JS Favorite Names

Very unique and under the radar names - just the way I like 'em! Enjoy and let me know what you think.
  1. Amadeo
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "lover of God"
    • Description:

      Amadeo and Amedeo are both valid Italian forms of the Roman Amadeus, most famous as the middle name of the composer Mozart as well as the title of a movie about him. Mozart's name was actually the Greek Theophilus, but he transformed it to the Latin version. Amadeo is also used in Spain, where it was the name of a 19th century king who was born in Italy.
  2. Amedea
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "lover of God"
    • Description:

      Feminine form of Amadeus popular now in Italy and ripe for export. Might also be spelled Amadea. The preferred pronunciation is AHM-a-DAY-a but it may also be pronounced ah-MED-ee-a.
  3. Azarra
    • Azelie
      • Elodie
        • Origin:

          French, variation of Alodia, German
        • Meaning:

          "foreign riches"
        • Description:

          The lyrical and melodious Elodie, a Nameberry favorite, is starting to rise through the US popularity charts for the first time since the 1880s. It's a uncommon member of the trending El- family of names, which includes Ella, Eloise, and Eleanor.
      • Eloise
        • Origin:

          French and English variation of Heloise
        • Meaning:

          "healthy; wide"
        • Description:

          Well balanced between sleek, sweet, strong, and vintage, newly chic Eloise re-entered the US Top 1000 in 2009, following a 50 year absence. In 2022, it broke into the Top 100 in the US and across the pond in the UK. Given to nearly 3000 babies each year, Eloise is showing no sign of stepping out of the spotlight.
      • Enzo
        • Origin:

          Italian variation of Henry, also diminutive of Vincenzo and Lorenzo
        • Description:

          Enzo originated as the Italian variation of Heinz, a German name derived from Heinrich, related to Henry. It has historically been used as a short form for Italian names such as Vincenzo and Lorenzo. The most famous bearer of the name is Enzo Ferrari, founder of the luxury sports car brand.
      • Felice
        • Filomena
          • Galilee
            • Origin:

              Hebrew
            • Meaning:

              "the province"
            • Description:

              Galilee is a highly unusual place name, Galilee being a large region in northern Israel, the home of Jesus during at least thirty years of his life, and also where he cured a blind man. The Sea of Galilee gets its name from the area.
          • Grazia
            • Iona
              • Origin:

                Scottish place-name
              • Description:

                This name of a small island off the coast of Scotland is trending upwards along with other I names.
            • Isla
              • Origin:

                Scottish place-name or Spanish
              • Meaning:

                "island"
              • Description:

                Isla is a hit name throughout the English-speaking world but hasn't found the same popularity in other western countries, perhaps because its spelling and pronunciation don't make sense for those whose native language is not English. Think island without the final two letters.
            • Iridessa
              • Italia
                • Marcello
                  • Origin:

                    Italian and Spanish
                  • Meaning:

                    "young warrior"
                  • Description:

                    Based on the ancient name Marcellus, drawn from Mars the god of war, Marcello -- it's pronounced mar-chell-o -- is one of the most lush and attractive Latin names.
                • Marzenna
                  • Odion
                    • Origin:

                      Esan
                    • Meaning:

                      "first born of twins"
                    • Description:

                      Strong name from the Esan language of Nigeria, with a satisfyingly specific meaning for a child's place in the family.
                  • Osric
                    • Origin:

                      English
                    • Meaning:

                      "divine ruler"
                    • Description:

                      Clad in armor. But while this name may have been forbiddingly antiquated not that long ago, the connection to the trendy nickname Os or Oz makes it a real possibility.
                  • Otto
                    • Origin:

                      German
                    • Meaning:

                      "wealthy"
                    • Description:

                      Otto is cool again. Long a quintessential Old Man Name, Otto has been promoted to trending darling of adventurous baby namers.