Names That Mean Soft

  1. Aura
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "soft breeze"
    • Description:

      Aura is a New Age-y word turned name turned contemporary slang for karm. In Greek and Roman mythology, Aura was the Titan of the breeze and the fresh, cool air of early morning. But at odds with her peaceful, well, aura, the mythological Aura is a tragic figure, ultimately transformed into a fountain by Zeus.
  2. Velvet
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "a fabric characterized by a short soft dense warp pile"
    • Description:

      Velvet is a name that couldn't possibly be softer or more luxuriant. Many people have fond memories of it via the character of Velvet Brown, played by the young Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, an intrepid young woman willing to masquerade as a boy to race her horse in a dangerous steeplechase.
  3. Chamois
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "soft leather, yellowish-brown"
    • Description:

      Pronounced sham-me, this color and word name is soft and appealing.
  4. Gaynor
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "white and smooth, soft"
    • Description:

      Gaynor is an early androgynous name with a positive association, related to the Cornish megahit name Jennifer.
  5. Velveteen
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "soft fabric"
    • Description:

      A fabric name, or an unusual literary option, inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit.