Eka

  Origin: Indonesian, Georgian, Finnish ეკა (Georgian) Meaning: an Indonesian unisex name meaning “one, first” derived from Sanskrit eka (एक). It’s also a Georgian feminine name, a short form of Ekaterine, the Georgian form of Katherine which has several possible meanings: “pure, chaste” from the Greek katharos; or it could come from hekateros, “each of…

Gabriel

Origin: Hebrew גַּבְרִיאֵל (Gavri’el) Hebrew Γαβριηλ (Gabriel) Ancient Greek Meaning: from Hebrew Gavri’el meaning “God is my strong man”, “strong man of God”, “God is my strength”. Gabe is a diminutive form of the name. Gabrielle and Gabriela/Gabriella are feminine forms of the name. Masculine forms: Gabriele (Italian); Gábor (Hungarian); Gavriil (Russian); Jabril, Jibril (Arabic); Kaapro…

Mika

Origin: Finnish, Japanese 美香 (Japanese) “beautiful fragrance” 美加 (Japanese) “beautiful increase” Meaning: a masculine Finnish name, a short form of Mikael, from Michael meaning “who is like God?” Mika is also a Japanese feminine name meaning “beautiful fragrance/increase” from Japanese mi 美 (beautiful) combined with ka 香 (fragrance) or ka 加 (increase). There may be other meanings depending on different…

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:…

Tatiana

Origin: Latin Meaning: the feminine form of Tatianus, a derivative of Tatius, of unknown meaning. Tatiana is a name mentioned once in Book 4 (The Miserable Mill), as a friend of the author Lemony Snicket. Tanya/Tania is a short form of the name. Variants: Tatyana (Russian); Tatjana (Finnish, German), Tatianna, Tatyanna (English); Tatianus (m); Tatienne…

Klaus

Origin: German Meaning: German short form of Nicholas, meaning “victory of the people” Pronounced KLOWS, Klaus Baudelaire is the middle child and only brother. He’s a voracious reader and remembers nearly everything he’s ever read, which has helped him and his sisters out of a few tight spots.

Marcus, Markus

Origin: German, Scandinavian, Finnish, Ancient Roman, Norwegian, English, Swedish, Danish Meaning: Markus is the German, Scandinavian, and Finnish form of Mark, whichs comes from the Roman praenomen Marcus probably derived from Mars, which might come from Latin mas  meaning “male” (Behind the name). According to nameberry, it means “warlike”- probably because Mars was the Roman…

Alisa

Origin: Russian, Finnish Алиса (Russian) Meaning: Russian and Finnish form of Alice, meaning “noble”. It could also be a variant spelling of Elisa, a short form of Elizabeth meaning “My God is oath” or “My God is abundance” Variants: Aliisa (Finnish)

Helena

Origin: Greek, Latin Meaning: Latin form of Helen, which comes from Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, or possibly related to selene meaning “moon” ‘Ελενη (Greek) Helena has different pronounciations depending on where you’re from. It’s he-LE-nah, hay-LAY-nah or he-le-nah. I prefer the he-le-nah pronounciation.

Satu

Origin: Finnish Meaning: fairytale, fable

Aatos

Origin: Finnish Meaning: thought

Kaija

Origin: Finnish Meaning: Diminutive of Katariina, a Finnish and Estonian form of English Katherine which could mean “pure, chaste” from the Greek katharos; or it could come from hekateros, “each of the two; singly”; or from Greek aikia meaning “torture”. It could also be a Coptic name meaning “my consecration of your name”. It’s pronounced…

Inkeri

Origin: Finnish Meaning: Finnish form of Ingrid, meaning Ing is beautiful

Timo

Origin: Greek, Finnish, German, Dutch Meaning: honor, esteem; honoring God; famous people Timo is the feminine form of masculine Timon, meaning “honor, esteem”; it’s also the German, Dutch and Finnish masculine given name derived from Timothy, meaning “honoring God”; it’s also a German and Dutch name from Thiemo, “famous people”

Airi

Origin: Japanese, Finnish Meaning: love, affection + jasmine ( 愛 莉 ) or love, affection + pear ( 愛 梨 ). I’ve also seen it listed as a Finnish feminine name which could be derived from Finnish airut, meaning “messanger, herald” though I’m not sure of that.

Petra

Origin: Greek, Finnish, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Meaning: feminine form of Peter, meaning “stone” or “rock” Variants: Peta, Petrina, Penka