Origin: Greek Meaning: hostage, pledge


Origin: English Meaning: it’s an elaborate form of Audrey (elf power) and Bryn (hill, mound), meaning elf hill/mound

Bianca, Bianka

Origin: Italian, German, Hungarian, Polish Meaning: white

Lyle, Lisle

Origin: It’s an English name and surname via Norman French word l’isle Meaning: It means “island” As Lyle, it’s a male name (and surname) and the same can be said for the spelling Lisle (pronounced the same, the s is silent); however, I’ve used this spelling for a female character so I’ve always seen it as…

Angelica, Anjelika

Origin: English, Italian, Romanian Meaning: comes from Latin angelicas, meaning “angelic”


Origin: Latin Meaning: perhaps related to the Latin fulgere, meaning “to flash”. In Roman mythology, Vulcan was the god of fire and is the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Hephaestus


Origin: German, English Meaning: feminine form of Raphael, meaning “God has healed”


Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian, English Meaning: Slavic form of John, meaning “Yahweh is gracious” Although in English, Ivan is always pronounced as “eye-ven”, in Russian and Ukrainian it’s pronounced as “ee-vahn”


Origin: Italian Meaning: Italian diminutive of Eleanora, meaning “the other Aenor”