Sibling Names for Anastasia Rawnsley

Trying to find a name that goes well with my daughter's name, Anastasia. LN: Rawnsley
  1. Anders
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian variation of Andrew
    • Meaning:

      "strong and manly"
    • Description:

      Friendly, unusual, but a decidedly Old Country version of Andrew and one of the classic Scandinavian names. It made a brief appearance in the US Top 1000 in 2006 and then reentered in 2010. Its rising popularity could be attributed to the interest in Anderson, which has been gaining steadily over the last fifteen years.

      Trivia tidbits: The patronymic Andersson is the second most popular surname in Sweden, and in Denmark, Donald Duck is called Anders.

  2. Archer
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "bowman"
    • Description:

      Archer is an Anglo-Saxon surname that feels more modern than most because of its on-target occupational and Hunger Games associations. And it's a nice way to bypass the clunky Archibald to get to the cool nickname Archie.
  3. Dahlia
    • Origin:

      Flower name, from Swedish surname
    • Meaning:

      "Dahl's flower"
    • Description:

      One of the flower names, used occasionally in Britain (where it's pronounced DAY-lee-a). It seems to have recovered from what was perceived as a slightly affected la-di-dah air. The flower was named in honor of the pioneering Swedish botanist Andreas Dahl, which means dale.
  4. Frey
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian
    • Meaning:

      "lord, exalted one"
    • Description:

      Frey is the handsome Norse fertility god, a worthy namesake. Frey remains rare in the US even as the similar Freya picks up in popularity.
  5. Freya
    • Origin:

      Norse
    • Meaning:

      "a noble woman"
    • Description:

      Freya has long been popular in the U.K. but has only taken off in the US in the last decade, along with the entire category of mythological names. Derived from the Old Norse name Freyja, meaning "Lady, noble woman", Freya is the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.
  6. Freyr
    • Haidee
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "modest"
      • Description:

        Sounds like a variant of Heidi or Hailey, but Haidee is actually a separate name with a literary history, used in Byron's epic poem Don Juan.
    • Johannes
      • Origin:

        German, Dutch, Scandinavian, and Estonian variation of John
      • Meaning:

        "God is gracious"
      • Description:

        An Old World name that might have a chance to rise again with other ancient and worldly forms. Be sure to say yo-HAHN-es.
    • Rhiannon
      • Origin:

        Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "divine queen"
      • Description:

        Most of us had never heard this lovely Welsh name with links to the moon until we heard the 1976 smash hit Fleetwood Mac song of that name, with lyrics by Stevie Nicks. That same year it popped onto the U.S. Top 1000 at Number 593.
    • Theodore
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "gift of God"
      • Description:

        As unlikely as it may seem, Theodore is a hot new hit name, vaulting into the Top 10 in 2021 for the first time ever and rising three more points last year to rank at Number 7.
    • Theron
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "hunter"
      • Description:

        Theron is best known these days as the surname of actress Charlize, but it does have a long history as a first name, ranking in the Top 500 in the early part of the 20th century and only dropping out of the Top 1000 in the early 1990s. Theon is a similar name made familiar by the popular series Game of Thrones: Might it and Theron rise in tandem?
    • Thorin
      • Origin:

        Norse and Scandinavian
      • Meaning:

        "thunder or brave and daring"
      • Description:

        Some sources give Thorin as a variation of the thunder god name Thor, equivalent to Thoren, while others says it comes from the verb að þora, meaning "to dare." This is a dwarf's name that first appeared in the thirteenth century mythology compilation Prose Edda, which, along with the Poetic Edda, represents nearly all of pagan Scandinavian mythology. Tolkien later used the name for character Thorin II Oakenshield of The Hobbit.
    • Torben
      • Origin:

        Danish and German
      • Meaning:

        "thunder bear"
      • Description:

        A familiar name in the Nordic countries that hasn't yet gained popularity in the English speaking world. But it could, now that Old Norse names like Thor and Odin are on the rise. It derives from Torbjörrn, which seems less likely to translate outside Scandinavia. But if you're looking for Danish names for a baby boy, Torben could be a choice that's both accessible and unusual.
    • Vevina
      • Origin:

        Scottish
      • Meaning:

        "sweet lady"
      • Description:

        This unusual name found in Scottish poetry would make a distinctive Gaelic pick.
    • Viveca
      • Origin:

        Swedish, Nordic
      • Meaning:

        "alive, life; place of refuge"
      • Description:

        This is one of the most vibrant and feminine of the names meaning life, and it's sure to gain more attention as the whole sisterhood of Viv- names rise.
    • Vivian
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "life"
      • Description:

        Vivian, once an elderly lady name, is on the rise, along with all form of girl names that mean life -- from Zoe to Eva to those who share the vivid Viv syllable. It was one of the fastest-rising names of 2023, vaulting into the Top 100.
    • Viviana
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "life"
      • Description:

        Lively and rhythmic version of Vivian heard in Italy and Spain. A vivid choice.