Aras

Origin: Lithuanian, Kurdish, Persian, Greek Meaning: a Lithuanian masculine name meaning “eagle”. I’ve also seen it listed as a Kurdish and Persian name meaning “equal” or “balanced”. Aras is also the name of a Greek figure in Greek mythology, believed to have built an ancient town in Pgilasia, Peloponnese. I couldn’t find any info on…

Reem

Origin: Arabic Meaning: it means “gazelle”. Variants: Rim, Rema, Rima, Reema

Shahin

Origin: Persian شاهین (Arabic) Meaning: most sites list it as meaning “peregrine falcon”. Variants: Shaheen; Şahin (Turkish)

Madigan

Origin: Irish Meaning: Anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Madaidhín meaning “descendant of Madaihín”, the latter meaning “dog, mastiff” from Irish madadh. Variants: Madden

Beverly

Origin: English Meaning: a surname that means “beaver stream” from Old English beofer meaning “beaver” and licc meaning “stream”, denoting someone who lived near one. Beverly was originally used as a masculien name before becoming more popular for women. Bev and Verlie are diminutives of the name. Variants: Beverley

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,…

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”

Linnet

Origin: French, English Meaning: a linnet is a type of finch, its name coming from Old French linnette meaning “flax” because linseed was one of its main foods. Linnet can also be a variant spelling of Lynette, itself a form of Luned from Eluned meaning “image, idol”.

Drake

Origin: English Meaning: from an English surname from Old Norse Draki or from Old English Draca, both meaning “dragon”. It’s also an English word meaning “male duck”.

Peregrine

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin Peregrinus meaning “traveler, stranger” or “pilgrim”, the latter referring to those who went on pilgramages. Peregrina is the strictly feminine form of the name. Peregrine is also the name of the Peregrine falcon. Variants: Peregrinus, Pellegrino (Italian), Peregrin, Peregrina (f)

Akulina

Origin: Russian Акулина (Akulina) Акилина (Akilina) Meaning: a variant spelling of Akilina, the Russian feminine form of Latin Aquilina meaning “eagle”. Variants: Akilina

Lark, Larkspur, & Larkin

Origin: English, Irish Meaning: Lark is the name of a type of bird, as well as a word meaning “to have fun, to frolic”, “to behave mischievously, to play pranks”, “a source of or a quest for adventure or amusement”. Lark is also a nickname for a merry, cheerful person, as well as an occupational…

Leverett

Origin: English, French, Latin Meaning: a variant spelling of Leveret, which refers to a young hare in its first year of life. It comes from French levre, levere, which comes from Latin lepus or lepor.

Pavo

Origin: Croatian, Latin Meaning: a short form of masculine name Pavao, the Croatian form of Paul meaning “small” or “humble”. Pavo is also Latin for “peacock”, which is what makes it a unisex name in my opinion. Pavo is also the name of a constellation.

Hafsa

Origin: Arabic حفصة (Arabic) Meaning: I’ve seen two different meanings for this name. One is “gathering” and the other is “young lioness”. I’m not sure which of these two is the correct meaning. Variants: Hafsah, Hafza

Ovidia

Origin: Latin, Romanian Meaning: a feminine form of Ovid, the English form of Latin Ovidius either from Latin ovum meaning “egg” or Latin ovis “sheep”. It’s also a Romanian feminine form of Ovidiu, the Romanian form of Ovid. I’ve also seen it listed as a Norwegian feminine form of Ove which has several meanings: “inheritance”; “active, at work”. Variants:…

Eryx

Origin: Greek Ερυξ (Greek) Meaning: I’ve seen two different meanings to this name. According to a user-submitted post in Behind the Name, it’s derived from the Greek verb eruko or eryko meaning “to keep in, to curb, to hold back, to restrain”. According to another source, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names by K.M. Heard, the name might be derived…

Remora

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin remora meaning “delay”. It’s a genus of fish, also known as suckerfish, because they attach themselves to other fish and boats. The remora actually got their name in the belief that their attaching themselves to the boats slowed them down. Mr. Remora is a teacher in Book 5 (The Austere Academy) who…

Poe

Origin: English Meaning: peacock. A surname that originally derived as a nickname for a vain person. Mr. Poe is a banker and the guardian of the Baudelaire children after the death of their parents, and was a rather bad one at that.