Safiyya


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: “Pure.”

Pronunciation: (sah-FEE-yah); (SAH-fee-yah)

Nicknames: Safa, Safi, Fi

Detail: This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.

Variations:

  • Safiya
  • Safiye (Turkish)
  • Safiyya
  • Safiyyah
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Ender


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Turkish

Meaning: “Very rare.”

Pronunciation: (EN-der)

Detail: Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is the main character of the sci-fi novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

Fosco


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Latin  

Meaning: “Dark-haired.”

Pronunciation: (FAWS-koh)

Nicknames: Foz, Fos, Fox

Detail: Fosco Baggins was the paternal grandfather of the ring-bearer Frodo in The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.

Male Variations:

  • Faaiz (Arabic)
  • Fabek (Polish)
  • Fabius (Latvian, Lithuanian, and German)
  • Faiz (Arabic)
  • Falk (Hebrew, Yiddish, and German)
  • Fawzi (Arabic)
  • Fayaz (Arabic)
  • Fayiz (Arabic)
  • Fisk (English and Scandinavian)
  • Fiske (English and Scandinavian)
  • Fokko (Frisian)
  • Folk (English)
  • Folke (English and German)
  • Folki (Scandinavian)
  • Folko (German)
  • Fonsie (English)
  • Fox (English) 
  • Fuyuki (Japanese)
  • Phuoc (Vietnamese)

Female Variations:

  • Faaiza (Arabic)
  • Faiza (Arabic)
  • Fawziya (Arabic)
  • Fayza (Arabic)
  • Feike (Dutch)
  • Feiza (Arabic)
  • Feyza (Turkish)
  • Fieke (German)
  • Fumiko (Japanese) 
  • Fuyuko (Japanese)

Volkan


Mount Doom

Gender: Masculine

Origin: Turkish

Meaning: “Volcano.”

Nicknames: Volk

Detail: The name is from the Turkish word volkan (‘vulcano’), which is ultimately of the Latin vulcanus (‘vulcano’). The name Vulcanus was borne in Roman mythology by the god of fire.

In honor of Frodo’s journey to Mount Doom.