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.
Pronunciation: (roo-BAY-us); (ROO-bee-us)
Detail: Derived from the Latin word ruber.
Rubeus Hagrid is a character in the Harry Potter books.
“Hagrid”, according to Rowling in an interview, comes from the word “hagridden”, meaning to have a nightmarish night, particularly when hung over.
Meaning: “Protector of victory.”
Pronunciation: (SEE-gur); (SIH-gur)
Nicknames: Sig, Sjur
Detail: From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr “victory” and varðr “guardian”.
Sigurd is a hero in Norse legend, which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon, Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds. By listening to the birds Sigurd learned that Regin was planning to betray him.
4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
Origin: Old English
Meaning: “Blessed spear.”
Nicknames: Ed, Eddy
Detail: Derived from the Old English elements ead “rich, blessed” and gar “spear”.
This was the name of a 10th-century English king who is regarded as a saint.
Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Meaning: “Small island.”
Detail: From Edgar Allan Poe’s Al Aaraaf, there is an angel named Nesace, who is Beauty personified.
Meaning: “Bright fame.”
Pronunciation: Eng (ROO-pert)
Detail: From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning “bright fame”, derived from the Germanic elements hrod “fame” and beraht “bright”.
swiftly runs the Sun in the sky
Meaning: “Sky; energy.”
Nicknames: Nw, Noo
Detail: Variation of Nwyfre. Nwyfre appears to be connected to the somewhat familiar Middle Welsh word nwyf meaning “energy” or “vigour”.
Nwyfre itself is demonstrated as a poetic word in various medieval Welsh manuscripts, where it means “sky” or “heaven” or “firmament”, and figuratively the “ether”.
As an element, nwyfre is the source of life and consciousness, and modern Druids often refer to it simply as the life force. Its image in nature is blue sky.
Druid Revival lore contains a set of three elements that first appears in Iolo Morganwg’s writings. Whether it’s an invention of Iolo’s or a surviving scrap of some older teaching is anyone’s guess, but the three elements have been part of Druid Revival teaching ever since his time. Their names are Nwyfre, Gwyar, and Calas.
In the Book of Taliesin:
Welsh: “atwyn heul yn ehwybyr yn nwyfre”
English: “swiftly runs the Sun in the sky”