As well as being a male Hebrew name, Ari can be used as a nickname for names such as Arianna, Ariel and Arietta.
Cade is a surname with three separate English origins. It may be from an Old English first name which originally denoted something round or lumpy and swollen. Cade may also be derived from the Middle English word for barrel, thus denoting a barrel-maker.
A river in Scotland. The Gaelic name is Cluaidh.
It may mean "warm" as in Welsh clyd, "snug", or perhaps it has the more appropriate meaning of "powerful enough to be heard from a distance".
Coleman is a name and (more commonly) a surname with several different origins. As both an Irish and an English surname it is derived through Old Irish from the Latin 'columba' ('dove'). It can also be an anglicization of the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Clumhá
Drake is also the word for a male duck.
Famous Drakes include Drake Bell who appears in the children's TV sitcom Drake & Josh. It was the surname of Francis Drake, a British sailor who in 1588 famously continued to play bowls after being i
The heath habitat is a shrubland area with low-growing woody vegetation.
As a first name, famous Heaths include actor Heath Ledger and American politician and former American football player Heath Shuler.
In English, the name Jasper can derive either from the Persian name Caspar, meaning "treasurer," or the Persian word "yashp," meaning "spotted stone." It is the name of a semi-precious form of quartz.
Famous Jaspers include Jasper Tudor, u
Kelvin is a Scottish name derived from the river Clyde, and Glasgow as an area, Kelvinside, named after it.
The form of the name has probably been influenced by Melvin.
This name was taken from the Latin noun 'leo', meaning 'lion' (itself from the Greek 'leon'). Leo is slowly climbing in popularity - it reached the 236th spot in the US charts in 2006. Ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair used it for his son in 2000, a hi
English, German and Polish form of Leo. It is spelled as Léon in French.
León is a province in Spain, it's capital is also called León. León is also the name of a car made by SEAT.
Russian Bolshevik revolutionary, Leon Trotsk
St. Leonard of Noblac is the patron saint of birthing mothers, prisoners and the mentally ill.
Other famous Leonards include singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, composer Leonard Bernstein and actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in 'Star Trek
Linden can also be a variant of the name Lyndon. The linden tree is a deciduous tree known as a "lime" tree in British English, though not related to the citrus tree of the same name.
From the surname, meaning "son of Finley".
William McKinley Jr. was the 25th President of the United States; he was assassinated by an anarchist in 1901.
McKinley also the name of the highest mountain peak in North America -
From a classical Greek name, derived from Greek 'myron' (myrrh).
Myrrh is a red-brown dried sap of a tree native to Somalia and the eastern parts of Ethiopia.
The name was borne by a famous sculptor of the 5th century BC.
Famous bearers of Nash as a surname include mathematician John Nash, whose story was told in the film 'A Beautiful Mind' and 18th century English architect John Nash, who was responsible for the design of Marble Arch and the remodelling of Buckingham Pala
Nature name or noun used as both a given name and a surname,
Ridge Forrester is a character on the American Soap Opera "The bold and the Beautiful".
Although Rocky could possibly have been adopted as a playful form of the name Rocco, it more than likely is utilized because of its existence as a noun. The name gained popularity as a given name over a nickname when the Sylvester Stallone movie "Rocky" c
Transferred use of the surname; often given in honour of American presidents Theodore Roosevelt or Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Transferred use of the English surname, for someone who lived near a piece of land where rye was grown, from Old English ryge (rye) land (land).
It may also be a variant of Dutch surname Reiland, possibly from a variant of the Germanic pers
May or may not be related to the astrological sign, Taurus. People who are born under the sign of Taurus are called Taureans.
Vail is a very popular skiing community in Colorado.
Acacia is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs. The name is derived from the Greek word "ake," "point," referring to the sharp spines that grow on some species of acacia.
In the Victorian language of flowers, acacia signified friendship,
Amber is a fossilized tree resin commonly found on the shores of the Baltic and North Seas. Since ancient times, its primary use has been decorative. The Amber Road was the trade route from the Baltic to Italy through which amber was traded.
April was not taken up as a name until the 20th century, possibly inspired by the French Avril, seen as a variant of Averil.
April 1 is April Fool's Day, when people play light-hearted jokes and hoaxes on one another.
Variant spelling of Ashley.
