Names That Mean Soul

  1. Alma
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "nurturing, soul"
    • Description:

      Alma is a somewhat solemn, soulful name that had a burst of popularity a century ago, then faded into the flowered wallpaper, and is now finding its footing once more.
  2. Rubani
    • Origin:

      Punjabi
    • Meaning:

      "soul of Holy Book"
    • Description:

      One of the most intriguing Punjabi girl names, bringing with it an easy path to the stylish nickname Ruby, as well as the very on-trend rhythmic "-ani" ending.
  3. Haku
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "white; chief; soul"
    • Description:

      Notably used for characters in Spirited Away and Naruto.
  4. Kokoro
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "heart; mind; soul"
  5. Duska
    • Origin:

      English; Czech
    • Meaning:

      "twilight; soul"
    • Description:

      This name has two origins: the English word Dusk, meaning evening twilight and the Czech name for girls Duška meaning "soul or spirit". Either way, this is an interesting name with some potential.
  6. Alma
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "soul"
    • Description:

      A rising vintage sweetheart for girls and a fresh new possibility for boys, following the likes of Nova. The name first became fashionable in England following the Battle of Alma – named for the Russian river – during the Crimean War. It derives from anima, the Latin for "soul", and has the same meaning in modern Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
  7. Janan
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "heart, soul"
    • Description:

      An Arabic name that can easily cross cultures. Janan might make a distinctive honor name for an ancestral Jan, Jane, or John.
  8. Dusana
    • Origin:

      Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "spirit or soul"
    • Description:

      Pretty Slavic name, with some obvious pronunciation challenges.
  9. Ruhee
    • Origin:

      Arabic via Urdu
    • Meaning:

      "soul"
    • Description:

      A lovely Arabic name for girls mostly used for Muslim girls of South Asian descent.
  10. Aruzhan
    • Origin:

      Kazakh
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful soul"
    • Description:

      Gorgeous Kazakh name with a poetic meaning. Aruzkhan ranked as high as Number 3 in Kazakhstan in 2011.
  11. Dusha
    • Origin:

      Russian
    • Meaning:

      "soul"
    • Description:

      A name rarely heard outside Russia; the first syllable could cause problems.