Names Meaning Peace: From Axel to Zuelia
In 1981, a United Nations resolution was passed creating an International Day of Peace—aka Peace Day—on September 21st, devoted to encouraging efforts for worldwide peace. Well, obviously, we’ve got a long way to go on the global front, but as our own small baby step towards the effort is to offer some names that connote peacefulness, calm and serenity.
There are many other international variations of some of the key ‘peace’ names—Shalom and Solomon, Irene, Godfrey, Frederick—in addition to the ones below, as well names reflecting the symbols of peace, the dove and the olive branch. Here are some of the most usable of the names meaning peace.
Columba—Latin, dove, symbol of peace
Dove—English, symbol of peace
Farica—Teutonic, chief of peace
Jemima—Hebrew, dove, emblem of peace
Kazuko—Japanese, peaceful child
Mal, Maluhia—Hawaiian, peace
Paloma—Spanish, dove, symbol of peace
Shanta—Hindi, peaceful, calm
Shiloh—Hebrew, place of peace, tranquility
Tullia, Irish, peaceful
Absalom—Hebrew, father of peace
Calum—Celtic—dove, symbol of peace
Casimir—Slavic, peaceful leader
Colm—Celtic, dove, symbol of peace
Geoffrey—pledge of peace, God’s peace
Godfrey—English, peace of God
Halim–Arabic, peaceful, gentle
Jonah—Hebrew, dove, symbol of peace
Kynaston—English, royal peace settlement
Oliver—Latin, the olive branch is the symbol of peace
Paxton—Latin, peaceful village
Shiloh—Hebrew, place of peace
Wilfred—English, hopeful of peace
Photo and peace hat design by Anny Purls.
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on September 20th, 2011 at 8:53 am
I only like Eir and Tullia from the girls side, but the boys is a gold mine!!!
Colm, Frederick, Geoffrey, Godfrey, Jonah, Milo, Oliver, Siegfried, Solomon, and Wilfred. Lovely names 🙂
on September 20th, 2011 at 9:56 am
So many “peaceful” options to love on this list. For girls, Irene (my 100-year-old grandmother’s name), Jemima, Kazuko, Maluhia, Paloma and Salome stand out. The boys list is a treasure trove of wonderful names: Absalom, Casimir, Colm, Frederick, Godfrey, Humphrey, Jonah, Kynaston, Milo, Oliver, Siegfried and Solomon. Now, a lot of these names are just guilty pleasures of mine and I wouldn’t choose them for a first name but it’s nice to think about their “peaceful” meanings nevertheless.
on September 20th, 2011 at 12:28 pm
What a sweet idea for a post! I love Inga, Shulamit, Winifred for the girls, and Absalom, Godfrey, and Zalman for the boys.
One note on the name Baris, there is a very famous Turkish musician named Baris Manco and he’s a man! I don’t know if it’s a unisex name in Turkey (like Deniz, which is used for both boys and girls), but it definitely seems more boyish to me somehow… maybe the similarity to Boris?
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on July 14th, 2015 at 6:06 am
Baris is a male name it is not unisex like Deniz
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