Nicknames: Ox, Oxi, Oka, Xana, Xani
Ukrainian form of the Greek Xenia, meaning “hospitality “.
Xenia was a 5
th century saint.
Ksenija (Slovene, Croatian)
Oksana (Ukrainian, Russian)
Oxana (Ukrainian, Russian)
Meaning: “Holy, blessed.”
Pronunciation: (OL-gah); (AWL-gah)
Nicknames: Oli, Ola, Olgi, Olya
Details: Russian form of Helga. From the from Old Norse name
Helgi, derived from heilagr meaning “holy, blessed”.
The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I.
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Meaning: “The one who belongs to the Earth.”
Nicknames: Zemi, Mina
Detail: The Lithuanian Earth Goddess.
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Meaning: “Happy favour.”
Nicknames: Rad, Red, Mila, Mili, Rilla
Detail: Derived from the Slavic elements
rad “care, joy” and mil “gracious, dear”.
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Meaning: “Spring Maiden.”
Detail: Lada was the goddess of spring and love.
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Origin: Czech / Gaelic Meaning: “Rock.”
Origin: French Meaning: “Bird; Hazelnut.”
Origin: Greek Meaning: “Bright one; shining one; defender of men.”
Nicknames: Ala, Ali, Lena, Leni
Detail: Saint Alena was a Belgian martyr.
Alene (English and Czech)
Alenka (English, Russian, and Slavic)
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Meaning: “Noble; honorable.”
Pronunciation: (EH-deh-line); (EH-deh-leehn); (EY-deh-leehn)
Nicknames: Edie, Ede (EY-deh), Edel, Ed
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Nicknames: Foz, Fos, Fox
Detail: Fosco Baggins was the paternal grandfather of the ring-bearer Frodo in
The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.
Fabius (Latvian, Lithuanian, and German)
Falk (Hebrew, Yiddish, and German)
Fisk (English and Scandinavian)
Fiske (English and Scandinavian)
Folke (English and German)
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Saint Apollonia by James Christensen
Meaning: “Strength; to destroy.”
Pronunciation: Eng (ap-oll-LINE); Fre (ap-oll-EEN)
Detail: St. Apollonia was martyred for not renouncing her faith during the reign of Emperor Philip. Apollonia had all her teeth knocked out after being hit in the face by a Christian persecutor under the reign of Emperor Philip. After she was threatened with fire unless she renounced her faith, Apollonia jumped into the flames voluntarily. She is considered the patron of dental diseases and is often invoked by those with toothaches. Ancient art depicts her with a golden tooth at the end of her necklace. Also in art, she is seen with pincers holding a tooth.
Apolline was the mother of Fleur Delacour in the
Harry Potter series.
In Greek mythology, Apollo was the great Olympian god of prophecy and oracles, healing, plague and disease, music, song and poetry, archery, and the protection of the young. Later he also became the god of the sun and light. Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and the twin of Artemis.
Nicknames: Apple, Lena, Lona, Polly
Apolena (Czech and Slavic)
Lona (German short form)
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Meaning: (Welsh) “Beautiful; fair lady.” Or (Germanic) “Ice princess.”
Origin: The origin of Isolde is somewhat disputed. It might derive from the Welsh word “esyllt,” meaning “beautiful”; it might also derive from the Germanic words for “ice” and “to rule.”
Detail: In Arthurian legend, this is the name a tragic princess who was the lover of Tristan.
Essylt (Old Irish)
Iseult (Old French)
Ishild (Ancient Germanic)
Yseult (Old French)
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