earthnut's Personal Name List

Name M/F Remark Rank +/- Rating
Alex m & f  94/06; Greek "defending men"; see Alexander  - -
Alexander m  Greek "defending men"; family name; A. Fleming, disc'd penicillin, I wouldn't've been born w/o it; A. Graham Bell, inv'd telephone; A. Volta, inv'd batteries; peaked at just 1% in 1993; 4-233  - -
Alexandra f  Greek "defending men"; variant of family name; nn Xandra & Xanna; peaked 0.5% in 1993  - -
Amaryllis f  Greek "to sparkle"; never listed  - -
Amelia f  German "work", Amelia Earhart, pilot; Amelia Bloomer, feminist; most popular now  - -
Apollonia f  C05; nn Apple & Pony  - -
Arden m & f  60/40; sounds similar to "ardent" and "garden"; forested areas in England and France; local placename; Mary Arden was the mother of Shakespeare  - -
Artemisia f  Greek "safe" or "butcher"; goddess of moon and hunting; medicinal herb; Renaissance feminist painter, nn's Mizzy, Aria, Artsy, Temmy, Mimi; never ranked  - -
Arthur m  most likely meaning is from Celtic "bear king", possibly related to Arcturus, the brightest star in Ursa Major, or a Roman name possibly meaning "plowman" (though not likely); peaked 1.4% in 1880's  - -
August m  Latin "great, venerable"; peaked 0.2% in 1882, rising now  - -
Augustine 1 m & f  65/35; C03  - -
Beatrix f  Beatrix Potter, naturalist; means "traveler" or "happy"; nn Bea & Trixie  - -
Carmen f  Hebrew "garden" and Latin "song"; peaked 0.1% in 1968  - -
Carmine m  derived from Hebrew "garden", Latin "song", and Persian "red", ultimately from Sanskrit "worm"  - -
Clara f  C 3  - -
Clémentine f  Latin "merciful, gentle"; peaked at 0.2% in 1880's, rising now  - -
Cole m  Old English "charcoal", also short for Nicholas; peaked 0.3% in 2002  - -
Douglas m  David Douglas, local botanist; Frederick Douglass, abolitionist & suffragist; means "dark water"  - -
Emma f  German "whole, universal"; Emmy Noether, mathematician; Emma Darwin, wife of Charles Darwin; Emmeline Pankhurst, suffragist; peak of 2% in 1880, currently just over 1%  - -
Evander 1 m  Greek "good man"; briefly ranked 1895  - -
Fae f  means "fairy", from Latin "fate", from PIE "speech". Fae Zephyrine  - -
Felicity f  Latin "happiness"; actress in Good Neighbors; nn Liz, Filly, Fizzy; most popular now  - -
Felix m  means "Lucky"; Felix Hoffman, inventor of Aspirin; groundbreaking animation  - -
Fern f  From English word ult. from Sanskrit "feather"; peaked 0.2% in 1916  - -
Flora f - -
Gideon m  Hebrew "feller, hewer"; more popular now than ever  - -
Gilbert m - -
Greta f  D1  - -
Grey m & f - -
Hugo m - -
Hypatia f  Greek "highest, supreme"; never ranked  - -
Iris f  means "rainbow"; flower; color of eyes; goddess of the rainbow; last peaked at 0.08% in 1929.  - -
Isaac m  Hebrew "he will laugh"; Isaac Newton; most popular now  - -
Jasper m  Chaldean "treasurer", Hebrew "to polish"; old birthstone for March; nn Jazzy; also a name for wasps, from Old French guespe, ultimately from PIE *webh, to weave or move fast  - -
Jessamine f  Persian "Jasmine", nn Jem, never ranked  - -
Jethro m - -
Joy f  From English word, ult. from Latin; Peaked 0.2% in 1974  - -
