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1EmilyEmily is a female name coming from the Roman name Aemilia. This Latin name "Aemilia" comes from the latin word "aemulus" which means "rival".
2AnnaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
3JessicaRich. God beholds. The daughter of Shylock in Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice'.
4ElizabethGod has sworn
6Mariashapely clean
7SarahPrincess. In the Bible, Sarah was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. Her name was originally Sarai (quarrelsome), but God commanded that her name be changed to Sarah before the birth of her son.
8Rebeccawife of Isaac and mother of Jacob
9AshleyLives in the ash tree grove. Derived from a surname and place name based on the Old English word for ash wood. Famous bearer: Ashley, the male character in Margaret Mitchell's popular 'Gone with the Wind'. Both a male and female name.
10HeatherA flowering evergreen plant that thrives on peaty barren lands as in Scotland. Heather.
11ChaimaChaima is a name used for both boys and girls, but mostly for girls. It is originally a French name, and is very rare. Only about 0.001% of the population in the world is named Chaima. It means "With a beauty spot".
12LauraThe laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory. Old name with many variants.
13RachelEwe. Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.
14Emmagreat great
15KimberlyForest meadow Cyneburg
16Lindashield of linden wood
17Stephaniecrown or wreath
18Andreamanlike, manly, brave
19MichelleHebrew for "Who is like God"
20Susanwater lily
22Oliviaolive tree
23LisaGod has sworn
24IsabellaGod has sworn
26HannahGrace of God
27CynthiaFrom Kinthos
28AmyDearly loved; Beloved. From the Old French Amee, which derives from the Latin amatus meaning loved. In common use after publication of American Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women'.
29SharonFrom the Plain of Sharon (in the Holy Land); from the land of Sharon.
31MeganOne who is strong and mighty.
32AmandaFrom the Latin word amanda, meaning "lovable." Literary; poets and playwrights brought this name into popular usage in the seventeenth century.
33Relindisheer, army
34SandraUnheeded prophetess. A diminutive of Casirnir, Cassandra, or Catherine. In Homer's 'The Iliad' Cassandra's prediction of the fall of Troy was unheeded. Also used as an independent name. Also a feminine of Alexander (defender of man).
35NicoleConqueror of the people
36LeahStrong and brave as a lion
39Marieshapely clean
40Maryshapely clean
41AngelaFeminine form of Angelo: Messenger of God; angel.
42SamanthaListen; name of God.
43Barbara"Savage" or "wild"
44PamelaName invented in the 16th century for a heroine of the book 'Arcadia', by Sir Philip Sidney.
45Karenthe ever pure, pure
46Jacquelinehe heel grip
47ValerieStrong; valiant. Feminine of the Roman family clan name Valerius.
49Carolinemeans the same as guy
52ShannonLittle old wise one. Surname and river name.
54WendyLiterary; a created name that first appeared in James Banie's Peter Pan. The name is believed to come from the Welsh name Gwendydd (Gwendith).
55DeborahBee. Deborah was the Biblical prophetess who summoned Barak to battle against an army of invaders. After the battle she wrote a victory song which is part of the Book of Judges.
56SophieName (s) of
57EmmerentiaI deserve a whole
58Teresawoman working at harvest
59AliciaOf noble birth
60ErinAn ancient and poetic name for Ireland. Famous bearer: Erin from the American television series 'The Waltons'.
61Annecharming, gracious
62Melanieblack, dark in color
63Ninathe ever pure, pure
64LaurenFeminine form of Lorin: Variant of Laurence: From the place of laurel trees.
65Jasminejasmine blossom
66EverdinaStrong as a bear
67Gia Hân
69RachaelVariant of Rachel: Ewe. Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.
70AliceOf the nobility. From the German Adalheidis meaning nobility, and the French Adeliz which is a form of Adelaide. Used in Britian since the 12th century; Alice became very popular in 1865 when Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland was published.
71ElenaShining light, or bright one. A variant of the Greek Helen.
73JudithJewess. Praised.
74TaraWhere the kings met. Also Tara's Halls, where ancient Bards sang deeds of Irish heroes. The ruins of the Halls are on the hill of Tara, meaning crag or tower.
75ShirleyBright wood; bright meadow; from the white meadow. Famous Bearers: child star Shirley Temple.
76EllenA variant of the Greek Helen, meaning shining light, or most beautiful woman. Famous bearer: British actress Dame Ellen Terry.
77DawnAurora. The first appearance of daylight; daybreak. Dawn. From the English word dawn.
78MadisonDerived from a surname meaning "son of Maud." Contemporary usage has made the name common for both genders.
79BriannaStrong. She ascends. Feminine of Brian.
82AlexandraFeminine of Alexander. Defender of mankind.
83JuliaPeople of Julus
85AnderlineMasculine, brave, strong
86DianaFrom the Greek goddess of the moon.
87BiancaWhite; shining. A variant of the French Blanche.
88Robinbeautifully by fame
89CherylVariant of the French Cherie: dear one; darling. Rhyming variant of names like Meryl and Beryl.
90MaureenVariant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
92AnitaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
93ChloeVerdant And Blooming
94KaylaVariants of Kay: keeper of the keys; pure. Famous bearer: Kayla is a character on daytime TV series 'Days of Our Lives. '.
95AlisonOf noble birth
96GraceFrom the word 'grace', derived from the Latin 'gratia', meaning God's favor. Famous bearer: American actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco.
97Erikaruler of the Law
99Veronicabringer of victory
100Nosiphomother a gift
101Naomipleasantness, sweetness
103ShelbyFrom the manor house 'Willow farm.' English surname used more for girls than boys given names.
104Anneriecharming, gracious
106CourtneyFrom the court, or short nose. From the surname of the aristocratic Courtenay family, based on the Old French word meaning short nose.
107AbigailThe father rejoices
109NancyGrace of God
110RuthCompanion; friend; vision of beauty. In the Bible, Ruth the Moabitess was the great grandmother of King David.
112EvaLife. Living one. Variant of Eve. In the bible Eve was Adam's wife and the first woman.
113CindyDimunitive of Cynthia, Lucinda, and Cinderella.
115Carola non-noble freeman
117DanielleGod is my judge
118FrancesA Frenchman
122HannaGrace of God
123KirstenThe anointed
124EllaGod has sworn
125EvelynFrom a surname derived from the Old French 'aveline' meaning hazelnut. Famous bearer: Evelyn Waugh.
126TiffanyAppearance Of God
127Gerbrechtfamous with the spear
128AmberA jewel name that became popular in the 19th century, from the name of the yellowish resin used in jewellery-making. Used regularly since the publication of 2Oth century writer Kathleen Winsor's novel 'Forever Amber. '.
129LoriNoble (nobility)
132Kathleenclean or pure
134CarmenGarden. The Spanish form of the Hebrew Carmel. Famous bearer: Bizet's opera 'Carmen', first performed in 1875.
135AprilOpening buds of spring; born in April.
136SierraDark. Feminine of Ciaran.
137SabrinaLegendary princess.
139LindseyVariant of Lindsay: From the island of the lime tree. Although in the past, Lindsay was a common boys' name, today it is used more often for girls.
141DianeWest-Brabant name
142Cheyennecapital of Wyoming
144JohannaYahweh is gracious
150MiaMy. Also a variant of Maria: Wished for child; rebellion.
151Tracywoman working at harvest
152EmmarentiaI deserve a whole
155RhondaContemporary name attributed to the Welsh origin, meaning "good spear."
156Marianashapely clean
158BethanyHouse of figs
160KathrynClean and pure
161Carolinameans the same as guy
162CharlotteDiminutive of Charlotte: A feminine form of Charles, meaning man or manly. Alternate meaning, tiny and feminine.
163BrandyThe beverage brandy used as a given name.
164DestinyCertain fortune; fate. The mythological Greek god of fate.
165CamillaFree-born; noble. Variant of Camilla.
166MonicaVariant of Mona.
167TraceyFrom Tracy, France
168FionaWhite or fair. Reportedly first used as a name by Scottish author William Sharp, who used the pseudonym Fiona MacLeod.
169TamaraPalm tree. Used as a symbolic oriental name due to the beauty and fruitfulness of the tree.
170SophiaName (s) of
171KarinaClean / pure
172ChristophinaChrist Bearer
174AmeliaVariant of Amelia: From the Old German Amalburga, meaning labour and the Latin Aemilia.
175Huibrechtgorgeous, shiny, radiant
176WandaOf Kiswahili origin, meaning "to gain fat."
179ElaineShining light. An Old French form of Helen.
180HollyFrom the plant name. Holy.
182Juliethe youthful
184JoannaGod is with us
186PhoebeFrom the Greek phoibos, meaning "pure, bright."
187Clarabright, shiny, glossy
189NicolaConqueror of the people
190KathyClean / pure
191JaniceYahweh is gracious
193Lenalion, hard
195HeidiOf noble birth
198HelenLight, one who is bright.
