Nicknames: Fi, Fifa
Detail: Anglo-Saxon word for butterfly.
Fifalde (Old English)
Fifaltra (Old High German)
Fifrildi (Old Norse, modern Icelandic)
Meaning: “One from Ephesus.”
Pronunciation: (eh-FEE-zee-oh); (eh-FEE-zhoh)
Nicknames: Fiso, Efo
Detail: From the Latin byname Ephesius, which originally belonged to a person who was from the city of Ephesus, in Ionia.
This was the name of a saint martyred on Sardinia in the 4th century
Noor, Nora, Nori
From the Latin Honorius which meant “honor”.
Names of several saints, Honorina and Honorius.
Honora (Irish, English)
Nora (Irish, English, Scandinavian, German, Italian)
Norah (Irish, English)
Noreen (Irish, English)
Norene (Irish, English)
Meaning: “Fruit tree.”
Nicknames: Pomme (French word for apple), Pomy,
Detail: From the Latin
pomus “fruit tree”. This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
Harry Potter series Pomona Sprout the professor of Herbology.
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Meaning: “People, tribe; army, warrior.”
Detail: Derived from the elements
folk “people, tribe” and heri “army, warrior”
Meaning: “Time, hour.”
Nicknames: Hod, Hoss, Hoke, Horo, Haro, Hugh, Huey
Nicknames: Eut, Tyki, Yuki
Detail: The Greek personification and Goddess of Happiness. In Roman mythology her equivalent was Felicitas.
Nicknames: Max, Maxime, Maxus
Detail: From the Roman byname derived from the Latin
This was the name of a 7th century monk and theologian from Constantinople, Saint Maximus.
Maxence (French) [mak-SAHN-seh]
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Maximus (Ancient Roman)
Maxima (Ancient Roman)
Meaning: “Eagle wolf.”
Nicknames: Arno, Arn, Arnie, Rulf, Uffe
Detail: From the Old High German
arn, “eagle” and the Old Norse ulfr, “wolf”.
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Meaning: “Horse Goddess.”
Nicknames: Eppie, Poe, Poni, Nina
Detail: The name Epona, “Horse Goddess” is from the Gaulish language; it is derived from the inferred proto-Celtic
ekwos ‘horse’ (Compare Latin equus)
In Gallo-Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys, and mules.
Nicknames: Enna, Nav, Navi
Meaning: “God is gracious.”
Pronunciation: (joh-VAHN-nah); (jee-oh-VAHN-nah)
Nicknames: Gio, Gia, Gianna, Gi, Gigi, Giovi, Giova, Jo, Jojo, Vanna
Detail: Feminine form of Giovanni, which is the Italian variation of John.
Meaning: “Comes with his sword.”
Nicknames: Suf, Sufi
Detail: Famous bearer of this name is Abu Sufyan ibn al-Harith, a figure from early Islamic history and Sufjan Stevens, an American musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Nicknames: Chu, Chuie, Ula
Detail: From the Choctaw word for fox.
Meaning: “Order, universe.”
Nicknames: Cos, Cosi, Coso, Coco, Mo
Detail: From the Greek name
kosmos meaning “order, universe”.
Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.
Detail: From the Greek σως (
sos) “safe, whole, unwounded”
Sose was an Oreiad (mountain) or Naiad (water) nymph of Arkadia and highland prophetess loved by the god Hermes. She bore him one of the Panes.
Nicknames: Tooe, Tooli, Willa
Detail: Historical research reveals the name “Tooele” comes from the Goshute Indian word “bear.” There are several families with the last name “Bear” — descendants of the Goshute Indians who signed a treaty with early Tooele Valley Mormons.
Tooele County, Utah was originally known as Tuilla County. The spelling was changed to Tooele in 1852, when boundaries of the State of Deseret were extended to the California border.
Meaning: “Rich of corn, fruitful; steadfast.”
Nicknames: Euso, Eui, Eusie
Detail: Saint Eustace was a 2nd-century martyr, a Roman general who became a Christian after seeing a vision of a cross between the antlers of a stag he was hunting. He was burned to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods and is now regarded as the patron saint of hunters. Due to him, this name was common in England during the Middle Ages, though it is presently rare.
Feminine form is Eustacia (yoo-STAY-shah).
Meaning: “To beautify and cleanse.”
Nicknames: Calla, Callie,
Detail: The name Calluna derives from the Greek word
kallunein which means “to beautify and cleanse”, which probably derives from the use of Calluna Vulgaris (Heather) twigs as brooms, or from its medicinal properties for treatment of a number of internal disorders.
Calluna Vulgaris is an herb of immortality, and protection. Its Invocatory can be Isis, Osiris, or Venus. It is associated with Midsummer’s Eve.