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”.
Nicknames: Jee, Jeevi, Jeeva, Jeeves, Vika
Meaning: “Fire lily.”
Nicknames: Elda, Eddie, Lilja, Lila, Lily
Detail: From the Old Norse elements eldr meaning “fire” and lilja “lily”