Names That Mean Pleasing

  1. Rami
    • Origin:

      Finnish, Arabic, Sanskrit "wise protector; father of multitudes; archer; pleasing"
    • Meaning:

      "wise protector; father of multitudes; archer; pleasing"
    • Description:

      Rami has gained notoriety in the English-speaking world as the first name of the Oscar-nominated actor Rami Malek, whose parents immigrated to the US from Egypt. Rami also feels more approachable thanks to the stylish Remi, Romy, and Rumi. The only challenge is keeping the pronunciation on track.
  2. Evadne
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "pleasing one"
    • Description:

      In Greek mythology, Evadne was the daughter of Poseidon. Evadne also appears in literature (Mary Shelley's "The Last Man") and has a pop culture reference as the cousin of Wonder Woman. A more unusual alternative to other Greek "-ee" names like Ariadne, Daphne and Penelope. The trendy "Ev" sound makes this a lovely choice in a world of Evelyns, Evangelines and Everlys.
  3. Tova
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "good, pleasing"
    • Description:

      Lively modern Hebrew name with a positive meaning.
  4. Ram
    • Origin:

      Arabic; Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "archer; pleasing"
    • Description:

      One of the most familiar, and assertive, names found throughout the Middle East and India, with a macho soap opera aura in this country.
  5. Rama
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "lofty"
    • Description:

      This name of a revered Hindu deity is heard in several cultures.
  6. Beautiful
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically"
    • Description:

      Adjectives names are the latest class of word names to gain popularity in the US, a trend spurred by celebrities. Beautiful is one of the more established adjective names — first used in 1997 — yet has never been given to more than 70 baby girls in a single year.
  7. Rama
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "lofty"
    • Description:

      This name of a Hindu deity is heard throughout several cultures.