Mabel

Mabel is an English female name, the medieval form of Late Latin male name Amabilis, or its medieval feminine form Amabel, which derives from Latin amabilis meaning “lovable, worthy of love”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Amabel (English) Mabelle (English) Mable (English) Maybelle (English) Mabella (English) Maybelline (English) Annabel (English) Annabelle (English) Anabelle (English) Anabel (English, Spanish) Annabella (English, Italian) Amabilia…

Marianne

Marianne is a French female name, a combination of Marie (the French form of Maria, the Latin form of Hebrew name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian name either meaning…

Dai

Dai is a Welsh male name, a diminutive of Dafydd, the Welsh form of David which comes from Hebrew meaning “beloved”. I’ve also seen it listed as being derived from an old Celtic word dei meaning “to shine”. Dai is also a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 “big, large”; dai 太 “plump,…

Leverett

Leverett comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of leveret used to refer to a young hare in its first year of life. it comes from Old French levre meaning “hare” and seems to have been given as a nickname to someone who either hunted hares or who was as fast as one. It’s also possible that…

Esmé, Esmée

Esmé(e) comes from Old French meaning “esteemed, beloved”. It was originally a masculine name which seems to have first been used by Scottish noble Esmé Stewart, Duke of Lennox (1542-1583) whose mother was French. It has sometimes been confused with French Aimé(e) meaning “to love, like”. Although Esmé was originally used as a male name, with Esmée…

Godelieve

Godelieve is the Dutch form of Godeliva, an Old English female name, the feminine form of Gottlieb made up of Germanic elements god (God) and lieb (love, dear) or Old High German leiba (descendant, son) via Proto-Germanic *laibō (what is left, remainder, remnant) via *lībaną (to remain, to be left) derived form a PIE root word. Nicknames: Lieve (Dutch) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Godeliva (Ancient…

Angharad

Angharad is a Welsh female name meaning “more love” or “much loved (one”) and features in The Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh tales, the name of several figures in Welsh myth, including Angharad Golden-Hand, the lover of Peredur. Origin: Proto-Celtic  

Airi

Airi is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ai 愛 “love”;   ri 莉 “jasmine”; ri 梨 “pear”; ri 理 “logic; arrangement; reason; justice; truth”; ri 里 “village” a 亜 “Asia; rank next; come after”;i 依 “reliant; depend on; consequently; therefore; due to”; ri 梨 “pear” Written in hiragana it’s あいり. Airi is also a Finnish female name which seems to be derived from…

Voirrey

Voirrey is the vocative form of Moirrey, the Manx form of Mary which comes from Hebrew Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from mr…