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Abide f Turkish
Directly taken from Turkish abide meaning "monument".
Adenora f Breton
Breton form of Éléonore.
Aibhín f Irish
This name was used in the poem "A Kite for Aibhín" by Seamus Heaney, published in 2010.
Aibhinn f Irish
Means "beautiful" or "the lovely one" in Irish. It's an alternate name for an Irish spirit and queen of the Banshees, also known as Aeval.
Aibhne m & f Irish (Rare)
From Irish abhainn meaning "river".
Aibhse f Scottish Gaelic
From Scottish Gaelic aibhse meaning "sprite" or "specter".
Ailinel f Literature
Used by J.R.R. Tolkien, this is a Quenya name of unknown meaning. It likely comes from ailin meaning "lake" combined with the feminine suffix el.
Ailinónë f Literature
From ailinon meaning "water lily" in Quenya, a language invented by Tolkien.
Ainsel f Folklore
Used for a fairy in Thomas Keightley's The Fairy Mythology, released in 1870. Ainsel was a fairy who came down the chimney to play with a little boy.
Aishling f Irish
Variant of Aisling.
Aka f Japanese
Directly taken from Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red". Red is the color of youth and celebration in Japan. This name was popular in the Edo Era, nowadays it's more popular as a name element as, for example, in Akari.
Alara f Turkish, Medieval Turkic (Rare)
Alara appears in Turkic Mythology as a beautiful water fairy. She lives in the lakes and rivers of the Caspian basin and grants the wishes of those she deems worthy. She is said to be capable of repairing broken hearts and making them capable of love again.
Alemşah f & m Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish alem meaning "world, universe" combined with şah meaning "shah, king".
Alto m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Directly taken from Latin altus meaning "to raise, to make high, to elevate". As a musical term it refers to the contrapuntal part higher than the tenor and its associated vocal range.... [more]
Amarië f Literature
Used by J.R.R. Tolkien this is a Quenya name of unknown meaning. It possibly comes from mára meaning "good" or mar meaning "home".
Amicie f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French cognate of Amice (compare Amicia).
Anel f Kazakh
Derived from Kazakh ән (än) meaning "song" combined with Turkic el meaning "people, nation, country".
Anela f Hawaiian
Directly taken from Hawaiian 'ānela meaning "angel".
Anna f Japanese
From Japanese 杏 (an) meaning "apricot" or 安 (an) meaning "quiet, peaceful" combined with Japanese 奈 (na) a phonetic character. Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Annael f & m Hebrew
Variant transcription of Anael.
Annael m Literature
Meaning unknown, it possibly combines the Quenya and Sindarin components anna meaning "gift" and el meaning "star". This name was used by J.R.R. Tolkien for an elf in his book "The Lord of the Rings", released in 1954.
Annaluise f German
Combination of Anna and Luise. This was the name of the main character in the movie version of Erich Kästner’s book Pünktchen und Anton“, released in 1999.
Annarose f English
Combination of Anna and Rose.
Annia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Annius. Annia Aurelia Faustina (c. 201 AD – c. 222 AD) was an Anatolian Roman noblewoman. She was an Empress of Rome and third wife of the Roman emperor Elagabalus briefly in 221.
Aodha f Irish (Modern)
Feminization of Aodh, which is derived from Old Irish Áed meaning "fire". This seems to be a modern Irish name and it's sometimes incorrectly pronounced like Ada (AY-da), however in Irish the H would lead to the D not being pronounced.
Aodhla f Irish (Modern)
This is a modern Irish name based on the Irish Aodh stemming from áed which means "fire" combined with the popular modern suffix of la. It was likely also inspired by names with popular sounds such as Ayla... [more]
Apate f Greek Mythology
Directly taken from Greek ἀπάτη (apatê) meaning "deceit, fraud, trick". Apate was the personification of deceit in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Nyx, the personification of night.
Apronia f German
It coinincides with apronia, the name of black bryony. Apronia of Toul was a 6th century saint.
Aqua f English
Derived from Latin aqua meaning "water". It is also used in English in reference to a bluish-green colour.
Aquinnah f Wampanoag
From Wampanoag Âhqunah meaning "the end of the island". This is also the name of a town on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. American actor Michael J. Fox gave this name to his daughter Aquinnah Kathleen born in 1995.
Aredhel f Literature
Means "noble elf" in Sindarin. This was the name of an Elf in Tolkien's book 'The Silmarillion'.
Areida f English
This name was used for a character in Gail Carson Levine's 1997 book "Ella Enchanted". The book won a Newbery Medal and a movie adaptation was released in 2004 starring Anne Hathaway.
Arife f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Arif, meaning "learned, knowing, expert".
Arisa f Japanese
From Japanese 有 (aru) meaning "to possess, exist" and 沙 (sa) meaning "sand" or 紗 (sa) meaning "silk, gauze". Other kanji combinations are possible. This name is often spelled in hiragana.
