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Names That Mean Rejoice

CaiusHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "rejoice"
  • Description:

    Caius is classical and serious but also has a simple, joyful quality. There was a third century pope named Caius, as well as an early Christian writer, several Shakespearean characters, and a Twilight vampire. We would pronounce the name to rhyme with eye-us though at Cambridge University in England, where it's the name of a college, it's pronounced keys. Caius is currently Number 164 on Nameberry.

MarnieHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "of the sea"
  • Description:

    Retro short form of Marina, now dated to the era of the Hitchcock movie that made it famous. In the UK, it's one of the hottest vintage names of the moment, perhaps inspired by British singer Lily Allen, who gave it to her second daughter in 2013. It's also a character name on the hit TV show Girls.

KaiusHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Caius, Latin
  • Meaning:

    "rejoice"
  • Description:

    Kaius is a K-ization of the Latin Caius, the name of an ancient poet, introduced by style maven Rachel Zoe. Nickname Kai makes the variation make sense....almost.

GaiusHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "to rejoice"
  • Description:

    Stately Gaius (pronounced GUY-us) was in the name of many ancient Romans, including Julius Caesar. Little-used before the year 2000, it now feels like a fresh possibility in the revival of Latin boys' names like Atticus and Cassius. Caius and derivatives like Caio come from the same root. You could also see Gaius as a male version of the earth-goddess name Gaia.

CaiaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin, feminine variation of Caius
  • Meaning:

    "to rejoice"
  • Description:

    Caia Caecilia was the Roman Goddess of fire and women. The name Caia would make a truly fresh alternative to the flagging Maya, with which it rhymes.

CaioHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Latin Caius
  • Meaning:

    "rejoice"
  • Description:

    Joyful-sounding name that makes a really original option.

CayoHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin, from the Roman family name Caius
  • Meaning:

    "rejoice"
  • Description:

    Cayo is a rare and rhythmic Spanish name, all but unknown in the English-speaking world, that would make a lively choice.

FaraiHeart

  • Origin:

    Shona
  • Meaning:

    "rejoice"
  • Description:

    Deriving from the Shona word fara, meaning "happy", this would be a joyful name for a long-awaited baby.

FaraiHeart

  • Origin:

    Shona
  • Meaning:

    "rejoice"