What's in the Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical
Pronunciation:  ay-REE-lie (English)

Meaning & History
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this was the name of a son of Gad, the son of Jacob.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Celtic Mythology
Pronunciation:  eh-PON-nah, ee-PONE-nah,

Meaning & History
Taken from the Gaulish epos meaning "horse."  This was the name of the Celtic goddess of horses.

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Japanese
Pronunciation:  rie-YOO

Meaning & History
From Japanese elements meaning "dragon."

Female Eagle Hunter
in Kazakhstan
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Astronomy
Pronunciation:  (possibly) VAY-gah, VEE-gah

Meaning & History
This is the name of a star in the constellation Lyra, and is derived from the Arabic al-Waqi' meaning "the swooping (eagle.)"

Names and meanings via behindthename.com.
Photos via Pinterest.

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  1. Lovely names...the first is my favorite. Great post!
    Tane ♥

  2. Very neat names! :D I like the pictures you chose to pair with them too.


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