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#Name Meaning
1 Aarcha
2 AbigailThe father rejoices
3 AlejandraDefender
4 AlexaHelper, defender. variant of Alexander.
5 AlexandraFeminine of Alexander. Defender of mankind.
6 AlexisHelper; defender. Variant of Alexander.
7 AliceOf 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.
8 AliciaOf noble birth
9 AlisonOf noble birth
10 AllisonNoble
11 AlyssaNoble
12 AmandaFrom the Latin word amanda, meaning "lovable." Literary; poets and playwrights brought this name into popular usage in the seventeenth century.
13 AmberA 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. '.
14 AmeliaVariant of Amelia: From the Old German Amalburga, meaning labour and the Latin Aemilia.
15 AmyDearly 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'.
16 AnaGrace; favor. Variant of Anna. Often used in blended names like Analee and Anarosa.
17 Anastasiarisen by baptism to new life
18 AnderlineMasculine, brave, strong
19 Andreamanlike, manly, brave
20 AngelaFeminine form of Angelo: Messenger of God; angel.
21 AnitaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
22 AnnGrace;
23 AnnaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
24 AnnabelGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
25 Annecharming, gracious
26 Anneriecharming, gracious
27 AnthonetteFlower
28 AprilOpening buds of spring; born in April.
29 ArielSprite; lion of God. A biblical alternate name for Jerusalem. Name of a prankish spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
30 ArnikaHe who rules like an eagle, eagle Mighty
31 ArzinaEagle
32 AshleyLives 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.
33 AudreyVariant 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.
34 AutumnBorn in the fall; The fall season.
35 Azenith
36 Barbara"Savage" or "wild"
37 BethanyHouse of figs
38 BiancaWhite; shining. A variant of the French Blanche.
39 BrandyThe beverage brandy used as a given name.
40 BriannaStrong. She ascends. Feminine of Brian.
41 Brittanycountry
42 Brooklynshapely, clean
43 CamillaFree-born; noble. Variant of Camilla.
44 CarlyFeminine form of Carl: Variant of the Germanic form of Charles, meaning: a man.
45 CarmenGarden. The Spanish form of the Hebrew Carmel. Famous bearer: Bizet's opera 'Carmen', first performed in 1875.
46 Carola non-noble freeman
47 Carolinameans the same as guy
48 Carolinemeans the same as guy
49 CarolynFree
50 Catherine
51 ChaimaChaima 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".
52 Chaimae
53 CharlotteDiminutive of Charlotte: A feminine form of Charles, meaning man or manly. Alternate meaning, tiny and feminine.
54 ChelseaSeaport. Place name; a London district.
55 CherylVariant of the French Cherie: dear one; darling. Rhyming variant of names like Meryl and Beryl.
56 Cheyennecapital of Wyoming
57 ChilesheTrust Worthy
58 ChloeVerdant And Blooming
59 ChristieFollower
60 Christineanointed
61 ChristophinaChrist Bearer
62 CindyDimunitive of Cynthia, Lucinda, and Cinderella.
63 Clarabright, shiny, glossy
64 Claudialame
65 CourtneyFrom the court, or short nose. From the surname of the aristocratic Courtenay family, based on the Old French word meaning short nose.
66 CrystalCrystal
67 CynthiaFrom Kinthos
68 DanielaGod is my judge
69 DanielleGod is my judge
70 DawnAurora. The first appearance of daylight; daybreak. Dawn. From the English word dawn.
71 DeborahBee. 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.
72 DebraA
73 Denisefertility
74 DestinyCertain fortune; fate. The mythological Greek god of fate.
75 DianaFrom the Greek goddess of the moon.
76 DianeWest-Brabant name
77 DonnaLady
78 Eileentorch, the radiant
79 ElaineShining light. An Old French form of Helen.
80 ElenaShining light, or bright one. A variant of the Greek Helen.
81 ElizabethGod has sworn
82 EllaGod has sworn
83 EllenA variant of the Greek Helen, meaning shining light, or most beautiful woman. Famous bearer: British actress Dame Ellen Terry.
84 EltinaNoble
85 EmilyEmily is a female name coming from the Roman name Aemilia. This Latin name "Aemilia" comes from the latin word "aemulus" which means "rival".
86 Emmagreat great
87 EmmarentiaI deserve a whole
88 EmmerentiaI deserve a whole
89 Erikaruler of the Law
90 ErinAn ancient and poetic name for Ireland. Famous bearer: Erin from the American television series 'The Waltons'.
91 EvaLife. Living one. Variant of Eve. In the bible Eve was Adam's wife and the first woman.
92 EvelynFrom a surname derived from the Old French 'aveline' meaning hazelnut. Famous bearer: Evelyn Waugh.
93 EverdinaStrong as a bear
94 FaithFaith
95 Farshana
96 FionaWhite or fair. Reportedly first used as a name by Scottish author William Sharp, who used the pseudonym Fiona MacLeod.
97 FrancesA Frenchman
98 Georginafarmer or husbandman
99 Gerbrechtfamous with the spear
100 Gia Hân
101 GloriaGlory
102 GraceFrom the word 'grace', derived from the Latin 'gratia', meaning God's favor. Famous bearer: American actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco.
