What's in a Name?"

Got a set of unique names for you today.  :]

If you have any requests for a specific name(s) or a set of names with a certain meaning (i.e. hope, brave, intelligent, etc.), don't hesitate to comment!


Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English (rare)
Pronunciation:  O-ber-ahn

Meaning & History
Norman French derivative of a Germanic name, possibly Alberich, which comes from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "power."

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Italian
Pronunciation:  VAY-lee-ah, vay-LEE-ah

Meaning & History
From the Roman family name Velius, which possibly means "concealed" in Latin.

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Native American, Mapuche
Pronunciation:  naw-WEL

Meaning & History
Means "jaguar" in Mapuche.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Indian
Pronunciation:  rah-CHAH-nah

Meaning & History
Means "creation" in Sanskrit.

Names and meanings via behindthename.com.
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Tane Hannah said...

Lovely post as always, Sarah! I love your name posts. My favorite name out of these was Rachana.
Tane ♥

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Thank you, Lady Tane! I love hearing from my readers! <3

Yes, I think that name is just lovely :]

Lauriloth said...

Oooh, these were very pretty and interesting names! Rachana was definitely my favorite.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Thanks for commenting, Lauri!

Isn't it? Indian names can be so beautiful! :]

Amy-Anne Williams said...

Rachana was also my favourite, but they were all gorgeous.
Also, I'm a new reader from awkwarddonkey.blogspot.co.uk (: