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|Dean||Gender: MasculineUsage: EnglishPronounced: DEEN||"Head, Leader"
From a surname which means either "valley" from Middle English dene or else "dean" from Middle English deen (ultimately from Latin decanusmeaning "chief of ten"). Also from the Hebrew meaning "Judge" or Judgement.
|Meaning religion - Arabic|
|"God's Word" or "God's Name"
From the Hebrew nameשְׁמוּאֵל(Shemu'el). Samuel was the last of the ruling judges in theOld Testament. He anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and later anointed David.As a Christian name,Samuelcame into common use after theProtestant Reformation. Famous bearers include American inventor Samuel Morse (1791-1872), Irish writer Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), and American author Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), who wrote under thepen nameMark Twain.
|Something very high in possesion and worthy - Arabic|
Usage: English, BiblicalPronounced: JAHN (English)
This name owes its popularity to two New Testament characters, both highly revered saints. The first was John the Baptist, a Jewish ascetic who was considered the forerunner of Jesus Christ. The second was the apostle John, who was also supposedly the author of the fourth Gospel and Revelation and many others including American founding father and president John Adams (1735-1826), and poet John Keats (1795-1821). Famous bearers of the 20th century include author John Steinbeck (1902-1968), assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), and musician John Lennon (1940-1980
Usage: English, BiblicalPronounced: MER-ee (English), MAR-ee (English)
|The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr"love".|
Short form of ROBERT. It arose later than Dob, Hoband Nob, which were medieval rhyming nicknames of Robert.
Usage: EnglishPronounced: BEL
|Short form of ISABELLA(being the Hispanic form of Elizabeth, and thus meaning "Oath Of God") and other names ending in bella. It is also associated with the Italian word meaning "beautiful".|
|Simply means "ruby" from the name of the precious stone (which ultimately derives from Latin ruber"red"), which is the birthstone of July. It came into use as a given name in the 19th century|
|(COSTEL) Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTINE (derived from theLatin, meaning constant and steadfast)|
Usage: Biblical, Jewish
Pronounced: YUWR-ee-əl (English)
|From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) which meant "God is my light". Uriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha.|
Usage: Scottish, English
|From a Scottish surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "great hill". It was originally used in honour of Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), a British general who died defending the city of Khartoum in Sudan.|
Usage: Near Eastern Mythology
Pronounced: LIL-ith (English)
|Derived from Assyrian lilitumeaning "of the night". This was the name of a demon in ancient Assyrian myths. In Jewish and Islamic tradition she was Adam's first wife, sent out of Eden and replaced by Eve because she would not submit to him. The offspring of Adam and Lilith were the evil spirits of the world.|
Other Scripts: עֲזָאזֵל (Hebrew)
|Means "scapegoat" in Hebrew. This was the name of the recipient of a sacrificial goat in the Old Testament. The identity of Azazel is not clear; it may in fact be the name of the place where the goat is to be sacrificed, or it may be the name of some sort of evil desert demon|
|Victor (Henricksen)||Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Pronounced: VIK-tər (English), veek-TOR (French)
|Roman name meaning "victor" in Latin. It was common among early Christians, and was borne by several early saints and three popes. It was rare as an English name during the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885), who wrote 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.|
|Medieval English form of HELEN. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 17th century, when Helen became more common.|
|Short form of JOAN (1), JOANNA, JOSEPHINE, and other names that begin with Jo.||Only Jo means weather - Arabic|
|Ash||Gender: Masculine & Feminine Usage: English
|Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.|
|Andy||Gender: Masculine & Feminine Usage: English
|Diminutive of ANDREW or sometimes ANDREA (2). American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name|
|Ava||Gender: Feminine Usage:German Pronounced:AH-fah||Medieval short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint.|
|Meg||Gender: Feminine Usage:English Pronounced:MEG||Medieval diminutive of MARGARET|
|This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH which would have been spelled Jesca in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century.|
|"God Is Gracious"|
Usage: English, BiblicalPronounced: JER-əd (English), JAR-əd (English)
|"Down to Earth"
From the Hebrew name יָרֶד(Yared) or יד (Yered) meaning "descent". This was the name of a close descendent of Adam in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popularized in the 1960s by the character Jarrod Barkley on the television series 'The Big Valley'.
|"Gift Of Peace"
Medieval variant of GEOFFREY. In America, Jeffreyhas been more common than Geoffrey, though this is not true in Britain.
|Samantha (who plays mary and ellen)||Gender: Feminine
It originated in America in the 18th century but was fairly uncommon until 1964, when it was popularized by the main character on the television show 'Bewitched'.
