What's in a Name?

Good morning, lovelies!  

How was your weekend? I don't know where you are, but our weather has been simply GORGEOUS!!

Here are some names for you.  Any requests for next week?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English, Swedish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Pronunciation:  KRIS-tawf, KRIS-tof (English), KREESH-tof (Swedisht)

Meaning & History
Variant of Christoph, which hails from the given name Christopher, meaning "bearing Christ." 

You may think immediately of a dear character who bears this name in Disney's Frozen.  :]  Isn't that photo AWESOME?? 

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English (modern)
Pronunciation:  KEL-see

Meaning & History
Variant of the name Kelsey, which may possibly mean "Cenel's island."

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical, English, French, Greek
Pronunciation:  NIK-o-las (English), nee-ko-LAH (French)

Meaning & History
French form of Nicholas, meaning "victory of the people," which is derived from the Greek name Nikolaos.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English (rare), Biblical
Pronunciation:  NARE-rah

Meaning & History
Variant of the Biblical name Naarah or Na'arah, meaning "girl" or "maiden" in Hebrew.  This was the given name of a wife of Ashur of the tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 4:5-6), as well as the name of a town east of Beth-el on the border of Ephraim (Josh. 16:7), possibly the same as Naaran (1 Chron. 7:28). 


Names & meanings via behindthename.com and 
All the Names in the Bible by Thomas Nelson.
Photos via Pinterest.


  1. Narah- I like that. Names taken from the bible are awesome, especially rare ones like this.

  2. Thank you, Blue! Yes, I really like that one too. Especially cuz it rhymes with SARAH. ;D

  3. Another great selection! I love that picture of Kristoff. (I feel silly asking, but is it fanart or a photo? I thought art, but my brother thought it might be real.)

  4. Hello, Tracey! And thanks! :] It is not a silly question. But I do believe it is a very good rendition of fanart with photoshop. If I understand correctly, it could be a mixture of an actual photo with art added. Hope that makes sense...

    Thanks for commenting!!! ^_^

    1. Oooh, how nifty! I was thinking earlier that if it really was artwork, then it's pretty amazing to make viewers second guess whether or not it's real. XD

  5. Love Narah, what a pretty name! Thanks for sharing more names & meanings with us. ^-^ I wonder if we'll be seeing a rise in Kristoffs over the next few years? Or Elsas and Annas, heehe



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