What's in a Name?

And here's yet another of the futuristic set, in the feminine. . .

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English, Russian
Pronunciation:  TOSH-a

Meaning & History
Possibly a variant of the nickname Tasha, the short form of Natasha, which in turn is the Russian diminutive of Natalya, ultimately meaning "Christmas Day."

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Hebrew
Pronunciation:  (possibly) za-HARE-ah, ZAH-ha-rah

Meaning & History
Feminine form of Zohar, which means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  JAY

Meaning & History
Feminine variant of Jay, which is the short form of names beginning with the sound J, such as James or Jason.  Jay was originally used in America by founding father John Jay (1749-1825), whose surname was derived from the jaybird.

Gender:  Masculine & Feminine
Usage:  English (modern)
Pronunciation:  KITE

Meaning & History
Variant of Kite, from the name of the bird of prey, possibly derived from the Middle English kete and Old English cyta.

Names & meanings via behinthename.com.
Photos via Pinterest.

So.  What think you?  Any requests?


  1. Great names! I also really like the pictures, too. :)

  2. Okay first of all Jaye is basically the coolest name ever and these name posts are a huge inspo for my own writing haha :) Second of all I wanted to inform you that you're one of my favorite blogs and you're on a list at my own blog www.skirtsy.blogspot.com. Thanks and keep up the good work girl :)

  3. proverbs31teen: Thank you! So glad to hear! :]

    Lauren: I'm so happy to hear that! That's exactly the reason why I do these posts! And awww, you just made my day! Thank you, dearie!

  4. How can these be so amazing EVERY SINGLE TIME? Seriously! I just want to throw all of them into a story this instant! No requests at this time; just keep up the amazing name posts, girlie. ^_^

  5. Ahahaha! Oh, you make me smile :]

    Feel free to throw 'em all into a story!

    Thank you, dearie! I shall do my best ;D


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A shapeless mass, and a book of rules,
And each must make, ere life is flown,
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.