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Names That Mean Earth

AdamHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "son of the red earth"
  • Description:

    Adam -- a primal Old Testament name -- was revived as a 1960s cowboy name. Adam is not as popular as it once was and feels ready for a respite, replaced by newer A names like Aidan/Aiden, Avery and Axel. Its most prominent current bearers include Adams Sandler, Levine, Brody and Driver -- who plays a character named Adam on Girls.

DionHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "child of heaven and earth"
  • Description:

    In ancient Greece, a student of Plato; in modern America, a cool guy.

GaiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "earth mother"
  • Description:

    The name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother; actress Emma Thompson stated that she was attracted by its ecological element, so other "green" parents may want to follow her lead.

SenaHeart

  • Origin:

    Korean; Hindi; Arabic; African
  • Meaning:

    "this world's beauty or grace; army; to praise; bringing heaven to earth"
  • Description:

    Sena is one of those names that is as obscure in the Western World as it is simple and straightforward. Sena exists as a name in a range of languages and cultures and may be pronounced like Senna (with a soft e) or Sienna. Sena is also a place name, a surname, the name of several groups of people, and the name of a genus of moth as well as a kind of wine, among other things. The similar Cinna from The Hunger Games may make Sena more plausible as a first name.

AvaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi
  • Meaning:

    "the good earth"
  • Description:

    A name often heard in India, with an energetic sound and an ecologically correct meaning.

AerinHeart

  • Origin:

    Tolkien Middle Earth invention, or variation of Erin
  • Description:

    In Tolkien's world, the derivation of this airy name is Elvish. Regular folks might consider it an artsier form of Erin, borne by cosmetics heiress and socialite Aerin Lauder.

SebHeart

  • Origin:

    Egyptian
  • Meaning:

    "God of the earth"
  • Description:

    This name, more recognized as a short form of Sebastian, is perfectly usable a cool full name, and, in fact, ranks on the UK popularity list. Seb is getting lot of attention as the nickname name of the Ryan Gosling character in the hit film La La Land.

TerraHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "earth"
  • Description:

    A video-game import (Final Fantasy VI) for a character with green hair and a name that brings the outmoded Terry and Tara into the postmodern age.

KajHeart

  • Origin:

    Danish
  • Meaning:

    "earth"
  • Description:

    Kaj is a name that looks great on paper, but while it's pronounced with to rhyme with rye, it is sure to be pronounced by most people to rhyme with "raj" or, much worse, "Madge".

EarthaHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "earth"
  • Description:

    Used by the Puritans but off the US charts completely since the mid-1990s, Eartha is best known today as the name of American singer Eartha Kitt, as well as of the philanthropist and humanitarian Eartha M. M. White.

DemeterHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek mythological name
  • Meaning:

    "earth mother"
  • Description:

    Demeter, the Greek goddess of grain, agriculture, and the harvest, growth and nourishment, was Zeus's sister and Persephone's mother. Variation Demetria is the full name of actress Demi Moore. Though familiar, Demeter is not one of the Greek goddess namesthat's finding widespread modern favor.

BartHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Bartholomew, Hebrew, "son of the earth"
  • Meaning:

    "son of the earth"
  • Description:

    Permanent property of that devilish little Simpson kid.

AdanHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish variation of Adam
  • Meaning:

    "son of the red earth"
  • Description:

    Used most often in Hispanic cultures, though it does not feel like a typical Spanish name. It can also be seen as a spelling variant of the uber-popular Aidan, Aiden, Aden, etc.

MiesHeart

  • Origin:

    Dutch, diminutive of Bartholomeus
  • Meaning:

    "son of the earth"
  • Description:

    Apt choice for an architect's child, honoring German-born Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a central figure in modern design, and universally referred to as Mies.

DharaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi
  • Meaning:

    "the earth"
  • Description:

    An international take on Dara.

BartlettHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Bartholomew, Hebrew, "son of the earth"
  • Meaning:

    "son of the earth"
  • Description:

    This one may well be an undiscovered choice for many parents - it has a fabulous meaning, a sturdy surname-name appeal that is very on trend right now and several great namesakes including the Bartlett pear and the tome of quotations. Despite that third T, it could also be a favorite of The West Wing fans wanting to evoke fictional president Jed Bartlet.

ChamomileHeart

  • Origin:

    Nature name
  • Meaning:

    "earth apple"
  • Description:

    A daisy-esque flower, although chamomile is much more commonly associated with the tea that's made from it.

TierraHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "earth"
  • Description:

    Earthy but ethereal Spanish word name that sounds a lot fresher than its sister Sierra.

AdaminaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "child of the red earth"
  • Description:

    This feminine form of Adam (Adama is another one) has none of the simple elegance of the original. Try Eve.

AndrogeusHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "man of the earth"
  • Description:

    Androgeus was a Cretan prince—the son of King Minos. He is known for being murdered in Athens, although the way in which he died is contested.