Yuna

Yuna is a Japanese female name with various meanings depending on the kanji used: it means “night, evening” in the Ryukyu (Okinawan) dialect of Japanese (夕な); yu 由 “wherefore, a reason, cause” + na 奈 “Nara, what?” (由奈); yu 由 “wherefore, a reason, cause” + na 那 “what?” (由那); yu 優 “tenderness, gentleness; good, excellent, superior” + na 奈 “Nara, what?” (優奈) yu 結 “tie, bind, join, organize” + na 愛 “love,…

Gazelle

Gazelle is the name of a species of antelope, a beautiful and graceful creature that was often used in Arabic poetry as a symbol of female beauty. The name comes from Arabic gazal غَزَال (gazelle; delicate, graceful) derived from Arabic root word ḡ-z-l غ ز ل , referring to something graceful and delicate. Origin: Arabic Variants: Ghazal (Persian) Ghazala (Arabic,…

Delinda

Delinda is a female given name which seems to be a modern coinage, probably a combination of the prefix De- combined with Linda, originally a short form of Germanic element linde or lindi meaning “soft, tender” or “linden tree, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. It’s also possible that it rose up as a shortened…

Adina

Adina is the name of a minor figure in the Old Testament, the name of a (male) soldier meaning “slender” written as עֲדִינָא though it’s also used as a Hebrew female name written עֲדִינָה meaning “delicate, gentle, fine”. I’ve also seen it listed as a Romanian feminine name, possibly a short form of Adelina, a variant of Adela, meaning “noble”…

Dalila

Dalila is a variant form of Delilah which comes from Hebrew meaning “weak, delicate, languishing” from Hebrew dalal (to hang down, to be low). Dalila is also an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Dalil meaning “guide, leader”. It’s pronounced da-lee-lah or da-lil-ah as well as de-lie-lah. Origin: Hebrew, Arabic Variants: Delilah (Hebrew, English) Delila (German, Dutch, English) Dalilah (English)  

Liyana

Liyana is an Arabic female name meaning “soft, tender, gentle, delicate” from Arabic root word l-y-n (to become soft, tender). It’s also a Zulu female name derived from a word meaning “it is raining/it’s raining”. I’ve also seen it listed as a Chinese female name meaning “beautiful + elegant, graceful, refined + graceful, elegant” with the Chinese…

Nadine

Nadine is the French form of Nadia, the diminutive form of Nadezhda, a Russian female name meaning “hope” from Slavic. Nadine could also be a variant spelling of Nadeen, an Arabic female name which is also a variant of Nadia though it comes from an Arabic source meaning “moist, tender, delicate” or “calling”. Origin: Slavic, Arabic Variants: Nadina (Bosnian,…

Delilah

Delilah is a Hebrew female name meaning “weak, delicate, languishing” which derives from Hebrew dalal (to hang down, to be low). In the Old Testament, Delilah is the lover of Samson whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting off his hair, the source of his great strength. Nicknames: Del, Lilah/Lila Origin: Hebrew Variants: Delila (German, Dutch, English)…

Myfanwy

Myfanwy is a Welsh female name meaning “my woman” made up from my (my) and banw (woman), though I’ve also seen the second element as possibly being from derived from Welsh annwyl meaning “dear, beloved”, so the name may also mean “my beloved”, or from Old Welsh manwy meaning “fine, delicate, rare”. The name is pronounced ma-van-wee or muhv-an-wee (Forvo). In Welsh, the f is pronounced like…

Nadia

Nadia is a variant transcription of Nadiyya, an Arabic female name meaning “moist, tender, delicate” or “calling”, as well as a Slavic female name, a diminutive of Nadezhda meaning “hope”. Origin: Arabic, Slavic Variants: Nadya (Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Arabic) Nadiya (Ukrainian) Nadja (German, Slovene) Nadiyya (Arabic) Nadiye (Turkish) Nadezhda (Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian)   نديّة (Arabic) “moist, tender,…