Juniper f & m  From English word, ult. from Latin "ever youthful"; most popular now  - -
Kai 3 m & f  89/11; Latin "rejoice", Hawaiian "sea", Japanese "forerunner", Chinese "triumphant", Navajo "willow" (unisex); short for Nicholas or Katherine; most popular now  - -
Lance m - -
Laurence 1 m  D01  - -
Leo m  Latin "lion"; constellation; peaked 0.5% in 1903, rising again  - -
Liana f - -
Linnéa f - -
Maia 2 f  C05; means "grow"; goddess of spring; star in Pleiades  - -
Margaret f  Greek "Pearl"; variant of family name; Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood; Margaret Haley, teacher union leader; nn Greta; peaked at 2.3% in 1916  - -
May f  Latin "great", goddess of spring; family name; peaked >0.5% before 1880  - -
Melissa f  Greek "honeybee"; name of herb lemon balm; nn Meli & Liz; peaked at 2% in 1979  - -
Mira 2 f  Slavic "peace", Sanskrit "ocean", Spanish "look" or "myrrh", Catalan "notable", Albanian "good", Japanese "mirror"; Miriam Makeba, civil rights; star in Cetus; most popular now  - -
Mirabel f  means "wonderful", older spelling; alt spelling Mirabelle  - -
Mirabelle f  means "wonderful"; variety of plum  - -
Morgan 1 m & f  10/90; Welsh "sea circle"; peaked 0.6% for girls and 0.06% for boys in 1995  - -
Nicholas m  Greek "victory of the people"; Nicholas Copernicus, astronomer; Nicholas Culpeper, herbalist; nn Nicky & Cole; peaked at 1.4% in 1995, low #203  - -
Ocean m & f  55/45; 70% of the earth's surface; Ocean Augustus, Ocean Meriwether, Ocean Socrates  - -
Opal f  rainbow/firey gemstone; Opal Seraphine  - -
Penelope f  Greek "thread, weft"+"face, eye"; most popular now  - -
Peter m  Greek "stone", peaked at 0.5% in 1957.  - -
Ravenna f - -
River m & f  63/37  - -
Robert m  Germanic "bright fame"; nn Robin; Robert Bunsen, inventor of chemical spectroscopy; Robert Hooke, microbiology and gravity; peaked at 5.7% in 1937, low #63 2015  - -
Robin m & f  10/90; Germanic "bright fame"; peaked 0.8% in 1961 for girls, now rising for boys  - -
Ruby f  Latin "red"; family name; Ruby Beach on Olympic peninsula; Ruby Bradley, nurse; peaked 0.8% in 1912  - -
Sage m & f  32/68; the plant ultimately derives from "safe, whole" and the wise meaning ultimately derives from "good taste, nectar"; most popular now  - -
Silas m  Latin "forest"; most popular now  - -
Sky m & f  00/100  - -
Solomon m  Hebrew "peace"; nn Sol; Solomon the Wise King; peaked 0.05% in 1911, rising now  - -
Stella 1 f  Latin "star"; Stellaria is chickweed; peaked 0.5% in 1889, rising now  - -
Sterling m - -
Susannah f  Hebrew "lily" from Egyptian "lotus"; nn's Suzie & Sunshine; Susan B. Anthony, suffragette; Susanna peaked 0.03% in 1886  - -
Sylvester m - -
Sylvia f  Latin "forest", nn Sylvie; peaked 0.4% in 1937  - -
Thalia f  Greek "to blossom"; peaked 0.04% in 1993  - -
Timothy m  Greek "honoring God"; Peaked 1.6% in 1967  - -
Tycho m  nn Tyke; Tycho Brahe, astronomer  - -
Valerian m  means "strength"; name of medicinal herb  - -
Vera 1 f  Latin "true", Russian "faith", Albanian "summer"; peak 0.3% in 1900's  - -
Verity f  English "truth"; nn Vera; ranked in UK but never in US  - -
Xanthe f - -
Zephyr m & f  76/24*; means "wind"  - -
Zipporah f - -