Aristo m Ancient Greek
Aristo is a character in the "Roman Mysteries" book series by Caroline Lawrence set in ancient Rome. The first book was released in 2001.
Aronia f Norwegian
Variant of Arona. This is also the name of a genus of deciduous shrubs, producing aronia berries, commonly known as chokeberry.
Arrietty f Literature
Possibly a variant of Harriet. This is the name of a character from 'The Borrowers' by Mary Norton.
Asagi f Japanese
Means "light yellow" in Japanese. It combines 浅 meaning "light, pale" with 黄 meaning "yellow".
Aslıhan f Turkish
Combination of Turkish aslı meaning "genuine, real" with Turkish han meaning "khan, ruler, leader".
Asriel m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Literature
Variant of Azriel used in the Geneva Bible (1560), Douay-Rheims Bible (1582-1610), the Clementine Vulgate (1592) and the Nova Vulgata ("Neo-Vulgate", 1979). The latter two are respectively the former and current official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church.... [more]
Astrella f Obscure
From Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star". This name was used by Scottish singer Donovan for his daughter born 1971.
Atiye f Turkish
Turkish form of Atiya.
Avita f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Avitus, meaning "ancestral". This name was used for a character in Caroline Lawrence's book series "The Roman Mysteries", first released in 2001... [more]
Aya f Baoulé
Derived from Baoulé ya "Friday", referring to the day of the week on which the child was born and hence to be understood as "born on Friday".
Aya f Hebrew
Directly taken from Hebrew אַיָּה (ayá) meaning "honey buzzard".
Aybige f Turkish
An alternate spelling of Aybüke, deriving from Turkish ay meaning "moon" combined with büke meaning "queen, woman".
Aybüke f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay "moon" and büke "queen, woman".
Ayça f Turkish
Directly taken from Turkish ayça meaning "new moon" or "crescent".
Aylin f German
German variant spelling of Eileen, better reflecting the German pronunciation. The look of it may also have been inspired by the Turkish Aylin, which is however pronounced differently in Turkish and has a different etymology.
Aylish f Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Ailís.
Ayliz f Turkish
From Turkish ay meaning "moon".
Aynî f Ottoman Turkish
Derived from Turkish aynı meaning "same, unchanged".
Balthamos m Literature
This is the name of an angel in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials book series.
Belmira f Portuguese
Most likely a version of Elmira 1, which derives from Edelmira, stemming from Adelmar, which combines the Germanic elements adal meaning "noble" and mari meaning "famous"... [more]
Biana f Literature
Means "fair skinned", "white", or "fair". It was invented for a character in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Biana Amberly Vacker, by Shannon Messenger.
Bigna f Romansh
Romansh form of Barbara as well as a variant of Bina. This name is traditionally found in the Engadine valley.
Binia f Romansh
Variant of Bignia.
Binja f German (Swiss)
Variant of Bigna, written according to German phonetics.
Birgün f Turkish
Feminine given name derived from the elements bir meaning "one" and gün meaning "sun, day".
Birsen f Turkish
From Turkish bir meaning "one" combined with Turkish sen meaning "you", giving it the figurative meaning of "only you".
Blakeney f & m English
From Old English blæc meaning "black, dark" or blac meaning "pale" combined with Old English eg meaning "island" or hæg meaning "enclosure".
Bray m & f English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Bray, derived from Cornish bre meaning "hill".
Caela f Irish
Feminine variant of Caelan, ultimately from Irish caol meaning "slender".
Caiseal m & f Irish (Modern), English (Modern)
From Irish caiseal meaning "great stone fort" or "castle". A notable bearer of the name is the Australian Sci-Fi and fantasy novelist, artist and musician Caiseal Mór. This is a modern Irish word name and not commonly used in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Caislín f Irish (Modern), English (Modern)
Supposed to mean "little castle" from Irish caiseal meaning "castle" combined with the Irish diminutive of ín. It also coincides with the rare Irish word caislín meaning "chat" (a type of bird)... [more]
Canaziz f Ottoman Turkish
From Turkish can "soul, life" combined with aziz "respected, powerful, beloved".
Canfeda f Ottoman Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" or by extension "darling, sweetheart" combined with Turkish feda meaning "sacrifice".
Caress f American (Rare)
Directly taken from the English word caress meaning "an act or expression of kindness or affection" or a nickname for Cassandra. This was a prominent character on the TV show "Dynasty" who appeared on the show in 1986... [more]
Cartilia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Cartilius.
Cartilius m Etruscan, Ancient Roman
Meaning unknown, most likely of Etruscan origin.
Catelyn f Literature
Invented by G.R.R. Martin for his "Game of Thrones" book series, first realeased in 1996 and turned into a TV series (2011-2019). It is not pronounced like the similar Caitlin and unrelated.
Caudex m Ancient Roman
Directly taken from Latin caudex meaning "tree trunk".
