Michaela

Origin: English Meaning: feminine form of Michael which means “who is like God?” Variants: Mikaela, Makayla, McKayla, Mikayla Advertisements

Roland

Origin: Germanic Meaning: from Germanic elements hrod “fame” and land “land” meaning “famous land”. Rolande is the French feminine form of the name, while Rolanda is also a feminine form of the name. Variants: Rolland, Rowalnd, Orlando (Italian), Rolando (Italian, Spanish)

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…

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…

Hugo

Origin: English Meaning: Latinized form of Hugh meaning “heart, mind, spirit” from Germanic element hug. Hugo is a hunchback working in the carnival in the 9th book (The Carnivorous Carnival).

Beatrice

Origin: Italian Meaning: the Italian form of Latin Beatrix. This name has somewhat of a tricky meaning. Beatrix comes from Latin Viatrix, a feminine form of Viator meaning “voyager, traveler”. It could also mean “blessed” from Latin beatus, the spelling altered to resemble it. I’ve also seen Beatrice listed as meaning “happy”, also from latin beatus so…

Ylva

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: “she-wolf” derived from Old Norse úlfr meaning “wolf” Ulf is a masculine form of the name. ~The photo above are actually coyotes, not wolves, but I seriously love this photo~

Runa

Origin: Old Norse, Japanese Meaning: feminine form of Rune meaning “secret, lore”, which comes from Old Norse Rúni which comes from Norse element run. I’ve also found the name listed as a Japanese female name, as well as a Bengali name, though I couldn’t find any meanings for them. The closest I could find a meaning…

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…

Guiomar

Origin: Germanic Meaning: derived from Germanic name Wigmar, from elements wig “war, battle” and meri “famous”. According to Wikipedia, it’s a surname ranging from Portuguese, French and Swedish. It was also the name of a male cousin of Guinevere’s in the Lancelot-Grail cycle. In modern Portugual and Spain, it is used as a feminine name.

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.

Nora

Origin: English, Italian, Irish Meaning: a diminutive/nickname form of names such as Eleanor/Eleanora/Leonora/Leanora ( meaning “the other Aenor”), or Honora (honor)

Maximilian

Origin: German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish Meaning: derived from Latin Maximus, meaning “greatest”

Eva

Origin: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Russian, Georgian, Biblical Meaning: form of Eve, meaning to breathe or to live

Jonas

Origin: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak Meaning: it’s both a Greek form of Jonah (dove) or a Lithuanian form of John (God is gracious)

Asta

Origin: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish Meaning: short form of Astrid, meaning “god + beautiful, beloved”

Edith

Origin: English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch Meaning: wealth, fortune + war variants: Editha, Edytha, Edythe, Edit

Christina

Origin: Latin, English, Swedish, German, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch Meaning: feminine form of Christian, meaning “Christian” Variants: Christine, Kristina, Kristine, Kristin, Kristen

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