marythenamefairy's Personal Name List

ABILENE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Biblical

Pronounced: AB-i-leen (English), ab-i-LEE-nee (English)

Personal note: It's so beautiful! it does not sound like an apple in a tree with a smily face!

From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament. It possibly means "grass" in Hebrew.

ALASTAR

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish

Personal note: Alaster is another alternative to this awesome name!

Irish form of ALEXANDER

CHARLIE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: CHAHR-lee

Personal note: Charlie on a girl is sooooo.....eeewww....Charlie on a boy is cute :)

Diminutive or feminine form of CHARLES. A famous bearer is Charlie Brown, the main character in the comic strip 'Peanuts' by Charles Schulz.

CHARLOTTE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch

Pronounced: shar-LOT (French), SHAHR-lət (English), shahr-LAW-tə (German), shahr-LAWT-tə (Dutch)

Personal note: The Movie "Charlottes Web" scares me but still I love this name...

French feminine diminutive of CHARLES. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. A notable bearer was Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Bronte sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.

CHRISTINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch

Pronounced: kris-TEEN-ə (English), kris-TEE-nah (German, Dutch)

Personal note: It's beautiful, Christina Aguilera rocks and so does Christina Applegate

From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.

DONOVAN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish, English

Personal note: My mom once took care of a sweet little boy who had this name. Van is a cool nick name.

From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendent of DONNDUBHÁN".

EDWARD

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Polish

Pronounced: ED-wərd (English), ED-vahrt (Polish)

Personal note: A gentlemans name.....And my favorite character in Twilight.

Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "rich, blessed" and weard "guard". Saint Edward the Confessor was the king of England shortly before the Norman conquest. He was known as a just ruler, and because of his popularity this name remained in use after the conquest when most other Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. The 13th-century king Henry III named his son and successor after the saint, and seven subsequent kings of England were also named Edward. This is one of the few Old English names to be used throughout Europe (in various spellings).

EVELEEN

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Rare)

Pronounced: EV-ə-leen

Personal note: so much nicer than Evelyn...too many E's though, but I guess it's a good thing.

Either a diminutive of EVE or a variant of EVELYN.

HARRISON

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: HER-i-sən, HAR-i-sən

Personal note: Masculine, and Harrison Ford rocks!!!!

From an English surname which meant "son of HARRY". This was the surname of two American presidents, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and his grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). The actor Harrison Ford (1942-), who starred in such movies as 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones', is a famous bearer.

HOLLY

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: HAHL-ee

Personal note: so cute for a child and for a grown woman.

From the English word for the holly tree, ultimately derived from Old English holen.

JAMES

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Biblical

Pronounced: JAYMZ (English)

Personal note: I've always liked this name, But James who was on survivor is AWESOME!!!!

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 form of the 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 explorer Captain James Cook (1728-1779), the inventor James Watt (1736-1819), and the 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.

JENNA (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: JEN-ə

Personal note: It sounds sweet and much nicer than Jennie and Jennifer. A sweet girl bore this name, but she moved away...

Variant of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series 'Dallas'.

JUDE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Biblical

Pronounced: JOOD (English)

Personal note: Mello, calm and sophisticated. Definitly not on a girl!!!!!!

Variant of JUDAS. It is used in many English versions of the New Testament to denote the second apostle named Judas, in order to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot. He was supposedly the author of the Epistle of Jude. In the English-speaking world, Jude has occasionally been used as a given name since the time of the Protestant Reformation.

MARIANNE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish

Pronounced: mah-ree-AH-nə (German)

Personal note: I like my name and the name Anne is so nice. so Mary+Anne=Marianne

Originally a French diminutive of MARIE. It is also considered a combination of MARIE and ANNE (1). Shortly after the formation of the French Republic in 1792, a female figure by this name was adopted as the symbol of the state.

MIRABELLE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French (Rare), English (Rare)

Personal note: I like Marabelle a little bit better, but this is nice too.

Derived from Latin mirabilis "wonderful". This name was coined during the Middle Ages, though it eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.

PATRICK

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish, English, French, German

Pronounced: PAT-rik (English), pat-REEK (French), PAHT-rik (German)

Personal note: My dad's name, and Saint Patrick! so masculine and strong.

From the Latin name Patricius, which meant "nobleman". This name was adopted in the 5th-century by Saint Patrick, whose birth name was Sucat. He was a Romanized Briton who was captured and enslaved in his youth by Irish raiders. After six years of servitude he escaped home, but he eventually became a bishop and went back to Ireland as a missionary. He is traditionally credited with Christianizing the island, and is regarded as Ireland's patron saint.

In England and elsewhere in Europe during the Middle Ages this name was used in honour of the saint. However, it was not generally given in Ireland before the 17th century because it was considered too sacred for everyday use. It has since become very common there.

PETER

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical

Pronounced: PEE-tər (English), PE-ter (German, Slovak), PAY-tər (Dutch)

Personal note: My Uncle bears this name, it's so biblical and old fashioned.

Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone". This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas, meaning "stone" in Aramaic, which was given to the apostle Simon by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42). Simon Peter was the most prominent of the apostles during Jesus' ministry and is often considered the first pope.

Due to the renown of the apostle, this name became common throughout the Christian world (in various spellings). In England the Normans introduced it in the Old French form Piers, which was gradually replaced by the spelling Peter starting in the 15th century.

Besides the apostle, other saints by this name include the 11th-century reformer Saint Peter Damian and the 13th-century preacher Saint Peter Martyr. It was also borne by rulers of Aragon, Portugal, and Russia, including the Russian tsar Peter the Great (1672-1725), who defeated Sweden in the Great Northern War. Famous fictional bearers include Peter Rabbit from Beatrix Potter's children's books, and Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up in J. M. Barrie's 1904 play.

ROSEMARY

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: ROZ-mə-ree

Personal note: Rose+Mary= Rosemary I've gotta name a character after this name! so beautiful and feminine. Yes it's the name of a herb.

Combination of ROSE and MARY. This name can also be given in reference to the herb, which gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning "dew of the sea". It came into use as a given name in the 19th century.
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