Céadaoin f Irish
Directly taken from Irish céadaoin meaning "wednesday", ultimately from old Irish céad meaning "first" and aoine meaning "fast".
Ceana f Scottish Gaelic
Means "fair one" in Scottish Gaelic.
Cèilidh f Scottish Gaelic (Modern, Rare)
Directly taken from Scottish Gaelic cèilidh, a traditional folk music and storytelling party.... [more]
Celaena f Literature
Meaning unknown. The American author Sarah J. Maas used this for the central character in her 'Throne of Glass' series of fantasy novels, first released in 2012. She may have based it on the Greek mythological name Celaeno.
Celeborn m Literature
Means "tree of silver" or "tall and silver" in Sindarin, from the elements celeb "silver" and orne "tree" or possibly a derivative of ornā meaning "tall". In J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings', Celeborn was the ruler of Lothlórien along with his wife Galadriel.
Celebrían f Literature
Means "silver queen" in Sindarin, from celeb meaning "silver" and rían meaning "queen". This was the name of an Elf mentioned in Lord of the Rings. She was the daughter of Galadriel, the wife of Elrond, and the mother of Arwen.
Ceola f Irish (Modern)
This is a modern Irish name, directly taken from Irish ceol meaning "music, singing".
Chalciope f Greek Mythology
From Greek xαλκιόπη meaning "bronze-face". This was the name of several women in Greek Mythology. In modern times this is the name of a genus of moths.
Chantry m & f English
From an English surname, meaning "singer in a chantry chapel" or "one who lives by a chantry chapel", derived from Old French chanterie, which derives from French chanter "to sing". This name was used for the main character in the movie What if?, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, released in 2013.
Chenoa f American (Modern)
Meaning unknown. It is most likely derived from the name of the town in the American state of Illinois, the meaning of which is uncertain. It was apparently misunderstood by the city's founder, Matthew T. Scott, as a Native American word meaning "Kentucky", his state of birth; actually, Chenoa (or Chenoka) is one of many Native American names for the Kentucky River.... [more]
Cherita f English
Meaning unknown. It is most likely based on the the French word chérie meaning "darling" combined with the Spanish suffix ita. Cherita Chen is a character in the 2001 cult movie Donnie Darko.
Chidori f Japanese
Directly taken from Japanese 千鳥 (chidori) meaning "plover", a type of wading bird. The individual kanji mean 千 (chi) "a thousand" and 鳥 (dori) "bird". This name has been heavily used for female characters in manga and anime.
Ciabhán m Irish Mythology
From Irish ciabhar meaning "locks, head of hair". In Irish mythology Ciabhán was the mortal lover of Clíodhna. It is often anglicized as Keevan.
Ciarraí f Irish
From the place name Ciarraí, which is the Irish Gaelic form of Kerry meaning "Ciar's people" (from ciar meaning "black")... [more]
Círdan m Literature
Means "ship-maker" in Sindarin. Círdan is the name of a Telerin Elf in the work of Tolkien.
Ciryon m Literature
Meaning unknown, possibly from Quenya cirya meaning "ship". Used by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Citra f Literature
Invented by Neal Shusterman for the main character in his book series "Scythe", first released in 2016.
Clove f Literature, English (Modern)
From the English word meaning either a slice of garlic or the dried flower bud of a tropical tree, used as a spice. This name was recently used in Suzanne Collins' popular book, The Hunger Games.
Clovia f English
Meaning unknown. Clovia is a character in the "Gasoline Alley" comic strips, first released in 1918, one of the longest running comic strips of all time in the US.
Creidhne m Irish Mythology
Creidhne was a goldsmith in Irish Mythology. He was the son of Brigid and Tuireann.
Creirwy f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "token of the egg", and in effect "mundane egg", from Welsh creir "a token, jewel, sacred object" and wy "egg". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she was a daughter of Ceridwen and one of the three most beautiful maids of the Isle of Britain... [more]
Críonna f Irish (Modern)
This is a modern Irish name which is directly derived from Irish críonna meaning "wise".
Doğa f & m Turkish
Means "nature" in Turkish.
Döndü f Turkish
Directly taken from Turkish döndü meaning "returned".
Dune m & f English
Early 17th century from Dutch duin, from Middle Dutch dūne, probably ultimately from the same Celtic base as down3.
Durpaşa f Ottoman Turkish
From Arabic durr meaning "pearls" combined with Turkish paşa "pasha".
Éada f Irish (Modern)
A modern Irish name, most like influenced by the more frequently used Irish name Éadaoin, which derives from Irish éad (coming from Old Irish ét) meaning "jealousy, passion"... [more]
Éala f Irish (Modern)
This is a modern Irish name that has most likely been influenced by the Irish word eala meaning "swan". However, contrarily to the Irish word for "swan", which is spelled without the fada, the fada has been added to the name to get the desired pronounciation of EH-la whereas the word eala is pronounced AL-la... [more]
Eärwen f Literature
Means "sea maiden" in Quenya, from eär meaning "sea" and wen meaning "maiden". This was the name of a Telerin Elf in the Silmarillion. She was the mother of Galadriel.
