Feorsteorra's Personal Name List

ABEDNEGO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical
Other Scripts: עֲבֵד־נְגוֹ Ancient Hebrew
Pronounced: ə-BED-ni-go English
Rating: 30% based on 6 votes
Means "servant of Nebo" in Akkadian, Nebo being the Babylonian god of wisdom. In the Old Testament Abednego is the Babylonian name given to Azariah, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God, as told in the Book of Daniel.

ALURA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Modern, Rare)
Pronounced: ah-lure-ah
Rating: 44% based on 7 votes
Adaptation of the word allure to resemble Alora.

ANTIGONE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Αντιγονη Ancient Greek
Pronounced: an-TIG-ə-nee English
Rating: 83% based on 8 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.

ARABELLA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Rating: 73% based on 7 votes
Medieval Scottish name, probably a variant of ANNABEL. It has long been associated with Latin orabilis meaning "invokable".

ARIADNE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Αριαδνη Ancient Greek
Pronounced: A-REE-AD-NE Classical Greek
ar-ee-AD-nee English
Rating: 84% based on 9 votes
Means "most holy", composed of the Cretan Greek elements αρι (ari) "most" and αδνος (adnos) "holy". In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. She fell in love with Theseus and helped him to escape the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, but was later abandoned by him. Eventually she married the god Dionysus.

ARTEMISIOS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Ancient Greek
Other Scripts: Αρτεμισιος Ancient Greek
Rating: 58% based on 6 votes
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.

ASPEN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: AS-pən
Rating: 41% based on 8 votes
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.

AUGUSTIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, German
Pronounced: O-GUYS-TEN French
Rating: 56% based on 7 votes
Form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).

BELLAMIRA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Literature
Rating: 56% based on 7 votes
Probably derived from the Latin elements bella "beautiful" and mira "wondrous" (cf. Mirabella). This name belongs to a courtesan in the play 'The Jew of Malta' (written c. 1589 or 1590) by English dramatist Christopher Marlowe.

BENEDICTUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Late Roman, Dutch
Pronounced: bay-nə-DIK-tus Dutch
Rating: 56% based on 5 votes
Original Latin form of BENEDICT, as well as the modern Dutch form.

BESSARION
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Late Greek
Other Scripts: Βησσαριων Ancient Greek
Rating: 50% based on 5 votes
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Greek βησσα (bessa) "wooded valley". This was the name of a 5th-century Egyptian hermit who was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. It was later adopted by the scholar Basilios Bessarion (1403-1472), a Greek born in Byzantine Anatolia who became a Roman Catholic bishop.

BRISEIS
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Βρισηις Ancient Greek
Pronounced: brie-SEE-is English
Rating: 52% based on 6 votes
Patronymic derived from Βρισευς (Briseus), a Greek name of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology Briseis (real name Hippodameia) was the daughter of Briseus. She was captured during the Trojan War by Achilles. After Agamemnon took her away from him, Achilles refused to fight in the war.

CALIBAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Literature
Pronounced: KAL-ə-ban
Rating: 35% based on 6 votes
From a version of the Spanish word canibal "cannibal", with -n- and -l- interchanged, found in Hakluyt's 'Voyages' (1599). Shakespeare created this name for the savage, deformed slave of Prospero in his play 'The Tempest' (1611). It was given to one of Uranus' moons.

CASSIOPEIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Κασσιοπεια, Κασσιεπεια Ancient Greek
Pronounced: ka-see-ə-PEE-ə English
Rating: 79% based on 8 votes
Latinized form of Greek Κασσιοπεια (Kassiopeia) or Κασσιεπεια (Kassiepeia), possibly meaning "cassia juice". In Greek myth Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus and the mother of Andromeda. She was changed into a constellation and placed in the northern sky after she died.

CATRIONA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish, Scottish
Pronounced: ka-TREE-na
, ka-TREE-o-na
Rating: 68% based on 5 votes
Gaelic form of KATHERINE.

