millie13's Personal Name List

Adrienne
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, English
Pronounced: A-DREE-YEHN(French)
French feminine form of Adrian.
Alda 1
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic [1]
Pronounced: AL-da(Italian)
Feminine form of Aldo.
Alexandrina
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Portuguese, English (Rare)
Pronounced: al-ig-zan-DREE-nə(English)
Elaborated form of Alexandra. This was the first name of Queen Victoria; her middle name was Victoria.
Alfonsina
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian
Italian feminine form of Alfonso.
Antonia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Spanish, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian, Greek, Croatian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Other Scripts: Αντωνία(Greek) Антония(Bulgarian)
Pronounced: an-TO-nya(Italian, Spanish, German) an-TO-nee-ə(English) ahn-TO-nee-a(Dutch)
Feminine form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Astra
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: AS-trə
Means "star", ultimately from Greek ἀστήρ (aster). This name has only been (rarely) used since the 20th century.
Céline
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: SEH-LEEN
French feminine form of Caelinus. This name can also function as a short form of Marceline.
Colin 2
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: KAHL-in, KOL-in
Medieval diminutive of Col, a short form of Nicholas. It is now regarded as an independent name.
Drusilla
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Biblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Pronounced: droo-SIL-ə(English)
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name Drusus. In Acts in the New Testament Drusilla is the wife of Felix.
Enola
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: i-NO-lə
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century. It is the name of the main character in the novel Enola; or, her Fatal Mistake (1886) by Mary Young Ridenbaugh. The aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was named Enola Gay after the mother of the pilot, who was herself named for the book character.
Florian
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, French, Romanian, Polish
Pronounced: FLO-ryan(German) FLAW-RYAHN(French) FLAW-ryan(Polish)
From the Roman cognomen Florianus, a derivative of Florus. This was the name of a short-lived Roman emperor of the 3rd century. It was also borne by Saint Florian, a martyr of the 3rd century, the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.
Garnet 2
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: GAHR-nət
From an English surname that either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name Guarin.
Jana 1
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German, Slovene, Catalan, Estonian, Latvian
Pronounced: YA-na(Czech, Slovak, German) YAH-nah(Dutch) ZHA-nə(Catalan)
Feminine form of Jan 1.
Jeremiah
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical
Other Scripts: יִרְמְיָהוּ(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced: jehr-i-MIE-ə(English)
From the Hebrew name יִרְמְיָהוּ (Yirmiyahu) meaning "Yahweh will exalt", from the roots רוּם (rum) meaning "to exalt" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of one of the major prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Jeremiah and the Book of Lamentations (supposedly). He lived to see the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in the 6th century BC.

In England, though the vernacular form Jeremy had been occasionally used since the 13th century, the form Jeremiah was not common until after the Protestant Reformation.

Julius
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Ancient Roman, English, German, Finnish, Lithuanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Czech
Pronounced: YOO-lee-oos(Latin) JOO-lee-əs(English) YOO-lyuws(German) YOO-leews(Finnish) YUW-lyuws(Lithuanian) YOO-lyoos(Danish) YOO-lee-uys(Swedish) YOO-li-yuws(Czech)
From a Roman family name that was possibly derived from Greek ἴουλος (ioulos) meaning "downy-bearded". Alternatively, it could be related to the name of the Roman god Jupiter. This was a prominent patrician family of Rome, who claimed descent from the mythological Julus, son of Aeneas. Its most notable member was Gaius Julius Caesar, who gained renown as a military leader for his clever conquest of Gaul. After a civil war he became the dictator of the Roman Republic, but was eventually stabbed to death in the senate.

Although this name was borne by several early saints, including a pope, it was rare during the Middle Ages. It was revived in Italy and France during the Renaissance, and was subsequently imported to England.

Lavinia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Roman Mythology, Romanian
Pronounced: lə-VIN-ee-ə(English)
Meaning unknown, probably of Etruscan origin. In Roman legend Lavinia was the daughter of King Latinus, the wife of Aeneas, and the ancestor of the Roman people. According to the legend Aeneas named the town of Lavinium in honour of his wife.
Lucia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Pronounced: loo-CHEE-a(Italian) loo-TSEE-a(German) LOO-tsya(German) LOO-shə(English) loo-SEE-ə(English) luy-SEE-a(Swedish) LOO-chya(Romanian) LOO-kee-a(Latin)
Feminine form of Lucius. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
Lugh
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish Mythology
Probably an Irish form of Lugus. In Irish mythology Lugh was a divine hero who led the Tuatha De Danann against the Fomorians who were led by his grandfather Balor. Lugh killed Balor by shooting a stone into his giant eye.
Lynwood
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: LIN-wuwd
Variant of Linwood.
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.
Manfred
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, Dutch, Polish
Pronounced: MAN-freht(German, Polish) MAHN-frət(Dutch)
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Lord Byron's drama Manfred (1817). This name was also borne by Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), the German pilot in World War I who was known as the Red Baron.
Mireille
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: MEE-RAY
From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem Mirèio (1859). He probably derived it from the Occitan word mirar meaning "to admire". It is spelled Mirèlha in classical Occitan orthography.
Miren
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Basque
Pronounced: MEE-rehn
Basque form of Maria.
Nerys
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Welsh
Perhaps an elaboration of Welsh ner "lord", with the intended meaning of "lady".
Ruthie
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: ROO-thee
Diminutive of Ruth 1.
Shavonne
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish, English
Pronounced: shə-VAHN(English)
Anglicized form of Siobhán.
Sylvie
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, Czech
Pronounced: SEEL-VEE(French) SIL-vi-yeh(Czech)
French and Czech form of Silvia.
Tam 1
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scottish
Scottish short form of Thomas.
Tamerlane
Gender: Masculine
Usage: History
Pronounced: TAM-ər-layn(English)
Westernized form of Timur i Leng (see Timur).
Tāne
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Maori, Polynesian Mythology
Means "man" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Tāne was the god of forests and light. He was the son of the sky god Rangi and the earth goddess Papa, who were locked in an embrace and finally separated by their son. He created the tui bird and, by some accounts, man.
Valéria
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Pronounced: VAW-leh-ree-aw(Hungarian)
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of Valeria.
Zéphyrine
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French (Rare)
French feminine form of Zephyrinus (see Zeferino).
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