Meanings as pretty as poems

Hello berries!
Don’t you all love names with poetic meanings? Names such as [name_m]Petrichor[/name_m] - “the earthy scent of fresh rain on dry ground,” [name_f]Hallie[/name_f] - “dweller at the meadow by the manor” and [name_f]Esclarmonde[/name_f] - “light of the world.” What are some of your favourite names with swoon-worthy meanings? :sparkles:

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I love Hallie’s meaning! I also really like [name_f]Liana[/name_f] - “To climb like a vine”.

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i’m so excited to see what people add to this post!

mine might be a little boring, but here are my favorite names with pretty meanings (imo)!

marlowe - “from the hill by the lake” i’ve also heard “storyteller” and “driftwood” as meanings. i think they’re all lovely.

felix - “fortunate, blessed, happy”

eleanor - “bright, shining one”

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Those are beautiful meanings! Some from my masterlist:

[name_f]Aurelie[/name_f] “the golden one”
[name_f]Celine[/name_f] “heavenly”
[name_m]Archie[/name_m] “truly brave”
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] “white shadow, white wave” - I find this very poetic!
[name_f]Calista[/name_f] “most beautiful”
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] “radiant, shining one”
[name_u]Arden[/name_u] “valley of the eagle”
[name_u]Beckett[/name_u] “bee hive, little brook or bee cottage”
[name_f]Ella[/name_f] “fairy maiden”
[name_u]Hollis[/name_u] “dweller at the holly trees”
[name_u]Corey[/name_u] “from the hollow”
[name_f]Elva[/name_f] “leader of the elves”
[name_u]Finlay[/name_u] “fair-haired hero”
[name_f]Orla[/name_f] “golden princess”

I might have gotten a little bit carried away there!

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Wow! Thank you for the long list! I love their meanings :star_struck: [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] is gorgeous! I just adore the meaning of [name_u]Beckett[/name_u] as well :heart:

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Oh! “From the hill by the lake” is so pretty :sparkles:

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[name_f]Alara[/name_f] ~ water fairy
[name_m]Archibald[/name_m] ~ truly brave
[name_u]Arley[/name_u] ~ from the rabbit meadow
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u] ~ (hailing from) between two hills
[name_m]Alvin[/name_m] ~ noble friend, friend of the elves
[name_f]Bernina[/name_f] ~ brave as a bear
[name_f]Blakesley[/name_f] ~ from the dark wolf’s wood or clearing
[name_f]Briony[/name_f] ~ to sprout
[name_f]Chloe[/name_f] ~ green shoot
[name_m]Conall[/name_m] ~ strong as a wolf
[name_m]Corwin[/name_m] ~ heart’s friend
[name_m]Darwin[/name_m] ~ dear friend
[name_f]Elva[/name_f] ~ leader of the elves
[name_m]Kelwin[/name_m] ~ (hailing from the) narrow or wooded river
[name_u]Leslie[/name_u] ~ garden of holly
[name_u]Roscoe[/name_u] ~ from the deer forest
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] ~ from the forest

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Some of my favourites:

[name_f]Clarimond[/name_f] – Also means “light of the world”
[name_f]Merewen[/name_f] – “sublime delight”
[name_f]Adora[/name_f] – “adored”
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] – “heart; daughter of the sea”
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m] – “little seal”
[name_u]Murphy[/name_u] – “sea warrior”
[name_f]Fioralba[/name_f] – “flower of the dawn”
[name_f]Circe[/name_f] – “bird”
[name_f]Mavis[/name_f] – “songbird”
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] – “dove”
[name_f]Varsha[/name_f] – “rain”

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[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] - beautiful as a poem
[name_f]Edda[/name_f] - poetry
Eirwen - snow white
[name_f]Evanthe[/name_f] - fair flower
[name_f]Ferelith[/name_f] - true sovereignty
[name_f]Morwenna[/name_f] - waves of the sea
[name_f]Stellamaris[/name_f] - star of the sea

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[name_m]Astrophel[/name_m] - lover of the stars :sparkles:
Euthymius / Eutimio - in good spirits
Anthimos - blooming, flowering
Sumarliði- summer traveler
[name_m]Chrysanthos[/name_m] - golden flower
Fortuné - fortunate
[name_m]Nahum[/name_m] / [name_m]Nachum[/name_m] - comforter
[name_m]Meir[/name_m] - giving light

Menodora - gift of the moon
Sigurrós - rose of victory
Sæunn - she who loves the sea
[name_f]Lucasta[/name_f] - pure light
[name_f]Meital[/name_f] - dew drop
[name_f]Keshet[/name_f] - rainbow

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Such a lovely thread!

