The Thirteen

These are the names of The Thirteen from Sarah J. Maas' series, Throne of Glass. 'We are The Thirteen, from now until darkness claims us.'
  1. Aster
    • Origin:

      English; Amharic
    • Meaning:

      "star"
    • Description:

      This is a fresh new addition to the botanical list; comedian Gilbert Gottfried made it a real bouquet when he named his daughter Lily Aster. And the name of the little girl on television's Dexter sounds like Aster, but is actually spelled Astor, which brings it more high society name. Aster relates to the Greek word for star. In Ethiopia, Aster is pronounced "ah-STAIR", and is the Amharic variation of Biblical Esther.
  2. Briar
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "a thorny patch"
    • Description:

      Fairy-tale memories of Sleeping Beauty inspire some parents—such as Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen—to call their daughters Briar Rose. But Briar plus a different middle name might work even better. It's one of the newly popular nature-word names, charting in the US for the first time in 2015 for both genders.
  3. Cressida
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "gold"
    • Description:

      Cressida is a pretty mythological and Shakespearean heroine name much better known in Britain than it is here — an imbalance the adventurous baby namer might want to correct.
  4. Edda
    • Origin:

      Norse
    • Meaning:

      "poetry"
    • Description:

      This Old Norse girl name has a lovely meaning and a familiar yet distinctive sound.
  5. Faline
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "catlike"
    • Description:

      A Disneyfied name: Faline was the sweet doe Bambi fell in love with.
  6. Fallon
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "leader"
    • Description:

      Fallon is one of several boyish surname names introduced in the over-the-top 1980s nighttime soap Dynasty: they sounded cutting-edge at the time, but no longer.
  7. Ghislaine
    • Origin:

      French from German
    • Meaning:

      "pledge"
    • Description:

      Ghislaine still sounds unusual to us, even though in France this name is dated. It can also be spelled Ghislain.
  8. Imogen
    • Origin:

      Celtic
    • Meaning:

      "maiden"
    • Description:

      Imogen has long been fashionable in England and is gaining favor in the US among stylish parents. Pronounced the British way — the initial i is short as in Kim, as is the final E as in Ken — Imogen is as pretty and classy as it is distinctive.
  9. Iskra
    • Kaya
      • Origin:

        English, Nordic
      • Meaning:

        "pure"
      • Description:

        One of the currently trendy Kaia-Maya-Mia family, deriving either from an elaboration of Kay or an alternative spelling of Kaia, a Scandinavian diminutive of Katarina.
    • 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.
    • Lothian
      • Manon
        • Origin:

          French, diminutive of Marie
        • Meaning:

          "bitter"
        • Description:

          Manon is an endearing French pet name for Marie or Marianne; it has the international yet straightforward feel that makes it a viable import. Manon of the Spring was a gorgeous French film, Manon Lescaut a 1731 novel by Abbe Prevost, set in France and Louisiana, that was controversial in its day. It formed the basis of operas by Puccini and Massenet, and several films and TV series.
      • Petra
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "rock, stone"
        • Description:

          A strong Greek name with pan-European charm, Petra is a relatively recent feminization of Peter, though it relates back to an incredible ancient city in Jordan that was rediscovered in the early nineteenth century.
      • Sorrel
        • Origin:

          Botanical name and French
        • Meaning:

          "reddish brown"
        • Description:

          A fragrant herbal and color name that could make a sensitive, distinctive choice.
      • Thea
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "goddess, godly"
        • Description:

          Thea is a diminutive of names ending in -thea, including Dorothea, Althea, and Anthea. It is also the Anglicized spelling of Theia, the Titan of sight, goddess of light, and mother of the moon. She was the consort of Hyperion, and mother of Helios, Selene, and Eos.
      • Vesta
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "pure"
        • Description:

          The name of the Roman goddess of the household is not recommended for your little goddess.