Names That Mean Image

  1. Veronica
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "she who brings victory; true image"
    • Description:

      The name Veronica projects a triple-threat image: at once saintly, sensuous, and strong. The name derives from Berenice, the Latin form of the Greek name Berenike "she who brings victory", with the spelling influenced by the Latin phrase vera icon "true image". Veronica was the name of the compassionate woman who wiped Jesus's face when he was on his way to Calvary and whose cloth was miraculously imprinted with his image: she is now the patron saint of photographers.
  2. Llewellyn
    • Origin:

      Welsh, variation of Llywelyn
    • Meaning:

      "leader's image"
    • Description:

      Llewellyn/Llywelyn is a common patriotic first name in Wales, with its distinctive Welsh double LL's; in the U.S. Llewellyn would make a daring choice, though with the chance that some might find the ellen sound slightly feminine.
  3. Eluned
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "idol, image"
    • Description:

      Romantic and mysterious, Eluned's beauty and intelligence were legendary in Welsh legend; she was the handmaiden of the Lady of the Fountain in a Welsh Arthurian romance, who had a magic ring that made the wearer invisible. Pronunciation is usually similar in emphasis to Eleanor, but with ned instead of nor at the end. However, it's sometimes also pronounced el-LIN-ed or even shortened to Luned, the sounce of Lynette, in Tennyson's Gareth and Lynette.
  4. Nica
    • Origin:

      Short form of Veronica, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "true image"
    • Description:

      More often spelled Nika, this is a well-used diminutive for the Eastern European Veronika, and there's no reason that the same principle can't apply in the West. It makes a venerated saint's name sound fresh and cute.
  5. Veronique
    • Origin:

      French form of Veronica
    • Meaning:

      "true image"
    • Description:

      Veronica seems poised to rise again, along with many other V names, and with it may follow this more romantic French version.
  6. Ronnie
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "she who brings victory; true image"
    • Description:

      Androgynous nickname for Veronica, Rhonda or Rona.
  7. Imagine
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "to form a mental image"
    • Description:

      If you like such uplifting New Age word names as Peace and Justice, the evocative and pretty Imagine should definitely be on your short list.
  8. Leolin
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "leader's image"
    • Description:

      A rare form of Llywellyn/Llewellyn, influenced by Latin Leo "lion".
  9. Lynwen
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "fair image"
    • Description:

      A bit of a tongue-twister.
  10. Dillian
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "image of worship"
    • Description:

      Real name that sounds like a made-up combination of Dillon and Lillian.