CHARLEMAGNE
Gender: Masculine
Usage: History
Pronounced: SHAHR-lə-mayn English
Rating: 55% based on 6 votes
From Old French Charles le Magne meaning "CHARLES the Great". This is the name by which the Frankish king Charles the Great (742-814) is commonly known.

CHRISTOBEL
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Archaic)
Rating: 66% based on 5 votes
Variant of CHRISTABEL.

CRESSIDA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Literature
Pronounced: KRES-ə-də English
Rating: 86% based on 7 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.

CYGNUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Astronomy
Rating: 64% based on 5 votes
Cygnus is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way, deriving its name from the Latinized Greek word for swan.

DOMINICUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Late Roman, Dutch
Pronounced: do-MEE-nee-kus Dutch
Rating: 60% based on 5 votes
Original Latin form of DOMINIC, as well as the modern Dutch form.

DUNSTAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English (Rare), Anglo-Saxon
Pronounced: DUN-stən English
Rating: 40% based on 5 votes
From the Old English elements dunn "dark" and stan "stone". This name was borne by a 10th-century saint, the archbishop of Canterbury. It was occasionally used in the Middle Ages, though it died out after the 16th century. It was revived by the Tractarian movement in the 19th century.

DYNASTY
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: African American (Modern)
Rating: 18% based on 5 votes
Possibly inspired by the popular '80s soap opera of the same name. The name derives from the English word dynasty, which is ultimately derived from Greek dunasteia meaning "power, dominion".

EDWIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Dutch
Pronounced: ED-w!n English
ED-win Dutch
ED-vin Dutch
Rating: 68% based on 5 votes
Means "rich friend" from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wine "friend". This was the name of a 7th-century Northumbrian king, regarded as a saint. After the Norman conquest the name was not popular, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century. A notable bearer was the astronaut Edwin Aldrin (1930-), also known as Buzz, the second man to walk on the moon.

ELECTA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Rating: 73% based on 6 votes
Taken from the word “elected” meaning "chosen".

It relates to the passage in the New Testament in “John 2”, which is in the form of a letter addressed to “The Elect Lady and Her Children” (meaning the Christian church, but from early on was believed to be a real woman called Electa).

The name Electa was first used in the United States and dates back to the 1800s. It has a particular resonance in Freemasonry.

EPIPHANY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: !-PIF-ə-nee
Rating: 50% based on 5 votes
From the name of the Christian festival (January 6) which commemorates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. It is also an English word meaning "sudden appearance" or "sudden perception", ultimately deriving from Greek επιφανεια (epiphaneia) "manifestation".

ESDRAS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: Εσδρας Ancient Greek
Pronounced: EZ-drəs English
Rating: 50% based on 5 votes
Greek form of EZRA. This spelling is used in parts of the Old Testament Apocrypha.

FABLE
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: FAY-bel
Rating: 32% based on 5 votes
Derived from the word for a succinct story, in prose or verse, that features animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature which are given human qualities, and that illustrates a moral lesson.
The word "fable" comes from the Latin fabula (a "story"), itself derived from fari ("to speak") with the -ula suffix that signifies "little".

FAIRLIGHT
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare), Literature
Rating: 62% based on 6 votes
A transferred use of the surname Fairlight used as far back as the 1800's in England and the States.

FENWICK
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: FEN-nik
Rating: 26% based on 5 votes
From the surname Fenwick from Old English fenn "marsh" and wic "dwelling place", "dairy farm" or "landing place". The surname may have originated from the village of Fenwick in Ayrshire, Scotland or Northumberland, England.

GARLINDA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: American (Rare)
Pronounced: GAR-lin-da
Rating: 46% based on 5 votes

GENOVEFA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Ancient Germanic (Latinized, ?)
Rating: 60% based on 7 votes
Older form of GENEVIÈVE.

GLORINDA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Esperanto
Pronounced: glo-REEN-da
Rating: 54% based on 5 votes
Means "worthy of glory" in Esperanto.

