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Arlena

Arlena is a female given name, a variant of Arlene which may have originated as a variant of Charlene (a feminine form of Charles, which comes from Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (free man) derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom… Continue reading Arlena

Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, M names, Moon, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Marlene

Marlene is a blend of Maria and Magdalene, or in some cases Helene; Maria is the Latinate form of Miriam, a Hebrew female 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 “beloved” from myr, or… Continue reading Marlene

Female, Hebrew, M names, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes

Magda

Magda is a Scandinavian short form of Magdalena, a Latinate form of Magdalene, originally a title meaning “of Magdala” in reference to someone who came from the town or village of Magdala, originally located at the Sea of Galilee. Magdala comes from Hebrew migdal meaning “tower”. Origin: Hebrew  

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Malina

Malina is a Slavic female name derived from the word meaning "raspberry", though it can also be used as a diminutive form of Malcolmina, the Scottish feminine form of Malcolm, the anglicized form of Scottish Máel Coluim meaning “servant of St. Columba”, referring to someone who followed Irish abbot and missionary St. Columba who spread Christianity into Scotland. Máel means “servant, devout… Continue reading Malina

Female, Hebrew, M names, Virtues/Attributes

Maialen

Maialen is the Basque form of Magdalene, originally a title meaning “of Magdala” in reference to someone who came from the town or village of Magdala, originally located at the Sea of Galilee. Magdala comes from Hebrew migdal meaning “tower”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Magdalene (English, German) Magdalena (English, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Slovene, Czech, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian,… Continue reading Maialen

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Maddalena

Maddalena is the Italian form of Magdalene, originally a title meaning “of Magdala” in reference to someone who came from the town or village of Magdala, originally located at the Sea of Galilee. Magdala comes from Hebrew migdal meaning “tower”. Nicknames: Maddie, Lena Origin: Hebrew Variants: Magdalene (English, German) Magdalena (English, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Slovene, Czech,… Continue reading Maddalena

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Jolene

Jolene is an English female name, a combination of Jo, a shortened form of Josephine (the feminine form of Joseph meaning "Yahweh will increase" or "Yahweh will add" from Hebrew) or Joanna/Joanne and Joan (the feminine forms of John which is the English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of Greek Ioannes from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”; while the second part of the name comes from the suffix -lene though… Continue reading Jolene

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Alena

Alena is a female given name, originating as a short form of names ending in -alena such as Magdalena (a variant of Magdalene, originally a title referring to someone who came from a town or village called Magdala, which comes from Hebrew migdal meaning "tower") or Helena (the Latinate form of Helen, the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been… Continue reading Alena

Female, Hebrew, M names

Madelon

Madelon is the Dutch form of Magdalene, originally a title meaning "of Magdala" ine reference to someone who came from the town or village of Magdala, originally located at the Sea of Galilee. Magdala comes from Hebrew migdal meaning "tower". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Magdalene (English, German) Magdalena (English, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Slovene, Czech, Bulgarian, Macedonian,… Continue reading Madelon

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Laney

Laney originally derived as a nickname for names such as Elaine (which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”). It could also be used as a nickname for any name with… Continue reading Laney