‘Unused’ and ‘unknown’ baby names?

I’m just seeking a variety of unheard of names, out of the mainstream, with variety of meanings and heritage,

Any suggestions?

My favorite is Verla (VUR-luh), which means ‘faith’ or ‘truth’

[name_f]Zilla[/name_f] - [name_m]German[/name_m], “blind”
Tahmina - Persian, “strong, brave, valiant”
[name_f]Dotterel[/name_f] - [name_f]English[/name_f], “European dotterel” (a type of bird)
[name_f]Pari[/name_f] - Persian, “fairy”
[name_f]Dervla[/name_f] - Irish, “daughter of a poet”
[name_u]Betony[/name_u] - [name_f]English[/name_f], “betony” (a medieval herb)
[name_f]Jacana[/name_f] - [name_f]English[/name_f], “African jacana” (a type of bird)
[name_f]Saga[/name_f] - Old Norse, “seeing one”
[name_f]Edana[/name_f] - Irish, “jealousy, passion”
[name_f]Shira[/name_f] - Hebrew, “singing”
Brava - Esperanto, “valiant, brave”
[name_f]Emer[/name_f] - Irish, meaning unknown
[name_f]Elfreda[/name_f] - Middle [name_f]English[/name_f], “elf strength”
[name_f]Pipistrelle[/name_f] - [name_f]English[/name_f], “pipistrelle” (a type of bat)

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emmadine, which is one of my favourites but isn’t even on the nameberry database yet!

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seconding saga, it’s one of my favorites! :fallen_leaf:

maybe you’ll like…

waverly (old english) meadow of quivering aspens
xanthea (greek) blonde
vada (german) famous ruler
ulalia (greek) sweetly speaking
tauriel (literary) daughter of the forest
quinlan (irish) strong
yavanna (english) goddess of the harvest
olivet (biblical place name) olive tree
phaedra (greek) bright
marinette (french) of the sea
judea (hebrew) worthy of praise
alona (hebrew) strong as an oak
hadassah (hebrew) myrtle tree
eliora (hebrew) the lord is my light
braelyn (invented name) strong and virtuous
greer (scottish) watchful
thora (norse) thunder
lune (french) moon
iliana (greek and hebrew) ray of light
kova (catalan and galician) cave

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A

[name_f]Adaluna[/name_f]- Latin- noble moon(?)
Adalsinde-German-noble&strong
Adelaise- German-noble
Adelvine-German-noble wolf
Aljeurinne-French-elf spear
Andrieve- French-manly (Andrew)
Annevieve-French/English-grace
Apricity-Latin-warmth of the sun in winter
Arista-Greek-ear of corn
Aysel-Turkish-moon stream
[name_f]Aylin[/name_f]- Turkish- moon halo

B

Bellfora
Botochelle

C

Cedora
Clarimonde
Cedelie

E

[name_f]Edelie[/name_f]
Edesie
Edilia
Edliane
[name_f]Edurne[/name_f] (ee-dur-neh)
Eleontine
[name_f]Elixane[/name_f] (el-ih-sha-nuh)
Elodine
[name_f]Emerence[/name_f]
[name_f]Emerentine[/name_f]
Emerianne
[name_f]Endelyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Endzela[/name_f]
[name_f]Erlea[/name_f] (er-LEH-uh)
[name_f]Esclarmonde[/name_f]
Esperie

F

Farelie
Fedea
Findabhair (Finn-uh-veer)
[name_f]Fioralba[/name_f]

G

Gwenonwy

H

[name_f]Haisley[/name_f]
Haizea (eye-zeh-uh)
[name_f]Hannele[/name_f]

I

[name_f]Ibane[/name_f]
Idelinde
Idelmae
Idoline
Idomene
Ihintza
[name_m]Ilex[/name_m]
Immerlin
Irais (ee-rye/dye-ees)

K

[name_f]Katalin[/name_f]
[name_f]Kelynen[/name_f]
[name_f]Kielo[/name_f] (KEE-eh-lo)

