Origin: Latin Meaning: a feminine form of Latin Lucianus, from Roman praenomen Lucius meaning "light". Variants: Luciano (m), Lucianus (m) Luciana is an alias Esmé Squalor uses in the 7th book (The Vile Village). Luciana can be pronounced as loo-CHAH-nah, loo-SYAH-nah, or loo-THYAH-nah.

Some links to other name blogs

These are some links to other name blogs I like to go to, in no particular order. There's probably more but these are the ones I go to often:


Origin: Old Greek, Latin, Old Norse, German Meaning: Based on the Greek Korë, which means maiden, often used to refer to Persephone; it could also come from Latin meaning "little heart"; or could mean ravine in Old Norse Variants: Korra, Kora Gender: Female The name Cora was created by James Fenimore Cooper for his 1826 … Continue reading Cora


Origin: German, English Meaning: universal, whole Variants: Emmy/Emmie, Ema Gender: Female Other languages: Ema (Croatian, Czech, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish) Emma is currently one of the most popular names in the U.S.; small wonder, since it's such a short, two syllable name that seems both sweet and sassy and works in a lot of languages … Continue reading Emma


Origin: English, Scottish Meaning: church from old Norse "kirkja" Gender: Male I think Kirk Douglas and Kirk Cameron are two well-known bearers of the name. It doesn't seem as if Kirk is a very common name. This character belongs to the brother of Ralph and Andrea in a sci-fi/fantasy world.


Origin: English, German, Italian, Spanish Meaning: It's the Italian masculine form of Andreas meaning "of man" or "belonging to man". It's also a feminine form of Andrew, which means "of man" or "belonging to man" Variants: Andria, Drew, Andie/Andy Gender: Unisex Other languages: Andreas, Andre, Andrew, Ander, Anders (all male); Andriana, Andrina, Drea (all female) … Continue reading Andrea