🌄 jemma's best-kept secrets

inspired by @AerieEerie of course, i dug through some old lists to compile some (hopefully) interesting or new names for you!

  • [name_f]Aanya[/name_f] {Sanskrit} “inexhaustible”
  • Adairis {combination of [name_f]Ada[/name_f] and Iris} “noble rainbow”
  • Adea {short form of Adeodata or Adelaida}
  • [name_f]Ailana[/name_f] {Kazakh} “moonlight”
  • [name_f]Ailla[/name_f] {Cornish} “beautiful”
  • Aksinija {variation of Aksinia, Bulgarian form of Xenia} “hospitality”
  • [name_f]Alize[/name_f] {Basque form of Alice} “noble”
  • Alsefina {Arabic} “the ship”
  • Alžbeta {Slovak form of Elizabeth} “God is my oath”
  • Amela {Bosnian feminine form of Amel} “hope, aspiration”
  • [name_f]Arcana[/name_f] {Latin} “secret”
  • [name_f]Aurore[/name_f] {Latin} “dawn”
  • Avelie
  • Calathea/Calithea
  • [name_f]Cerelia[/name_f] {Latin} “relating to springtime”
  • [name_f]Chiquita[/name_f] {Spanish} “little one”
  • [name_f]Cilka[/name_f] {Slovene variation of [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f], Celia} “blind; heavenly”
  • [name_f]Cosmina[/name_f] {feminization of [name_m]Cosmin[/name_m], Romanian} “order, beauty”
  • Cvita {Croatian form of Cvetka} “blossom, flower”
  • [name_f]Despina[/name_f] {Greek} “lady”
  • [name_f]Dorcas[/name_f] {Greek} “doe, gazelle”
  • [name_f]Dusana[/name_f] {Slavic} “spirit or soul”
  • Dušanka {feminine form of Dušan} “soul, spirit”
  • [name_f]Ebba[/name_f] {English or German} “fortress of riches, or strength of a boar”
  • [name_f]Edina[/name_f] {English} “wealthy”
  • [name_f]Eira[/name_f] {Welsh} “snow”
  • [name_f]Elestren[/name_f] {Cornish} “iris”
  • [name_f]Elmira[/name_f] {English} “noblewoman”
  • [name_f]Enna[/name_f] {Estonian variant of Enda}
  • [name_f]Fiorella[/name_f] {Italian} “little flower”
  • [name_f]Fjolla[/name_f] {Albanian} “snowflake”
  • Gracja {Polish form of Gracia} “grace”
  • [name_f]Hespera[/name_f] {Greek} “evening / evening star”
  • [name_f]Ila[/name_f] {French} “from the island”
  • [name_f]Imara[/name_f] {Kiswahili} “firm”
  • Ivika {Estonian diminutive of Ivi} “life”
  • [name_f]Kalina[/name_f] {Polish} “viburnum”
  • [name_f]Katla[/name_f] {feminization of [name_m]Ketil[/name_m], Norwegian} “kettle; cauldron; helmet”
  • [name_f]Lilika[/name_f] {Estonian diminutive of Lili} “lily”
  • [name_f]Liselotte[/name_f] {combination of [name_f]Lise[/name_f] and Charlotte} “my [name_m]God[/name_m] is an oath and free man”
  • [name_f]Lucetta[/name_f] {diminutive of Luce} “light”
  • Luljeta {Albanian} “flower of life”
  • Meika
  • Mielikki {Finnish mythologial} “mind, mood”
  • [name_f]Miroslava[/name_f] {Czech, Slovak, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Slovene feminine form of Miroslav} “peace and glory”
  • [name_f]Paraskeva[/name_f] {Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Paraskeve} “preparation or Friday”
  • [name_f]Polyhymnia[/name_f] {Greek} “one of many praises”
  • [name_f]Quinna[/name_f] {English elaboration of Quinn} “descendant of Conn”
  • [name_f]Riona[/name_f] {Irish} “queenly”
  • [name_u]Risa[/name_u] {Latin} “laughter”
  • [name_f]Sefarina[/name_f] {Spanish, from Greek} “west wind”
  • [name_f]Svea[/name_f] {Nordic} “spear”
  • [name_f]Tjaša[/name_f] {Slovene diminutive of Tatjana}
  • [name_f]Tressa[/name_f] {Cornish} “third”
  • [name_f]Ula[/name_f] {Celtic} “gem of the sea”
  • [name_f]Ulla[/name_f] {Scandinavian} “will, determination”
  • [name_f]Zahara[/name_f] {Hebrew; Swahili} “to shine; flower”
  • [name_f]Zala[/name_f] {Ethiopian or Slovene variation of Rozalija} “a people from southwest Ethiopia; rose”
  • [name_f]Zali[/name_f] {Hebrew, Hungarian} “princess”
  • [name_f]Zalia[/name_f] {variation of [name_f]Zelia[/name_f], Hebrew} “zealous, ardent”
  • [name_m]Anselm[/name_m] {German} “with divine protection”
  • [name_m]Aslan[/name_m] {Turkish} “lion”
  • [name_u]Auden[/name_u] {English} “old friend”
  • [name_u]Barrett[/name_u] {German} “bear strength”
  • [name_m]Cadmus[/name_m] {Greek} “one who excels”
  • [name_m]Caldwell[/name_m] {English} “cold stream”
  • [name_m]Calixto[/name_m] {Greek} “beautiful”
  • [name_u]Callan[/name_u] {Gaelic} “descendant of Cathalan”
  • [name_m]Corentin[/name_m] {French, Breton} “tempest, hurricane”
  • [name_m]Elwood[/name_m] {English} “elder tree forest”
  • [name_u]Fenn[/name_u] {English} “wetland, marsh”
  • [name_u]Keaton[/name_u] {English} “shed town”
  • [name_u]Leland[/name_u] {English} “meadow land”
  • [name_m]Luan[/name_m] {Portuguese, Albanian, Vietnamese or Gaelic} “moon; lion; justice, ethics; hound, warrior”
  • [name_m]Maciej[/name_m] {Polish form of Matthias} “gift of God”
  • [name_u]Mercer[/name_u] {French occupational name} “a merchant”
  • [name_m]Noctis[/name_m] {Latin} “of the night”
  • [name_m]Pavel[/name_m] {Russian variation of Paul} “small”
  • Tadej {Slovene form of Thaddeus} “heart”
  • Zdenek {Czech} “build, create”

