Detail: Means “growth” in Arabic.
Meaning: “Servant of God.”
Nicknames: Ama, Tula, Tuli
Detail: Arabic name meaning female servant of Allah.
Like a mash up of Amalia and Tallulah.
Meaning: “Cherry blossom.”
Nicknames: Saku, Saki, Suki
Meaning: “Eastern; where sun rises; Dawn.”
Nicknames: Ossie, Ozzie, Star
Detail: Ostara, may come from the word “east”, meaning dawn.
Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility. Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: “eastre.”
Meaning: “Fighter/soldier for God.”
Nicknames: Vi, Vija, Jona
Details: Formed from the combination of the Germanic/Norse vi meaning “holy, fighter” and from the Germanic jona, feminine form of John, derived from the Hebrew Yochanan meaning “god is gracious”.
For those of us who like Fiona, this could make a very unusual, alternative choice.