Meaning: “Noble secret.”
Nicknames: Runi, Roonie, Adele, Ada
Detail: The old German name Adelrune is derived from the Germanic elements
adal meaning “noble, elegant” and run meaning “secret” (or also perhaps ‘charm, appeal’).
Meaning: “From the forest, forest native.”
Nicknames: Nomi, Nome, Gnomes
Detail: Derived from the Lithuanian elements
nuo “from” and mede “forest.”
Pronunciation: (IHB-ih); (IH-bee)
Meaning: “Clearness, purity.”
Nicknames: Luni, Loon, Moon
Detail: Luna is the Latin word for moon, and was the name of Roman goddess of the moon, who is usually identified with the Greek goddess Selene.
Nicknames: Wala, Lela
Detail: In the language of the Cherokee tribe the word Walela translates in meaning to hummingbird
Origin: Australian Aboriginal
Meaning: “High place near the sea.”
Nicknames: Illa, Warra
Detail: Illawarra is a region in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Meaning: “Serpent lady.”
Detail: Derived from Semitic roots meaning “serpent lady”.
This was the name of the Phoenician goddess of love, fertility, the moon and the stars.
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Nicknames: Rik, Kuto
Detail: From Japanese 陸 (riku) “land” combined with 斗 (to), which refers to the constellation Ursa Major, or 人 (to) “person”.
Mneme (NEE-mee), Mossie, Mezzo, Mezzie, Sini
Detail: The ancient Greek goddess of memory, a daughter of Uranus and Gaea and the mother by Zeus of the Muses.
Meaning: “Home by the sea.”
Nicknames: Ella, Andra, Dru
Detail: In Greek mythology she is the Muse of lyric poetry and mime.
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Meaning: “Feet first.”
Nicknames: Rippa, Pippa
Meaning: “Son of one without envy; Son of a freeman.”
Nicknames: Kerm, Kermie, Kurt
Detail: From the Irish surname
Mac Dhiarmaid, which means “son of Diarmaid”. Diarmaid (DEER-mid) means either “freeman” or “without envy” in Irish. Dermot would be English speaker friendly spelling of Diarmaid.
This name is now associated with Kermit the Frog, one of the Muppets created by puppeteer Jim Henson.
Meaning: “New air.”
Detail: This is name is formed from
nov meaning “new”, and aria meaning “air”.
Novara is a city in Italy.
Nicknames: Suk, Sook
Sidenote: I am loving the supernatural hoopla, so I chose Suki to honor Sookie Stackhouse from the Sookie Stackhouse series. Alright, Suki and Sookie have nothing in common other than being homophones, but following tangents are like taking a trip to fun city.
Sookie is actually a pet name for Susan (from Hebrew word
shoshan meaning “Lily”), used in the Southern United States.
I LOVE this series. Sookie is not the standard kick-butt heroine we are used to seeing in Urban Fantasy books. Yet, she kicks-butt in her own way, by being brave, fun and flawed. She is far from perfect and that makes her more real and even more lovable.
And tonight is the season premiere of True Blood. *swoons* Let the paranormal merriment begin!
Meaning: “Wave; water spirit.”
Nicknames: Onni, Ondi, Odie
Detail: Ondine was a water nymph in German mythology. Ondines or undines are also elementals, enumerated as the water elementals in works of alchemy by Paracelsus.
Did anyone else enjoy the movie
Ondine? It is about the story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a mermaid.
Meaning: “Summer traveller.”
Nicknames: Som, Somer, Solid, Led
The name, a common one amongst the Vikings, means “summer traveller”
Meaning: “Daughter of Oceanus.”
Pronunciation: (eh-FEER-ah); (EH-fih-ruh)
Nicknames: Ephy, Effy, Phyra
Detail: In Greek mythology, Ephyra is one of the Nereids (sea nymphs), the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. They are always friendly and helpful towards sailors fighting perilous storms.
Original given name of the Greek city of Corinthe.