Variant spelling of Ashley.
Variant spelling of Ashley.
Variant spelling of Ashley.
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.
One of the four seasons, known as 'fall' in North America. As part of Vivaldi's 'Four seasons' concerto set, Autumn is in F major, and features the harvest and the hunt.
The French word for "April." Popularized recently by singer Avril Lavigne.
Calla is a botanical name derived from the calla lily. "Calla" is probably taken from the Greek "kallos," beautiful.
Corals are marine organisms from that exist as small sea anemone-like polyps, typically in colonies of many identical individuals.
Derived from the Greek "krystallos," "ice."
Dahlia is from the name of the flower, which was named for the 18th-century Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
The 'Black Dahlia' was an American woman, Elizabeth Short, who was horribly murdered in 1947. The case has never been solved, but seve
Daisy can also be a nickname for Margaret. The French word for "daisy" is "marguerite," and English speakers have historically adopted this parallel for themselves, translating "Margaret" into "Daisy" (though in English, these two names have no true etym
In Greek mythology, Daphne was a nymph who, when chased by an amorous Apollo, was changed into a laurel bush. In the English-speaking world, Daphne became popular at the end of the 19th century and has remained in use ever since.
Dawn was an extremely popular name in the 1960s and 70s. The multiple pronunciations listed cover a range of accents.
The word "emerald" derives from the Greek word "smaragdos," which means "green gemstone." Emeralds, a form of beryl, has been prized for centuries among cultures throughout the world.
Emerald is one of the birthstones for the month of May.
Feminine of Eric, Erica is also the Latin name of the plant known in English as heather, but that word has a different origin.
Common to England, Estelle is the French cognate of the Spanish Estella, which is derived from the Latin stella (star).
Spanish noun meaning star, Spanish form of Stella.
Used as either a pet form of Virginia or as a name coming from the spice. The English name of the spice comes from an Indo-European word.
People with red hair are sometimes referred to as being "ginger".
The holly is a type of plant with red berries and a serrated leaf edge. It is usually associated with Christmas - especially with the song: 'The Holly and the Ivy'.
Holly Hunter is an Academy Award winning, or Oscar winning, actress. Holly
Ida is derived from the Greek root "id," meaning "work."
In Sanskrit it means 'insight' and at the same time refers to planet earth as primary caregiver of all that lives.
Iris was the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow. Iris can also refer to a genus of ornamental flowering plants, or a part of the eye.
Writer-philosopher Iris Murdoch was a famous bearer of this name.
The painting "Irises,"
Ivy (or hedera) is a genus of climbing evergreen plants. Poison ivy is unrelated to the hedera ivies.
The Ivy League is an association of universities located in the north-eastern United States.
Jasmine is the name of a flower. In the Disney film Aladdin, Jasmine is the name of one of the main characters.
Bulgarian name, meaning "rowan tree".
In the 19th century, this name relates from the Middle English word for tree, "lorel" although the name was also recorded in the 16th century as a pet form of Laura.
There are various trees that contain laurel in their name, but the Bay Lau
One famous bearer of this name was Leona Helmsley, a New York real estate developer who became infamous as the "Queen of Mean."
Lianas are climbing vines. The Suzuki Aerio car is called the Suzuki Liana outside of North America.
Lilia is the plural of the Latin 'lilium', meaning "lily".
Lilia is also a Hebrew name which literally means "to me, to god" – whatever I own belongs to God also.
This name was first recorded in the 16th century as a diminutive of Elizabeth. It is now more commonly considered to be connected with the name Lily.
Lilian also happens to be the French male form of Liliane.
Liliana may be derived from Lilia (from the Latin for "lilies").
It may also be a modern combination of Lily and Anna; or related to Elizabeth, from the Hebrew meaning "God's oath".
Lily is the name of a flower and is ultimately derived from the Latin word lilium. They are often showy, with a noticeable scent and long stamens. 'Lily' is also used in the names of other plants such as the water lily (Latin name Nymphaeaceae) - which fl
Luna is the Latin word for moon, and was the name of Roman goddess of the moon, who is usually identified with the Greek goddess Selene.
Luna Lovegood is a character in the 'Harry Potter' books.
Luna was the 10th most popula
The Vietnamese meaning is disputed. There the female name refers to a plant popular for Tet - either a yellow flower or the cherry blossom. As a Japanese female name, Mai may be written with the character for dance.