GREGORIOS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Late Greek
Other Scripts: Γρηγοριος Ancient Greek
Rating: 58% based on 5 votes
Original Greek form of GREGORY.

GREGORIUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Late Greek (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Γρηγοριος Ancient Greek
Rating: 60% based on 5 votes
Latinized form of GREGORIOS.

GRETEL
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German
Pronounced: GRE-təl
Rating: 48% based on 6 votes
Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch.

GRIFFITH
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh
Pronounced: GRIF-ith
Rating: 54% based on 7 votes
Anglicized form of GRUFFUDD.

HATHOR
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Pronounced: HAHTH-awr English
Rating: 42% based on 5 votes
Greek form of Egyptian Het-Heru which means "the house of Horus", derived from Egyptian hwt "house" combined with Hr the god HORUS. In Egyptian mythology she was the goddess of love, often depicted with the head of a cow.

HATSHEPSUT
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Ancient Egyptian
Pronounced: haht-SHEP-soot English
Rating: 36% based on 5 votes
Means "foremost of noble women" in Egyptian. This was the name of a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. She may have been the first woman to take the title of Pharaoh.

HROTHGAR
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Rating: 47% based on 6 votes
Variant of HROÐGAR.

IPHIGENEIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Ιφιγενεια Ancient Greek
Rating: 74% based on 5 votes
Derived from Greek ιφιος (iphios) "strong, stout" and γενης (genes) "born". In Greek myth Iphigenia was the daughter of King Agamemnon. When her father offended Artemis it was divined that the only way to appease the goddess was to sacrifice Iphigenia. Just as Agamemnon was about to sacrifice his daughter she was magically transported to the city of Taurus.

In Christian tradition this was also the name of a legendary early saint, the daughter of an Ethiopian king Egippus.

ISOLDE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare), German, Arthurian Romance
Pronounced: i-ZOL-də English
i-SOL-də English
ee-ZAWL-də German
Rating: 84% based on 5 votes
The origins of this name are uncertain, though some Celtic roots have been suggested. It is possible that the name is ultimately Germanic, perhaps from a hypothetic name like Ishild, composed of the elements is "ice, iron" and hild "battle".

In medieval Arthurian legend Isolde was an Irish princess betrothed to King Mark of Cornwall. After accidentally drinking a love potion, she became the lover of his knight Tristan, which led to their tragic deaths. The story was popular during the Middle Ages and the name became relatively common in England at that time. It was rare by the 19th century, though some interest was generated by Richard Wagner's opera 'Tristan und Isolde' (1865).

ISSACHAR
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: יִשָּׂשׁכָר Ancient Hebrew Ισσαχαρ Ancient Greek
Pronounced: IS-ə-kahr English
Rating: 50% based on 5 votes
Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) meaning "hire, wage, reward". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A justification for the name's meaning is given in Genesis 30:18.

JAYLA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: JAY-lə
Rating: 53% based on 7 votes
Combination of JAY (1) and the popular name suffix la.

JOCASTA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Ιοκαστη Ancient Greek
Pronounced: jo-KAS-tə English
Rating: 78% based on 6 votes
Latinized form of Greek Ιοκαστη (Iokaste), which is of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology she was the mother Oedipus by the Theban king Laius. In a case of tragic mistaken identity, she married her own son.

JOSEPHUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Dutch, History
Pronounced: YO-sə-fus Dutch
Rating: 46% based on 5 votes
Latin form of JOSEPH. This form is used by Dutch Catholics. In English, it is used primarily to refer to the 1st-century Jewish historian Titus Flavius Josephus.

JUBILATION
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Popular Culture, English (Puritan, Rare)
Pronounced: joo-bil-LAY-shun (Popular Culture)
Rating: 28% based on 5 votes
From Old French jubilacion meaning "jubilation, rejoicing" and directly from the Latin jubilationem (nominative jubilatio, noun of action from past participle stem of jubilare, meaning "to shout or sing out joyfully."

