Origin: Russian, Polish Роксана (Russian) Meaning: Russian and Polish form of Roxana, ultimately derived from Persian Roshanak meaning “bright” or “dawn”. Variants: Roxana, Roxanna, Roxane, Roxanne, Roshanak


Origin: Greek Φοιβη (Greek) Phoibe Meaning: the name has been associated with  Greek phoibos meaning “bright, light, radiant”, phoibaô “to purify” or phoibazô “to give prophesy”. Variants: Phoibe, Phebe, Phoibe; Phoebus (m) In Greek mythology, Phoebe was a Titan, goddess of the moon and the consort of her brother Coeus with whom she had two children, Asteria…


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


Origin: Hebrew לִיאוֹרָה (Hebrew) Meaning: a strictly feminine form of Lior meaning “light for me”. Variants: Lior (unisex); Liorit (f) Though Leora is a variant spelling of the name it’s also a diminutive of Eleanor “the other Aenor”.


Origin: Latin, English Meaning: Created by the poet Richard Lovelace from Latin lux (light) and casta (pure) meaning “pure light”. Apparently he based the character on a woman he loved, Lucy Sacheverel.


Origin: Latin, English Meaning: the name of a Dukedom created in 1362 from Latin title Clarensis for the son of King Edward III when he married the heiress of a powerful family of de Clare (meaning bright, clear, famous).


Origin: Spanish, Greek, English Meaning: bright, clear, light from Greek leukados


Origin: Kazakh Meaning: noble light or honorable light