Latin form from the Greek 'margarites' meaning "pearl".
Latinate form of Margaret.
This is also a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower".
Slavic pet form of Maria. Marika is also a Japanese name for which the characters reading "jasmine" may be used.
A feminine form of the Roman family name Marinus.
The name is derived from Marius (from the god Mars), but is identical to the Latin adjective 'marinus' meaning "of the sea", and therefore commonly associated to it.
Recent use of the English word as a name.
A Greek name, possibly derived from 'meli' meaning "honey".
It might also be associated to the feminine form of melinos (quince-yellow), which is derived from 'melon' (quince, apple).
From the Greek "honey bee".
In Greek mythology, this was the name of a nymph that saved Zeus from his father, Cronus.
The 16th century Italian poet Ariosto used the name for a good fairy in his poem "Orlando Furioso."
Modern coinage based on the word misty (foggy, misty).
The name first became popular during the 1960s and 1970s.
It may also be thought of as a pet form of Melissa.
The name was invented in the 17th century by the poet Fulke Greville for use in his love poems.
He perhaps based it on Latin 'myron' from the Greek (myrrh, onguent - a sweet smelling oil), creating a feminine form of Myron.
It has also been
Feminine form of Oceanus.
From the Latin 'oliva', olive tree, symbol of peace and victory.
The daughter of Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fischer is named Olive.
The opal is an iridescent gemstone, popular for many centuries. It is the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit upala meaning "jewel", which also gave the Greek opallios, and the Latin opalus, and ultimately the English opal.
'La Paloma' is a song by Sebastián Iradier, composed following a visit to Cuba.
Paloma is the daughter of Pablo Picasso. She appeared in several of his paintings such as 'Paloma in Blue'.
Pearl is also a surname, and was used with some frequency on boys in the early twentieth century. Its use as a masculine name faded as Pearl grew in popularity as a feminine name.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" protagonist H
The rose (or Latin 'rosa') is a flowering shrub. They come in a variety of different forms such as the hybrid tea, floribunda and damask. Roses are seen as symbols of love and beauty, and are also associated with the Virgin Mary.
A rose win
Rosemary is a herb and a member of the mint family.
'Rosemary's Baby' is a horror novel by Ira Levin. It was made into a film in 1968 by Roman Polanski. Rosemary is the main character of the story.
Rosemary Clooney was an Am
Whilst remaining moderately popular in the US (ranked 137th in 2006), Ruby has shot up the British charts and in 2007 was the second most popular name in the UK.
Ruby Sweetheart is the name of actor Tobey Maguire's daughter.
Popular name in Japan.
In the bible, there is a place named Samaria which could be where this name originates from. Samaria means "mountain lookout" or "watch mountain".
A samara is a flattened fruit, commonly called a 'helicopter' and found on trees such as the
Alternate spelling of Savannah.
A savanna (also spelled "savannah") is a large, grassy plateau. Savannah is the name of a large city in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is also the name of a breed of cat.
Selene was the Greek goddess of the Moon.
The Spanish word for a range of mountains is sierra. The name's popularity likely came from Americans using it in homage to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Soleil is not used as a first name in France. Marie-Soleil occurs in Québec.
Soleil Moon Frye is an American actress most notable for playing the title role in the 1980's television show "Punky Brewster".
This season name was recently used for the name of a character on the TV series 'The OC'.
Violets are small plants, whose flowers are usually violet or purple in colour.
There are several fictional characters named Violet: in the comic 'Peanuts', Violet Beauregarde is a chewing-gum addict golden ticket winner in Roald Dahl's 'C
Yvonne is a feminine form of the French Yves, created either directly from Yves or from the Old French Yvon (which comes from Ivo, a form of Yves used in Germany). Yves originated as a shortened form of any Germanic name containing 'iv' ('yew').
Amanda is the feminine gerundive of the Latin verb 'amo' (I love) and thus literally means 'she who must be loved'. In the US, Amanda was particularly popular in the 1980s. Amanda can also be a male name which is Sanskrit in origin.
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
A place name and surname from the Old English words 'æsc' (ash) and 'leah' (wood). This name transferred from surname to male first name but in recent decades has become increasingly popular for girls.
