slight night shiver's Personal Name List
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.
Means "female warrior" in Latin. This is the name of the star that marks the left shoulder of the constellation Orion.
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.
Feminine variant of BRYN
From the name of a type of lily. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos)
Means "chief" in Irish Gaelic.
Either a French form of KORALIA
, or a derivative of Latin corallium
"coral" (see CORAL
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
From the English word meaning "greenish blue", ultimately derived from Greek κυανος (kyanos)
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.
Latinate form of ESTELLE
. This was the name of the heroine, Estella Havisham, in Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations' (1860).
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced: FIN (Danish)
From the Old Norse
which meant "Sámi, person from Finland".
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fionnagáin
meaning "descendant of Fionnagán". The name Fionnagán
is a diminutive
. 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'.
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.
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.
From the English word for the type of tree, derived ultimately from Latin iuniperus.
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced: LIL-ee-ən (English), LEE-LYAHN (French)
English variant of LILLIAN
, as well as a French masculine form.
From a surname which was derived from Welsh llwyd meaning "grey". The composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-) is a famous bearer of this name.
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.
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
caused her to fall in love with her stepson Hippolytos
, and after she was rejected by him she killed herself.
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Caoinlean meaning "descendant of Caoinlean". The name Caoinlean means "slender" in Gaelic.
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".
Pronounced: TAWRS-tən (German)
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From the English word for the season, derived from Old English winter