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  1. #1
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    Names meaning "Light" or "Life"?

    What are some names that mean "light" or "life"?

    We can't use Lucia or any form.

    Middle names would be Sebastian or Silas for a boy and Snow or Adelaide Snow for a girl.

    Thank you.

  2. #3
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    As you can imagine, there are universal human positive ascriptions to light and life that transcend all cultures. Very very common name element for both genders.

    Boys

    Abner: father of light (Hebrew)
    Alok: 'light of divinity' (Sanskrit)
    Anwar: "light" (Arabic)
    Beacon: English
    Iyar: light (modern Hebrew)
    Jomei: spreading light (Japanese)
    Kiran: beam of light (Hindi)
    Noor: light (Arabic, variant)
    Nouriel: light/flame of God (Hebrew)
    Oron: light (Aramaic)
    Pradeep: light (Hindi)
    Photios: light (Greek)
    Siraj: lamp, light (Arabic)
    Uri: my light, my flame (Hebrew)
    Uriah: my light is the Lord (Hebrew)
    Uriel: Angel of light
    Zain: brilliance, light (Hindi)

    Ammar: prosperous long life (Arabic)
    Athanasius: eternal life (Greek)
    Ambrose: undying (Greek)
    Chaim: life (Hebrew)
    Jivan: life (Sanskrit)
    Umi: Igbo, Nigerian, 'life'
    Vito, Vitale, Vitus: life-giving (Latin)
    Vivian: full of life
    Zoltan: life (Hungarian)

    Girls

    Alaula: light at dawn (Hawaiian)
    Alcinda: light, variant (Spanish/ Latin)
    Alina: light (pan-Slavic)
    Aonani: beautiful light (Hawaiian)
    Ciana: light (diminutive of Luciana, Italian)
    Eleanor: ray of light (Provençal)
    Eliora: God is my light (Hebrew)
    Fiammetta: little flame (Italian)
    Fulgencia: giving off light (Greek)
    Helen: light
    Ilona: light (Hungarian)
    Liora: gift of light to me (Hebrew)
    Lumina: brilliant light (Latin)
    Luz, Lux: light (Spanish, Latin)
    Magali: old Persian, child of light
    Mahina: moonlight (Hawaiian)
    Meira: light (Hebrew)
    Nahara: light (Aramaic)
    Nura: light (Arabic)
    Orly: my light (Hebrew)
    Roshana: shining light (Hindi)
    Saskia: possibly, valley of light (Dutch)
    Svetlana: light (Russian)
    Uma: goddess of light (Sanskrit)

    Ashia: life and hope (Hindi)
    Chava: life (Hebrew)
    Enid: soul, life (Germanic)
    Eve: life (English, via Hebrew)
    Saisha: meaningful life (Hindi)
    Vida/ Vita: life (Latin)
    Vivienne: full of life
    Zoe: life (Greek)
    Blade, MD

    XY: Antoine Raphael
    XX: Cassia Viviane Noor

    Aurea * Emmanuelle * Endellion * Fleur * Jacinda * Lysandra * Melisande * Myrrine * Rosamond * Seraphine * Sylvana * Thea * Verity / Blaise * Cyprian * Evander * Jules * Laurence * Lionel * Malcolm * Marius * Quentin * Rainier

    كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ Maysan _ Farah / Altair _ Fahd _ Faraj _ Khalil _ Tariq

  3. #5
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    This is all according to Nameberry's meanings

    Life:
    Liv
    Asha
    Ava
    Vita/Vida

    Light:
    Nora
    Helena
    Claire/Clara
    Chiara
    Meyer
    Valo (Finnish)

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    Eve and Zoe both mean "life". I believe that both Leora/Liora and Alina mean "light".

  5. #9
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    People have already mentioned Vivienne and Zoe as names that mean "life," but here are their awesome variants that mean the same:

    Vivian
    Viviana
    Zoya
    Zoila
    Zoelle
    Zoyenka
    Zoelie

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