Favorite Meanings-Girl Edition

A name is a coherence of syllables, a sound that signifies a person, but what about the meaning of a name? I’d never name a daughter [name]Hypatia[/name], but I love the meaning of the name. I also love the name [name]Beatrice[/name], especially because of its meaning. What are some of your favorite meanings? Disregard the style, or whether or not you would actually consider it for a child. Here’s a list of my favorites

[name]Beatrice[/name] “blessed, happy”
[name]Nara[/name] “happy” and “thunder”
[name]Odette[/name] “wealthy”
[name]Sophia[/name] “wisdom”
[name]Hypatia[/name] “highest, supreme”
[name]Katharine[/name] “pure”
[name]Arabella[/name] “yields to prayer”
[name]Charlotte[/name] “strong, free”

and this one;

[name]Kennedy[/name] “misshapen head”. :wink:

I also love [name]Beatrice[/name] – for its meaning and because it was my great-grandmother’s name.

I like [name]Arabella[/name]'s meaning a lot, as well. Most of my favorite meanings are my favorite names.

[name]Isabelle[/name] “My God is a vow” (also works for [name]Elise[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name]/[name]Elisabeth[/name], [name]Isabella[/name], [name]Elspeth[/name], [name]Eliska[/name], [name]Eliza[/name], [name]Lillian[/name], etc.)
[name]Liliana[/name] “lilies”
[name]Arianne[/name] “very holy one”
[name]Annabel[/name]/[name]Anna[/name]/[name]Anneliese[/name]/[name]Hannah[/name] “grace; favor”
[name]Eleni[/name]/[name]Helena[/name] “wicker”
[name]Violet[/name] “violet” (mainly because my favorite color is purple, lol)
[name]Felicity[/name] “happiness”
[name]Aurora[/name]/[name]Ayelet[/name] “dawn”
[name]Catherine[/name]/[name]Kate[/name]/[name]Ekaterina[/name]/[name]Katerina[/name] “pure”
[name]Callista[/name] “most beautiful one”
[name]Clara[/name]/[name]Claire[/name] “bright”
[name]Lucia[/name]/[name]Luciana[/name] “light”
[name]Sophie[/name]/[name]Sophia[/name]/[name]Sofia[/name] “wisdom”
[name]Eve[/name]/[name]Eva[/name]/[name]Evelyn[/name]/[name]Zoe[/name] “life”
[name]Audrey[/name] “noble strength”

That’s all I can think of right now…

Jorah - autumn or evening rain
[name]Aki[/name] - autumn child
[name]Alba[/name] - white, dawn or [name]Scotland[/name]
[name]Pandora[/name] - many gifts
Runa/[name]Rune[/name] - secret lore
[name]Beata[/name] - blessed
Liadan - gray poet

Faelan - little wolf
[name]Ronan[/name] - little seal
[name]Magnus[/name] - great one
[name]Valo[/name] - light
Somerled - summer traveller