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
Meaning: “Mountain goat.”
Nicknames: Nya, Yala
Meaning: “Wild horse.”
Nicknames: Gru, Rush
Detail: Pet form of Russian Agrafena, meaning “wild horse.”
Nicknames: Svee, Svea, Enja
Detail: German feminine form of Sven.
Alternatively, it may be a Low German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element svan meaning “swan”.
Meaning: “Having beautiful dark lips.”
Nicknames: Lam, Lami, Lomi, Moa, Mya