[name_f]Gardenia[/name_f] = Garden’s [name_f]Flower[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f] = Order and [name_f]Beauty[/name_f]
[name_f]Primrose[/name_f] = First [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvaine[/name_f] =From the [name_u]Forest[/name_u]
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] = She Who Brings Happiness
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] = Bearer of Good News
[name_f]Astrid[/name_f] = Divinely [name_f]Beautiful[/name_f]
Guinevere= White Wave
[name_f]Euphemia[/name_f] = Fair Speech
[name_f]Celeste[/name_f] = [name_f]Heavenly[/name_f]
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f] = [name_u]Ardent[/name_u]
[name_f]Tinuviel[/name_f] =Daughter of the [name_u]Twilight[/name_u]

[name_u]Peregrine[/name_u] = [name_u]Traveler[/name_u], Pilgrim
[name_u]Atlas[/name_u] = Bearer of the Heavens
[name_m]Endymion[/name_m] = Dive Into, Enter
[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] = Fiery
[name_m]Percival[/name_m] = One Who Pierces the [name_f]Valley[/name_f]

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[name_f]Althea[/name_f] - with healing power
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] - she who brings happiness
[name_f]Celeste[/name_f] - heavenly
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] - “heart; daughter of the sea”
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] - “white shadow, white wave”
[name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] - “from the hill by the lake, driftwood”
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] - “dove”
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m] - “laughter”
[name_u]Wesley[/name_u] - “western meadow”
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] - “radiant, shining one”

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I absolutely love [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], [name_m]Ronan[/name_m] and [name_f]Merewen[/name_f]! :heart: I also love the meaning of [name_f]Fioralba[/name_f], it’s so pretty!

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The meaning of [name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] is absolutely gorgeous! I also love the meanings of [name_f]Morwenna[/name_f] and [name_f]Stellamaris[/name_f]! :sparkles:

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There are so many beautiful names that I’m going to have to answer in one long reply! :sparkles:

@joevermore - The meaning of [name_f]Liana[/name_f] is lovely! :sparkles:

@EdgeOfTheMeadow - I love the meaning of [name_f]Alara[/name_f]! :fairy: I also love the meanings of [name_m]Alvin[/name_m], [name_f]Bernina[/name_f], [name_f]Blakesley[/name_f], [name_m]Conall[/name_m], [name_m]Corwin[/name_m] and [name_f]Elva[/name_f]!

@Rosebeth - Wow! So many beautiful names! :sparkles: I especially love the meanings of [name_m]Astrophel[/name_m], Sumarliði, Menodora, Sigurrós and Sæunn! :star_struck:

@SofiaSweden - Thank you! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I especially love the meanings of [name_f]Gardenia[/name_f], [name_f]Cosima[/name_f], [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f], [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f], [name_f]Astrid[/name_f], Celsete, [name_f]Euphemia[/name_f], [name_u]Atlas[/name_u] and [name_m]Percival[/name_m]! [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] and [name_f]Tinuviel[/name_f] are also so poetic!

@etoilelumineuse - I love the meanings of [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f], [name_f]Celeste[/name_f], [name_f]Althea[/name_f], [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f], [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] and [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]! [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] and [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] are especially gorgeous, so poetic! :sparkles:

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One of my favorites name meaning finds is:

[name_f]Chihiro[/name_f] - a thousand questions :wind_face::cherry_blossom:

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Oh! So beautifu! :astonished:

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Love this! Few that instantly spring to mind that I love the meanings of are…

Tesni - warmth from the sun
Samira / Samir - companion / friend in evening conversation
Marley - pleasant seaside meadow
Apricity - the warmth of the sun in winter

I’ll pop back if I think of some more!

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They’re all so pretty and poetic!! :heart_eyes:

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Looked through my name lists & just back with a few more…
Zerline / Zerlina - beautiful dawn
Calliope - beautiful voice
Teagan - little poet
Julian - father of the skies
Talia - gentle dew from heaven

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