Lanakila

Lanakila is a Hawaiian unisex name and word meaning “victory”. Origin: Hawaiian

Tekoa

Tekoa is a male Hebrew name possibly meaning “stockade” or “horn, trumpet”. Origin: Hebrew

Klervi

Klervi is a Breton female name, the Breton form of Welsh Creirwy possibly meaning “token of the egg” or “mundane egg” from Welsh creir (a token, sacred object, jewel, treasure) while the second part -wy might be from Middle Welsh meaning “egg”. In Welsh mythology, Creiry is the daughter of the enchantress Ceridwen. Origin: Welsh Variants: Creiry (Welsh)  

Makana

Makana is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning “gift”. It’s also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: “ten thousand; myriad + grant, answer” (万叶) “truth, reality; Buddhist sect + grant, answer” (眞叶) “truth, reality; Buddhist sect + love; affection, favorite” (真愛) “dance; flit; circle; wheel +…

Alexiroe

Alexiroe (pr. ah-leks-ir-oh-ee) is a Greek female name which means “averting flow” in reference to averting a river or a stream. It comes from Greek elements alexi- (against, preventing, protecting) which comes from the same root word as alexo (to defend, help) and rhoe (river, stream) which comes from rheo (to flow). In Greek mythology, she is one of the Naiads who had…

Eltanin

Eltanin comes from Arabic Al Ra’is al Tinnin meaning “the head of the dragon” or “the dragon’s head” which is the name of a star in the Draco constellation, also known as Gamma Draconis. Origin: Arabic Variants: Etamin Ettanin

Bellalune

Bellalune is a combination of two names: Bella, which means “beautiful” in Italian and Spanish which comes from Latin bellus (beautiful, pretty, handsome), though it could also be a short form of names like Isabella (the Latinate form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”) or Arabella (a medieval Scottish…

Locke

Locke comes from a surname of several origins and meanings such as: an English, Dutch, and German surname derived from a place name called Lock, referring to someone who lived near an enclosure or a barrier on a river such as a bridge which could be open and closed at will; it could also be an…

Pandora

Pandora is a Greek female name meaning “all gifts”, “all-giving” or “all-gifted” from Greek elements pan (all) and doron (gift). In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the Greek gods from the earth, who each gave her a gift: needlework and weaving; grace and cunning, a cunning nature, and curiosity. She was created specifically to…

Saeran

Saeran seems to be a male name possibly of Irish origin maning “noble” although I’m not sure of the accuracy of that. I’ve also seen it listed as coming from Welsh Saer meaning “carpenter, wright” with the diminutive suffix -an meaning “Saer the younger” or “little Saer”. There’s a church in Wales called St. Saeran’s Church dedicated to Saint…

Yusra

Yusra is an Arabic female name meaning “wealth, ease, comfort”. It’s also related to a root word meaning “left”. Origin: Arabic   يسرى (Arabic)

Seraiah

Seraiah is a Hebrew male name meaning “Yahweh is ruler” or “Soldier/Prince of the Lord” and is the name of several figures in the Bible. Although a legitimate male name, it does have potential as a female name as well. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Seriah Serayah (English)  

Wilma

Wilma is a female name, originally used as a short form of Wilhelmina, the feminine form of German Wilhelm meaning “willfull protection” or “desiring protection” composed from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). It  could also be a feminine form of William. Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Wilhelmina (Dutch, German, English) Willa (English) Wilhelmine (German) Wilhelma (German) Vilma (Spanish, Hungarian, German, Swedish,…

Montana

Montana is the name of a state in the United States which comes from the Spanish word montaña which comes from Latin montanus meaning “mountainous”. Montana is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Monty/Monte Origin: Latin Variants: Montanna (English) Montaña (Spanish)

Fiora

Fiora is derived from Italian fiore meaning “flower” which is derived from Latin florem via Proto-Italic *flōs (flower, blossom) via Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Spelled Fíora it becomes an Irish word meaning “true” which comes from Old Irish fír (true, correct, real). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Old Irish Variants: Fiore (Italian) unisex Fíora (Old Irish) Fiorella (Italian)   Male forms: Fiore (Italian) Fír (Old Irish) Fíor (Old…

August

August is the German, Polish, Catalan, and Scandinavian form of Augustus, originally an Ancient Roman title used by Roman emperors after the first and, by some accounts, greatest emperor of Rome, Gaius Octavius, who was the adopted son and heir of Julius Caesar. It means “majestic”, “venerable”, “great” from Latin augere (to increase). August is also the name of the…

Gabrielle

Gabrielle is the French feminine form of Gabriel, which comes from Hebrew Gavri’el meaning “God is my strong man” or “God is my strength”. Nicknames: Gabby, Brielle Origin: Hebrew Variants: Gabriella (Hungarian, Italian, Swedish, English) Gabriela (Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Bulgarian) Gabrijela (Croatian) Gabriëlle (Dutch) Gabriele (German) Gabrielė (Lithuanian) Gavrila (Romanian)   Male forms: Gabriel…

Mahir

Mahir is an Arabic male name meaning “skilled, adept”, as well as also being a surname derived from the given name. Another spelling of Mahir is Maher, which also happens to be an Irish surname which means “hospitable, kindly”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Maher (Arabic, Irish)

Perdita

Perdita comes from Latin perditus meaning “lost”. It was created by William Shakespeare for a character in his play The Winter’s Tale (1623). Origin: Latin  

Erragal

Erragal is a Mespotamian (Sumerian and Akkadian) god of the underworld. The origin of the name is uncertain though there are several theories: it could be a combination of Erra and Sumerian gal (great) meaning “Erra the great”; Erra being the Mesopotamian god of war, plagues, and the bringer of pestilence who was later assimilated with Nergal. Although the…