Names That Mean Mind

  1. Orinthia
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "to excite, to stir the mind"
    • Description:

      A pretty, feminissima name, more distinctive than Cynthia. George Bernard Shaw used it for a character in his play The Apple Cart, about which it is said 'Orinthia is a name full of magic for me.'
  2. Caprice
    • Origin:

      French from Italian
    • Meaning:

      "impulsive change of mind"
    • Description:

      Caprice is a word name with an appealing sound and a light-hearted meaning. Caprice is a rare name, used for only ten baby girls in the US in 2023.
  3. Nepenthe
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "a poetic drug said to banish sorrow from a person's mind"
  4. Nepenthe
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "a poetic drug said to banish sorrow from a person's mind"
  5. Mantaj
    • Origin:

      Indian, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Sikh
    • Meaning:

      "crown of the mind"
    • Description:

      A handsome Indian name with the potential nickname Taj.
  6. Boman
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "great mind"
    • Description:

      Unusual alternative to Roman, chosen for his son by Matthew Modine.
  7. Thelxinoe
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "charming mind"
    • Description:

      Thelxinoë is the name of both a siren and a Muse in Greek mythology. Her name is derived from the Greek thelxis, "enchantment."
  8. Beautiful
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically"
    • Description:

      Adjectives names are the latest class of word names to gain popularity in the US, a trend spurred by celebrities. Beautiful is one of the more established adjective names — first used in 1997 — yet has never been given to more than 70 baby girls in a single year.
  9. Meelis
    • Origin:

      Estonian
    • Meaning:

      "mind"
    • Description:

      Meelis is derived from the Estonian word meel, meaning "mind."
  10. Rigmor
    • Origin:

      Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
    • Meaning:

      "mind ruler"
    • Description:

      Popular in the 1940s and 50s, this strong-sounding name has since fallen out of style in Norway.