Mystical Names

Mystical names summon figures of mythology and legend, of magic and mystery. The mystical names here hail from a range of different cultures and stories. Click on individual names for more information on what makes them mystical!

  • Aisling

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    Aisling is currently a very popular name in Ireland. Pronounced variously as ASH-ling, ASH-lin or ash-LEEN, it was part of the revival of authentic Irish names in the twentieth century, and is now... Read More 

  • Ariadne

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    This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility is most popular now as the more melodic Ariana, but Ariadne has possibilities of its own. It first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014, and it currently... Read More 

  • Ariella

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    This variation of Ariel, with the extra-feminine suffix, has been on the rise in recent years. It only entered the Top 1000 in 2008, but is now a fixture in the Top 500.Read More 

  • Azrael

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    This is the name of Angel of Death in Jewish and Muslim tradition, not a great start for an innocent child -- or a great role model for a teenager.Read More 

  • Baird

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    Meaning bard, this is an original choice with poetic and melodic undertones. Bard itself has also come into consideration, both names bringing to mind Shakespeare and other literary lights. ... Read More 

  • Barnabas

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    Barnabas, whose birth name was Joseph, was one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem, who undertook missionary journeys with Paul the Apostle, His name is a bit Old World compared to... Read More 

  • Bodhi

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    A surprise success in the baby name world, rising over 500 spots in the US Top 1000 in the last four years, Bodhi is a Sanskrit name translated as "enlightenment" or "awakening" which relates to a... Read More 

  • Cassandra

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    The name of the tragic mythological Trojan princess who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but was condemned never to be believed, Cassandra has been used for exotic characters in movies... Read More 

  • Cassiel

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    This name of the archangel who protects those born under the sign of Capricorn might make a distinctive choice for a child with a December-January birthday. Read More 

  • Cato

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    Cato conjures up images of ancient Roman statesmen and southern antebellum retainers; it could have revival potential, with its 'O' ending and the current interest in the names of Greek and Roman... Read More 

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