103 HaileyField of hay. Usually a surname.
104 HannaGrace of God
105 HannahGrace of God
106 HeatherA flowering evergreen plant that thrives on peaty barren lands as in Scotland. Heather.
107 HeidiOf noble birth
108 HelenLight, one who is bright.
109 HollyFrom the plant name. Holy.
110 Huibrechtgorgeous, shiny, radiant
111 IsabellaGod has sworn
112 IsabelleDedicated to god
113 Jacquelinehe heel grip
114 Janasia
115 JaneYahweh is gracious
116 JaniceYahweh is gracious
117 Jasminejasmine blossom
118 Jennafruitful
119 Jenniferfruitful
120 JessicaRich. God beholds. The daughter of Shylock in Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice'.
121 JiskaHe looks to God
122 JoannaGod is with us
123 JohannaYahweh is gracious
124 Josephineadded
125 JudithJewess. Praised.
126 JudyOf Judea
127 JuliaPeople of Julus
128 Juliethe youthful
129 JuneThe
130 JustineRighteous
131 KaitlynPure
132 Karabo
133 Karenthe ever pure, pure
134 KarinPure
135 KarinaClean / pure
136 KateClean and pure
137 KatelynPure
138 KatherinePure
139 Kathleenclean or pure
140 KathrynClean and pure
141 KathyClean / pure
142 KatiePure
143 KatrinaPure
144 KaylaVariants of Kay: keeper of the keys; pure. Famous bearer: Kayla is a character on daytime TV series 'Days of Our Lives. '.
145 KellyWar. Lively. Aggressive. An Irish surname that has only been used as a first name (either gender) in the latter half of the 20th century.
146 KimberlyForest meadow Cyneburg
147 Kimoy
148 KirstenThe anointed
149 KristinaFollower
150 LauraThe laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory. Old name with many variants.
151 LaurenFeminine form of Lorin: Variant of Laurence: From the place of laurel trees.
152 LeahStrong and brave as a lion
153 Lenalion, hard
154 LeslieScottish surname and place name. From Leslie.
155 LilyLily
156 Lindashield of linden wood
157 LindseyVariant 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.
158 LisaGod has sworn
159 LoriNoble (nobility)
160 Louiseglorious war hero
161 LucyVariant of Lucia: Graceful light. Illumination.
162 LydiaA maiden from Lydia, Greece.
163 MadelineDiminutive of Madeleine: Woman of Magdala. Tower.
164 MadisonDerived from a surname meaning "son of Maud." Contemporary usage has made the name common for both genders.
165 MargaretPearl
166 Mariashapely clean
167 Mariamshapely clean
168 Marianashapely clean
169 Marieshapely clean
170 Maryshapely clean
171 MaureenVariant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
172 MayaMother
173 MeganOne who is strong and mighty.
174 Melanieblack, dark in color
175 Melindahoney
176 MelissaBee
177 MelodyMelody (song).
178 MiaMy. Also a variant of Maria: Wished for child; rebellion.
179 MichelleHebrew for "Who is like God"
180 Mollyshapely, clean
181 MonicaVariant of Mona.
182 Morganclear
183 Myriammarjoram (herb). Also known as Marjoram Herb Sausage or
184 NancyGrace of God
185 Naomipleasantness, sweetness
186 Nataliebirthday
187 NatashaChrist
188 Nela
189 NicolaConqueror of the people
190 NicoleConqueror of the people
191 Nilufa
192 Ninathe ever pure, pure
193 Nosiphomother a gift
194 Oliviaolive tree
195 PaigeAttendant.
196 PamelaName invented in the 16th century for a heroine of the book 'Arcadia', by Sir Philip Sidney.
197 PatriciaAristocrat
198 PhoebeFrom the Greek phoibos, meaning "pure, bright."
199 RachaelVariant of Rachel: Ewe. Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.
200 RachelEwe. Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.
201 RavenRaven
202 Rebeccawife of Isaac and mother of Jacob
203 Relindisheer, army
204 ReneeReborn.
205 RhondaContemporary name attributed to the Welsh origin, meaning "good spear."
206 Robinbeautifully by fame
207 RuthCompanion; friend; vision of beauty. In the Bible, Ruth the Moabitess was the great grandmother of King David.
208 SabiraPatient
209 SabrinaLegendary princess.
210 SamanthaListen; name of God.
211 SandraUnheeded 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).
212 Saraprincess
213 SarahPrincess. 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.
214 ShannonLittle old wise one. Surname and river name.
215 SharonFrom the Plain of Sharon (in the Holy Land); from the land of Sharon.
216 ShawnaGod is with us
217 SheilaIrish variant of Celia, from Celius, a Roman clan name. Also a form of Cecilia: blind.
218 ShelbyFrom the manor house 'Willow farm.' English surname used more for girls than boys given names.
219 Shequile
220 SherryThe
221 ShirleyBright wood; bright meadow; from the white meadow. Famous Bearers: child star Shirley Temple.
222 SierraDark. Feminine of Ciaran.
223 SkylarA spelling variation of the surname Schuyler.
224 SofiaWisdom
225 SophiaName (s) of
226 SophieName (s) of
227 Stephaniecrown or wreath
228 Susanwater lily
229 SuzanneLily
230 Svetlanalighting
231 SydneyVariant of Sidney: From Saint-Denis (place name). This name has recently become popular for girls as well as boys.
232 TamaraPalm tree. Used as a symbolic oriental name due to the beauty and fruitfulness of the tree.
233 TaraWhere 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.
234 TatianaUnknown
235 TaylorA
236 Teresawoman working at harvest
237 TiffanyAppearance Of God
238 TinaGod has sworn
239 ToniDiminutive of Antoinette: Beyond praise. French feminine form of Anthony.
240 TraceyFrom Tracy, France
241 Tracywoman working at harvest
242 ValerieStrong; valiant. Feminine of the Roman family clan name Valerius.
243 VanessaButterfly.
244 Veronicabringer of victory
245 VictoriaVictor
246 Vivianlively, full of life
247 WandaOf Kiswahili origin, meaning "to gain fat."
248 WendyLiterary; a created name that first appeared in James Banie's Peter Pan. The name is believed to come from the Welsh name Gwendydd (Gwendith).
249 ZoeLife

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