Dragon_Clarinet's Personal Name List

AGATHA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Αγαθη (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: AG-ə-thə (English)
Rating: 73% based on 4 votes
Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.

ANTIGONE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Αντιγονη (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: an-TIG-ə-nee (English)
Personal note: an-TIG-uh-nee; beautiful
Rating: 67% based on 3 votes
Derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and γονη (gone) "birth, offspring". In Greek legend Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. King Creon of Thebes declared that her slain brother Polynices was to remain unburied, a great dishonour. She disobeyed and gave him a proper burial, and for this she was sealed alive in a cave.

AVELINE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: AV-ə-lien, av-ə-LEEN
Personal note: I love this name. av-eh-LEEN
Rating: 73% based on 6 votes
From the Norman French form of the Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of AVILA. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. After the Middle Ages it became rare as an English name, though it persisted in America until the 19th century.

CECILY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: SES-i-lee
Rating: 78% based on 4 votes
English form of CECILIA. This was the usual English form during the Middle Ages.

CERRIDWEN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Welsh
Rating: 76% based on 5 votes
Variant of CERIDWEN.

CHARLOTTE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Pronounced: SHAR-LAWT (French), SHAHR-lət (English), shar-LAW-tə (German), shah-LOT (Swedish), shahr-LAWT-tə (Dutch)
Rating: 74% based on 5 votes
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. A notable bearer was Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Brontë sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.

CLAUDIE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: KLO-DEE
Personal note: klo-DEE in French
Rating: 67% based on 3 votes
French feminine variant of CLAUDE.

CRESSIDA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Literature
Pronounced: KRES-ə-də (English)
Personal note: CRESS-ih-dah
Rating: 87% based on 3 votes
Medieval form of CHRYSEIS. Various medieval tales describe her as a woman of Troy, daughter of Calchus, who leaves her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek hero Diomedes. Shakespeare's play 'Troilus and Cressida' (1602) was based on these tales.

DELPHINE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: DEL-FEEN
Rating: 64% based on 5 votes
French form of DELPHINA.

ÉLODIE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: E-LAW-DEE
Rating: 87% based on 3 votes
French form of ALODIA.

ESPERANZA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: es-pe-RAN-tha (European Spanish), es-pe-RAN-sa (Latin American Spanish)
Personal note: Amazing<3
Rating: 68% based on 4 votes
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia which was derived from sperare "to hope".

ESTELLE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, French
Pronounced: es-TEL (English), ES-TEL (French)
Personal note: One of my favorite old-fashioned names; now recycled.
Rating: 81% based on 9 votes
From an Old French name which was derived from Latin stella, meaning "star". It was rare in the English-speaking world in the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps due to the character Estella Havisham in Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations' (1860).

EVREN
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: Turkish
Rating: 57% based on 3 votes
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish.

GINEVRA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: jee-NEV-ra
Rating: 90% based on 4 votes
Italian form of GUINEVERE. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".

GWENAËLLE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, Breton
Pronounced: GWE-NA-EL (French)
Rating: 43% based on 4 votes
Feminine form of GWENAËL.

GWYNEIRA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Welsh
Personal note: gwin-AY-rah
Rating: 76% based on 5 votes
Means "white snow" from the Welsh element gwyn "white, fair, blessed" combined with eira "snow".

HELIODOROS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Ancient Greek
Other Scripts: ‘Ηλιοδωρος (Ancient Greek)
Personal note: Rate this as Heliodora (since it's not in the database and I love it)
Rating: 53% based on 3 votes
Greek form of HELIODORO.

LÍADAN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: LEE-din
Rating: 68% based on 5 votes
Means "grey lady" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend she was a poetess who became a nun, but then missed her lover Cuirithir so much that she died of grief.

MACARIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: ma-KA-rya
Rating: 10% based on 2 votes
Feminine form of MACARIO.

MAEVE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: MAYV (Irish)
Rating: 53% based on 3 votes
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Medb meaning "intoxicating". In Irish legend this was the name of a warrior queen of Connacht. Her fight against Ulster and the hero Cúchulainn is told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.

MAIALEN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Basque
Rating: 80% based on 5 votes
Basque form of MAGDALENE.

MARGALIT
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: מַרְגָלִית (Hebrew)
Personal note: MARG-ah-leet/MARG-ah-lit; adore this
Rating: 68% based on 5 votes
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites).

MEHITABEL
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Biblical
Other Scripts: מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced: mi-HIT-ə-bel (English), mee-HIT-ə-bel (English)
Rating: 65% based on 6 votes
Variant of MEHETABEL.

NEVENA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Other Scripts: Невена (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian)
Personal note: NEH-ven-ah
Rating: 87% based on 3 votes
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".

NIAMH
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: NYEE-əv (Irish), NYEEV (Irish)
Personal note: old favorite.
Rating: 48% based on 5 votes
Means "bright" in Irish. She was the daughter of the sea god in Irish legends. She fell in love with the poet Oisín, son of Fionn.

NIOBE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Νιοβη (Ancient Greek)
Rating: 50% based on 2 votes
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalos, a king of Asia Minor. Because she boasted that she was superior to Leto, Leto's children Apollo and Artemis killed her 14 children with poison arrows. In grief, Niobe was turned to stone by Zeus.

NOA (1)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew, Biblical
Other Scripts: נוֹעָה (Hebrew)
Rating: 55% based on 4 votes
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).

SAOIRSE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: SEER-sha
Rating: 67% based on 3 votes
Means "freedom" in Irish Gaelic.

SASKIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Dutch, German
Pronounced: SAHS-kee-a: (Dutch), ZAS-kya (German)
Rating: 90% based on 5 votes
From the Germanic element Sahs "Saxon". The Saxons were a Germanic tribe, their name ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".

SHOSHANA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Hebrew)
Personal note: show-SHAH-nah; my newest love<3
Rating: 83% based on 3 votes
Variant transcription of SHOSHANNAH.

TEOFILA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Polish (Rare)
Pronounced: te-aw-FEE-la (Polish)
Personal note: Love this, too
Rating: 63% based on 3 votes
Italian and Polish feminine form of THEOPHILUS.

ZÉPHYRINE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French (Rare)
Rating: 57% based on 3 votes
French feminine form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).

ZINOVIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek
Other Scripts: Ζηνοβια (Greek)
Rating: 40% based on 4 votes
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.

ZIPPORAH
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Biblical, Hebrew
Other Scripts: צִפּוֹרָה (Hebrew)
Pronounced: zi-PAWR-ə (English), ZIP-ər-ə (English)
Personal note: I adore this <3 zih-PAWR-ah
Rating: 40% based on 7 votes
From the Hebrew name צִפּוֹרָה (Tzipporah), derived from צִפּוֹר (tzippor) meaning "bird". In the Old Testament this is the name of the Midianite wife of Moses. She was the daughter of the priest Jethro.
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