In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

30 More New Names

GIRLS

Azalaïs - Occitan form of Adelaide.

Charletta - feminine variant of Charles.


Chione - "snow white"

Dafnis - Spanish variant of the Greek name Daphne.

Diandrea - Modern American invented name based on, possibly, Diane and Andrea. Diane is Latin and the name of the goddess of the hunt, a moon goddess. Andrea is the feminine form of Andrew, a Greek name meaning "manly".

Eletta -

Eutaxia - "she who decently arranges her garments".

Fernetta- A variant of Fern.

Herewynn - Germanic, from 'here' meaning "army" and 'wynn' meaning joy'.

Hippothoe - "swift as a horse".

Lagretta- this could derive from Lagertha or Lathgertha, which comes from the Old Norse name Hlathgerth. Wikipedia also lists Lagertha and Ladgertha as variants in English.

Legretta is the name given to a judicial committee of Old Norway. As Hlathgerth was a Viking ruler, I wonder if there is any connection in the origin of the names.

Mei - Chinese, meaning "plum".

Shequoyia - modern American invented name. It seems to be a combination of sequoia, meaning 'redwood tree' and added sounds for creativity but with no particular meaning.

Ugolina - German




BOYS

Awley - "tall as a willow".

Dovi - Occitan nickname for Ludovi, a variant of Ludovick.

Elizahom

Exie-

Fricis - Latvian form of Frederick.

Frithawulf- Anglo-Saxon, meaning "peace wolf"

Galentine - a earlier form of Valentine, meaning "happy through good health".

Gebbie - Nickname for the Hebrew name Gabriel, meaning "strength of God" or "very strong man of God."

Leosthenes - Greek, meaning "strong as a lion" indicating an 'active strength'.

Macaulay - Scottish, meaning "son of Awley", from "mac" meaning "son of" and "Awley" meaning "tall as a willow".

Nobah - "loud voiced"

Petifer - a form of Potiphar, meaning "iron-footed" or "a hard kicker".

Talhiran- name of a Pictish king, meaning "iron forehead".

Tremfear - "strong man"

Zillai - meaning "iron of Jehovah".

Zhimatvande - Sogdian, meaning "servant of Demeter". A name that points to the heritage left behind by Alexander the Great when he visited Central Asia.

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