Ecem f Turkish (Modern)
Means "my queen" or "my beautiful woman" in Turkish, from Turkish ece meaning "queen" or "beautiful woman" combined with the Turkish possessive adjective of m.
Efsane f Turkish
Turkish form of Afsaneh, meaning "myth, legend, fable".
Éibhleann f Irish
Allegedly derived from Old Irish óiph "semblance; appearance; beauty". It is also treated as an Irish form of Helen, although it is sometimes anglicized as Evelyn.
Éinín f Irish
Directly taken from the Irish word éinín meaning "little bird". This is a modern Irish word name that has only been used in recent years.
Elanur f Turkish (Modern)
Combination of Turkish ela meaning "hazel (colour)" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
Eldalótë f Literature
Means "elven flower" in Quenya from elda meaning "elf" and lótë meaning "flower". It was used by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Elendil m Literature
Means "lover of the stars" in Quenya. He was Isildur's father in Lord of the Rings.
Elenia f German (Modern), Italian
Elaboration of Elena influenced by Ilenia.
Eleos f Greek Mythology
From Greek ἔλεος (eleos) meaning "mercy, pity, compassion". In Greek mythology, Eleos was the personification of pity, mercy, clemency and compassion. Her opposite was Anaideia, the goddess of ruthlessness.
Eleria f Literature (Modern)
Used by German author Ursula Poznanski for the female main character in her Eleria-trilogy. In the character's case it was created by combining Eleonore and Ariadne.
Elfrun f German
From ælf meaning "elf" combined with rún meaning "secret lore".
Eliara f Brazilian (Rare)
Meaning unknown, possibly a variation of Liara or Eliana.
Eliz f Armenian, Turkish
Means "hand" in Turkish.
Eluana f Italian
Possibly an elaboration of Luana or a feminine version of Elouan.
Emiko f Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit", (e) meaning "prosperous" or (e) meaning "picture, painting" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ko) meaning "child"... [more]
Engelin f Medieval German
From German Engel meaning "angel". This was one of the most popular German girls names in the late Middle Ages.
Éomer m Literature
From Old English eoh meaning "horse" and maer meaning "famous". The name was used by J. R. R. Tolkien in his book "The Lord of the Rings". Éomer is Éowyn's brother and a nephew of King Théoden of Rohan.
Eriska f Scottish
From the name of the Scottish island of Eriska.
Eriskay f Scottish
From the name of the Scottish island of Eriskay. It derives from Old Norse for "Eric's Isle", see Eric.
Esmanur f Turkish
Combination of the Turkish name Esma with Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
Eunoia f Ancient Greek
From Ancient Greek εὔνοιᾰ meaning "beautiful thinking, well mind".
Eunonina f Ancient Roman
From Eunoia, which is derived from Roman eúnoia through Ancient Greek εὔνοιᾰ, meaning "well mind, beautiful thinking".
Evranaki f Ottoman Turkish
This was a popular name for women in the Ottoman Empire.
Faeya f English (Modern, Rare)
Elaboration of Fay, probably influenced by Freya.
Fainche f Irish (Rare), Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish fuinche meaning "scald-crow" or "black fox". It occurs in Irish myth as the name of the daughter of Dáire Derg and mother of the three Fothads by a warrior called Mac Nia... [more]
Fáinne f Irish
Means "circle" or "ring" in Irish. This name was coined during the Gaelic revival, at which time it referred to a ring-shaped pin badge (introduced in 1911) worn to designate fluent Irish speakers and thus gained popularity as a political-cultural statement.
Fee f Dutch, German
As a full name it is derived directly from the German and Dutch word Fee meaning "fairy". It is also used as a nickname for Felicitas or Felicia... [more]
Fee f English
Nickname for Fiona or other names that start with this sound.
Féile f Irish (Modern)
This is a modern Irish name, directly taken from Irish féile meaning "festival".
Felice f German, Medieval Italian, Medieval English
German, medieval English and medieval Italian variant of Felicia. A notable bearer is Felice Bauer (1887-1960), fiancée of author Franz Kafka. His letters to her were published in the book Letters to Felice.
Feyre f Literature
Based on fayre the old fashioned spelling of the English word fair meaning "fair, beautiful", ultimately from Old English fæġer. This name was created for the series 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' by author Sarah J. Maas... [more]
Finja f German (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly a form of Finya.... [more]
Finnja f German (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly a form of Finya.... [more]
Finrod m Literature
Sindarin form of the Quenya name Findaráto, meaning "golden-haired champion". Finrod was an Elf in 'The Silmarillion'. He was the oldest son of Finarfin and Eärwen and the brother of Galadriel.
Finya f Russian
Diminutive form of Rufina.
Fírinne f Irish
Invented during the Gaelic revival, taken from Irish fírinne meaning "truth".