Jubilation Lee is the name of X-Men mutant protagonist Jubilee.

JUNIPER
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: JOON-ə-pər
Rating: 63% based on 6 votes
From the English word for the type of tree, derived ultimately from Latin iuniperus.

JUPITER
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
Pronounced: JOO-pi-tər English
Rating: 46% based on 5 votes
From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus (see ZEUS) and pater "father". Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. He presided over the heavens and light, and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state. This is also the name of the fifth and largest planet in the solar system.

KENTUCKY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English (Rare)
Rating: 30% based on 6 votes
Of uncertain etymology, though likely from an Iroquoian name meaning "on the meadow" or "on the prairie".

MALAKAI
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English (Modern)
Rating: 47% based on 6 votes
Variant of MALACHI.

MARCELLA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, German, Ancient Roman
Rating: 80% based on 5 votes
Feminine form of MARCELLUS.

MEADOW
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: MED-o
Rating: 61% based on 8 votes
From the English word meadow, ultimately from Old English mædwe.

MINERVA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Roman Mythology, English
Pronounced: m!-NUR-və English
Rating: 88% based on 8 votes
Possibly derived from Latin mens meaning "intellect", but more likely of Etruscan origin. Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and war, approximately equivalent to the Greek goddess Athena. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since after the Renaissance.

MIRAMIS
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Swedish (Rare), Literature
Rating: 52% based on 6 votes
Swedish short form of Semiramis. This is the name of Mio's horse in the children's book 'Mio, min Mio' (1954) by Astrid Lindgren.

NAPHTALI
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical
Other Scripts: נַפְתָלִי Ancient Hebrew
Pronounced: NAF-tə-lie English
Rating: 46% based on 5 votes
Means "my struggle, my strife" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a son of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

NAUSICAA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Ναυσικαα Ancient Greek
Rating: 72% based on 5 votes
Latinized form of Greek Ναυσικαα (Nausikaa) meaning "burner of ships". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of a daughter of Alcinous who helps Odysseus on his journey home.

NICODEMUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical, Biblical Latin
Other Scripts: Νικοδημος Ancient Greek
Pronounced: nik-ə-DEE-məs English
Rating: 68% based on 5 votes
From the Greek name Νικοδημος (Nikodemos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and δημος (demos) "the people". This is the name of a character in the New Testament who helps Joseph of Arimathea entomb Jesus.

NORMANDY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English (Rare)
Other Scripts: Normandie
Pronounced: NOHR-mən-dee
Rating: 60% based on 5 votes
Normandy is region of France. It was invaded in 1944, during World War II.

In sparse use since the 1800s in the English-speaking world.

ODETTE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: AW-DET
Rating: 88% based on 5 votes
French diminutive of ODA or ODILIA. This is the name of a princess who has been transformed into a swan in the ballet 'Swan Lake' (1877) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

ORION
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Ωριων Ancient Greek
Pronounced: AW-REE-AWN Classical Greek
o-RIE-ən English
Rating: 83% based on 6 votes
Meaning unknown, but possibly related to Greek ‘οριον (horion) meaning "boundary, limit". Alternatively it may be derived from Akkadian Uru-anna meaning "light of the heavens". This is the name of a constellation, which gets its name from a legendary Greek hunter who was killed by a scorpion sent by the earth goddess Gaia.

ORPHA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Biblical, English
Pronounced: AWR-fə English
Rating: 47% based on 6 votes
Variant of ORPAH used in some translations of the Bible.

OTHELLO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Literature
Pronounced: o-THEL-o English
Rating: 38% based on 5 votes
Perhaps an Italian diminutive of OTHO. Shakespeare used this name in his tragedy 'Othello' (1603), where it belongs to a Moor who is manipulated by Iago into killing his wife Desdemona.

