Enchanting Girl Names

@norin That’s pretty!

@ClareCinnamon Ooh, beautiful list! I love Dare, [name_u]Lovelace[/name_u], Moonbeam, Raindance, Seafarer, Stargazer, Windrose.

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[name_f]Aine[/name_f]
[name_u]Alba[/name_u] - spirit of [name_u]Scotland[/name_u] (Gaelic word for Scotland); also [name_f]Dawn[/name_f] by connotation
[name_f]Alice[/name_f] - as in [name_f]Alice[/name_f] in Wonderland
[name_f]Anaïs[/name_f] - recently said to derive potentially from Persion goddess Anahita; more likely Occitan or Savoien version of [name_f]Agnes[/name_f], possibly conflated with Anna)
[name_f]Antigone[/name_f]
[name_f]Ariadne[/name_f]
[name_f]Artemesia[/name_f]
[name_f]Aude[/name_f] - love interest of the [name_m]Knight[/name_m] [name_m]Roland[/name_m] in the early Mediaeval Chansons de Rolande;
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] - pre-Mediaeval (Anglo =-Saxon) queen (modern rendering of the name)
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f] - the goddess of dawn; also [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] Borealis, the Northern Lights
[name_f]Blodwen[/name_f] (other spellings exist)
[name_f]Branwen[/name_f]
Brìde
[name_f]Brighid[/name_f]
Cailleach
[name_f]Caledonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassia[/name_f]
[name_f]Dalila[/name_f] (Delilah)
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] - related to a nymph or sprite; the laurel tree;
[name_f]Deidra[/name_f] (Deirdre - legend of [name_f]Deidra[/name_f] and Naoise; also Arden)
[name_f]Delphi[/name_f]
Délphine - cf connection to the crown princesses (next in line) of pre-Revolutionary [name_u]France[/name_u] (Dauphine)
[name_u]Demeter[/name_u]
Devorghilla - legendary Mediaeval queen of Scotland; other spellings exist.
Devron - river sprite from river of same name in NE [name_u]Scotland[/name_u]
[name_f]Diana[/name_f] (also [name_f]Diane[/name_f], as in [name_f]Diane[/name_f] de Poitiers, Mediaeval [name_u]French[/name_u] noblewoman of legendary beauty)
[name_f]Drusilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Elaine[/name_f] (Lady of Shallot)
[name_f]Eluned[/name_f] (Lynette) - Welsh myth that ties into the [name_u]Green[/name_u] Knight/Arthurian Knights stories in some way
[name_f]Elvira[/name_f] - [ell vee rah] Mediaeval Spanish queen of many legendary tales/ballads such as [name_f]El[/name_f] Cid cf Chansons de [name_f]Rolande[/name_f] as a parallel)
[name_f]Esther[/name_f] - she of the Bible, who on the suggestion of her cousin [name_m]Mordecai[/name_m] wed Assureus the [name_m]King[/name_m] of [name_u]Persia[/name_u] to protect the Jews
[name_f]Eurydice[/name_f]
[name_f]Evadne[/name_f]
Évora (tho the temple there is now not thought to be that of Diana)
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_f]Fortuna[/name_f].
[name_f]Freya[/name_f]
[name_f]Gisela[/name_f]
[name_f]Gisella[/name_f] (Giselle) - legend on which the ballet is based
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Hecate[/name_f]
[name_f]Helen[/name_f] (Helena, Ilona) - [name_f]Helen[/name_f] of [name_u]Troy[/name_u]
Héloise
[name_f]Iolande[/name_f] (Yolanda, [name_f]Yolande[/name_f], Iolanda)
[name_f]Iolanthe[/name_f] (from the operetta)
[name_f]Iona[/name_f]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f] (Yseult)
Isthar
jezebel
[name_f]Juno[/name_f]
[name_f]Leda[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilach[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilou[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilith[/name_f]
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]
[name_f]Lynette[/name_f] - character in the Arturian tales; same root name as [name_f]Eluned[/name_f] above
