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(Female Names)

 

A:

Aaminah: muslim: Lady of peace and harmony

Aanisah/Anisa: muslim: Pious-hearted Lady; Good-natured

Aasta: norse: Love

Abigail: hebrew: Father of Joy; father’s joy

Abira (ah-beer-ah): hebrew: Strong

Adara/Adra: arabic: Virgin

Adilah: muslim: “One who deals justly”

Adira: herbrew: Mighty; strong

Adiva: arabic: Pleasant and gentle

Adoncia (ah-dohn-chuh): spanish: Sweet

Adora: latin: Beloved; adored

Affrica/Afrika/Africa: irish: Pleasant

Agapi: greek: Love, affection

Agate: greek: Kind

Agatha: greek: Good

Agave: greek: Illustrious, noble

Agnes (ag-nes): greek: Chaste

Ahava (ah-hah-vah): hebrew: Beloved

Ahimsa: hindu: Nonviolent virtue

Ai: japanese: Love

Aida: arabian: Reward, pleasant

Aiko: japanese: Child of love; Little loved one

Aila: finnish: Light-bearer

Ailsa/Alyssa: teutonic: Of good cheer

Aine (an-yuh): celtic: Joy

Aintzane (ah-ee-tsah-neh): basque: Glorious

Aisha (ah-ee-sha): swahili-arabic: Life, alive

Akilah: arabic: Intelligent, logical

Akiva: hebrew: Protect

Alazne (ah-lahz-nee): basque: Miracle

Aldea: teutonic : Rich

Alethea: greek: Truth

Alicia/Alice: greek: Truthful one

Alina: polish: Bright and beautiful; Light

Aliza/Aleeza/Alisa: hebrew: Joyous; Great happiness

Aliz: hungarian: Kind

Allegra/Alegra: latin: Joyful, merry, lively

Alodie: anglo-saxon: Wealthy

Althea: greek: Wholesome

Amabel: latin: Lovable

Amadika: southern rhodesian: Beloved

Amamndine: latin: Beloved

Amata: spanish: Beloved

Amelia: latin: Industrious

Amina: muslim: Peace, security; Trustworthy; faithful, honest

Amissa: hebrew: Friend

Amity: latin: Friendship

Amy: latin: Beloved

An: chinese: Peace

Ananda: hindu: Bliss

Andreana: latin: Womanly

Aneska/Anezka (ah-nehz-kah): czech: Pure

Aneesh: muslim: Companion, affectionate friend

Anica: spanish: Graceful

Anisa: arabic: Friendly

Anke: hebrew: Grace

Anne: hebrew: Full of Grace

Annika: swedish: grace

Annora: latin: Honor

Anoush: armenian: Sweet

‘Aolani: hawaiian: Heavenly cloud

Aprika: gaelic: Pleasant

Antje (ahnt-yah): german: Grace

Aquene (ah-kay-nay): native american: Peace

Aquilah: muslim: Intelligent

Ardella: latin: Wealth

Aretha: greek: Best

Aretina: greek: Virtuous

Ariadne/Ariana: greek: Very holy one

Aruna: hindu: Radiance

Asenka: hebrew: Graceful

Asha: african: Life

Ashira: hebrew: Wealthy

Audrey: old english: Noble strength; Strength to overcome

Ayoka: nigerian: One who causes joy all around

B:

Bahijah (bah-hee-yah): muslim: Joyful, delightful, happy

Basheera: muslim: Good news

Basimah: muslim: Smiling one

Bayo: nigerian: To find joy

Beatrice: latin: Bringer of joy

Betha: celtic: Life

Blanda/Blenda: teutonic: Dazzling

Bliss: english: Joy

Blythe: english: Joyful

Briana: celtic: The strong, powerful

C:

Cara: gaelic: Friend

Caresse: french: Beloved

Carissa: greek: Beloved

Caron: french: Pure

Casta: greek: Purity

Catalin/Caitlin/Caitlyn/Caitrin: irish: Pure

Caterina: italian: Pure

Catherine: greek: Pure

Catriona: gaelic: Pure

Charis: greek: Grace, kindness

Charisma/Carisma: latin: Charm or charming; Charismatic

Chastity: latin: Purity

Chaya: hebrew: Life

Chiara: latin: Light

Clara: greek: Bright and clear

Corazon: fillipino: Heart

Cordelia: latin: Heart

Ciar (keer): irish: Saint’s name

D:

Dalila: kenyan: Gentle

Damara: greek: Gentle

Dara: hebrew: Compassionate

Deka: somali: One who pleases

Deliciae/Delicia: latin: Sweetheart; Delightful one

Dembe: ungandan: Peace

Dena/Dinah: hebrew: Judgement

Dilshad (deel-shad): persian: “Of happy heart”

