Meaning: “silver” Origin: Latin Popularity: Not in any country’s top 1,000
Mina: Place names intrigue me and there is probably gonna be a lot of them on mine and Michelle’s lists. They’re nice names and because they’re linked to cool places makes them even better.
Pronunciation: Am-uh-ranth Origin and meaning: Botanical name, fuchsia colored flower Popularity: Not in any country’s top 1,000
Mina: I really love the name Amethyst and Amaranth gives me that same feel and interest as Amethyst does. It’s different, I don’t think I’ve ever actually met any.
Meaning: “idyllic place” Origin: English from Greek Popularity: Not in any country’s top 1,000
Michelle: I just like it, it sounds so melodic. I have no big issue with other than she could be called little Acadia from Nova Scotia. But that’s forgotten quickly, I also like the nicknames that are built-in, Cady and Dia.
Meaning: “Bronze” Origin: Armenian, Hebrew Popularity: Not in any country’s top 1,000
Mina: This name is synonymous to my mom, ‘cause she has this Turkish chef she loves, whose name is Arda. So, through her I’ve heard it so many times, it’s grown on me.
Meaning: “Yahweh is God” (Elijah) Origin: Invented spelling variation of Elijah (Hebrew) Popularity: Not in any country’s top 1,000
Michelle: Not going to lie I first heard this name when Kendra Wilkinson named her daughter this, which I thought was odd at first but quickly was like that’s cool. I don’t know if many people will really understand this variation of a popular name but I think they should at least try.
Meaning: “hare land” Origin: English surname Popularity: Not in any country’s top 1,000
Mina: I like this name because it reminds of the name Arlene.
Meaning: “born on Friday” Origin: African Popularity: Not in any country’s top 1,000
Mina: Michelle introduced me to this name and I think it’s adorable. Kinda a hidden gem in my opinion.
Meaning: “Godlike advisor” Origin: English Popularity: Not in any country’s top 1,000
Michelle: My mom always says she wanted to be named this when she was younger so I think I’ve subconsciously started to like it. There’s two versions of this name, the one I put in this master list and one that has double l’s, which has a different meaning. I still don’t know which I like better.
Pronunciation: ah-LEEX Origin: French medieval, variation of Alice Popularity: Not in any country’s top 1,000
Michelle: I never knew it was a name the went back to medieval France, I just thought it was a variation of Alex to make it more feminine. I still think this is a cool way to complete with all the Alex’s.
Origin: diminutive of Angela Meaning: “angel” (Angela) Popularity: 619th in the US as of 2016
Michelle: I’ve always thought Angela was a pretty name that has stayed pretty relevant but lately I’ve been really digging Angie as a standalone. It’s cute and short.