Origin: Biblical / Hebrew
Meaning: “pleasant, sweet, delightful, beautiful.”
Nicknames: Nay, Naa, Nomi, Gnomes
Detail: The name Naamah comes from (naem) meaning be pleasant, sweet, delightful, beautiful. Derivatives are (noam), pleasantness, beauty; (naim), pleasant, sweet; (naaman), pleasantness; and (manammim), delicacies.
Could make a good alternative to the increasing in popularity Naomi, and with Noah also high in the charts, this name is on the good side of unusual.
Origin: Germanic, Old English
Meaning: “Noble Beauty.”
Nicknames: Aude, Fleda, Flee
Details: Composed of Germanic adal “noble” and Old English flæd “beauty”.
Famous bearer is Audefleda Princess of Franks.
Meaning: “Small island.”
Detail: From Edgar Allan Poe’s Al Aaraaf, there is an angel named Nesace, who is Beauty personified.
Meaning: “To beautify and cleanse.”
Nicknames: Calla, Callie, Luna
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.
Meaning: “Diffusing light, radiance, beauty.”
Detail: This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
Meaning: “Beautiful mint.”
Nicknames: Calla, Mint, Minty, Minthe
Detail: Derived from the Greek kalaminthē. Composed of two Greek words kalos and minthe directly meaning “beautiful mint”.
It has simple, opposite leaves and drooping clusters of flowers blooming in July and August.
- Calamintha (kal-uh-MIN-thah)
- Calaminthe (kal-uh-MIN-thee)
Detail: In Greek mythology she is the Muse of lyric poetry and mime.