Funa f Japanese
From Japanese 楓 (fu) meaning "maple" combined with Japanese 奈 (na) a phonetic character. Funa Nakayama (born 2005) is an Olympic street skateboarder who won the bronze medal in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Gülce f Turkish
From Turkish gül meaning rose.
Gülçiçek f Ottoman Turkish
Means "rose blossom", from Turkish gül meaning "rose" combined with Turkish çiçek meaning "flower, blossom".
Güler f Turkish
Directly taken from Turkish güler meaning "laughs".
Güllü f Turkish
Means "with roses", from Turkish gül meaning "rose".
Gülmisal f Turkish
Derives from Turkish gül meaning "rose" combined with misal meaning "example".
Gülpaşa f Ottoman Turkish
From Turkish gül meaning "rose" combined with paşa meaning "pasha".
Gülruh f Ottoman Turkish
From Turkish gül meaning "rose" combined with 'rukh' meaning "cheek, face", giving it the meaning "rose-cheeked", "rose-faced".
Gülsima f Ottoman Turkish
Means "rose-faced", "rose-like" in Turkish, from Turkish gül "rose" and sima "face".
Gülüstü f Ottoman Turkish
Means "above the rose" from Turkish gül meaning "rose" and Turkish üstü "above".
Günseli f Turkish
Means "stream of sun", from Turkish gün meaning "sun, day" combined with Turkish "sel" meaning "flood, stream".
Güzide f Turkish
From Turkish güzide meaning "distinguished".
Güzin f Turkish
Means "exquisite, excellent", ultimately derived from Persian.
Halia f Hawaiian
Directly taken from Hawaiian hali'a meaning "memory of a loved one, cherished or loving memory". It made the top 100 in Hawaii for the first time in 2020, the year of the Covid19 pandemic.
Halley f & m English
Transferred use of the surname Halley.... [more]
Hama f Japanese
Directly taken from Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" or 濱 (hama) meaning "beach, sea coast". It can also be given as a combination of 波 (ha) meaning "waves" with 麻 (ma) meaning "flax, hemp".
Hamako f Japanese
From Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" or 濱 (hama) meaning "beach, sea coast" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Hanım f Turkish
Derives from Arabic khanum, a female royal and aristocratic title.
Heathcliff m English, Literature
Combination of Heath and Cliff, meaning "heath near a cliff". It was created by Emily Brontë (1818-1848) for her novel Wuthering Heights, in which the main character and antihero is named Thrushcross Grange Heathcliff, called Heathcliff... [more]
Hediye f Turkish
Turkish form of Hadiyya, meaning "gift".
Heliane f German
Feminine form of Helios. This name was used in the German opera "The Miracle of Heliane" in 1927. It has also been used in France.
Himari f Japanese
Himari is most commonly spelled as 陽葵, a combination of Japanese 陽 (hi) meaning "sunshine" and 葵 (mari) meaning "hollyhock". This spelling ranked at #1 for girls in Japan in 2020. It can also be spelled as 向日葵 (himari) meaning "sunflower"... [more]
Hinagiku f Japanese, Popular Culture
This is the name of a main character in the Wedding Peach manga and TV series, one of the most popular animes released in the mid-90s. In her case it is spelled 珠野, which combines 珠 meaning "pearl, gem, jewel" with 野 meaning "plains, field, life"... [more]
Hiromi f & m Japanese
From Japanese 寛 (hiro) meaning "tolerant, generous", 裕 (hiro) meaning "abundant", 浩 (hiro) meaning "prosperous", 弘 (hiro) meaning "vast" or 博 (hiro) meaning "esteem" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful".
İlaldi f Ottoman Turkish
This was the name of an Ottoman princess.
Ilma f Literature
Used by Tolkien, it appears in the Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s as meaning "starlight" in Quenya. It also appears as an element in several other names in Tolkien's works.
Ilmarë f Literature
Invented by J.R.R. Tolkien for one of the chiefs of the Maiar. Her name comes from the Quenya word ilma meaning "starlight".
Ilvy f German (Modern), Dutch (Modern)
Variant of Ylvi. This is the most commonly used spelling in the Netherlands.
Iorek m Literature
Meaning unknown. Author Philip Pullman used this name for one of his main characters Iorek Byrnison, an armored polar bear, in his His Dark Materials series, first released in 1995. While the Dutch name Yorick sounds the same, it is unknown whether Pullman based his character's name on it.
Iroha f Japanese
From Japanese 彩 (iro) meaning "color" combined with Japanese 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf" or 羽 (ha) meaning "feathers". As a whole the word iroha refers to a Japanese poem.
Irulan f Literature
The name of a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. It is an anagram of her mother's name Anirul. The character of Ghanima points out in the book that her name is also an anagram of "ruinal" and refers to her as "ruinous Irulan", it has therefore sometimes been interpreted as meaning "ruinous".
Iwani f African
Means "speak out".