I love:

  • [name_f]Aanya[/name_f], Adairis, Adea, [name_f]Ailana[/name_f], [name_f]Alize[/name_f], [name_f]Arcana[/name_f], [name_f]Aurore[/name_f], Calathea/Calithea, [name_f]Cilka[/name_f], [name_f]Cosmina[/name_f], [name_f]Edina[/name_f], [name_f]Eira[/name_f], [name_f]Elestren[/name_f], [name_f]Hespera[/name_f], [name_f]Lilika[/name_f], [name_f]Lucetta[/name_f], Luljeta, Mielikki, [name_f]Polyhymnia[/name_f], [name_f]Sefarina[/name_f] and [name_f]Zahara[/name_f]

  • [name_m]Anselm[/name_m], [name_m]Aslan[/name_m], [name_u]Auden[/name_u], [name_m]Cadmus[/name_m], [name_m]Calixto[/name_m], [name_u]Callan[/name_u], [name_u]Fenn[/name_u], [name_u]Keaton[/name_u], [name_u]Mercer[/name_u] and [name_m]Noctis[/name_m].

Calithea and [name_m]Noctis[/name_m] are my favourites, definitely going on my list. Thank you for sharing!

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ooh! I like [name_f]Aurore[/name_f], [name_f]Despina[/name_f], [name_f]Eira[/name_f], [name_f]Riona[/name_f], [name_f]Svea[/name_f] (!), [name_m]Anselm[/name_m], [name_m]Corentin[/name_m], [name_u]Fenn[/name_u], [name_u]Keaton[/name_u] and [name_m]Pavel[/name_m]!

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What an exciting list!

I am liking: Adairis (intriguing), [name_f]Ailla[/name_f], [name_f]Aurore[/name_f], [name_f]Cerelia[/name_f], Cosimina, [name_f]Ebba[/name_f] (love this!), [name_f]Eira[/name_f], [name_f]Elmira[/name_f], [name_f]Elestren[/name_f], [name_f]Enna[/name_f], [name_f]Kalina[/name_f], [name_f]Tressa[/name_f], [name_f]Zala[/name_f], [name_f]Zali[/name_f], [name_m]Aslan[/name_m], [name_u]Auden[/name_u], [name_u]Barrett[/name_u], [name_m]Calixto[/name_m], [name_u]Fenn[/name_u] (! I knew a Fen), [name_u]Keaton[/name_u], [name_m]Luan[/name_m] (love it!), [name_m]Pavel[/name_m], Tadej and [name_m]Anselm[/name_m]

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Adairis is very cool! [name_f]Arcana[/name_f] is, of course, very witchy and awesome.
Others I love:
[name_f]Cerelia[/name_f] (this was on my list, too! It’s so underrated!)
[name_f]Polyhymnia[/name_f] (I think there’s a character with this name in a [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f] L’Engle book)

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