Caspar


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Persian

Meaning: “Treasurer.”

Pronunciation: (KAS-par)

Nicknames: Cas, Caz

Detail: Traditionally it belonged to one of the three Magi (the Three Wise Men of the Christian nativity story). The name is also associated with the children’s cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Variations:

  • Caspar
  • Casper
  • Gaspar
  • Gaspard
  • Gaspare
  • Gasper
  • Geisbert
  • Gijsbert
  • Kaspar
  • Kasparek
  • Kasper
  • Kasprus
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Alena


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Czech / Gaelic Meaning: “Rock.”

Origin: French Meaning: “Bird; Hazelnut.”

Origin: Greek Meaning: “Bright one; shining one; defender of men.”

Pronunciation: (ah-LEY-nah)

Nicknames: Ala, Ali, Lena, Leni

Detail: Saint Alena was a Belgian martyr.

Variations:

  • Ailina
  • Aleena (English)
  • Alena
  • Alene (English and Czech)
  • Aleni
  • Alenia
  • Alenka (English, Russian, and Slavic)
  • Alenna
  • Alenya
  • Alyna (Russian)

Skula


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: Debated “Skull; future.”

Pronunciation: (SKOO-lah)

Nicknames: Sku, Suki

Detail: One suggestion is that it is derived from Old Norse, there are a few possibilities: From the word skàli, meaning hut or shed, or from scala, meaning skull.

Skuld means “future” in Old Norse. She was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was also one of the Valkyries.

Yfke


Yfke Sturm

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Frisian

Meaning: “Bow; Yew.”

Pronunciation: (EEF-keh)

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.

Fenja & Menja


Fenja

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “Fresh water; spring.”

Pronunciation: (FEHN-yah)

Nicknames: Fenna, Fen

 

Menja

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Norse

Meaning: “Necklace.”

Pronunciation: (MEHN-yah)

Detail: At the time there was a magic mill in Denmark, which no one had been strong enough to operate. Frodi, the Danish king, purchased two giantess slave girls, Fenja and Menja, who were large and strong. He made them grind out gold, peace, and prosperity, allowing them no rest, until finally they ground out an army against him, led by the sea king, Mysing. Mysing conquered Frodi, seized the mill and the slaves and bade them to grind salt. He too allowed them no rest. A little later, the ship sank, apparently from the grinding of the slave girls, and that is why the sea is salty.

Fenja is a  Scandinavian goddess of physical prowess.

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)