Aspens are part of the Willow family, and are characterized by their trembling leaves, white bark, and beautiful fall foliage.
Aspen Matthews is the heroine of the comic book "Fathom."
Aspen, Colorado, is a world-famous ski r
In Hinduism, a son of Krishna and a name of Lakshmi.
A diamond is a translucent, often colorless gemstone of high value. Its name is derived from the Greek "adamas," meaning "invincible," referring to the stone's extreme hardness.
Diamonds are used today in jewelry and industrial tools for c
Dusty is a common nickname for the given name Dustin, but is sometimes used on its own as a given name for both males and females.
Dusty Springfield was a successful british pop music singer in the 1960's.
English noun used by some as a name.
Either from Flora, from the Latin and Spanish word for 'flower', or from Florentius, a related male name meaning 'blossoming' or 'charming'. In the first case this name is female, in the latter male. The male variant is used in the Netherlands.
Originally a surname which was derived from the name of an English town.
It was the 306th most popular name in the US in terms of spelling. If you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Ha
Heather or Calluna is a perennial shrub. Heather is normally found in heathland.
'Heathers' was a comedy about a clique, almost all of whom are called Heather. Famous Heathers include actresses Heather Graham and Heather Locklear. Heather M
Irma is a short form of names beginning with "Irm-," which is a Germanic prefix meaning "universal." It is the same prefix from which names like "Emma" are derived as well.
In the West it is seen as a feminine name though as a Hindu name it is ex
Ivory is the hard, white material which composes the tusks and teeth of many horned and tusked animals, such as the narwhal, the walrus, the hippopotamus, and most famously, the elephant.
Ivory is also a well-known brand of soap in the U.S.
Jada is an English transcription of the Biblical male name Yada, from the Hebrew meaning "he knew". In the Old Testament, Yada was a man of the Tribe of Judah.
Today Jada is also used on girls as an elaboration of Jade, from the precious gr
Jade has been considered a precious stone for thousands of years, used in jewellery, weapons, and grave goods. Its name is derived from the Spanish phrase "piedra de ijada," which means "bowel stones." It was believed that jade could prevent gastrointes
Jay may also be used as a nickname for names beginning with J, or as a full name independently.
A jay is a type of small bird.
Jay is the name of a character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gasby" (1925).
The name of one of the four sacred creatures in Viet Nam, the dragon. It is in part taken from several place names such as Ha Long Bay.
As a Spanish girls' name, Luz means "light". As a Hebrew boys' name, Luz means "almond tree" or "hazel tree". Luz was the ancient name of the biblical town, Beth El. It is also a symbolic name for children born on Tu b’Shvat, the Jewish Arbor Day.
With a long first 'a' (maa KAH leh) this could mean 'myrtle'.
From the name of the country which became Malaysia.
Malaya is a comination of two Tamil words, Malay or Malai (hill) and ur (town); thus meaning "hilltown".
Next to this it is also in use as a firstname.
Derived from the Latin name Marinus, derived from Marius; or from the Latin adjective 'marinus' (of the sea), which has its root in 'mare' (the sea). It is also the modern French word for sailor.
Marin is traditionally a male name, though
From the Latin for mountainous; name of an American state.
Famous bearers include sports legend, football player Joe Montana.
A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; bo
Robin is a pet form of Robert and has strong literary ties. Robin Hood is a legendary champion of the poor and Robin is also the name of two character's in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", including the trickster Robin Goodfellow who is also kn
One form of Rowan comes from the Gaelic word for red, ruadh, and a Gaelic diminutive suffix. The other form, from the tree, comes from a Norse word for the European plant. This word refers to the red leaves and berries of the rowan tree.
Sable is another name for the color black.
The sable is a species of marten which inhabits forest environments. It has been prized for its fur. The term has become a generic description for some black-furred animal breeds, such as sable cat
Variant spelling of Talya, a Hebrew name meaning "dew of God", and "female lamb."
It can also be taken as a variant spelling of Greek Thalia in countries where Thalia is pronounced Talia.
It is also a nickname for Natalia.
Comes from the Willow tree. Also, is the name of two iconic science-fiction characters. The male title-character of the movie "Willow" and the female best-friend of Buffy from the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The middle name of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's firstborn daughter, Harlow Winter Kate Madden.