Ellen

Origin: English, Greek, Dutch Meaning: a medieval form of Helen, probably derived from Greek ‘ελενη (helene) meaning “torch” or “corposant” or possibly related to Greek σεληνη (selene) meaning “moon”. Ellen is also a short form of Dutch Eleonora, a cognate of Eleanor meaning “the other Aenor”. Variants: Helen, Helene, Helena, Hellen, Elena, Eleni, Elene Advertisements

Hana

Origin: Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Slovak, Croatian هناء (Arabic) 花 (Japanese) 華 (Japanese) 하나 (Korean) Meaning: Hana is multicultural name with many different meanings. In Arabic it means “bliss, happiness”. In Persian, Farsi and Kurdish, spelled ( حَنا ) it becomes the name of the henna plant while Kurdish  ( هانا ) means “hope”- though the last…

Chandra

Origin: Indian चण्ड (masculine form of Chandra) चण्डा (feminine form of Chandra) Meaning: derived from Sanskirt chand ( चन्द ) meaning “to shine” or “shining”, ultimately meaning “moon” Chandra is the Hindu god of the moon. He is depicted as young and beautiful, a two armed god with a club and a lotus, who rides his chariot…

Monday

Origin: English Meaning: from Old English meaning “Moon day” from elements mona “moon” and daeg “day”

Soma

Origin: Hungarian, Indian, Greek, Japanese Meaning: from Hungarian som meaning “dogwood, cornel tree” Soma is also the name of a plant (and a Hindu god) from which an intoxicating drink is used from that plant for an ancient Vedic ritual. Soma is also the name of a Rigvedic god who somehow became merged or equated with…

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.

Elaine, Elayne

Origin: English Meaning: form of Helen, meaning either “torch”, “corposant” or even “moon” from the Greek Selene Variants: Elaina, Elayna

Ayla

Origin: Turkish Meaning: could be a trasncription of Hebrew Elah, meaning “oak tree” or “terebinth tree”; it’s also a Turkish name meaning “moonlight, halo” Variants: Ajla (Bosnian)