Ditza: hebrew: Joy

Durriyyah (doo-ree-yah): muslim: Brilliant, glittering

E:

Electra: greek: The shining one

Elysia (e-lee-shuh): latin: Sweetly blissful

Emine: turkish: Confident

Eshe (ay-shay): swahili: Life

Etana: hebrew: Strong

Ethelind: teutonic: Nobly wise

F:

Farah: muslim: Joy, cheerful

Farhannah (fahr-hah-nah): muslim: Glad, joyful

Felicia: latin: Happy

Felicite: french: Fortunate

Felicity: latin: Happiness

Femi: african: Love me

G:

Garda: teutonic: Protected

Geela: hebrew: Joyful

Gelasia (gah-lay-shuh): greek: Predisposed to laughter

Gerda: german: Protection

Gleda: old english: To make happy

Grania: gaelic: Love

Guls: turkish: Laugh

H:

Hana: muslim: Happiness, peace of mind

Hanifah: muslim: True, upright

Harika: turkish: Marvelous, wonderous

Hei/Hea (heh-ah): korean: Grace

Helen/Helena: greek: Light; a torch

I:

Ida: teutonic: Happy

Ihsan (igh-sahn?): muslim: Charity

Ilona: greek: Light

Ilsa (ehl-sah): teutonic: Gaitey

J:

Jocosa: latin: Gleeful

Joyce: french: Joyful

Jun: japanese: Pure

Justine: latin: Just; justice

K:

Kaie (kigh-ee): celtic: Combat

Kamilah: arabic: The perfect one

Karen: english: Pure

Karima: middle eastern: Generous

Karimah: african: Generous

Kathrine/Kathryn/Katherine/Katie: greek: Pure

Kichi (kigh-chee): japanese: Fortunate

Kiyo: japanese: Pure

Kiyoko: japanese: Pure child

Kyla/Kylia: gaelic: Lovely

L:

Lacie: greek: Cheerful

Lalasa: hindu: Love

Larissa: russian: Cheerful one

Larisa/Larissa: latin: Cheerful

Lateefah: north african: Gentle, pleasant

Latifa: african: Pleasant, gentle, good humor

Laveda (lah-vee-dah): latin: Innocent one

Laurel/Laureen/Laura: latin: Honor

Leba: yiddish: Beloved

Lena: greek: Light

Lene: norwegian: Illustrious

Leora: greek: Light

Leorah: hebrew: Light to me

Limber: african: Joyfulness

Lina: middle eastern: Tender

Lisa/Lisette: hebrew/french: Concencrate to god

Litsa (leet-sah): greek: One who brings good news

Liv: norwegian: Life

Luana: hawaiian: Enjoyment

Lucerna: latin: Candle-light

Lucia: italian: Light

Lucinda/Lukene: latin: Bringer of light

Lucretia: latin: Brings light

Lucy: latin: Light

Lukina: ukranian: Graceful and bright

M:

Mabel: latin: Loveable

Mahalia: hebrew: Affection

Mai: japanese: Brightness

Maisha (mah-ee-sha): kiswahili: Life

Maitane (may-tah-nee): old english: Beloved

Makoto: japanese: Truth; sincerity

Malinda: greek: Gentle one

Malu: hawaiian: Peacefulness

Manda: latin: Loveable, harmony

Mandisa: african: Sweet

Margaret: persian: Child of light

Marmara: greek: Radiant

Marnina: hebrew: Cause of joy

Meara: irish: Merry

Medicina: latin: Medicine

Megan: anglo-saxon: Strong, able

Meira: isreali: Light

Meira: hebrew: Light, connotation of sharing one’s light with
others

Melisanda: spanish: Honest, diligent

Melosa: spanish: Sweet

Merhamet: turkish: Mercy

Merrie: hebrew: Joyous; merry

Milena: german-jewish: Mild, peaceful

Minka: teutonic: Strong, resolute

Minna: teutonic: Resolute, strong, love

Mira: latin: short for Miranda/Miriam; “strong, wonderful”

Mirella/Mirabella: latin: Of great beauty

Miremba: ugandan: Peace

Miremba/Mireya/Mirielle: latin/spanish/french: Miraculous

Misericordia: latin: Mercy

Mochou: chinese: Sorrowfree

Moyna: celtic: Gentle, soft

Muneerah: muslim: Brilliant, shining, something that reflects
light

N:

Na’imah (nah-ee-mah): muslim: Blessing, Happiness

Nadia/Nadine: russian: Hope

Nadhirrah (nahd-heer-ah): muslim: Bright face with lustre and
noor; healthy and happy