199LeslieScottish surname and place name. From Leslie.
200JaneYahweh is gracious
202KateClean and pure
203JudyOf Judea
204Mariamshapely clean
206Louiseglorious war hero
207AlexaHelper, defender. variant of Alexander.
208Georginafarmer or husbandman
209JiskaHe looks to God
211AlexisHelper; defender. Variant of Alexander.
213DanielaGod is my judge
214Willemienwith the will as strong as a helmet
215ChilesheTrust Worthy
216JisFrisian name. From IESE.
219GodwinaGod's friend
222Brandina(Flaming) sword
223Sanjanauniter, creator
226MoniqueVariant of Mona: madonna. Wise.
227SydneyVariant of Sidney: From Saint-Denis (place name). This name has recently become popular for girls as well as boys.
228KimberleyForest meadow Cyneburg
229ArnikaHe who rules like an eagle, eagle Mighty
232DebbieDiminutive of Deborah: Bee. Deborah was the Biblical prophetess who summoned Barak to battle against an army of invaders. After the battle she wrote a victory song which is part of the Book of Judges.
233LindsayFrom the island of the lime tree. Although in the past, Lindsay was a common boys' name, today it is used more often for girls.
234TonyaThe invaluable
236Jamiehe heel grip
237AngelinaAn Italian diminutive of the Greek Angela meaning angel or messenger.
238GabrielaGod is with us
239TerriAbbreviation of Teresa, meaning harvester.
240Myriammarjoram (herb). Also known as Marjoram Herb Sausage or
241ShawnaGod is with us
242AudreyVariant of Etheldreda: From the Old English name Aethelthryth, meaning noble and strength. Famous bearer: St Etheldreda, later known as St Audrey, founded a monastery at Ely.
243MallorySurname popular as a girl's name due to popular character Mallory on the TV series Family Ties.
246CaroleVariant of Carole: The french form of the English Carol, a dimunitive of Charles meaning strong.
248JoanYahweh is gracious
249AnnabelGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
250IsabelleDedicated to god
251AntoniaFeminine form of Anthony: Highly praiseworthy. From a Roman clan name. In the 17th century, the spelling Anthony was associated with the Greek anthos meaning flower.
252TammyA diminutive of any feminine name beginning with 'Tam-'.
253Vivianlively, full of life
254BridgetDerived from the Irish name Brighid, meaning 'the high one' or 'strength.' Brighid was a mythological Celtic goddess of fire and poetry. This name has been used regularly in the British Isles since the 17th century.'Strength.
255Rebekahwife of Isaac and mother of Jacob
257DelaneyCompetitor's child; from the river Slaney.
258AnaGrace; favor. Variant of Anna. Often used in blended names like Analee and Anarosa.
259BettyGod has sworn
260FrancescaA Frenchman
261Mollyshapely, clean
265ChelseaSeaport. Place name; a London district.
267AutumnBorn in the fall; The fall season.
268EliseGod has sworn
269EleanorGod is my light
271ArielSprite; lion of God. A biblical alternate name for Jerusalem. Name of a prankish spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
272DanaMy judge is God
273LucyVariant of Lucia: Graceful light. Illumination.
274SaskiaProtector Of Mankind
275DanielGod is my judge
277KellyWar. Lively. Aggressive. An Irish surname that has only been used as a first name (either gender) in the latter half of the 20th century.
278RilanaClean and pure
279SilkeWin / win
281Brooklynshapely, clean
283Minkpower, strength
284Protasiaexpose to danger (in battle)
287Martathe biblical figure Marta
288AaronLofty; exalted; high mountain. Biblically, Aaron was Moses' older brother (and keeper by God's command). He was first high priest of the Israelites, remembered for the miraculous blossoming of his staff or rod.
289EvianneProbably a combination of Eve and Anne.
290AdriannaFrom Adria, the Adriatic sea region. Also means dark.
291Eileentorch, the radiant
293JuanitaGod is gracious
294MarissaVariant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
295ThominaThe twins (brother)
296Anastasiarisen by baptism to new life
297MadeleineDiminutive of Madeleine: Woman of Magdala. Tower.
298XariShort but powerful melody
299HaileyField of hay. Usually a surname.
301AbbyThe father rejoices
302RubyRuby (precious stone).
303ArlynVariant of Arlen: Gaelic word meaning 'pledge; promise; oath'.
