Marie92's Favourite European Name List

A list of my current favourite european names as of yet including russian, swedish, german, french etc...
  1. Aleksandr
    • Aleksandria
      • Claudia
        • Origin:

          Feminine variation of Claude
        • Meaning:

          "lame; enclosure"
        • Description:

          Claudia is a classic name with ancient Roman roots. Never truly in or truly out, Claudia feels like a strong, modern choice that hits the sweet spot between too popular and too unusual..
      • Dimitri
        • Origin:

          Russian from Greek Demetrius
        • Meaning:

          "follower of Demeter"
        • Description:

          Dimitri is a Slavic variation of the Russian Dmitriy, a name that comes from the Greek Demetrius. Demetrius was derived from Demeter, the name of the Greek goddess of fertility and farming. Among the possible spelling variations are Dmitri, Dmitrii, Dmitriy, and Dmitry.
      • Estelle
        • Origin:

          French
        • Meaning:

          "star"
        • Description:

          Maybe it's because she shares that winning -elle sound with Isabel and Bella, but Estelle is no longer seen as a muumuu-wearing canasta player of a certain age (think George Costanza's mother on Seinfeld or Joey Tribbiani's talent agent in Friends). This could be in part thanks to the young Royal Couple of Sweden, who chose it for their firstborn daughter, or the single-named British R&B singer. It reentered the US Top 1000 in 2012 after a nearly fifty-year absence.
      • Etienne
        • Origin:

          French variation of Stephen
        • Meaning:

          "garland, crown"
        • Description:

          It's the French Steve yet feels oh so much more debonair. Well-used and still a popular classic in French-speaking lands, but one of the many French names for boysunfamiliar to most English speakers, except maybe fashionistas who associate it with designer Etienne Aigner. A new way to honor Grandpa Steve?
      • Eveline
        • Origin:

          English or French
        • Meaning:

          "desired; or water, island"
        • Description:

          Variant of Evelyn or Aveline
      • Feliks
        • Origin:

          Russian, Slovene and Polish variation of Felix, Latin
        • Meaning:

          "happy, fortunate"
        • Description:

          Eastern European variation of Felix.
      • Gabrielle
        • Origin:

          French, feminine variation of Gabriel
        • Meaning:

          "God is my Strength"
        • Description:

          The quintessentially elegant and worldly Gabrielle -- designer Coco Chanel's real name -- is on its descent after years on the rise. Gabrielle was a hit in the 90s and early 2000s, peaking at number 46 in 1999. Popular nickname options include Gabby, Bri, and Brielle. Today Gabriella has taken over as the more popular version and still sits in the Top 100, while Gabrielle is soon to lose its spot in the Top 500. This follows a collective trend of "-a" ending version surpassing the more tailored versions, similar to how Daniela replaced Danielle.
      • Isolde
        • Origin:

          Welsh, German
        • Meaning:

          "ice ruler"
        • Description:

          Now that Tristan has been rediscovered, maybe it's time for his fabled lover in the Arthurian romances and Wagnerian opera, a beautiful Irish princess, to be brought back into the light as well.
      • Julienne
        • Katalina
          • Origin:

            Spanish, Greek, Hungarian
          • Meaning:

            "pure"
          • Description:

            Spelling variant of Catalina, currently on the rise in the US.
        • Ksenia
          • Lavinia
            • Origin:

              Latin, from ancient place name Lavinium
            • Description:

              Lavinia is a charmingly prim and proper Victorian-sounding name which actually dates back to classical mythology, where it was the name of the wife of the Trojan hero Aeneas, who was considered the mother of the Roman people.
          • Linnea
            • Origin:

              Swedish
            • Meaning:

              "twinflower, lime tree"
            • Description:

              Linnea is an attractive Scandinavian name that derives from the renowned 18th century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who developed the Linnean system of classifying plants and animals.
          • Lucienne
            • Origin:

              French feminine variation of Lucian
            • Meaning:

              "light"
            • Description:

              Lucienne is a soft and ultra-sophisticated French-accented option in the Lucy family, one that could provide a fresh alternative to such fatigued Gallic choices as Danielle and Michelle.
          • Maks
            • Nicolas
              • Origin:

                Spelling variation of Nicholas
              • Meaning:

                "people of victory"
              • Description:

                Nicolas is the French and Spanish form, or streamlined spelling, of Nicholas, popularized by actor Nicolas Cage. Nicolas has been consistently on the charts since Social Security began releasing data, but the name did not truly take off until around the 70s. Today Nicolas is popular among Spanish and Portuguese-speaking parents, ranking in the Top 30 in Spain, Brazil, and Chile.
            • Orabella
              • Origin:

                Latin variation of Arabella
              • Meaning:

                "beautiful altar"
              • Description:

                Lacks the vintage charm of the original Arabella, but with the love for all names Bella, it might appeal to some.
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