metope's Personal Name List

AVALON
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: AV-ə-lahn
Personal note: Used as a middlename to Luna
From the name of the island paradise to which King Arthur was brought after his death. The name of this island is perhaps related to Welsh afal meaning "apple", a fruit which was often linked with paradise.

BELLA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: BEL-ə
Personal note: Fullname: Bella Magnolia Morrison
Short form of ISABELLA and other names ending in bella. It is also associated with the Italian word bella meaning "beautiful".

DEREK
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: DER-ik
Personal note: Middlename for Lucas
From the older English name Dederick, which was in origin a Low German form of THEODORIC. It was imported to England from the Low Countries in the 15th century.

HARLEY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: HAHR-lee
Personal note: Fullname: Harley Henna Morrison
From a surname which was from a place name, itself derived from Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing".

HENNA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Finnish
Pronounced: HEN-nah
Personal note: Middlename for Harley
Finnish feminine form of HENRY.

JAMES
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: JAYMZ (English)
Personal note: The middlename for River
English form of the Late Latin name Iacomus which was derived from Ιακωβος (Iakobos), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (see JACOB). This was the name of two apostles in the New Testament. The first was Saint James the Greater, the apostle John's brother, who was beheaded under Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts. The second was James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Another James (known as James the Just) is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus.

Since the 13th century this name has been used in England, though it became more common in Scotland where it was borne by several kings. In the 17th century the Scottish king James VI inherited the English throne, becoming the first ruler of all Britain, and the name grew much more popular. Famous bearers include the English explorer Captain James Cook (1728-1779), the Scottish inventor James Watt (1736-1819), and the Irish novelist and poet James Joyce (1882-1941). This name has also been borne by six American presidents. A notable fictional bearer is the British spy James Bond, created by author Ian Fleming.

KRISTEN (2)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: KRIS-tin
Personal note: Middlename for Meadow
Variant of KRISTIN.

LUCAS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Biblical Latin
Pronounced: LOO-kəs (English), LUY-kahs (Dutch), LUY-KA (French), LOO-kəsh (Portuguese), LOO-kas (Spanish, Classical Latin)
Personal note: Fullname: Lucas Derek Morrison
Latin form of Loukas (see LUKE).

LUNA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Roman Mythology, Italian, Spanish, English
Personal note: Fullname: Luna Avalon Morrison
Means "the moon" in Latin. Luna was the Roman goddess of the moon, frequently depicted driving a white chariot through the sky.

MAE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: MAY
Personal note: Middlename for Roxy
Variant of MAY. A famous bearer was American actress Mae West (1893-1980), whose birth name was Mary.

MAGNOLIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: mag-NO-lee-ə
Personal note: Used as a middlename to Bella
From the English word magnolia for the flower, which was named for the French botanist Pierre Magnol.

MEADOW
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: MED-o
Personal note: Fullname: Meadow Kristen Savage
From the English word meadow, ultimately from Old English mædwe.

RAY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: RAY
Personal note: Used as a middlename for Memphis
Short form of RAYMOND, often used as an independent name. It coincides with an English word meaning "beam of light". Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) and musician Ray Charles (1930-2004) are two notable bearers of the name.

RIVER
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: RIV-ər
Personal note: Fullname: River James Morrison
From the English word that denotes a flowing body of water. The word is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Latin ripa "riverbank".

ROXY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: RAHK-see
Personal note: Fullname: Roxy Mae Morrison
Diminutive of ROXANA.
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