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.