Monday, October 06, 2008


Is of Old English origin. Name from nature; an evergreen climbing ornamental plant. Iva is a feminine form of Ivo, a saint's name. Author Ivy Compton-Burnett.
Variations of Ivy are: I
va, Ivalyn, Ivee, Ivey, Ivie and Ivyanne.


Is of Greek origin. Place name: an island in the Hebrides where Saint Columba (sixth century) founded a monastery of the Celtic Church. Orchestra conductor Iona Brown.
Similar names to Iona are:
Oona, Ina, Iana, Ioana, Ione, Ionia, Ionya, Yona and Jona, Ilona, Nona, Tona, Dona, Idona, Iola, Lona, Mona, Rona and Zona.


Is of Russian and Slavic origin. Variant of John (Hebrew) "God is gracious". Ivanhoe is a medieval variant Sir Walter Scott used for the Saxon hero of his novel "Ivanhoe". Tennis star Ivan Lendl.
Variations of Ivan are:
Ifan, Ivanhoe, Ivano and Iwan.


Is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "laughter". Biblical: the only son of Abraham by his wife Sarah. Violinist Itzhak (ITS-hahk) Perlman; scientish Isaac Newton; angler Izaak Walton; authors Isaac Bashevis Singer, Isaac Asimov; football player Isaac Bruce; singer Isaac Hanson.

Variations of Isaac are:
Ike, Ikey, Ikie, Isa, Isaak, Isac, Isacco, Isak, Issac, Itzak, Itzhak, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Izik, Izsak, Yitzhak, Zack and Zak.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Is pronounced HYE-dee. Short form of Adelaide or Adelheid (Old German) "exalted nature". Literary: the name of a girl of the Swiss Alps in Johanna Spyri's beloved children's novel "Heidi".
Variations of Heidi are:
Haidee, Heida, Heide, Heidey, Heidy and Hydee.


Is pronounced HAN-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "favored grace". Biblical: mother of the prophet Samuel. Being barren, she asked God to bless her with a child, and her prayer was answered. Hence, the name literally means "God has graced me with a son". Variations of Hannah are:
Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, Chana, Chanah, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hana, Hanah, Hanalee, Hanalise, Hanna, Hanne, Hannele, Hannelore, Hannie, Hanny,


Is pronounced heeth. It is of Middle English origin, and its meaning is "heath". Place name. "Heath" is a word for untended land where certain flowering shrubs grow. Famous people with this name are actor Heath Ledger.


Is of Scottish origin. It is a variant of James (Hebrew) "he who supplants".
It is also related to the name Jacob

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Is of Welsh origin, and its meaning is "blessed".
Short form of Gwendolyn and Guinevere. Often used as an independent name,
Pop singer Gwen Stefani.
Variations of Gwen are has:
Gwenn, Gwyn and Gwynn.


Is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "favor; blessing". A virtue name referring to God's grace. Actress and princess Grace Kelly; singer Grace Jones; choreographer Graciela Daniele.
Variations of Grace are: Engracia, Eugracia, Gracee, Gracella, Gracelynn, Gracelynne, Gracey, Gracia, Graciana, Gracie, Graciela, Graciella, Gracielle, Gracija, Gracina, Gracious, Grata, Gratia, Gratiana, Gratiela, Gratiella, Grayce, Grazia, Graziella, Grazina, Graziosa and Grazyna.


Is of Old English and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "large fortification". Also possibly a place name meaning "hill near meadows" or "triangular hill".
Balladeer Gordon Lightfoot; photographer Gordon Parks; hockey player Gordie Howe.
Variations of Gordon are: Gordan, Gorden and Gordie.


Is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "glen". Place name. A glen is a narrow valley between hills.
Singer Glen Campbell; band leader Glenn Miller; pianist Glenn Gould; hockey player Glen Murray.
Variations of Glenn are: Gleann, Glendale, Glendon, Glendyn, Glen, Glennard, Glennie, Glennon, Glenny, Glin, Glinn, Glyn and Glynn.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Is of German origin, and its meaning is "lady".
Variations of Frieda are:
Freda, Fredda and Frida.


Is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "fair, pale". Reportedly coined by an English author in the early 20th century.
US musician Fiona Apple.
Variations for Fiona are:
Fee, Ffion, Ffiona, Ffyona, Fione, Fionna and Fyona.


Is of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "supreme man; highest choice". From Fearghas.
Saint Fergus the Pict (eighth century) was an Irish missionary in Scotland.
Variations of Fergus are:
Fearghas, Fearghus, Feargus, Fergie, Ferguson and Fergusson.


Is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "white or fair head". Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Fionnbharr.
A prominent abbott and bishop who kept the Catholic Church alive in Ireland during the seventh and eighth centuries. One tale tells of Saint Finbar crossing the Irish Sea on horseback.
Variations of Finbar are:
Barr, Barra, Finbar, Finnbar, Finnbarr, Fionn and Fionnbharr.


Is of Persian origin, and its meaning is "myrtle leaf".
Biblical: a young Hebrew woman who became the wife of the Persian ruler Ahasuerus and risked her life to save her people.
Variations of Esther are:
Ester and Hester.


Is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "industrious, striving".
Variations of Emily are:
Amelia, Emelia, Emilee, Emilia and Emilie.