304JessieYahweh is
305DominiqueOf the Lord. From the Latin Dominic. This French spelling is used primarily for girls.
309Tessawoman working at harvest
310Adaadornment, beauty
311SheilaIrish variant of Celia, from Celius, a Roman clan name. Also a form of Cecilia: blind.
312CassieUnheeded prophetess. A diminutive of Casirnir, Cassandra, or Catherine. Cassandra was a Trojan prophetess, daughter of King Priam. In Homer's 'The Iliad' Cassandra's prediction of the fall of Troy was unheeded. Also used as an independent name.
313Lynnshield of linden wood or hose
314Ericaruler of the Law
316LydiaA maiden from Lydia, Greece.
317Jackiehe heel grip
318GabriellaWoman of God. An Italian form of the Hebrew name Gabriel.
319KimYahweh focuses on
321TanyaFairy Queen
322Aridadull black, dark
323Marleneshapely clean
324SkylarA spelling variation of the surname Schuyler.
325PaulaFrom the Latin Paulus, meaning "humble."
327MarciaMythical war god
330LisannaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
331CassandraCassandra was a Trojan prophetess, daughter of King Priam. This name became popular in medieval Britain, and fashionable in the USA in the mid-2Oth century.
334MandyAbbreviation of Amanda, meaning worthy of being loved.
335PaulineA French name that originates from the Latin word paulus, meaning "humble."
336SavannahFrom the open plain. The word comes from "Zabana," which in the Taino language (Native American) means "open plain."
337MiriamRebellious. In the Old Testament, Miriam was the sister of Moses and Aaron.
338TinaGod has sworn
340Adrianacoming from or resident of Adria
341BonniePretty, charming beautiful. Derived from the Scottish dialect word bonny, meaning beautiful; which in turn is based on the Latin 'bonus' meaning good.
342Helenatorch, the radiant
344AmalieYoked strijdens, Hardworking
345Marinashapely clean
346BéatriceFeminine form of Beattie: Bringer of joy; blesses.
347ToriDerived from Victoria: triumphant.
348EllieDiminutive of Eleanor: A variant of Helen introduced into Britain in 12th century AD by King Henry II's wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
350MadelineDiminutive of Madeleine: Woman of Magdala. Tower.
352CarlyFeminine form of Carl: Variant of the Germanic form of Charles, meaning: a man.
353TaniaN / A
355AleksandraProtector of mankind
357GemmaJewel or gem. Famous bearer: Italian saint Gemma Gaigani, actress Gemma Craven.
358LorenaVariant of Laura or Lora referring to the laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory.
359Minawith the will as strong as a helmet
360SimoneGod has heard
361LiliaGod has sworn
362JanelGod is reconciling
366DemiAbbreviation of Demetria - the mythological goddess of corn and harvest.
367ToniDiminutive of Antoinette: Beyond praise. French feminine form of Anthony.
368TerryAbbreviation of Terrance and Terrell. Terry is also an Anglicized phonetic form of the French given name Thierry from an older Germanic name meaning 'powerful; ruler of the people.'.
369Ginafarmer or husbandman
370Odinafrom the road
371TabithaBeauty, grace. From the Aramaic word for Gazelle. Biblical - Tabitha of the New Testament (Acts 9:36) was noted for good works.
372GillianThe youthful and dedicated to Jupiter
373MelodyMelody (song).
374Jordanearth, land
376AnnieDiminutive of Ann frequently used as an independent name. Famous bearers: Markswoman Annie Oakley, famous in the musical 'Annie Get Your Gun'; cartoonist Harold Gray's 'Little Orphan Annie'; the traditional folk song 'Annie Laurie'.
377AngéliqueA variant of Angelica meaning angelic. Angel; Like an angel.
378Marthathe biblical figure Marta
380CaseyFrom a polish word meaning 'Proclamation of peace.' A diminutive of Casirnir, Cassandra, or Catherine. Popularized as a boy's name by the American folk song 'Casey Jones'.
381Mariahshapely, clean
384BoitumeloWith joy
385Anne Mariecharming, gracious
386CaitlinClean and pure
387Dominika Véghová
388NatasjaBirthday (of Christ)
390Sai Sindhu
393AlinaDiminutive of Adeline, from the Old German 'athal' meaning noble.
394AfidaDiminutive of Averill: Fighting swine
395Willekewith the will as strong as a helmet
396JedidjaYahweh's darling, darling Lord
397Wietskewide, far
398LeonardineStrong and brave as a lion
399Ryannevariant of Rianna, Rianne


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