Jenicka f English (Modern)
Spelling variant of Jennica, which is a modern name that was created by combining popular names Jennifer and Jessica.
Jensi m English
Invented for a character in the "Keeper of the Lost Cities" series by Shannon Messenger.
Joelina f German (Modern)
Formed from Jo and the popular name suffix lina. It was most likely inspired by the English name Jolene. Its use might have been further popularized due to its closeness to the French word "jolie", meaning "beautiful"... [more]
Jolina f Dutch, German (Modern), Flemish (Rare)
Contraction of names starting with the element Jo-, such as Johanna, and any name ending in -lina. The German pronunciation makes it likely that its use in Germany was also inspired by the English name Jolene.
Kachina f New World Mythology
From the name of a specific kind of supernatural entity in the mythology of the Hopi and other typically western Pueblo cultures in the North American Southwest.... [more]
Kale f Greek Mythology
From ancient Greek Καλη meaning "beauty". In Greek mythology she was one of the Graces and a daughter of Zeus.
Kali f Greek
Modern Greek form of Kale, which is derived from Greek Καλη meaning "beauty".
Kamerşah f Ottoman Turkish
From kamer meaning "moon" and şah meaning "ruler". This was the name of an Ottoman princess.
Kamile f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Kamil 1, meaning "perfect".
Kana f Japanese
From Japanese 香 (ka) meaning "incense, perfume", 佳 (ka) meaning "excellent, beautiful", 加 (ka) meaning "increase", 花 (ka) meaning "flower", or 夏 (ka) meaning "summer" combined with Japanese 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, green" or 奈 (na), a phonetic character... [more]
Karlie f English
Feminization of Karl.
Kaya f Japanese
From Japanese 香 (ka) meaning "incense, perfume" or 果 (ka) meaning "fruit, reward" combined with Japanese 耶 (ya), a phonetic character. ... [more]
Kaya f Literature
Short form of Kaya'aton'my', a name invented for the Native American girl of the Nimíipuu or Nez Percé tribe in the American Girl series of dolls, accompanied by books... [more]
Kaya'aton'my' f Literature
Means "one who arranges rocks" in Nez Percé. It was used for a Native American character in the American Girl series of children's books and dolls, nicknamed Kaya... [more]
Ketlin f Medieval German
Medieval German version of Katharina.
Kimi f & m Japanese
Kimi was already popular for girls in the Edo era and remained in common use until the early 1900s, most commonly spelled in hiragana as きみ.... [more]
Kirra f Indigenous Australian, English (Australian)
Kirra is a beach-side suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland which has been popular with holidaymakers since the early 20th century. The name of the suburb is believed to be an Indigenous name, however the specific language and meaning are unknown... [more]
Kıymet f Turkish
Directly taken from Turkish kıymet meaning "value".
Klervi f Breton
Breton form of Creirwy. This was the name of an early Breton saint from Wales, a sister of Saint Guénolé.
Kokona f Japanese
From Japanese 琴 (ko) meaning "harp" or 湖 (ko) meaning "lake" combined with , which duplicates the first syllable and Japanese 奈 (na) a phonetic character, 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or 南 (na) meaning "south"... [more]
Kotoba f Japanese
From Japanese 詩 (kotoba) meaning "poem" or 言葉 (kotoba) meaning "words". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Kotori f Japanese
Directly taken from Japanese 小鳥 (kotori) meaning "small bird". It can also be formed from Japanese 琴 (koto) meaning "harp" combined with 梨 (ri) meaning "pear tree", 莉 (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or 里 (ri) meaning "village"... [more]
Kumsal f & m Turkish
Directly derived from Turkish kumsal, meaning "beach".
Kurumi f & m Japanese
Directly taken from Japanese 胡桃 meaning "walnut". This name is mostly used for girls in Japan but occasionally given to boys as well. It is also often written in hiragana. Other kanji combinations are possible, but rather uncommon.
Lalea f African American
Combination of Lea and the prefix La. It also coincides with the Romanian word lalea meaning "tulip".
Laleruh f Ottoman Turkish
From Persian lale meaning "tulip" combined with rukh meaning "cheeks, face".
Lana f Hawaiian
Means "afloat", "hopeful, without worry" and "calm, still as water" in Hawaiian.
Lasairfhíona f Old Irish, Irish
Derived from Irish lasair "flame" (compare Laisrén) and‎ fíona "of wine" (from Old Irish fín "wine", from Latin vinum)... [more]
Layan f Arabic
Means "soft, gentle" in Arabic.
