Nyala


Gender: Feminine

Origin: African

Meaning: “Mountain goat.”

Pronunciation: (nee-YAH-lah)

Nicknames: Nya, Yala

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Peirene; Pirene


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “The tying; fastening one.”

Pronunciation: (PEY-reh-nee); (pih-REH-nee)

Nicknames: Pay, Pira, Rene

Detail: Daughter of the river god. Pirene was a nymph in Greek and Roman mythology whose unending grief for the loss of her son transformed her into a fountain near Corinth.