Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Is a variant of Elisa (Hebrew), Elizabeth (Hebrew) and Liesl (German), and the meaning of Liesel is "God's promise; God's promise; God is my oath".

Similar names are:
 Lisel and Liezel. Other similar baby names are Liese, Leese, Lise, Lisl, Liezl and Liesa.


Is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Leah is "delicate; weary". Biblical: Jacob's first wife, the mother of Dinah and six of Jacob's twelve sons. The name was revived by the Puritans. Hawaiian mythology: Lea is the goddess of canoe makers. The fictional Princess Leia of "Star Wars" fame has made Leia familiar as a given name. Léa is popular in France. Actress Lea Thompson.

Variations of Leah are:
Lea, Lee, Leia, Leigh and Lia.


Is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Liam is "will helmet, protection". Irish Gaelic form of William. Actor Liam Neeson.

Variations of Liam are: Lyam.


Is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Lachlan is "from the land of lakes". May also possibly refer to a Viking ancestor or mean "bellicose". Media magnate Lachlan Murdoch.

Similar names are:
 Lachman and Lachmann.


Is of Scandinavian origin. Variant of Christine (Greek) "christian". The name has been in use in Scotland since long ago. Actresses Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunst.

Variations of Kerstin are: Keerstin, Keirstin, Kersten, Kiersten, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kierstynn, Kirsteen, Kirsten, Kirsti, Kirstie, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kirstynn, Kjerstin, Kristyn and Kyrstin.


Is a variant of Kiara and Kyra (Greek), and the meaning of Keira is "lady".

Similar names are:
Kaira, Kerra, Kera, Kira and Keera. Other similar baby names are Ceira, Kefira, Keiba, Keila, Meira, Veira and Yeira


Iis of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kyle is "narrow, straight". Place name that refers either to a narrow body of water between two land masses, or to a peninsula or isthmus. Actor Kyle MacLachlan.

Variations of Kyle are:
Kile, Kiley, Kye, Kylan, Kylar, Kylen, Kyler and Kyrell.


Is a variant of Kieran (Irish, Gaelic), and the meaning of Keiran is "black". The baby name Keiran sounds like Kiran and Keiron.

Similar names are:
 Keilan, Kairn, Kian, Kean, Ferran, Jeran, Kaidan, Keyvan, Kearn, Keegan, Kegan, Keagan, Keelan, Kelan, Keillan, Kealan, Keenan, Kennan, Keir, Kellan, Kenan, Kern, Kirwan, Kevron, Kevan, Kernan, Kyran, Keirown, Keirone, Keirohn, Terran and Teran.


Is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jessica is "He sees". Coined by Shakespeare (from the Old Testament Iscah or Jesca) in "The Merchant of Venice" for Shylock's daughter, a young Jewish woman who elopes with Lorenzo and converts to Christianity. Singer Jessica Simpson; actresses Jessica Lange, Jessica Tandy, Jessica Alba, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker.

Variations of Jessica are:
Jess, Jessa, Jessaca, Jessaka, Jessalin, Jessalyn, Jesse, Jesseca, Jessey, Jessie, Jessika and Jessy.


Is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jemima is "dove". Biblical: eldest of the three daughters of Job (see also Keren and Kezia), renowned as the most beautiful women of their time. The name has been recorded from the early 1700s in England. It is now also familiar because of the "Aunt Jemima" brand name for pancake mix and syrup, and Beatrix Potter's foolish heroine in "Jemima Puddleduck".

Variations of Jemima are:
Jamina, Jemimah, Jeminah, Jemmimah, Jemmie, Jemmy, Mima and Mimma.


Is a Variant of Jeremiah, in use since the Middle Ages. Modern use may have been inspired by a character named Jevemy on the 1960s TV series "Here Come the Brides". Actor Jeremy Irons; football player Jeremy Shockey.

Variations of Jeremy are:
Jem, Jemmie, Jemmy, Jeramee, Jeramey, Jeramie, Jeramy, Jere, Jereme, Jeremie, Jeromy and Jerry.


Is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jacob is "he who supplants". Also possibly from "la-aqov" (hence, Yaakov) meaning "to track or follow". Biblical: the son of Isaac and Rebekah and twin brother of Esau. Jacob fathered 12 sons and a daughter, who became the ancestors of the nation of Israel, the name Jacob himself received after wrestling with an angel. Jacobo is a Spanish form; Yakov (YAH-kav) is Russian. Senator Jacob Javits; actor Jake Gyllenhall.

Variations of Jacob are:
Cob, Cobb, Cobby, Giacamo, Giacobbe, Giacobo, Giacomo, Giacopo, Hamish, Iacopo, Iacovo, Iago, Iakob, Iakobos, Iakov, Jaap, Jack, Jaco, Jacobo, Jacobi, Jacobus, Jacoby, Jack, Jackie, Jacko, Jacky, Jacobo, Jacobus, Jacques, Jacquet, Jago, Jaime, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakov, Jakub, James, Jamesie, Jamey, Jamie, Jamsey, Jay, Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Seamus, Shamus, Yakov, Yakup and Yaqub.