Names with beautiful meanings

Could you please suggest some beautiful girl names that also have beautiful meanings but are not Biblical? So far I’ve thought of [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], [name_f]Victoria[/name_f], [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f], [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], [name_f]Odette[/name_f] and [name_f]Aurora[/name_f].

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Cordelia (I just found out that it’s actually of uncertain origin, but probably derived from Latin for heart!)


Please, stop spreading false meaning of [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] Meaning, origin and history of the name Beatrix - Behind the Name
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[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] has perfectly fine meaning, whatever it means, and it’s fine name by itself.

on topic:
[name_f]Delyth[/name_f] - elaboration of Welsh word “pretty”
[name_f]Kallisto[/name_f] - Greek mythology names meaning most beautiful
[name_f]Freya[/name_f] - lady in Norse
[name_f]Despina[/name_f] - lady in Greek mythology
[name_f]Kerensa[/name_f], [name_f]Carys[/name_f] - love in Cornish and Welsh
[name_f]Charis[/name_f] - grace in Greek
[name_f]Laetitia[/name_f] - happiness
Gersemi - treasure in Norse
[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] - Greek name meaning ressurection, can mean “ressurection of” + any nice meaning middle can create the idiom within the name
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] - gift of God in Greek
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f] - gift of God using same elements of Greek language, but reversed
[name_f]Dora[/name_f] - gift
[name_f]Thea[/name_f] - god
Elpis - hope in Greek, related to [name_f]Pandora[/name_f]'s myth
[name_f]Pandora[/name_f] - all gifted
[name_f]Angelica[/name_f] - angel-like
[name_f]Giselle[/name_f]/Gisele - hostage or pledge, I personally like pledge meaning

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[name_m]Radley[/name_m] - credit to @jonquils
[name_u]Maria[/name_u] - the wished-for child meaning, not the
other ones

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I know! It’s been growing on me since I heard the meaning.

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Hmm, with the combination of voyager/traveller and blessed/happy, I can definitely see where the ‘she who brings happiness’ interpretation came from, though. I wonder where that originates from (if that was an early [name_u]Christian[/name_u] interpretation of the name when the spelling was changed, or a more modern one, I mean).

All of the names you have suggested are so charming. Especially [name_f]Colette[/name_f], [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] and [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]💖

Also @Luminen, it is nice to see someone else from Finland on Nameberry🇫🇮

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Glad they hit the mark! And yes, I noticed in one of your recent posts that you’re Finnish, too - it’s always fun to come across fellow Finns in unexpected corners of the internet. :finland:

Alara - Turkish, means water fairy!

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Yes, I think it’s old faux meaning

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Iris is one of my favourites meaning-wise (and otherwise) and also [name_f]Juno[/name_f], who was the [name_m]Roman[/name_m] god of love (and marriage). And I just love the meaning of [name_f]Alara[/name_f] @EdgeOfTheMeadow :star_struck:

I think a lot of people think [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] & [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] is the same name maybe? Which makes sense because they are very similar-- but from what I’ve seen [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] is traveller & [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] is happiness, is that right?

To me knowledge, [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] is the Latin form and [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] is the Italian form that was borrowed into [name_f]English[/name_f]. They both have the same meaning.

[name_f]My[/name_f] suggestions:
[name_f]Fiorella[/name_f] - [name_m]Little[/name_m] flower
[name_f]Fiammetta[/name_f] - [name_m]Little[/name_m] flame
[name_f]Parisa[/name_f] - Like a fairy
[name_f]Arianwen[/name_f] - [name_u]Blessed[/name_u] silver
[name_f]Sunniva[/name_f] - The sun’s gift
[name_f]Yara[/name_f] - [name_f]Lady[/name_f] of the water
Désirée - Desired one
Araceli - Altar of the sky

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interesting, I’ve always heard they weren’t related (or not closely), but you’re probably right!