Leeloo f Popular Culture
Short form of Leeloominaï, which is revealed to mean "precious stones" in the (fictional) Divine Language. Leeloominaï, called Leeloo, is the heroine of the 1997 sci-fi movie "The Fifth Element"... [more]
Leeloominaï f Popular Culture
Main character in "The Fifth Element" (1997). The name is revealed to mean "precious stones" in the characters fictional language, the Divine Language. She goes by Leeloo... [more]
Lenja f German (Modern), Dutch (Rare)
Most likely a German invention, created by combining the popular name Lena with other names that were popular in Germany such as Anja, Maja, Tanja or Katja... [more]
Liara f English (Modern, Rare), Hungarian (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Meaning unknown, possibly an elaboration of Lara 1, a variant of Liora, or a combination of the two... [more]
Lilaea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Directly taken from Greek λιλαία meaning "lilac". In Greek mythology, Lilaea was a Naiad of a spring of the same name, daughter of the river god Cephissus. The ancient city of Lilaea and the modern village of Lilaia in Phocis are named after her.
Lilie f German
Directly derived from the German word Lilie meaning "lily". This can also be used as a spelling variant of Lily.
Lindissë f Literature
Meaning unknown, used by J.R.R. Tolkien. Most likely from lindë meaning "singing, sound".
Lisann f German
Variant of Lisanne.
Lönna f German (Modern, Rare)
This name became popular in Germany in the 2010s as a femine form to Lönne.
Loreley f Germanic Mythology, Spanish
Older German form of Lorelei. This was the pen name of Mexican writer María Luisa Garza (1887-1980). It is also borne by Argentine model and actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato (1987-), the wife of Canadian singer Michael Bublé.
Lothíriel f Literature
Means "flower garlanded maiden" in Sindarin, from loth meaning "blossom, flower" and riel meaning "garlanded maiden". In 'The Lord of the Rings', Lothíriel was the daughter of Imrahil, the Prince of Dol Amroth... [more]
Lunaria f English (Rare), Brazilian (Rare), Filipino (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
Means "moon-like" in Latin. Lunaria is a genus of flowering plants.
Luria f Literature
Invented by Austrian author Ursula Poznanski for her Eleria series, first released in 2012. She was named after American microbiologist Salvador Edward Luria and mostly goes by Lu.
Lúthien f Literature
Means "daughter of flowers" in a Beleriandic dialect of Sindarin. his was the real name of Tinúviel in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels.
Lysann f Dutch
Variant of Lisanne.
Maiko f Japanese
Most commonly written as 麻衣子, from Japanese 麻衣 (mai) meaning "linen robe" combined with Japanese 子 (ko) meaning "child". Another popular combination was 舞子, from Japanese 舞 (mai) meaning "dance" and Japanese 子 (ko) meaning "child".
Makai m Hawaiian
Makai is an adverb in the Hawaiian language combining the directional particle ma with Hawaiian kai meaning "ocean". It literally means "toward or by the sea, seaward". It is sometimes used as a given name, particularly within the Hawaiian Islands but is also found within the continental United States.
Malea f German (Modern), German (Swiss, Modern)
Anglicized spelling of Malia. It is often claimed that this name means "flower" in Hawaiian. This is false. The Hawaiian word for "flower" is "pua".
Malyen m Literature
Invented by author Leigh Bardugo for her "Shadow and Bone" book series, first released in 2012. It is the Ravkan version of Malcolm.... [more]
Manzie f & m Obscure
This is the name of Woody Allen's daughter. She was named after jazz musician Manzie Johnson.
Mariebelle f English (Rare)
Combination of Marie and Belle, possibly influenced by Maribel.
Marina f Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true, reality" combined with 里 (ri) meaning "village" and 奈 (na) a phonetic kanji. Other kanji combinations are possible.
Masa f & m Japanese
Masa was a very popular name for girls in the early 1900s in Japan. It was usually spelled using katakana as マサ.... [more]
Mayblossom f English
Directly taken from the English word mayblossom for the crataegus monogyna, a flower that is also known as maythorn, common hawthorn or quickthorn. This was the name of a princess in Andrew Lang's "Red Fairy Book".
Maylea f Various
Most likely a newly invented name, combining May with Lea.
Maysilee f Literature
Name of one of the contestants of District 12 in the world of Suzanne Collins' novel "The Hunger Games". It can be seen as a combination of Maisie and Lee.
Mebh f Irish
Form of the Gaelic name Medb meaning "intoxicating". Mebh Óg MacTíre is one of the characters in the animated movie "Wolfwalkers" (2020).
Medeea f Romanian
Romanian form of Medea. A famous bearer is actress Medeea Marinescu.
Meliha f Turkish
Means "beautiful" and "sweet" in Turkish.
Merilee f Popular Culture, English
Variant of Merrily, ultimately from English "merrily" meaning "showing happiness or enjoyment". Donnie Iris released a song called "Sweet Merilee" in 1981.
Merivan f Kurdish
Means "people" in Kurdish.
Meta f Greek Mythology
From Greek mήταν meaning "beyond". In Greek Mythology Meta was the daughter of Hoples and the first wife of Aegeus.
Meva f Uzbek
Means "fruit, sweets, candy" in Uzbek.
