Names That Mean Temple

  1. Solvi
    • Origin:

      Icelandic
    • Meaning:

      "temple of the Sun"
    • Description:

      Sölvi, as it's transcribed in Iceland, is derived from Sǫlvi, an Ancient Scandinavian name. Sölvi and Sølvi are female names in Sweden and Norway, where the name evolved as a short form of Solveig.
  2. Elswyth
    • Origin:

      Anglo-Saxon
    • Meaning:

      "strong temple"
    • Description:

      An Anglo-Saxon name borne by the queen of Alfred the Great. American novelist Helen Ricker wrote under the pen-name Elswyth Thane. Variants include Elswith, Ealswith and Ealhswith.
  3. Elysande
    • Origin:

      English, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      An intriguing medieval name found in various forms across Europe. Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysant, Elysande, Elisent and Helisent. It likely derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path".
  4. Miya
    • Origin:

      Variation of Mia or Maya; Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "palace, shrine, temple"
    • Description:

      Is it pronounced MEE-ah or MY-ah? Only the bearer knows for sure, which is one of the central problems with this hybrid name.
  5. Wellington
    • Origin:

      English surname from place name
    • Meaning:

      "people living in the hamlet in the cleared area near the temple"
    • Description:

      Wellington is a tony-sounding English surname turned baby name by pregnancy guru Rosie Pope, who calls her son Wells for short. It's also the middle name of one of the Sweet Home sextuplets, Blu Wellington.
  6. Temple
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "dweller near the temple"
    • Description:

      The old word name Temple has gained some recent notice as a girls' name via admired autistic writer and inventor Dr. Temple Grandin (born Mary Temple), subject of an acclaimed biopic, in which she was played by Claire Danes.
  7. Sölvi
    • Origin:

      Icelandic variation of Sǫlvi, Old Norse
    • Meaning:

      "temple of the Sun"
    • Description:

      In Swedish, Sölvi is a feminine name and variation of Solveig. The Icelandic masculine form evolved from Sǫlvi, an Old Norse name no longer in use.
  8. Helisent
    • Origin:

      English, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      Helisent was used in the medieval days and has royal antecedents found in both France and Germany. Information on its origins is sketchy, but some say it's related to Elise or Helen or Heloise, or that it derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path". Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysant, Elysande, Elissent and Elisent.
  9. Temple
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "dweller near the temple"
    • Description:

      Rather formal word name that has been used occasionally over the years, most notably for the autism activist and animal expert Temple Grandin.
  10. Elisenda
    • Origin:

      Catalan from Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      Elisenda was a medieval queen of Catalonia, a region in Spain, and her name is still used there. Long and romantic, it would be a rare twist on the trend for El- names.
  11. Templeton
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "temple settlement"
    • Description:

      Butler name, and also that of the rat in Charlotte's Web.
  12. Elisent
    • Origin:

      English, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      An intriguing medieval name found in various forms across Europe. Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysant, Elysande, Elissent and Helisent. It likely derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path".
  13. Elswith
    • Origin:

      Variant of Elswyth, Anglo-Saxon
    • Meaning:

      "strong temple"
    • Description:

      Elswyth was the queen of Alfred the Great.
  14. Elysant
    • Origin:

      English, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      An intriguing medieval name found in various forms across Europe. Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysande, Elisent and Helisent. It likely derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path".
  15. Sǫlvi
    • Origin:

      Old Norse
    • Meaning:

      "temple of the Sun"
    • Description:

      Derived from the components sol, meaning "sun," and vi, "temple." It lives on today in the form of Sölvi, a common male name in Iceland.
  16. Elissent
    • Origin:

      French, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      An intriguing medieval name found in various forms across Europe. Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysant, Elysande, Elisent and Helisent. It likely derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path".