What's in a Name?

Because of the popularity of futuristic/dystopian novels and films, this set of names holds what I deem to be "futuristic."  Or what could be used in a story of that genre.  In short, they are simply unique.  :]

Any thoughts?  What's a name you would most likely use in a futuristic story of your own?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English (rare)
Pronunciation:  BRAND

Meaning & History
From a surname, a variant of Brant, which is derived from the Old Norse name Brandr, meaning "sword."

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Popular Culture
Pronunciation:  ZEE-nah

Meaning & History
A variant of Xenia, meaning "hospitality" in Greek.  This was the given name of the main character in the 1990's TV show, "Xena: Warrior Princess."

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  unknown (rare)
Pronunciation:  PAW-loh

Meaning & History
Unknown.  Most likely a variant or nickname of the Greek name Apollo, of unknown meaning, though it is possibly related to the Indo-European apelo meaning "strength."

Gender:  Feminine & Masculine
Usage:  English (American)
Pronunciation:  JEN-tree

Meaning & History
From the English word and surname gentry, referring to "people of good education and breeding; those people between the nobility and yeomanry; courtesy; civility; complaisance."  From the Old French genterise.

Other forms:  Gentry, Gentri, Jentri, Jentrie

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Names & meanings via behindthename.com.
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1 comment

  1. Ooh, I like all four of these! An intriguing name is a great thing to have for special charries. :)

    By the way, are people allowed to use the names you post?


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