Origin: English, Irish Meaning: a medieval English feminine form of Julian, derived from Julius, which either means “downy-bearded” or else is related to Jupiter, composed from elements dyeus meaning “shine” or “sky” and pater “father”. It’s also an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gileáin meaning “son of Gileán”, the latter derived from personal name Gealán, a diminutive of geal meaning…
Origin: Welsh Meaning: from Welsh elements teg “fair,” or “beautiful” and gwen “blessed”.
Origin: Cornish Meaning: a Cornish form of Welsh Gwenfrewi composed of Welsh elements gwen meaning “white, fair, blessed” and frewi meaning “reconciliation, peace”.
Pinterest Origin: Greek ( Γαλατεια ) Meaning: goddess of calm seas from galene γαλήνη (calm, gentle sea) or milky white from gala γάλα (milky white) Though there are a few Galateas in Greek mythology, the most famous one I know is Pygmalion and Galatea. Pygmalion was a sculptor who carved such a beautiful figure out of ivory that…
Origin: English Meaning: though J.M. Barrie created the name from a nickname meaning “friendly”, the name had been used prior to Peter Pan, possiby related to Welsh Gwendolen and other names beginning with the element gwen meaning “white, fair, blessed”. Wendy could also be the feminine form of Wendel/Wendelin meaning “vandal” Variants: Wendi, Wendie
Origin: Irish Meaning: from Irish fionn “white, fair” and guala “shoulder”, meaning “white/fair shoulder” In Irish mythology, Fionnuala was the daughter of Lir who, along with her three brothers, were changed into a swan by their stepmother for 900 years until the curse was broken. Nuala is a diminutive of the name. Variants: Finnguala, Fionnghuala, Finola, Finnuala
Origin: English, Scottish Meaning: refers to the variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers
Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin albus meaning “white”, as well as coming from the Roman cognomen Albanus meaning “from Alba”
Origin: Italian, German, Hungarian, Polish Meaning: white
Origin: French, English, Arthurian Romance Meaning: Blanche means “white” while Blanchefleur means “white flower”
Origin: Scottish, Gaelic Meaning: white, fair