Male Names
  • Cedric (Literary) - N/A [English and French speaking countries]

    First used in Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe." Possibly derived from a celtic word meaning "first choice."

    Cedric the Entertainer is an American comedian, and Cedric Diggory is a character in the Harry Potter series. The Nissan Cedric is a lu

  • Dorian (Literary) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Oscar Wilde is the first to use Dorian as a given name in his famous novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray".
    The Dorians were one of the principal ancient Greek tribes. The name might be derived from them, via the Latin "Dorianus".

Female Names
  • Jesica (Literary) - N/A [English speaking countries]
  • Jess (Literary) - N/A [English speaking countries]
  • Jessa (Literary) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Jessa is a shortened form of the name Jessica.

  • Jessi (Literary) - N/A [English speaking countries]
  • Jessica (Literary) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Jessica first appeared in the Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice' and her origins are much debated. It is possible that Jessica comes from the Hebrew name found in the Bible as Iscah, which was translated in Shakespeare's time as Jesca.


  • Jessika (Literary) - N/A [English speaking countries]
  • Pamela (Literary) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Pamela was created by the 16th century English poet and statesman Sir Philip Sidney for the name of a character in his pastoral "Arcadia". It's possible that the meaning is "honeyed sweetness" or "honey."

    Pamela was later the name of Br

  • Thelma (Literary) - Will; wish [English speaking countries]

    Possibly from the Greek 'thelema' (wish, act of will). The name was probably coined by the author Marie Corelli in her novel "Thelma, A Norwegian Princess." The name does not have any apparently relation to the Norwegian language.

  • Vanessa (Literary) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    This name was coined by Jonathan Swift for his friend Esther Vanhomrigh. Other famous bearers include actress Vanessa Redgrave, singer Vanessa Carlton and actress and singer Vanessa Williams.

    Vanessa is also the name of a genus of butterfly

  • Wenda (Literary) - Friend [English speaking countries]
  • Wendi (Literary) - Friend [English speaking countries]

    A respelling of Wendy.

  • Wendie (Literary) - Friend [English speaking countries]

    A respelling of Wendy.

  • Wendy (Literary) - Friend [English speaking countries]

    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.

Gender Neutral Names