PASCAL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French, German, Dutch
Pronounced: PAS-KAL French
pas-KAL German
pahs-KAHL Dutch
Rating: 60% based on 5 votes
From the Late Latin name Paschalis, which meant "relating to Easter" from Latin Pascha "Easter", which was in turn from Hebrew פֶּסַח (pesach) meaning "Passover". Passover is the ancient Hebrew holiday celebrating the liberation from Egypt. Because it coincided closely with the later Christian holiday of Easter, the same Latin word was used for both. The name Pascal can also function as a surname, as in the case of Blaise Pascal, the French philosopher, mathematician and inventor.

PEREGRINE
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: PER-ə-grin
, PER-ə-green
Rating: 67% based on 6 votes
From the Late Latin name Peregrinus, which meant "traveller". This was the name of several early saints.

POLARIS
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: Astronomy, Popular Culture
Rating: 80% based on 6 votes
Derived from the Latin stella polaris, "pole star".

This is the proper Latin name of the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor, commonly called the North Star or Pole-Star. The Old English name for it was Scip-steorra "ship-star", reflecting its importance in navigation. It is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is very close to the north celestial pole, making it the current northern pole star.

Polaris is the 'mutant' name of a protagonist in Marvel's X-Men line of comics. Her real name is Lorna Dane, though she's more commonly called Polaris. As the daughter of Magneto, she inherited the mutant ability of magnetic manipulation.

PRIAM
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
Other Scripts: Πριαμος Ancient Greek
Pronounced: PRIE-əm English
Rating: 62% based on 5 votes
From the Greek Πριαμος (Priamos), possibly meaning "redeemed". In Greek legend Priam was the king of Troy during the Trojan War and the father of many children including Hector and Paris.

PROCHORUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical, Biblical Latin
Other Scripts: Προχορος Ancient Greek
Rating: 20% based on 1 vote
Latinized form of the Greek name Προχορος (Prochoros) which meant "leader of the dance". Saint Prochorus was one of the original seven deacons, as told in Acts in the New Testament.

REMIEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Judeo-Christian Legend
Rating: 58% based on 5 votes
Possibly means "God exalts" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels. He is also named Jeremiel.

REUBEN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical, Hebrew, English
Other Scripts: רְאוּבֵן Hebrew
Pronounced: ROO-bən English
Rating: 70% based on 5 votes
Means "behold, a son" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the eldest son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Reuben was cursed by his father because he slept with Jacob's concubine Bilhah. It has been used as a Christian name in Britain since the Protestant Reformation.

REVERIE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: REV-ə-ree
Rating: 44% based on 7 votes
As a noun, it has been used since 1325 and is Middle English meaning "daydream" or, more literally, "fanciful musing", from Old French reverie which was derived from rever meaning "to speak wildly." As a name, there are some instances of usage in the mid to late 1800s, but it is still relatively rare, with 7 babies named Reverie in 2012.

ROLAND
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Medieval French
Pronounced: RO-lənd English
RAW-LAHN French
RO-lant German
RO-lawnd Hungarian
Rating: 98% based on 6 votes
From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and landa meaning "land", though some theories hold that the second element was originally nand meaning "brave". Roland was a semi-legendary French hero whose story is told in the medieval epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which he is a nephew of Charlemagne killed in battle with the Saracens. The Normans introduced this name to England.

ROSMERTA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Celtic Mythology
Pronounced: roz-MER-tə (English)
Rating: 58% based on 6 votes
Probably means "great provider" from Gaulish ro, an intensive prefix (hence "very, most, great"), combined with smert "purveyor, carer" and the feminine name suffix a. This was the name of an obscure Gallo-Roman goddess of fertility, abundance and prosperity. The author J. K. Rowling borrowed the name for a witch in her 'Harry Potter' series.

ROWAN
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: Irish, English (Modern)
Pronounced: RO-ən English
Rating: 66% based on 7 votes
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning "descendant of RUADHÁN". This name can also be given in reference to the rowan tree.

