Meaning: “Vow; hostage.”
Pronunciation: (gees-LANE); (JEES-lane)
Nicknames: Ghis, Gea, Ghisli
Meaning: “Sapphire; blue; color of the sea.”
Nicknames: Nee, Neeli
Detail: Neelakurinji is a plant that used to grow abundantly in the shola grasslands of South India. The Nilgiri Hills, which literally means “the blue mountains”, got their name from these purplish blue flowers that blossoms gregariously only once in 12 years.
Meaning: “Immortal; unfading.”
Pronunciation: (am-ah-RANTH) Amaranth
Nicknames: Ama, Amara, Am, Ammy, Ranthe, Mara
Detail: In Greek mythology, the amaranth was an eternally-blooming flower.
Amaranth Brandybuck was a Hobbit in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.