Azure

Origin: Anglo-French, Latin, Persian Meaning: used to describe the color of the sky on a clear day, “sky blue”. It’s also another name for lapis lazuli. From Middle English asur from Anglo-French azeure ultimately from Persian lāzaward (لاجورد). Variants: Azura, Azurite Advertisements

May

Origin: English Meaning: the month of May got its name from the Greek and Roman goddess Maia. In Greek, it means “mother” from an honorific used to address older women. It also means “midwife”. Maia also means “great” in Latin, the Roman Maia coming from a different etymology as opposed to its Greek counterpart. May is…

Amberly

Origin: English Meaning: an elaboration of Amber influenced by Kimberly. Amber is from Arabic ‘anbar(عنبر), referring fossilized tree resin, while the -lee or -ley ending is from Old English meaning “clearing” or “grove”. However, it also has a long history as a surname. Although the origins are unclear, from what I could find it could be an occupational name…

Jade

Origin: English, Spanish, French Meaning: derived from Spanish (piedra de) ijada meaning “colic stone” or “(stone of the) flank” relating to the belief that jade could protect the kidneys and intestines from disease. Jade is believed to symbolize purity, wisdom, justice, loyalty, sincerity and truth Variants: Jayde, Jada, Giada (Italian), Jaida, Jayda

Gretchen

Origin: German Meaning: diminutive form of Margareta, from English Margaret meaning “pearl”

Fairuza

Origin: Persian Meaning: turquoise

Meggie

Origin: English Meaning: diminutive of Margaret, meaning pearl Variants: Meggy

Meg

Origin: English Meaning: diminutive of Margaret, meaning pearl

Soraya

Origin: Persian, Arabic, Turkish Meaning: Persian form of Arabic Thurayya meaning “rich” and “wealthy”. It’s also the name for the Pleiades. Variants: Soraia; Surayya; Thurayya Gender: Female The first name I want to post is Soraya, the name of one of my main characters. It’s a variation of Thurayya. I chose this name because it…