Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Addo

King of the Road

African

Adira

Strong, noble, powerful

Hebrew

Adola

The crown brings honor

African

Alanis

Precious; awakening

Polynesian

Alexandra

Defender of man

Greek

Alexandria

Defender of man

Greek

Alexia

Man's defender; defender, protector

Greek

Alvara

Elf warrior

Italian

Amelia

Work

German

Amira

Ruling princess

Arabic

Anya

Resurrection; He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Aphrodite

Foam

Greek

Ara

Brings rain

Arabic

Ariadne

Most holy

Greek

Ariel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Artemis

Butcher

Greek

Arya

Faithful friend

Persian

Asha

Alive and well

Arabic

Aspen

Aspen tree

English

Athena

Wise

Greek

Aura

Wind

Latin

Aurora

Goddess of dawn

Latin

Ayira

Chosen

African

Azima

Defender

Arabic

Battista

To dip

Latin

Beatrix

Voyager (through life); blessed

Latin

Blaze

Lisp, stutter

Latin

Briar

Thorny bush of wild roses, brambles

English

Bronx

Bronck's Land

American

Buffy

God is my oath

English

Calista

Cup; fairest, most beautiful

Latin

Callisto

Beautiful

Greek

Calypso

She who hides

Greek

Cambria

The people

Welsh

Cassandra

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Chicago

Onion or Skunk

Native American

Claudex

Lame

Latin

Cleo

“The celebrated one,” from the Greek kleo, make known or famous.

Greek

Cleopatra

Father's glory

Greek

Coral

“The sentry,” in allusion to the belief of the ancients that a coral talisman served as a warning against the approach of evil spirits.

Latin

Courtney

Domain of Curtius

French

Crimson

Full of love. Leader in things that need to be done.

Unknown

Damara

Calf; to tame; gentle

Latin

Danica

Morning star; from Denmark

Slavic

Davina

Beloved

Scottish

Debbie

Bee

Hebrew

Delphine

Dolphin

Greek

Desdemona

Wretchedness

Greek

Dextera

One who dyes; right-handed, fortunate

Latin

Dextra

One who dyes; right-handed, fortunate

Latin

Diana

Heavenly and divine

Latin

Dola

The crown brings honor

African

Dominique

Lord

Latin

Domino

Lord

Latin

Echo

Reflected sound

Latin

Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

Elektra

Shining, bright, radiant

Greek

Ember

Smoldering coal

English

Esperanza

Hope

Spanish

Exie

Anklet

English

Exodus

Exit of Large Group

Greek

Fahari

Splendor

African

Faizah

Victorious

African

Fallon

Superiority; descended from a ruler

Irish

Fantasia

Fantasy

Italian

Finley

Fair warrior

Scottish

Frankie

From France

Latin

Freya

Lady

Scandinavian

Galaxy

Star system

American

Gamora

Created name

American

Gemma

Precious stone

Italian

Genesis

The beginning

Greek

Godiva

God's gift

English

Grey

Grey-haired

English

Harley

Hare meadow

English

Harlow

Rock hill

English

Harriet

Home ruler

German

Hedy

Delightful, sweet; my echo

Hebrew

Hera

Queen

Greek

Hermione

Messenger; earthly

Greek

Hildegard

Battle stronghold

German

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Jade

Precious stone

English

Jane

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jarah

Boldness, bravery

Arabic

Jasira

Bold, Courageous

African

Jett

Black

English

Jetta

Home ruler

Danish

Jinx

Spell

Latin

Joan

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jubilee

Ram's horn

Hebrew

Juno

Queen of heaven

Latin

Kainda

Hunter's Daughter

African

Kamala
Karma

Fate, destiny

Indian (Sanskrit)

Katana

Sword

Japanese

Katniss

Plant Name, Sagittaria Genus

American

Kendra

Greatest champion

Welsh

Keondra

Goddess

African

Kijana

Youth

African

Kumani

Destiny

African

Layla

Night

Arabic

Leia

Weary one

Hebrew

Lennon

Dear one

Irish

Lennox

From Levenach, Scotland

Scottish

Lex

Diminutive form of Alexander or Alexis

English

Lilith

Belonging to the night

Ancient

Lula

Famous warrior

German

Luna

The moon

Latin

Lyra

Lyre

Greek

Lyric

Words to a song

English

Margaret

Pearl

English

Marvel

Miracle to marvel at; wonderful, extraordinary

Spanish

Maxima

Greatest

Latin

Midnight

12:00 AM

American

Minka

Strong-willed warrior

Polish

Mirta

Crown of thorns

Spanish

Molly

Of the sea

English

Murphy

Descendant of sea warrior

Irish

Naja

Rescue, Escape

Arabic

Nala

Successful

African

Nalda

Strong

Spanish

Natasha

Birthday

Latin

Nebula

Mist

Latin

Neera

Devastating, capable of great destruction

Spanish

Nefertari

Beautiful Companion

Egyptian

Nera

Candle

Hebrew

Night

Evening

American

Nikita

Unconquered

Greek

Noelani

Mist of heaven

Polynesian

Nova

New

Latin

Nyx

Night

Greek

Oakley

From the oak tree field

English

Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Oya

Wind warrior goddess

African

Pandora

All gifts

Greek

Phaedra

Bright

Greek

Philomena

Powerful love

Greek

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

Ramona

Protecting hands

Spanish

Ramsay

Raven island; ram island

English

Ramsey

Raven island; ram island

English

Raphaella

God heals

Hebrew

Raquel

Ewe

Spanish

Raven

Raven

English

Reign

Rule, Sovereign

English

Rexana

Combination name

English

Rey

King

Spanish

Rhonda

Good lance

Welsh

Ridley

Reed Clearing

English

Ripley

Shouting man's meadow

English

Rowdy

Loud, Spirited

American

Roxy

Dawn

Persian

Ryder

Knight, mounted warrior

English

Samara

Guardian

Hebrew

Scarlet

Shade of red

English

Scarlett

Shade of red

English

Scout

To listen

French

Selina

The moon

Greek

Serena

Serene, calm

Latin

Seven

The Number 7

American

Sierra

Saw

Spanish

Sloane

Raid

Irish

Stevie

Crown, garland

Greek

Storm

Storm

English

Stormi

Stormy

English

Stormy

Stormy

English

Tamar

Date palm

Hebrew

Tempest

Turbulent, stormy

French

Tex

From Texas

American

Thora

Thor's struggle

Scandinavian

Timber

Wood, Strong

American

Tove

God is good

Hebrew

Trinity

The Holy Trinity

English

Vale

Strong, healthy

Latin

Valentina

Strong and healthy

Latin

Valeria

Strength and vigor

Italian

Valkyrie

Chooser of the slain

Scandinavian

Veda

Knowledge, wisdom

Indian (Sanskrit)

Vega

Falling vulture

Arabic

Velora

Strong, healthy

Latin

Venus

Love

Latin

Vesper

Evening star

Latin

Vida

Life

Spanish

Vita

Life

Latin

Viva

Alive

Latin

Willow

Willow tree

English

Winda

Hunter

African

Xena

Guest, stranger

Greek

Yola

Violet flower

Spanish

Zenobia

Life of Zeus

Greek

Zondra

Man's defender

Spanish

Zuna

To be sweet

African

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