Miaka f Japanese
From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with 明 (aka) meaning "bright" or 朱 (aka) meaning "vermilion red".
Midnight f & m Obscure (Modern)
From Middle English midnight (also as middelniȝte), from Old English midniht, middeniht, middeneaht, (also as midderneaht and middelniht), from Proto-Germanic *midjanahts, equivalent to mid- +‎ night.
Mihrişah f Ottoman Turkish
From Persian mihri meaning "sun, light" combined with Turkish şah meaning "shah, king".
Mima f Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ma) meaning "sincerity" or (ma) meaning "horse". It can also be written as 未麻, combining (mi) meaning "eighth sign of the zodiac" with (ma) meaning "hemp, flax", it was used like this in the very successful anime Perfect Blue.
Minami f & m Japanese
From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with Japanese 波 (nami) meaning "wave" or 海 (nami) meaning "ocean". It is most commonly written as 美波 (beautiful + wave) but it can also be written as 南 (minami) meaning "south" and is popular written in hiragana as well.
Miori f Japanese
From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beauty" combined with Japanese 織 (ori) meaning "cloth, weaving". It can also be used as 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with 緒 (o) meaning "beginning" and 里 (ri) meaning "village"... [more]
Naemi f Swedish, Finland Swedish, German, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
A German and Nordic variant of Naomi 1. This name was used in the German translation of The Bible.
Nagi f & m Japanese
Most commonly spelled as 凪 (nagi) which is derived directly from the Japanese word for "calm (at sea), lull". It is sometimes spelled in hiragana or katakana. Other kanji combinations are possible but rather uncommon.
Nairne f Scottish
Derived from the Burgh of Nairn in Northern Scotland. The place name is taken from the name of a river.
Naleigh f Obscure
Combination of Nancy and Leigh. This name was used by actress Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley for their daughter, who was born in 2008... [more]
Nanea f Hawaiian
Directly taken from Hawaiian nanea meaning "fascinating, interesting, enjoyable". It was one of the top 100 most popular names for girls born in Hawaii in 2005 and the name of a doll in the American Girl line, released in 2017.
Natividade f Portuguese, Galician
Derived from Portuguese and Galician natividade, ultimately from Latin nativitas "birth, nativity; Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ".
Necmiye f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Najm.
Neslihan f Turkish
From nesli meaning "generation" combined with han (from khan) meaning "leader, ruler".
Nienor f Literature
Means "mourning" in Sindarin. This was the name of the sister and wife of Túrin in 'The Silmarillion'.
Nihan f Persian, Kurdish, Turkish
Means "hidden, secret" in Persian and "finally" in Turkish.
Nodlaig f Irish
Alternative form of Nollaig, meaning "christmas".
Nurbanu f Turkish
Combination of Arabic nur meaning "light" and Persian banu meaning "lady". See also Nur and Banu.
Öznur f & m Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "substance, essence, gist" or öz meaning "soul" combined with nur meaning "light".
Peeta m Literature
This is the name of the male protagonist in Suzanne Collins' young adult novel "The Hunger Games" and its sequels. Collins has never stated how she came up with the name but it has been speculated that it is related to pita bread, given that the character was born into a family of bakers, or that it could be a form of Peter.
Pegan f Welsh
Welsh diminutive of Margaret.
Philine f Ancient Greek, German, Danish (Rare), Literature
Feminine form of Philinos. In Germany it was brought to public attention when Johann Wolfgang von Goethe used it for a character in his novel Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (1795-96).
Piedade f Portuguese, Galician
Derived from Portuguese and Galician piedade "piety; pity, compassion".
Pixie f English
From the English word pixie, referring to a playful sprite or elf/fairy-like creature, originating from Devon and Cornwall.
Pulchra f Ancient Roman
Directly taken from Latin pulchra meaning "beautiful, lovely, pretty".
Rabea f German
Meaning unknown. This name became popular in Germany in the early 1970s, due to Rabea Hartmann (born in 1947), a German TV personality.
Rahime f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Rahim.
Rainie f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Rain 1.
Ranja f German
Form of Rania, using German phonetics.
Raziye f Turkish
Turkish form of Razia, meaning "satisfied, pleased".
Réaltín f Irish (Modern)
From Irish réalt, réalta meaning "star" paired with ín, a diminutive. This is a modern Irish name.
Reija f Finnish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly a variant of Freja or Rhea, or a feminine form of Reijo.
Reika f Japanese
From Japanese 麗 (rei) meaning "lovely, graceful, beautiful", 玲 (rei) meaning "the sound of jewels", 禮 (rei) meaning "courtesy", 礼 (rei) meaning "ceremony" or 令 (rei) meaning "good, law" combined with Japanese 花 (ka) or 華 (ka) both meaning "flower", 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance" or 加 (ka) meaning "increase"... [more]
Ríadh f Irish (Modern)
Directly taken from Irish ríadh meaning "interest".
Rijk m Dutch
Dutch form of Rik or a short form of Rijkert.