Browse Names

This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the relationship is influenced by sound.
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ALAINA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ALANA, probably influenced by ELAINE.
AMBERLY   f   English (Modern)
Elaboration of AMBER, influenced by the spelling of the name KIMBERLY.
ANIYA   f   English (Modern)
Modern name, possibly based on ANYA or AALIYAH.
ANIYAH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ANIYA.
ANNABEL   f   English, Dutch
Variant of AMABEL influenced by the name ANNA. This name appears to have arisen in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
CHARMAINE   f   English
Meaning unknown, perhaps a combination of CHARMIAN or the English word charm with the aine suffix from LORRAINE. It was (first?) used for a character in the play 'What Price Glory' (1924), which was made into a popular movie in 1926.
CHERYL   f   English
Elaboration of CHERIE, perhaps influenced by BERYL. This name was not used before the 20th century.
JANESSA   f   English (Modern)
Elaborated form of JANE, influenced by VANESSA.
JANNAH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of JANNA, influenced by HANNAH.
KIERRA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of KIARA influenced by the spelling of SIERRA.
LAURAINE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LORRAINE influenced by the spelling of LAURA.
MAËLYS   f   French
Feminine form of MAËL, possibly influenced by the spelling of MAILYS.
MARIEL   f   English
Diminutive of MARY influenced by MURIEL. In the case of actress Mariel Hemingway (1961-), the name is from the Cuban town of Mariel.
MERYL   f   English
Variant of MURIEL, influenced by the spelling of the name CHERYL. A famous bearer is American actress Meryl Streep (1949-), whose real name is Mary Louise Streep.
RACHELLE   f   English
Variant of RACHEL influenced by the spelling of ROCHELLE.
REGANA   f   English (Rare)
Elaboration of REGAN, influenced by REGINA.
REXANA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of REXANNE.
REXANNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROXANE influenced by REX.
RICHELLE   f   English
Feminine form of RICHARD using the popular suffix elle, probably influenced by the sound of MICHELLE.
SALENA   f   English (Modern)
Perhaps an invented name based on similar-sounding names such as SELINA.
SALINA   f   English
Perhaps an invented name based on similar-sounding names such as SELINA.
SHAYLA   f   English
Variant of SHEILA, influenced by the spelling and sound of KAYLA (1).
STELLA (2)   f   Greek
Diminutive of STYLIANI, with the spelling influenced by that of STELLA (1).
TANIKA   f   African American
Invented name, probably modeled on TAMIKA and influenced by TANYA.
TANIQUA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix qua.
TANISHA   f   African American
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix sha.
TAYLA   f   English (Modern)
Probably a feminine form of TAYLOR influenced by similar-sounding names such as KAYLA (1).
TONYA   f   English
Short form of ANTONIA. Its use was probably positively influenced by the name TANYA.
VELMA   f   English
Probably a variant of WILMA, the spelling with an e perhaps due to the influence of SELMA. This name has been in use since the 19th century.
VIONA   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of FIONA influenced by VIOLA.
WINIFRED   f   Welsh, English
Anglicized form of GWENFREWI, the spelling altered by association with WINFRED. It became used in England in the 16th century.
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