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Some of my favourites:

[name_f]Edmee[/name_f] - [name_u]French[/name_u], ‘wealthy protector’
[name_f]Amadee[/name_f] - Latin, ‘God’s beloved’
[name_f]Violaine[/name_f] - [name_f]English[/name_f] from Latin, ‘purple’
Enidwen - Welsh, (can’t find a meaning)
[name_f]Myfanwy[/name_f] - Welsh, ‘my lovely little one’
[name_u]Amaris[/name_u], ‘grace, immortal or tribe’
[name_f]Merewen[/name_f] - Old [name_f]English[/name_f], ‘sublime delight’
[name_f]Elswyth[/name_f] - Anglo-Saxon, ‘strong temple’
[name_f]Lillemor[/name_f] - Scandinavian, ‘little mother’
[name_f]Aeronwy[/name_f] - Welsh, (can’t find a meaning)
[name_f]Liliwen[/name_f] - Welsh, ‘white lily’
[name_f]Morenwyn[/name_f] - Cornish, ‘fair lady’
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] - Welsh, ‘beautiful as a poem’

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[name_f]Enid[/name_f] means “soul” or “life,” and the -wen suffix is common in Welsh and denotes something blessed or holy. So Enidwen would thus mean “blessed life” or “blessed soul,” which is just beautiful!

[name_f]Aeronwy[/name_f] is a little more difficult to discern, as both “Aeron” and “wy” can mean many things. A few of the more possible ideas include “location of a battle,” “berry stream,” “berry patch,” “war ending,” or “battle river.”

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Thank you, this helps me out a lot! I love ‘berry patch’ for [name_f]Aeronwy[/name_f], and I’m glad to have a meaning for Enidwen. I love it, but whenever I search it up it only comes up with a ship with the name. And yes, ‘blessed life’ and ‘blessed soul’ are lovely :smiling_face:

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[name_f]Angharad[/name_f]
[name_f]Swanhild[/name_f]
Izarra
[name_f]Corliss[/name_f]
[name_f]Leontine[/name_f]
Ethelberta
[name_f]Athenais[/name_f]

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[name_f]Airi[/name_f]
[name_f]Arantxa[/name_f]
[name_f]Asherah[/name_f]
[name_f]Betrys[/name_f]
[name_f]Boudicca[/name_f]
Cleolinda
Cvita (TSVEE-tah) - means flower in Croatian
[name_f]Dunja[/name_f] (doo-nya) - Slavic name meaning “quince”
[name_f]Elestren[/name_f]
[name_f]Eluned[/name_f]
[name_f]Ffraid[/name_f] (prn. FRIED)
[name_f]Ishbel[/name_f]
[name_f]Loredana[/name_f]
Milvia
Orietta
Ottessa
Rozika - Croatian variant of [name_f]Rosalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Senara[/name_f]
[name_f]Zerlin[/name_f]

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Aaral - [name_f]Flower[/name_f]
Falak - [name_f]Star[/name_f], [name_f]Heaven[/name_f]
[name_f]Taya[/name_f] - Perfectly formed or princess
[name_f]Kani[/name_f] - girl
[name_f]Gaya[/name_f] - Wise
[name_f]Danica[/name_f] - [name_f]Morning[/name_f] star
McKay - [name_u]Happy[/name_u], rejoicing
Ausha - energetic, determined
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] - Eighth
[name_f]Laina[/name_f] - pathway
[name_f]Heidi[/name_f] - nobilitiy
[name_f]Chaya[/name_f] - life
[name_u]Tobi[/name_u] - god is good
opal - jewel
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f] - [name_f]Star[/name_f]
[name_f]Adina[/name_f] - Gentle
[name_u]Fern[/name_u] - green plant
Akia - First born
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] - leaping water
[name_f]Kinsley[/name_f] - King’s meadow
[name_f]Zoey[/name_f] - Life
[name_f]Sansa[/name_f] - praise or charm
[name_u]Scout[/name_u] - to listen
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] - mighty in battle

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