Dyveke


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Dutch

Meaning: “Little Dove.”

Pronunciation: (doo-VEE-kuh)

Nicknames: Duvi, Duva

Details: Means “little dove” in Middle Dutch, in modern Dutch duifje means “little dove”

 

2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments

Draco


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Dragon, serpent.”

Pronunciation: (DRAY-koh)

Nicknames: Dra

Detail: From the Greek name Drakon which meant “dragon, serpent”.

In the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, Draco Malfoy is a popular character.

This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator.

This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.

Avdotya


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Russian from Greek

Meaning: “Pleasure; delight; to seem well.”

Pronunciation: (ahv-DOHT-yah)

Nicknames: Ava, Avda; Duni

Detail: Russian variation of the Greek Eudokia.

Dunja is a diminutive form of Avdotya.

Dunja also means “quince” in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit.

In Crime and Punishment, Avdotya is as clever, proud, and beautiful as her brother Rodion, the protagonist, but she is also ethical and kindhearted. She is called Dunya (DOON-yah), Dounia or Dunechka for short.

Daedalus


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Cunning worker.”

Pronunciation: (DEE-duh-lus); (DEH-duh-lus)

Detail: In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a most skillful craftsman. To escape from Crete with Icarus, his son, they constructed wings to fly to safety.

In the Harry Potter series, Dedalus Diggle was a member of the Order of the Phoenix.

Dröfn


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “Foam-Fleck.”

Pronunciation: (DREUF-n)

Nicknames: Drö, Dru

Detail: One of the nine wave daughters of Ægir (eh-geer) and Ran (rawn), a giant and goddess who both represent the sea in Norse mythology. Each of their names are poetic terms for different characteristics of ocean waves.

The Nine Wave Daughters:

Blodughadda

Bylgja

Dröfn

Duva

Hevring

Himinglava

Hronn

Kolga

Unnur

Duva


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “The Pitching One.”

Pronunciation: (DOO-vah)

Nicknames: Duvi, Duv, Du

Detail: Dúfa, alternatively Duva, is one of the nine wave daughters of Ægir (eh-geer) and Ran (rawn), a giant and goddess who both represent the sea in Norse mythology. Each of their names are poetic terms for different characteristics of ocean waves.

The Nine Wave Daughters:

Blodughadda

Bylgja

Dröfn

Duva

Hevring

Himinglava

Hronn

Kolga

Unnur

Daughters of Ægir


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Detail: The Daughters of Ægir (ee-geer or eh-geer) are the nine daughters of Ægir and Rán (rawn), a giant and goddess who both represent the sea in Norse mythology. Each of their names are poetic terms for different characteristics of ocean waves.

The Nine Wave Daughters:

Blodughadda – Bloody Hair (a reference to red sea foam)

Bylgja – Billow

Dröfn (or Bara) – Foam Fleck

Duva (Dúfa) – Pitching Wave

Hefring (Hevring) – Rising Wave

Himinglæva (Himinglava) – Heaven-Gleaming

Hronn – Welling Wave

Kolga – Cool Wave

Unnur (Unnr or Unn or Uðr ) – Frothing Wave