavinia

Meaning: “from Lavinium”.

Lazarus

The boy’s name Lazarus is a Scottish name meaning: “god is my help”.

Leander

The boy’s name Leander is a Latin name meaning: “lion name”.

Lethia

Lethia Meaning and Origin The name Lethia is a girl's name meaning "sweet oblivion" and is of Greek origin.  Posts with the name Lethia: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys

Leviathan

Leviathan Meaning and Origin The name Leviathan is a boy's name meaning "twisted, coiled" and is of Hebrew origin. In the Bible, Leviathan is a sea monster. Posts with the name Leviathan: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys

Lissandra

Lissandra Meaning and Origin The name Lissandra is a girl's name meaning "defender of men" and is of Greek origin. A Latinate feminine variant of Alexander. This is one of those rare monikers that are fresh and original, it sounds like it would belong to a Greek...

Lucia

Lucia is an Italian and Spanish name meaning: “light”.

Lucien

Lucien Meaning and Origin The name Lucien is a boy's name meaning "light" and is of French origin. From Latin Lucianus derivative of Roman name Lucius, from lux ‘light’.  Posts with the name Lucien: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys 50 French...

Lucius

Lucius Meaning and Origin The name Lucius is a boy's name meaning "light" and is of Latin origin. Old Roman name derived of Latin lux ‘light’. Posts with the name Lucius: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for Boys Straight Out of a Fairytale 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark...

Lucrezia

Lucrezia Meaning and Origin Lucrezia is a girl’s name of Latin, Italian origin, meaning “wealth.”  Posts with the name Lucrezia: 60 Victorian Girls Names with Cute Nicknames

Luna

Luna is a Latin name meaning: “moon”.

Magdalena

Magdalena Meaning and Origin Magdalena is a girl's name meaning "woman from Magdala" and is of Greek origin. It’s classic, yet contemporary. Plus, it’s a well-known name, yet it’s virtually one-of-a-kind. How many names have that special combination? Current...

Magnus

Magnus is a Latin name meaning: “great”.

Malachi

Malachi Meaning and Origin The name Malachi is a boy's name meaning "my messenger" and is of Hebrew origin. Current Popularity: #157. Posts with the name Malachi: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Mathilde

Mathilde Meaning and Origin Mathilde is a girl's name meaning "mighty battle" and is of German origin. A form of the Germanic female name Mahthildis, derived from the Old High German "maht" (meaning "might, strength") and "hild" (meaning "battle"). Mathilde appeared...

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