Meaning: “Guardian of the squids.”
Nicknames: Squid, Squido
Detail: Formed from the combination of the English
squid and from Old English weard meaning “guard”.
This name is now associated with Squidward Tentacles, one of the sea creatures from Spongebob Squarepants.
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Meaning: “Comes with his sword.”
Nicknames: Suf, Sufi
Detail: Famous bearer of this name is Abu Sufyan ibn al-Harith, a figure from early Islamic history and Sufjan Stevens, an American musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Meaning: “Gift of the Muses.”
Nicknames: Musi, Muse, Sidda, Dora
Detail: Character in the Harry Potter Series.
Also the stage name of Jeanne Roques, a popular French silent film actress.
Origin: Native American
Meaning: “Circling around.”
Nicknames: Noot, Nutella
Detail: When James Cook (British explorer) first encountered the villagers at Yuquot in 1778, they directed him to “come around” (in their language “nootka”) with his ship to the harbour. Cook interpreted this as the name of their tribe. In 1981 the term Nuu-Chah-Nulth (meaning “all along the mountains”) was chosen as the new name of the tribe.
Meaning: “Son of one without envy; Son of a freeman.”
Nicknames: Kerm, Kermie, Kurt
Detail: From the Irish surname
Mac Dhiarmaid, which means “son of Diarmaid”. Diarmaid (DEER-mid) means either “freeman” or “without envy” in Irish. Dermot would be English speaker friendly spelling of Diarmaid.
This name is now associated with Kermit the Frog, one of the Muppets created by puppeteer Jim Henson.
Detail: Both in agriculture and in the American vocabulary, the huckleberry has been humble. In 1800s America, huckleberry meant “a small thing.”
Huckleberry was chosen for the title role in one of the most well-known American novels, Mark Twain’s
The Adventures of Huckleberry . Finn
“We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.”
The Half Holiday, Alec home from school by Elizabeth Adela Stanhope Forbes
Origin: English / Spanish / Germanic
Meaning: “A man, barberry tree, fortified hill.”
Nicknames: Ar, Arl, Lo
Detail: There are several origins of the name:
An Italian variant of the German Charles meaning “man”
The Spanish word for the “barberry tree”
An Old English variant of Harlow, derived from the Anglo-Saxon words here and hlaw meaning “army hill”
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Meaning: “Fight; War.”
Detail: Viggo developed from the Old Danish name Vigge, containing the element
vig meaning “fight, war”
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Meaning: “Good news.”
Nicknames: Eva, Eve, Evie, Lina
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Meaning: “Bow; Yew.”
Nicknames: Yffy, Effy
Detail: Possibly derived from the French name Yves, which originated as a shortened form of any Germanic name containing ‘iv’ (‘yew’).
Yfke Sturm is a Dutch supermodel.
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Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Detail: This name is borne by the Queen Noor of Jordan.
Noor is a city in northern Iran.
Noor is also a beautiful Pakistani actress.
In the Dutch and Flemish ethymology the name Noor is a form of Eleanor, meaning “God is my light.”
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Meaning: “Maiden; Innocent.”
Nicknames: Immy, Immo, Imzy
Detail: Imogen was the daughter of King Cymbeline, in Shakespeare’s play, Cymbeline.
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Origin: Hebrew Meaning: “Princess.”
Origin: Indian Meaning: “Sun.”
Origin: Persian Meaning: “Rose.”
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