Derived from the Old Norse Eirìkr (eternal ruler), a compound name composed of the elements ei (ever, always) and ríkr (ruler). The origin of the name is debated. Most believe in the Norse etymology, but there are some who think it comes to the Old Norse
A prophet of the Old Testament.
Famous bearers include Jonas Salk, American medical researcher and virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine and Disney's The Jonas Brothers (joe,
Pet form of Michael.
Mickey Mouse is a famous Disney character.
In early Christian lore, Saint Sebastian was a Roman soldier who was martyred when his Christian faith was discovered. Sebastian was an extremely popular saint in the Middle Ages.
In Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', Sebastian is the twin br
The aurorae are coloured lights that appear in the night sky in the polar zones. They are the result of the collision of charged ions from the magnetosphere with atoms in the upper atmosphere. They were named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn.
Belle can be a name on its own, or can be a nickname for names like Annabelle, Adabelle, Isabelle, etc.
Belle was the name of the main character in Disney's movie "Beauty and the Beast."
Means "emerald" in Spanish. In Victor Hugo's novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl whom Quasimodo is in love with. Another literary connection for Esmeralda would be in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" in which Esmeralda
'Giselle' is a ballet about an innocent maiden (Giselle) who falls in love with a nobleman disguised as a peasant (Albrecht), who is secretly engaged to another woman. When Giselle discovers this she goes mad and dies. She later saves Albrecht from wilis
Jasmine is the name of a flower. In the Disney film Aladdin, Jasmine is the name of one of the main characters.
Phoenetic respelling of the Hawaiian name Maile.
Miley has been gaining in popularity due to the celebrity of Miley Cyrus and her character Hannah Montana. In her case, the name was a nickname given to her by her father, "Smiley".
Author J.M. Barrie created the name Wendy for "Peter Pan." Wendy is meant to serve as the word "friend", and inspired by childish lisps. Wendy is sometimes thought to be a nickname for Gwendoline.
Ariel is generally regarded as the masculine spelling of this name, with the feminine forms Ariela and Arielle. A famous male Ariel is Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Ariel appears in the Bible as a name for the city of Jerusalem and a
Will is a common nickname for any names starting in "Will/Wil" such as Willard, William, Willem, Wilson or Wilford.
Famous bearers include lead character Will Turner played by Orlando Bloom in Disney's "Pirates of the Carribean" series, Co
Winnie the Pooh is a central character in A.A. Milne's children's stories involving the Hundred Acre Woods which he had written for his son. Winnie was also a main love interest for the main character in the popular American sitcom The Wonder Years.