Patterned Names

  1. Arae
    • Avae
      • Avah
        • Origin:

          Variation of Ava, Hebrew, Latin or Germanic "life; bird; water, island"
        • Meaning:

          "life; bird; water, island"
        • Description:

          Spelling variation of Ava, perhaps influenced by the biblical-style, ends-in-H names currently trending: Delilah, Alayah, Aniyah, et al.
      • Azar
        • Origin:

          Iranian
        • Meaning:

          "fire"
        • Description:

          Simple yet unusual (to non-Iranians) is an excellent combination for a name, which the fiery Azar embodies perfectly.
      • Cara
        • Origin:

          Latin, Italian, Irish, Spanish, and Portuguese
        • Meaning:

          "dear; friend; face"
        • Description:

          Cara is a simple, sweet, Italian endearment that enjoyed its greatest popularity from the 1970s through the 1990s, reaching a high of Number 189 in 1977. Despite the rising celebrity of English model/actress Cara Delevingne, who played Enchantress in Suicide Squad, Cara dropped off the Top 1000 in the US in 2020, perhaps because it sounds too close to the dreaded Karen.
      • Coco
        • Origin:

          Spanish and French pet name
        • Description:

          Coco came to prominence as the nickname of the legendary French designer Chanel (born Gabrielle) and has lately become a starbaby favorite, initially chosen by Courteney Cox for her daughter Coco Riley in 2004. At first it was the kind of name that the press loves to ridicule, but we predict Coco's heading for more broad acceptance and even popularity.
      • Dana
        • Origin:

          English, Slavic, Persian, Arabic
        • Meaning:

          "from Denmark, gift, or wise"
        • Description:

          This name found in both Celtic and Scandinavian mythology has gone from all-boy to almost all-girl, retaining a strong, unisex quality. However, it has dropped following its three-decade heyday from the 1960s to the 1990s.
      • Eden
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "place of pleasure, delight"
        • Description:

          Eden is an attractive, serene name with obvious intimations of Paradise, one of several place names drawn from the Bible by the Puritans in the seventeenth century.
      • Evey
        • Hana
          • Origin:

            Hebrew, Hawaiian, Maori, Japanese
          • Meaning:

            "grace, work, glow, flower"
          • Description:

            Many things to many peoples: a flower name, also spelled Hanae, to the Japanese; a Czech and Polish short form of Johana; and an alternate form of the biblical name Hannah in the US. It also means "craft, work" in Hawaiian and "glow" in Maori.
        • Iria
          • Origin:

            Portuguese variation of Eirene
          • Meaning:

            "peace"
          • Description:

            Iria is a diminutive version of Eirene / Irene and is therefore associated with the Greek goddess of peace.
        • Irie
          • Origin:

            Jamaican
          • Meaning:

            "positive and powerful"
          • Description:

            A name used in the Caribbean, taken from the Rastafarian term that translates best to "positive and powerful." Rastas often greet each other by saying, "Are you feeling Irie today?"
        • Iris
          • Origin:

            Flower name; Greek
          • Meaning:

            "rainbow"
          • Description:

            Iris has so much going for it. It's a fashionable flower name. It's a mythological name, from the Greek goddess of the rainbow. And it's a classic name, always ranking in the girls' Top 1000 but now at its highest point ever.
        • Ivie
          • Jada
            • Origin:

              Spanish
            • Meaning:

              "jade"
            • Description:

              Long used in Spanish-speaking countries, this strong but feminine name was jump-started here by the rise of actress Jada Pinkett Smith. The Italian Giada is a popular variation. In the Bible, the name Jada was borne by a man and has a different root and meaning: It's Hebrew and means "he knows".
          • Kaia
            • Origin:

              Latin, Scandinavian, or Hawaiian
            • Meaning:

              "to rejoice or sea"
            • Description:

              The new Maia, the next Kayla, Kaia has been on the charts since the year 2000. You might see it as a female form of the also-rising Kai, which means sea in Hawaiian and is sometimes used for girls as well, or as a Kardashianization of the ancient goddess name Caia.
          • 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.
          • Laia
            • Origin:

              Catalan diminutive of Eulalia
            • Meaning:

              "sweet-speaking"
            • Description:

              Saint Eulalia was born in Spain and is the patron saint of Barcelona, so her name and its derivatives are popular throughout the land — especially in her native Catalonia.
          • Lana
            • Origin:

              English diminutive of Alana
            • Meaning:

              "rock or handsome"
            • Description:

              Popularized in the 1940s by Lana (born Judy) Turner, today Lana is synonymous with American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey. Although it has been rising steadily since the early 2000s, Lana still sits in the popularity "sweet spot" – familiar, but not overused. Simple, sleek and seamlessly international, it makes a great choice.
          • Lara
            • Origin:

              Russian, diminutive of Larissa or Larisa
            • Meaning:

              "citadel"
            • Description:

              This is an alternative to Laura or Lauren made romantic by Dr Zhivago, and badass by video-game heroine Lara Croft.