|Diminutive of Kate, which in turn is a deminutive of Katherine . . . The debate continues as to whether it means "each of the two", "myconsecrationof your name", "pure", or disturbingly, from the Goddess Hecate, "torture".|
|A pet from of James . . . .English form of the Late Latin nameIacomuswhich was derived fromΙακωβος(Iakobos), theNew TestamentGreek form of the Hebrew nameיַעֲקֹב(Ya'aqov)(seeJACOB). This was the name of two apostles in the New Testament. The first wasSaintJames the Greater, the apostle John's brother, who was beheaded under Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts. The second was James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Another James (known as James the Just) is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus.Since the 13th century this form of the name has been used in England, though it became more common in Scotland, where it was borne by several kings. In the 16th century the Scottish king James VI inherited the English throne, becoming the first ruler of all Britain, and the name grew much more popular. Famous bearers include the explorer Captain James Cook (1728-1779), the inventor of the steam engine James Watt (1736-1819), and the novelist and poet James Joyce (1882-1941). This name has also been borne by six American presidents. A notable fictional bearer is the British spy James Bond, created by author Ian Fleming.|
|Lauren||Gender: Feminine & Masculine Usage:English
|"Crowned With Laurel"
Variant or feminine form of Laurence. Originally a masculine name, it was first popularized as a feminine name by actress Betty Jean Perske (1924-), who used Lauren Bacall as her stage name.
Other Scripts: Миша (Russian)
|Russian diminutive of Mikhail, the Russian of Michael.Thismeans, "who is like god?".|
|Robert (who plays uriel)||Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French, Scandinavian, German, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Romanian
Other Scripts: Роберт (Russian) Pronounced:RAH-bərt (English), ro-BER (French), RO-bert (German), RAW-bert (Polish), RO-byert (Russian), RO-beert (Russian)
|Means "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been a very common English name since that time|
|Sterling (who plays gordon)||Gender: MasculineUsage: EnglishPronounced: STUR-ling||From a Scottish surname which was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling meaning "excellent". In this case, the word derives from sterling silver, which was so named because of the emblem that some Norman coins bore, from Old English meaning "little star".|
|Rachel (who plays lillith)||Gender: FeminineUsage: English, Jewish, French, German, Biblical Other Scripts:רָחֵל (Hebrew)Pronounced: RAY-chəl (English), ra-SHEL (French)||Means "ewe" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this was the name of the favourite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. The name was common among Jews in the Middle Ages, but it was not generally used as a Christian name in the English-speaking world until after the Protestant Reformation|
|Fredric (who plays azazel)||Gender: MasculineUsage: EnglishPronounced: FRED-ə-rik, FRED-rik||English form of a Germanic name meaning "peaceful ruler", derived from frid "peace" and ric"ruler, power". This name has long been common in continental Germanic-speaking regions, being borne by rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, and Prussia. Notables among these rulers include the 12th-century Holy Roman emperor and crusader Frederick I Barbarossa, the 13th-century emperor and patron of the arts Frederick II, and the 18th-century Frederick II of Prussia, known as Frederick the Great.|
|Charles (who plays (Henricksen)||Gender: MasculineUsage: English, FrenchPronounced: CHAHR-əlz (English), SHARL (French)||From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word which meant "man". However, an alternative theory states that it is derived from the common Germanic element heri meaning "army, warrior".|
|Alona (who plays jo)||Gender: Feminine
Other Scripts: אַלוֹנָה(Hebrew)
|Feminine form of ALON|
|Chad (who plays ash)||Gender: MasculineUsage: EnglishPronounced: CHAD||From the Old English name Ceadda which is of unknown meaning, possibly based on Welsh cad "battle". This was the name of a 7th-century English saint. Borne primarily by Catholics, it was a rare name until the 1960s, when it started to become more common amongst the general population. This is also the name of a country in Africa, though it originates from a different source.|
|Gabriel (who plays andy)||Gender: MasculineUsage: French, German, Scandinavian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Romanian, Polish, BiblicalPronounced: ga-bree-EL (French), GAY-bree-əl (English), GAHP-ryel (Polish||From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל(Gavri'el) meaning "strong man of God". Gabriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He appears in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, where he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad.|
|Katharine (who plays ava)||Gender: FeminineUsage: English, German Pronounced:KATH-ə-rin (English), KATH-rin (English), kah-tah-REE-nə (German)||English variant of KATHERINEand German variant of KATHARINA. A famous bearer was American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003).|
|Nicki (who plays meg)||Gender: FeminineUsage: EnglishPronounced: NIK-ee||Diminutive of NICOLE|
|Adrianne (who plays jessica)||Gender: FeminineUsage: EnglishPronounced: AYD-ree-ən||Feminine form of ADRIAN|
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