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Noah

Noah is a Hebrew unisex name with different meanings in Hebrew. As a male name it means "rest, comfort" from Noach (נוֹחַ) while as a female name it means "motion" No'ah from (נוֹעָה). Noah is also a surname derived from the given name, though it could also be a variant spelling of Noar, a topographical name for someone who lived near… Continue reading Noah

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Astronomy, Female, Male, N names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Nova

Nova refers to a star that suddenly becomes bright before eventually fading back to its original intensity. The name comes from Latin novus meaning "new" derived from Proto-Indo-European *néwos (new). Nova could also be a short form of Novalee, a female given name combining Nova with Lee, which derives from Old English lēah (woodland, clearing, meadow). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Novalee (English) Novalie… Continue reading Nova

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Nalu

Nalu is a Hawaiian word meaning "wave" and "surf" though as a verb it also means "to make waves" or "to ponder, speculate, meditate". I'm not sure if it's used as a given name by native Hawaiians but it can be used as part of a compound name such as Kainalu meaning "sea wave". Origin: Hawaiian  

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November

November is the eleventh month of the year according to the Gregorian calender. It comes from Latin novem meaning "nine" derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥ (nine). It was originally the ninth month of the Roman calender which originally consisted of ten months before the addition of two more months. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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Naomi

Naomi (pr. nay-o-mee or nie-o-mee in English; pr. na-o-mee in Japanese)  is a female given name with two separate origins. The first is that it derives from Hebrew meaning "pleasantness". It's also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "straight; honest +beauty; beautiful" (直美); feminine "esteem + beauty; beautiful" (尚美); feminine "straight; honest… Continue reading Naomi

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Nika

Nika is a unisex given name with several possible meanings. It's a Russian short form of Veronika which ultimately comes from Greek Pherenike meaning "bringer of victory, bringing victory", or any name ending in -nika, as well as also being a short form of Nikita, the Russian form of Greek Niketas meaning "winner, victor". Nika is also the feminine form of male given name Nikola, the… Continue reading Nika

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Natsu

Natsu is a Japanese unisex name (as well as a word name) meaning 夏 "summer", and is used as a name element among names like Natsuki, a unisex name with a variety of meanings such as 夏稀 (summer + rare); 夏生 (summer + life); 夏紀 (summer + chronicle); and 夏樹 (summer + wood); Natsuko, a… Continue reading Natsu

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Nikita

Nikita is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Greek Niketas meaning "winner, victor", or from Greek Aniketos meaning "unconquerable". It's also an Indian female name originating from a completely different source, from Sanskrit niketa meaning "house, habitation". Origin: Ancient Greek, Sanskrit Female variants: Niketa (Indian, Marathi, Hindi)   Male variants: Mykyta (Ukrainian) Mikita (Belarusian) Niketas (Ancient Greek) Aniketos (Ancient… Continue reading Nikita

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Niko

Niko is a masculine name, the Finnish form of Nicholas which means "victory of the people" from Greek Nikolaos. It's also the Croatian and Slovene short form of Nikola, the Slavic form of Nicholas. However, Niko can also be used as a short form of Nicholas or its' feminine forms Nicole and Nicolette, making it… Continue reading Niko

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Neon

Origin: Ancient Greek Meaning: Neon comes from Ancient Greek neo meaning "new". Neon is the name of a chemical gas, as well as used to refer to a neon lamp and neon signs, signs that use electric lights. It's also been used by several figures in Ancient Greece so it's a name that has a long history.… Continue reading Neon