Elaphria

Origin: Greek Meaning: from what I could find, it’s a Greek word that means “lightness”, referring to a levity or fickleness of mind. I’m not sure if this has ever been used for an actual name, though there is a species of moth called Elaphria. If anyone has any more info on this name, let…

Emerson

Origin: English Meaning: “son of Emery”, the latter a Norman form of the name Emmerich meaning “industrious leader” or “universal leader”.

Felixa

Origin: English, Latin Meaning: a feminine form of Felix meaning “lucky, happy”.

Gyatso

Origin: Tibetan རྒྱ་མཚོ (Tibetan) Meaning: from a Tibetan name, Rgya-mtsho, meaning “ocean”

Shannon

Origin: Irish Meaning: It may be related to Old Irish sen meaning “old, ancient” and abhainn meaning “river”. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “wise”. It’s also the Anglicization of Gaelic surname Ó Seanáin meaning “descendant of Seanán”, the latter meaning “old”. It could also be related to O’Sionain, referring to someone who worked with straw. As well as also…

Ephraim

Origin: Hebrew אֶפְרָיִם (‘Efrayim) Εφραιμ (Greek) Meaning: from Hebrew ‘Efrayim meaning “fruitful”. However, I’ve also seen it listed as either being derived from Hebrew masculine noun ‘aper (אפר) meaning “covering” or “bandage” or from masculine noun ‘eper (אפר) meaning “ashes”. Variants: Efraim; Evron (Yiddish)

Agafya

Origin: Russian Агафья (Russian) Meaning: the Russian form of Agatha meaning “good”. Variants: Agafia

Perun

Origin: Slavic Meaning: “thunder”. I’ve also seen it listed as coming from an Indo-European root word parg meaning “to strike, to slay”, or perhaps coming from another Proto-Indo-European root word perku “oak”. In Slavic mythology, Perun is the god of thunder and lightning and the highest god in the Slavic pantheon. He’s also associated with the oak tree.

Isannah

Origin: English Meaning: the closest I could find regarding the name’s etymology is that it most likely a smooh of the names Isabel or Isabella (meaning “my God is abundance” or “my God is oath”) and Susannah (which means “lily”, “rose” and “lotus”). Interesting fact: I first came across this name in history, being the…

Rami

Origin: Arabic, Hebrew, Indian رامي (Arabic) רמי (Hebrew) Meaning: in Arabic it either comes from the verb rami (رامي) meaning “to throw” referring to either an archer or a good marksman; or it could be from ram (رام) meaning “to wish, to aim at, to dream, to be ambitious”. Rami is also from Hebrew Ram…

Everina

Origin: English, Old Norse Meaning: I couldn’t find much information on this name but the closest I could come up with is that the first part of the name, Ever, most likely comes from Old English eofor meaning “boar”, so Everina is likely an elaborate form of that. Everina could also be a variant form of Everine,…

Freyr

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: lord In Norse mythology, Freyr is the Norse god of fertility and the weather, and the husband of Gerd, a frost giantess, for whom he gave up a magical sword just to be with her though, without it, he will be killed during Ragnorak. Freyr is also the twin brother of…

Pandora

Origin: Greek Πανδωρα (Greek) Meaning: from Greek elements pan “all” and doron “gift” meaning “all gifted” or “all giving”. In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first mortal woman created by the gods for the Titan Prometheus, who had stolen fire and given it to the humans. Displeased with this, Zeus and the other gods created Pandora, each giving…

Merlin

Origin: Welsh, English Meaning: from Welsh Myrddin meaning “sea fortress”. Meaning: Merlin is a key figure in the King Arthur romance, a sorcerer who is Arthur’s closest adviser and ally. The name was Latinized into Merlinus by Geoffrey of Monmouth because its regular form, Merdinus, was similar to the Anglo-Norman word merde that meant excrement. Myrrdin Wyllt…

Tabitha

Origin: Aramaic Meaning: gazelle Tabby and Tibby are diminutive forms of the name. Variants: Tabatha, Tabita Dorcas is the Greek translation of Tabitha, also meaning “gazelle”

Godfrey

Origin: Germanic, English Meaning: from Germanic Godafrid meaning “peace of God” from Germanic elements god “god” and frid “peace”.

Ida

Origin: Germanic, Greek, Old Norse, Irish, Hindu, Japanese Meaning: a multicultural name with many meanings, Ida is from the Germanic element id meaning “work, labor”. It’s also a Greek feminine name, the name of a mountain on the island of Crete, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, as well as being the name of the nymph…

Caspian

Origin: unknown Meaning: it comes from the Caspi tribe, meaning unknown, who lived near the Caspian sea. Evidence suggests it could share a root with the Iranian city of Qazvin, meaning the tribe was either Iranic people or had strong Iranic cultural influences (as according to Wikipedia). I’ve also seen it spelled as Caspiane.

Jane, Jayne

Origin: Old French, Hebrew Meaning: the English form of Old French Jehanne, the feminine form of Johannes or Ioannes, ultimately coming from John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” or “God is gracious”. Interesing fact: before I saw the tv show Firefly, Jane has always been a girl’s name for me but after Firefly and Alec Baldwin’s character Jayne, it’s…

Wade

Origin: English Meaning: an English surname that either comes from an Old English place name meaning “a ford” or from Old English given name Wada, from wadan meaning “to go”. Wade is also the English word meaning “to walk in water”, “to proceed or move with difficulty” or “to become involved in something in a forceful, direct…