Nadima: muslim: Companion, friend

Nafeesah: muslim: refined, pure, exquisite

Najiyyah (nah-jee-yah): muslim: Friendly, affectionate

Nalini: sanskrit: Lovely

Naomi: hebrew: Sweet, pleasant

Nara: celtic: Happy

Nasya: hebrew: Miracle

Nayyirah (nay-yeer-ah): muslim: Luminous, shining, brilliant

Nediva: hebrew: Noble and generous

Nefsi/Nefis: turkish: Wonderful

Nehan: turkish: Happy lady

Neimah: hebrew: Pleasant

Nell: greek: Light

Nese (neh-seh or nee-seh): turkish: Joy

Neysa: greek: Pure

Nika: greek: Victory

Nina: hebrew: Grace

Nora (nohr-rah)/Nara (nah-rah): celtic: Honor

Nureen: jewish: Light

Nydia (nigh-dee-uh): latin: Refuge

O:

Obelia: greek: Pillar of strength

Olayinka: yoruban: Honor surround me

Ona: lithuanian: Graceful one

Oralee: hebrew: My light

Oran/Ora: hebrew: Light

Orli: hebrew: “Light is mine”

Osran: scottish: Peace

P:

Penda: swahili-kiswahili: Beloved; “to love”

Phedra (fay- duh): greek: Bright

Phila: greek: Love

Phoebe: greek: Shining , brilliant

Pia: latin: Pious

Priya: indian: Loved one, darling

Q:

Quenby: scandinavian: Womanly

R:

Radhiyah (rahd-hee-yah): swahili: Pleased, agreeable, contented

Rafiqa (rah-fee-kah): muslim: Sweetheart, companion

Raheemah: muslim: Kind, affectionate

Rai (righ): japanese: Trust

Rajaa (rah-jay or rah-juh): muslim: Hope

Rajeeyah: muslim: Hoping, full of hope

Rana: kiswahili: Happiness, rest

Rashida: african: Righteous

Raziya: swahili: Sweet, agreeable

Rayna: hebrew: Pure, clean

Rena: greek: Peace

Renana: hebrew: Joy, song

Risa: latin: Laughter

Robin: old english: One who shines with fame

Roni: hebrew: My joy

Roshni: indian: Light

Ruth: hebrew: Companion, friend

S:

Saar-rah (sahr-rah not ‘sarah’): muslim: Lady who’s charming
manner brings joy

Sachi: japanese: Bliss

Sachiko: japanese: Bliss child

Sada: japanese: The chaste

Sadiyah: arabian: Lucky, good fortune

Sadiqah: muslim: Truthful, sincere

Safi/Saffiyah/Safiya: kiswahili: Clean, pure

Saidah (sah-ee-dah): african: Happy, fortunate

Sakari: native american: Sweet

Sakinah: muslim: Tranquility, calmness

Sakti: hindu: Energy, goodness

Salimah: arabic: Safe, healthy

Salome (sahl-oh- mee): hebrew: Peace

Saraid: celtic: Excellent

Sefa: turkish: Pleasure

Selima: hebrew/arabic: Hope/Peace

Serenity: latin: Tranquility; peace

Shakira: arabic: Grateful

Shani: swahili: Marvellous

Shobi: hebrew: Glorious

Sukutai (soo-koo-tay-ee): african: Hug

Sarisha: hindu: Charming

Shanata: hindu: Peaceful

Shanti: indian: Peace

Shina: japanese: Virtue, good

Shu: chinese: Good

Sinead (sin- ayd): irish: Gracious

Siobhan (shuh- vahn): irish: Gracious

Sitembile (see-tem-bee-leh): african: Trust

Sive (see- vuh): irish: Sweet

Soo: korean: Excellence, long life

Suad: muslim: Good fortune

Subhaga: india: A fortunate person

Suki: japanese: Beloved

Sun: korean: Goodness

Surrayyah: muslim: Free of worry; happy

T:

Tahira: muslim: Pure, chaste, clean

Tahirah: arabic: Chaste, pure

Taite (tayt): anglo- saxon: Cheerful

Taka: japanese: Tall, honorable

Takiyah: north african: Pious, righteous

Takoda: native american: Friend to all

Tam (tham): vietnamese: Heart

Tamma: hebrew: Perfect

Tao: chinese: Peach, symbol of long life

Taslimah (tahs-leem-ah): muslim: Salutations, peace

Tateeyopa: native american: Happy hostess; her door

Temina: hebrew: Honest

Thadea: greek: Courageous

Thalia: greek: Joyful

Than (tan): vietnamese: Brilliant

Thana: arabic: Gratitude

Thirza: hebrew: Pleasant

Tirza: hebrew: Pleasant; Delightful, delight

Tracy/Tracey: latin: Bold and courageous

Treasa: irish: Strong

Trina: greek: Pure

Trind/Tryne (treend or treen): swedish-dutch: Pure

U:

Ulani: polysnesian: Cheerful

V:

Valora/Valoria: latin: The Valorous

Valene/Valora: latin: Strong

Valentina/Valerie: latin: Strong

Velika: old slavic: Great

Vera/Verity: latin-english: True, truth

Vevina: gaelic: Gaelic sweet lady

Vinaya: india: Good behavior

Vivien: english: Full of life

Vrinda (vreen- dah): hindu: Divine virtue and strength

W:

X:

Xaviera (zah-veer-ah): arabic: Brilliant

Y:

Yeira(yehr-ah): hebrew: Light

Yesmina: hebrew: Right hand, strength

Yeva: russian: Life- giving

Z:

Zada (zay-dah): syrian: Lucky one

Zahira: arabic: Shining, luminous

Zakia: hebrew: Bright, pure

Zarifah: muslim: Graceful

Zelenka: czech: Little innocent one

Zelia: greek: Zeal

Zemirah: hebrew: Song of joy; hospitable

Ziva: hebrew: Bright, radiant, aglow, splendor

Zoe (zoh- ee): greek: Life

Zohar (zoh-har): hebrew: Shining, brilliant

Zuhairah: muslim: Blossom, radiant, shining

Zulema: arabic: Peace


(Male Names)

 

A:

Adley: hebrew: Just

Alacer: latin: Light-hearted

Alcander: greek: Strong

Anders: swedish: Strong, manly

Andrew: latin: Manly

Andrey: russian: Strong, manly

Andries: greek: Manly

Anker: greek: Manly

Aron/Aaron: hebrew: Enlightened

Arsen: greek: Strong

Arsenio: greek: Manly, virile

Asher: hebrew: Lucky, blessed, happy

Austin: latin: Majestic Dignity

Avis: welsh: Refuge in battle

B:

Benen: irish: Blessed

Benett: latin: Blessed

Bem: nigerian: Peace

Bent: latin: Blessing

Bert: old english: Bright

Boone: french: Good

Brian: celtic: Strong, powerful

C:

Cadan: turkish: Sincerely

Chaim (kigh-eem): hebrew: Life

Chance: french: Luck

Clement: french: Merciful

Cody: irish: Helpful

Cole: greek: People of victory

D:

Darren: gaelic: Great

David: hebrew: Beloved

Dugan: english: To be worthy

Dust (doost): persian: Friend

E:

Emlyn: latin: Charming

F:

Felix: hebrew: Happy

Fergus: celtic: Of manly strength

G:

Galen: gaelic: Calm

H:

I:

Isaac: hebrew: Laughing one

Itzak: hebrew: Laughter

J:

Jeffery/Jeff: old german: Peace

Jerolin: latin: Holy name

Jivin: hindu: To give life

K:

Kurt: old german: Courageous Advice

L:

Leif: swedish: Beloved, descendant

Li (lee): chinese: Strength

Lucas: latin: Bringer of light

Lukyan (loo-ke-yan): russian: Bringer of light

M:

Magnus/Myer: latin: Great

Max: latin: The greatest

N:

Naeem: north african: Benevolent

Neron: spanish: Strong, stem

Noe (noh-eh): spanish: Peace, rest

O:

P:

Pax: latin: Peace

Q:

R:

Radman: slavic: Joy

Ranen: hebrew: Joyous

Reese: welsh: Ardent one

Renny: gaelic: Small but mighty

Rhett: welsh: Enthusiastic

Riley: irish: Valiant

S:

Salim: arabic: Peace

Seung (sung): korean: Successor, winning

Shing: chinese: Victory

Shunnar: arabic: Pleasant

Soloman/Solomon: hebrew: Peaceful

Soterios: greek: Savior

Stasio (stah-shyoh): polish: Stand of Glory

Sterling: english: Genuine, valued

Sulaiman (soo-lah-e-mahn): north african: Peaceful

T:

Terence: latin: Tender, gracious, good

Torin: latin: Tender

Tovi: hebrew: Good

U:

V:

Valor: latin: Strong, brave

Vito: latin: Conqueror

Vincent: latin: Conquering

W:

Walden: teutonic: Mighty

X:

Xavier (zay-vyer): arabic: Bright

Y:

Z:

Zenon (seh- nohn): spanish: Living

Zion (zigh-un): hebrew: A sign, excellent

Ziven: slavic: Vigorous and alive


(Both genders)

 

Kou: japanese: Light, ray

Yasu: japanese: Peaceful or tranquil

You: japanese: Sunshine; Positive