Origin: English Meaning: from medieval masculine name Josse, derived from Iudocus which is the Latinized form of Breton Judoc meaning “lord”. Originally a masculine name, it later became associated with the Middle English word joise meaning “to rejoice”. Variants: Joisse (u), Josse (m), Jocosa (f)


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


Origin: English Meaning: from an English word, either referring to an abundance of sunlight or referring to someone who is cheerful and joyous. Sunny Baudelaire in the youngest of the siblings, an unusual baby with unusually sharp teeth that have come in handy at times when they needed it. Later on in the series, Sunny…

Esmé, Esmée

Origin: Old French Meaning: “esteemed” or “beloved” from Old French Aimé. Apparently, Esmé was first recorded for Esmé Stuart, Duke of Lennox (1542-1583) in Scotland, whose parents’ had French ties. Esmé Squalor is one of the guardians of the Baudelaire children in Book 6 (The Ersatz Elevator), who turns out to be one of the villains…


Origin: Dutch Meaning: Dutch form of Godeliva, itself a feminine form of Gotelieb meaning “god, dear/beloved” from Germanic elements god “god” and leub “dear, beloved” Lieve is a short form of the name Variants: Godeliva


Origin: English Meaning: from Late Latin Laetitia meaning “joy, happiness” Letitia is the name of a Roman goddess, the personification of happiness Variants: Leticia, Laetitia, Lettice Lettie and Letty are diminutive/nickname forms of the name


Origin: Irish, Latin, Old Norse, Scottish Meaning: possibly from Irish uan meaning “lamb”; in Latin it means “one”; or it comes from an Old Norse verb meaning “to enjoy” Variants: Oona, Oonagh


Origin: Greek, English Meaning: pain; grief, people, tribe, nation Achillea is the feminine form of Greek Achilles as well as being the botanical name of the plant yarrow


Origin: Celtic, Welsh, French Meaning: Old French form of Drustan, a diminutive of Drust which means “riot” or “tumult”; also associated with Latin tristis meaning sad Variants: Tristen, Tristyn, Triston, Tristram, Drystan, Tristão; Tristina (f), Tristine (f), Trista (f)


Origin: Greek Meaning: to hate; to lament, bewail; one who is full of fury; angry man; adventurous journey Variants: Odessa, Odyssa, Odissa, Odessia Gender: Female Odyssia could be derived from the Greek figure Odysseus, which means angry man, full of fury, or all those other less than savory meanings. It could also be taken from…


Origin: Greek Meaning: man of sorrows, man of grief/sadness/mourning Gender: male Pentheus is a name from Greek mythology as well as the name of a king of Thebes. Although its’ meaning is depressing, it does come with the great nickname Pen