slight night shiver's Personal Name List

ANDROMEDA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Ανδρομεδα, Ανδρομεδη (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: AN-DRO-ME-DA (Classical Greek), an-DRAH-mi-də (English)
Means "to be mindful of a man" from the Greek element ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) combined with μεδομαι (medomai) "to be mindful of". In Greek mythology Andromeda was an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her. This is also the name of a nearby galaxy, given because it resides (from our point of view) within the constellation.

BELLATRIX
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Astronomy
Means "female warrior" in Latin. This is the name of the star that marks the left shoulder of the constellation Orion.

BONNIE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: BAHN-ee
Means "pretty" from the Scottish word bonnie, which was itself derived from Middle French bon "good". It has been in use as an American given name since the 19th century, and it became especially popular after the movie 'Gone with the Wind' (1939), in which it was the nickname of Scarlett's daughter.

BRYNN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: BRIN
Feminine variant of BRYN.

CALLA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: KAL-ə
From the name of a type of lily. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty".

CONN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish
Means "chief" in Irish Gaelic.

CORALIE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: KAW-RA-LEE
Either a French form of KORALIA, or a derivative of Latin corallium "coral" (see CORAL).

CYAN
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: SIE-an
From the English word meaning "greenish blue", ultimately derived from Greek κυανος (kyanos).

CYBELE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Near Eastern Mythology (Hellenized)
Other Scripts: Κυβελη (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: SIB-ə-lee (English)
Meaning unknown, possibly from Phrygian roots meaning either "stone" or "hair". This was the name of the Phrygian mother goddess associated with fertility and nature. She was later worshipped by the Greeks and Romans.

ESTELLA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: es-TEL-ə
Latinate form of ESTELLE. This was the name of the heroine, Estella Havisham, in Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations' (1860).

FINLEY
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH.

FINN (2)
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Pronounced: FIN (Danish)
From the Old Norse name Finnr which meant "Sámi, person from Finland".

FINNEGAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish, English (Modern)
Pronounced: FIN-ə-gən
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fionnagáin meaning "descendant of Fionnagán". The name Fionnagán is a diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of a character in James Joyce's novel 'Finnegans Wake' (1939), the title of which was based on a 19th-century Irish ballad called 'Finnegan's Wake'.

GUINEVERE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Arthurian Romance
Pronounced: GWIN-ə-vir (English)
From the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, derived from the elements gwen meaning "fair, white" and sebara meaning "phantom, magical being". In Arthurian legend she was the beautiful wife of King Arthur. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, she was seduced by Mordred before the battle of Camlann, which led to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur. According to the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, she engaged in an adulterous affair with Sir Lancelot.

The Cornish form of this name, Jennifer, has become popular in the English-speaking world.

IONE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology, English
Other Scripts: Ιονη (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: ie-O-nee (English), IE-o-nee (English), ie-ON (English)
From Greek ιον (ion) meaning "violet flower". This was the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, though perhaps based on the Greek place name Ionia, a region on the west coast of Asia Minor.

JUNIPER
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: JOON-ə-pər
From the English word for the type of tree, derived ultimately from Latin iuniperus.

KARA (1)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Variant of CARA.

LILIAN
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English, French
Pronounced: LIL-ee-ən (English), LEE-LYAHN (French)
English variant of LILLIAN, as well as a French masculine form.

LLOYD
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: LOID
From a surname which was derived from Welsh llwyd meaning "grey". The composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-) is a famous bearer of this name.

LYRA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Astronomy
Pronounced: LIE-rə (English)
The name of the constellation in the northern sky containing the star Vega. It is said to be shaped after the lyre of Orpheus.

NEVA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Short form of GENEVA.

PHAEDRA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Φαιδρα (Ancient Greek)
From the Greek Φαιδρα (Phaidra), derived from φαιδρος (phaidros) meaning "bright". Phaedra was the daughter of Minos and the wife of Theseus in Greek mythology. Aphrodite caused her to fall in love with her stepson Hippolytos, and after she was rejected by him she killed herself.

QUINLAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: KWIN-lən
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Caoinlean meaning "descendant of Caoinlean". The name Caoinlean means "slender" in Gaelic.

SAFFRON
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: SAF-rən
From the English word which refers either to a spice, the crocus flower from which it is harvested, or the yellow-orange colour of the spice. It is derived via Old French from Arabic زعفران (za'faran), itself probably from Persian meaning "gold leaves".

THORSTEN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Swedish, Danish, German
Pronounced: TAWRS-tən (German)
Variant of TORSTEN.

WINTER
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: WIN-tər
From the English word for the season, derived from Old English winter.
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