Lyonessa - sister of [name_f]Lynette[/name_f]
Meadbh - Irish [name_f]Queen[/name_f] of the Faeries
[name_f]Medina[/name_f]
Meiga - [meh’ ga] - Galician word for a witch;
[name_f]Melissande[/name_f]
[name_f]Morgana[/name_f] - sister or half sister of [name_u]Merlin[/name_u]
[name_f]Morrigan[/name_f] - Celtic goddess of war possibly [name_f]Morgana[/name_f] le Fay’s name has a connection
[name_f]Niamh[/name_f] - took [name_m]Oisin[/name_m] off to the land of Tir-Na-nOg - the land of dreams/youth, limbic zone)
[name_f]Odette[/name_f] - [name_u]Swan[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Pomona[/name_f]
[name_u]Raven[/name_u]
[name_f]Rhiannon[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosaleen[/name_f] - [name_u]Dark[/name_u] [name_f]Rosaleen[/name_f] the poetic, mystical name for [name_u]Ireland[/name_u] used in poetry by such as WB Yeates and others who supported the indpendence of [name_u]Ireland[/name_u] from the UK
Rosslyn. - for the chapel with the supposedly esoteric (Chaledean/Templar/Masonic)
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] for the tree that wards away witches, and is planted in most Kirkyards in [name_u]Scotland[/name_u] (row as in now [row an])
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] ancient British queen that beguiled with beauty (ro as in so [roh wee na]
[name_f]Roxane[/name_f] - name derived from Rukhšana, love interest of [name_m]Cyrano[/name_m] de Bergerac;
Rukhšana - dawn.
[name_u]Salomé[/name_u]
Scheherazde - enchanting story teller of 1001 Nights - Arabian/Persian myth
Selēne
[name_f]Sheba[/name_f] (Sheva)
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] - star (also [name_f]Estelle[/name_f], Estrella);
[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] (Sylvie, [name_f]Silvia[/name_f] - woodland sprite/goodesss; also the book [name_m]Bruno[/name_m] and Sylvie)
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f] (Sybill, Sybilla)
[name_f]Tanita[/name_f] (Tanis, [name_f]Tanith[/name_f], Tanit) - Middle Eastern goddess of love, moon, stara, fertility etc; the singer [name_f]Tanita[/name_f] Tikaram.
[name_f]Tara[/name_f] - (enchanted?) royal seat of power in ireland
[name_f]Thamar[/name_f] (the Cornish/Bristolian river sprite)
Thémar (Tamar, Tamara) - Biblical character(s); Thémar refers to the daughter of [name_m]King[/name_m] [name_u]David[/name_u]
[name_f]Titania[/name_f]
[name_f]Urraca[/name_f] - Spanish queen, mother of [name_f]Elvira[/name_f] (the name is not used in Spainl where [name_f]Elvira[/name_f] is);
[name_f]Vaila[/name_f] (a Shetlandic name thrown in as it is v. old but not sure of meaning/origins)
[name_f]Veda[/name_f] - similar in meaning to [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] (spiritual knowledge)
[name_f]Venus[/name_f]
[name_f]Vesta[/name_f]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Zuleika[/name_f] - supposedly the name of the wife of Potipher who tried to seduce Joseph; there is a Victorian novel called [name_f]Zuleika[/name_f] Dobson where the beautiful eponymous principal carachter enchants every young man with her beauty;

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Ooh I like [name_f]Amethyst[/name_f]. Maybe also [name_f]Agate[/name_f], [name_f]Sapphire[/name_f].

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I love ELVIRA; also Alouett, and [name_f]Odette[/name_f]. Oh and [name_u]Sorrel[/name_u].

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I invented a name today to fit this theme: Wintersong :snowflake:

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ferelith
liliwen
seabrooke
belladonna
liriope
hannelore
wildflower
edelwen

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