Meaning: “Favor, grace.”
Nicknames: Miley, Leva
Detail: Mileva Maric was one of the first women to study math and physics in Europe; she and one of her fellow students, Albert Einstein, were later married.
Origin: Sioux; Cherokee
Meaning: “Wolf; White oak.”
Nicknames: Tal, Tali, Lala
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Meaning: “Mountain goat.”
Nicknames: Nya, Yala
Meaning: “Wild horse.”
Nicknames: Gru, Rush
Detail: Pet form of Russian Agrafena, meaning “wild horse.”
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Nicknames: Svee, Svea, Enja
Detail: German feminine form of
Alternatively, it may be a Low German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element
svan meaning “swan”.
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Meaning: “Having beautiful dark lips.”
Nicknames: Lam, Lami, Lomi, Moa, Mya
Nicknames: Jee, Jeevi, Jeeva, Jeeves, Vika
Meaning: “All gifted.”
Nicknames: Panda, Pan, Dora
Detail: In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. The gods bestowed her with many talents; Aphrodite gave her beauty, Apollo music, Hermes persuasion, and so forth. Hence her name: Pandora, “All gifted”.
With her, Pandora had a jar which she was not to open under any circumstance. Impelled by her natural curiosity, Pandora opened the jar, and all evil contained escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the lid, but the whole contents of the jar had escaped, except for one thing which lay at the bottom, and that was Hope.
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Meaning: “Fire lily.”
Nicknames: Elda, Eddie, Lilja, Lila, Lily
Detail: From the Old Norse elements
eldr meaning “fire” and lilja “lily”
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Meaning: “The one who belongs to the Earth.”
Nicknames: Zemi, Mina
Detail: The Lithuanian Earth Goddess.
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Origin: Russian from Latin
Nicknames: Mona, Mattie, Trya, Tony
Detail: The name Matryona is related to the Latin root
mater meaning “mother”.
Matryona’s Place (sometimes Matryona’s Home or House) is a story written in 1959 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It is the tale of an old peasant woman’s determined struggle against cold, hunger, and greedy relatives.
Meaning: “Milky Way; long part of the fish.”
Nicknames: Ika, Roa
Detail: Ikaroa literally means the long part of the fish. Ikaroa also refers to the Milky Way.
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Origin: Choctaw (Southeastern North America)
Meaning: “Leaping water.”
Nicknames: Tula, Lula
Nicknames: Nyd, Nydi, Nya, Nedda
Detail: In Greek mythology Io was a princess loved by Zeus, who changed her into a heifer in order to hide her from the jealous Hera. She regained human form after she was driven to Egypt by Argus.
A moon of Jupiter bears this name in her honour.
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Nicknames: Frey, Fay, Reya, Ray
Detail: Freyja is a goddess in Norse mythology associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr (witchcraft), war, and death.
In most Germanic languages the day is named after
Freyja, such as Frīatag (Old High German), Freitag (Modern German), Freyjudagr (Old Norse), Vrijdag (Dutch), Fredag (Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish)
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Meaning: “Hen, a female chicken.”
Nicknames: Penny, Peni, Penya, Niya
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Nicknames: Yaka, Yaki, Yaz
Meaning: “Linnaea flower.”
Pronunciation: (lih-NEY-ah); (LIH-nee-ah)
Nicknames: Leah, Nea, Naya
Detail: From the name of a flower, also known as the twinflower.
It was named by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus, who named it after himself, it being his favourite flower.
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