SERENITY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: sə-REN-!-tee
Rating: 55% based on 6 votes
From the English word meaning "serenity, tranquility", ultimately from Latin serenus meaning "clear, calm".

SPARROW
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: SPAR-o
, SPER-o
Rating: 40% based on 5 votes
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.

TALIESIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh, Arthurian Romance
Pronounced: tal-ee-ES-in Welsh
Rating: 60% based on 5 votes
Means "shining brow", derived from Welsh tal "brow" and iesin "shining". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet and bard. In later Welsh legends he is portrayed as a wizard and prophet, or as a companion of King Arthur.

THELONIUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Various
Rating: 42% based on 5 votes
Latinized form of Tielo (see TILO). A famous bearer was jazz musician Thelonious Monk (1917-1982).

THEODORIC
Gender: Masculine
Usage: History
Pronounced: thee-AHD-ə-rik English
Rating: 72% based on 6 votes
From a Germanic name meaning "ruler of the people", derived from the elements theud "people" and ric "power, ruler". It was notably borne by Theodoric the Great, a 6th-century king of the Ostrogoths who eventually became the ruler of Italy. By Theodoric's time the Ostrogoths were partially Romanized and his name was regularly recorded as Theodoricus. The Gothic original may have been Þiudreiks.

THESEUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Θησευς Ancient Greek
Pronounced: TE-SEWS Classical Greek
THEE-see-əs English
Rating: 73% based on 7 votes
Possibly derived from Greek τιθημι (tithemi) meaning "to set, to place". Theseus was a heroic king of Athens in Greek mythology. He was the son of Aethra, either by Aegeus or by the god Poseidon. According to legend, every seven years the Cretan king Minos demanded that Athens supply Crete with seven boys and seven girls to be devoured by the Minotaur, a half-bull creature that was the son of Minos's wife Pasiphaë. Theseus volunteered to go in place of one of these youths in order to slay the Minotaur in the Labyrinth where it lived. He succeeded with the help of Minos's daughter Ariadne, who provided him with a sword and a roll of string so he could find his way out of the maze.

TIRZAH
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Biblical
Other Scripts: תִּרְצָה Ancient Hebrew
Pronounced: TIR-zə English
Rating: 75% based on 6 votes
From the Hebrew name תִּרְצָה (Tirtzah) meaning "favourable". Tirzah is the name of one of the daughters of Zelophehad in the Old Testament. It also occurs in the Old Testament as a place name, the early residence of the kings of the northern kingdom.

TZIPPORAH
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Other Scripts: צִפּוֹרָה Hebrew
Rating: 77% based on 6 votes
Original Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.

UMBRIEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Literature
Pronounced: UM-bree-el
Rating: 42% based on 5 votes
Probably derived from Latin umbra meaning "shadow". This name was created by Alexander Pope for a "dusky, melancholy sprite" in his poem 'The Rape of the Lock' (1712). A moon of Uranus bears this name in his honour.

WREN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: REN
Rating: 60% based on 6 votes
From the English word for the small songbird. It is ultimately derived from Old English wrenna.

ZERUBBABEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical, English (Puritan)
Other Scripts: זְרֻבָּבֶל
Pronounced: zeh-ru-BAH-bel (Biblical)
Rating: 38% based on 5 votes
Possibly means "conceived and born in Babylon" from a contraction of either Assyrian-Babylonian Zəru Bābel "seed of Babylon" or Hebrew זְרוּעַ בָּבֶל (Zərua‘ Bāvel) "the one sown of Babylon". In the Old Testament he led the first group of Jews out of captivity in Babylon in the first year of the Persian king Cyrus.

ZOPHIEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hebrew (Hellenized), Judeo-Christian Legend, Literature
Rating: 40% based on 5 votes
Apparently either means "watchman of God" or "rock of God" in Hebrew. It could also be a variant of Jophiel, since the angel Jophiel is also regularly called Zophiel in various sources. This was also the name of an angel in Milton's epic "Paradise Lost."
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