New_Chloe's Personal Name List
Usage: Norse Mythology, Latvian
From the Old Norse Alvíss
meaning "all wise"
. In Norse mythology
this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor
's daughter Thrud
. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned into stone.
Usage: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Late Roman
Pronounced: ə-MAN-də(English) a-MAN-da(Spanish, Italian, German)
In part this is a feminine form of AMANDUS
. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda
meaning "lovable, worthy of love"
. Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play Love's Last Shift
(1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.
Usage: Medieval English
Medieval name derived from Latin amicus meaning "friend". This was a popular name in the Middle Ages, though it has since become uncommon.
Usage: English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "friendship", ultimately deriving from Latin amicitia.
Usage: Scottish, Irish, English
Usage: Arabic, Indonesian
Other Scripts: أنيسة(Arabic)
Usage: German (Rare)
Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Αταλαντη(Ancient Greek)
From the Greek Αταλαντη (Atalante)
meaning "equal in weight"
, derived from αταλαντος (atalantos)
, a word related to ταλαντον (talanton)
meaning "a scale, a balance". In Greek legend she was a fast-footed maiden who refused to marry anyone who could not beat her in a race. She was eventually defeated by Hippomenes, who dropped three golden apples during the race causing her to stop to pick them up.
Other Scripts: عاطفة(Arabic)
Pronounced: CHEHR-ə-tee, CHAR-ə-tee
From the English word charity
, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas
meaning "generous love", from Latin carus
"dear, beloved". Caritas
was in use as a Roman Christian name. The English name Charity
came into use among the Puritans
after the Protestant Reformation
Usage: Roman Mythology
Pronounced: kon-KOR-dee-a(Classical Latin) kən-KAWR-dee-ə(English)
Means "harmony" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of harmony and peace.
Usage: Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Possibly from Old Norse
. This was the name of two 13th-century Icelandic literary works: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. This is also the name of a character in the Poetic Edda, though it is unclear if her name is connected to the name of the collection.
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS
Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid
. This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða
. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
Usage: French, Breton
Means "blessed and generous"
from Breton gwenn
meaning "white, fair, blessed" and hael
meaning "generous". Saint
Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
From the English word harmony
, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘αρμονια (harmonia)
Usage: English (Archaic)
Medieval English name, probably a Latinized form of IÐUNN
. The spelling may have been influenced by Latin idonea
"suitable". It was common in England from the 12th century.
Usage: English (Archaic)
Medieval English vernacular form of IDONEA
Usage: Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Probably derived from Old Norse ið
"again" and unna
"to love". In Norse mythology
Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
Other Scripts: יִתְרוֹ(Ancient Hebrew)
From the Hebrew name יִתְרוֹ (Yitro)
, which was derived from the Hebrew word יֶתֶר (yeter)
. According to the Old Testament
, Jethro was a Midianite priest who sheltered Moses
when he fled Egypt. He was the father of Zipporah
, who became Moses's wife. A famous bearer of the name was Jethro Tull (1674-1741), an English inventor and agriculturist.
Other Scripts: كريمة(Arabic)
Usage: English (Rare)
Means "love" in Cornish.
Other Scripts: خليل(Arabic)
Means "friend" in Arabic.
Other Scripts: خليلة(Arabic)
Usage: Irish, English
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT
. It is also associated with Greek monos
"one" and Leonardo da Vinci's painting the Mona Lisa
(in which case it is a contraction of Italian ma donna
meaning "my lady").
Other Scripts: נֹעָה, נוֹעָה(Ancient Hebrew)
From the Hebrew name נֹעָה (No'ah)
. In the Old Testament
this is the name of a daughter of Zelophehad
. In English this name is typically spelled the same as the name of the male biblical character Noah
, though in Hebrew they are written distinctly.
Usage: Arabic, Urdu
Other Scripts: قاسم(Arabic, Urdu)
Means "one who divides goods among his people"
, derived from Arabic قسم (qasama)
meaning "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of the Prophet Muhammad
who died while young.
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Usage: Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Other Scripts: रेवा(Sanskrit, Hindi)
Means "one that moves"
. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Rati