Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Acelynn

Beautiful One

American

Adelis

Noble kind

German

Adelita

Noble; small winged one

Latin

Adore

A gift; beloved; adored

Latin

Ainslee

Only hermitage wood or clearing

English

Aisling

Dream, vision

Irish

Alessandra

Defender of man

Italian

Aliki

Noble, exalted

German

Alix

Noble

German

Allegra

Cheerful

Italian

Amabella

Lovable

French

Amalia

Industrious, striving; work; rival; laborious; eager

Latin

Amaryllis

Fresh, sparkling

Greek

Anthea

Flowery

Greek

Aoife

Beautiful, radiant

Scottish

Aphrodite

Foam

Greek

Ariadne

Most holy

Greek

Athalia

The Lord is exalted

Hebrew

Aubriana

Elf or magical being, power

German

Aviella

My father is God

Hebrew

Avita
Avril

To open

Latin

Axella

Father is peace

German

Azaria

Helped by God

Hebrew

Bastia

Revered

Greek

Battista

To dip

Latin

Belinda

“The beautiful river,” from the Latin bella (beautiful) and Indus (a river in Asia).

German

Bellamy

Beautiful friend

French

Bellatrix

Warlike

Latin

Berkley

Birch tree meadow

Scottish

Beulah

Bride

Hebrew

Bexley

Woodland clearing

English

Blaine

Yellow

Scottish

Blaise

Lisp, stutter

Latin

Blakeley

Black, dark; pale

English

Blanche

White, pure

German

Blondie

Caressing

Latin

Blythe

Blithe, cheerful, carefree

English

Breelyn

English

Breezy

Windy

English

Britannia

From Brittany or Great Britain

Latin

Calliope

Beautiful voice

Greek

Caoimhe

Gentle, beautiful, precious

Irish

Carabella

Pretty Face

Italian

Carmel

Garden, orchard

Hebrew

Carmella

Garden, orchard

Hebrew

Cecily

Blind; sixth

Welsh

Celeste

Heavenly

Latin

Celestia

Heavenly

Latin

Celia

Heaven

Latin

Claudia

Lame

Latin

Cleo

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

Greek

Collins

Holly

Irish

Constanza

Constancy, steadfastness

Latin

Cordelia

Heart

Latin

Cree

Latin

Cressa

Gold

Greek

Cricket

Loud Insect of the Night

American

Crimson

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

Unknown

Cristabel

Beautiful Christian

Latin

Cruza
Damara

Calf; to tame; gentle

Latin

Daphne

Laurel

Greek

Darcy

Dark

Irish

Delia

From Delos

Greek

Della

Noble

German

Delphina

Dolphin

Greek

Desdemona

Wretchedness

Greek

Dixie

Tenth

French

Dolly

A variant spelling of Dollie.

English

Doria

From Doris; gift

Greek

Dream

Unconscious vision or thought

English

Druscilla

Latin

Dublin

Black Pool

Irish

Dulcia

Sweet

Latin

Dusty

English

Easter

Christian spring festival

Egyptian

Echo

Reflected sound

Latin

Effie

Well-spoken

Greek

Elisia

From the blessed isles

Latin

Elvira

Foreign, true

German

Emberly

Created name

American

Enid

Soul, life

Welsh

Epiphany

Revelatory manifestation of a divine being

English

Estee

Star; myrtle leaf

Persian

Estrella

Star-like; love

Spanish

Eudora

Good gift

Greek

Euphemia

Well-spoken

Greek

Farrah

Good-looking

English

Fiorella

Flower

Latin

Forest

From the Woods

English

Frost

The Freezing of Water

English

Geneva

Juniper tree

French

Gisella

Pledge; hostage

German

Goldie

English

Halle

Home ruler

German

Heavenly

From the heavens

English

Hera

Queen

Greek

Hestia

In Greek mythology, the goddess of the hearth.

Greek

India

English

Inez

“The chaste one,” from the Greek lwgne, chaste.

Spanish

Jewel

Plaything, delight

French

Junia

Queen of heaven

Latin

Keelie

Slender, pretty

Gaelic

Kimora

From the Golden Meadow

American

Kosta

Constancy, steadfastness

Latin

Lethia

Forgetfulness

Greek

Lolita

A variant spelling of Loleta.

Spanish

Majesty

Royal bearing, dignity

Latin

Misty

Mist

English

Murphy

Descendant of sea warrior

Irish

Mystery

Unexplained

English

Mystique

Air of mystery

French

Nellis

Horn

American

Nerina

Sea nymph

Greek

Nesta

Welsh

Nydia

Nest

Latin

Osha

Shining

Indian (Sanskrit)

Pandora

All gifts

Greek

Peony

Praisegiving

Greek

Pepper
Perdita

Lost

Latin

Persephone
Phaedra

Bright

Greek

Phalen

Peaceful

Latin

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Polly

A diminutive form or nickname for Mary.

Latin

Poppy

“The milk of happiness,” from the Latin papaver, the name of a plant having thick, milky juice, on the basis of papa, thick milk.

Latin

Primrose

First rose

English

Puebla

From the city

Spanish

Quenby

Queen's settlement

English

Quintilla

A variant form of Quintina.

Reva

“She who has been restored,” from the Latin revalescere, to grow well again.

Rhea

Flowing

Greek

Royalty

Noble kin

English

Rumi

Beauty

Japanese

Sable

Black

Slavic

Sage

Sage plant

English

Saniyah

Resplendence, brillance.

Arabic

Saoirse

Freedom

Irish

Satin

French

Selyse

Created name

American

Sheba

Promise

Hebrew

Sicily

Italian

Silver
Snow

Frozen Rain

English

Solstice
Starla

Persian

Starlet
Stormy

Stormy

English

Story

Tale

American

Sunny

Sunshine; happy, cheerful temperament

English

Sybil

Prophetess, oracle

Greek

Sylvie

Woods, forest

Latin

Symphony
Tallula

Leaping water

Native American

Tamar

Date palm

Hebrew

Tempeste

Turbulent, stormy

French

Theodora

God's gift

Greek

Thora

Thor's struggle

Scandinavian

Torrent

A fast-moving stream

English

Tova

Beautiful Thor; good

Scandinavian

Treasure

English

Unique

Only one

Latin

Unity

Oneness

English

Velora

Strong, healthy

Latin

Velvet

Velvet fabric

English

Ventura

Good Fortune

Spanish

Vesta

“An undefiled maiden,” in allusion to the virgins who guarded the goddess Vesta, the symbol of hearth fire and undeflowered virginity.

Latin

Vita

Life

Latin

Waverly

Meadow of quivering aspens

English

Wenonah

First-born daughter

Native American

Wren

English

Xenia

Guest, stranger

Greek

Xesta

“Highly polished,” from the Greek xestos, polished.

Greek

Xylia

Woodland; wood-dweller

Greek

Zadie

Prosperous, fortunate

Arabic

Zaylee

Created name

American

Zenobia

Life of Zeus

Greek

Zipporah

Bird

Hebrew

Ziva

Radiance, brilliance or light of God

Hebrew

Zora

Dawn

Slavic

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