What's in a Name?

It's been so long since I've shared a Name post.  This will be the first of 2018!  How exciting. :]  Since last I posted one of these particular posts, I've gathered some new monikers I believe you may like.  Enjoy!

M | English

From a surname, a Scots variant of Reed, from the Old English possibly meaning "red" (usually a nickname given to one who has red hair or a ruddy complexion) or "clearing" (given to one who lives in a clearing in the woods).

F | Persian
PAH-ris-sah, pa-REES-ah (possibly)

Meaning "like a fairy" in Persian.

Irish, English (modern)

Variant of the Irish surname Finnegan, meaning "descendant of Fionnegan." Fionnegan is a diminutive of the Irish word fionn (or finn), meaning "fair" or "white."

F | English, French, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
NA-DYA (French), NAD-yǝ (English), NAHD-yǝ (English), NA-dyǝ (Russian)

Variant of Nadya, a diminutive of Nadezhda, meaning "hope" in Slavic.  This name gained a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).

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


  1. I love these! Super inspiring! :)


  2. What a lovely list of names! I especially like Parisa! I've never heard of that one before. That'd be such a good name for a fairytale story! :O I'm jotting this one down!

  3. Wow, I've never seen the name Parisa...I love it!!

    I also like Reid - I knew a couple of boys that had that name.

    Can't wait for more of these posts!!


  4. Ivie: So glad you think so! *^-^*

    Christine: I agree! and neither had I, so I knew I'd have to post it sometime (and here it is) :] DO IT!!!

    Catherine: Awww, you're so sweet! I agree, totally love those two, Reid is simple, yet different. And Parisa is so unique!

    Thanks for commenting, ladies!!!


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