HELP! My husband wants a boring name. I however am very artsy and have a multi-ethnic background. We are having a boy - I want a name with meaning (in another language maybe!) that is a either a colour, gemstone or related to cats somehow. He already vetoed Indigo. Last name starts with "S".
Color name, Gemstone name, or Cat name?
Posted 09 October 2016 - 07:49 PM
Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:30 AM
Ailbhe possibly derived from the old Gaelic root albho meaning "white". Unisex. Pronounced AL-va. Alby is anglicized masculine form.
Albus is the Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright" in Latin.
Almas means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian. Unisex. Also means hearts in Spanish.
Aslan from Turkic arslan meaning "lion".
Babur from a Persian word meaning "tiger".
Blaine from a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name Bláán, which meant "yellow" in Gaelic.
Blake from a surname which was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blac "pale".
Ciar derived from Irish ciar meaning "black". Pronounced KEER.
Elvan means "colors" in Turkish. Unisex.
Enfys means "rainbow" in Welsh. Unisex. Pronounced EN-vis.
Farran from an English surname which was derived from Old French ferrant meaning "iron grey".
Finnian derived from Old Irish finn "white".
Fionn from Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white". Pronounced FIN or FYOON.
Flann means "red" in Irish Gaelic.
Haidar means "lion" in Arabic.
Hari means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion".
Izem means "lion" in Tamazight.
Krishna means "black, dark" in Sanskrit.
Lavi means "lion" in Hebrew.
Leo is derived from Latin leo meaning "lion", a cognate of Leon.
Leonard means "brave lion".
Lev means "lion" in Russian, functioning as a vernacular form of Leo. Also means "heart" in Hebrew.
Mani means "jewel" in Sanskrit.
Nadir means "rare" in Arabic.
Nahuel means "jaguar" in Mapuche. Pronounced naw-WEL.
Nilam means "sapphire" in Sanskrit. Unisex.
Oriol from a Catalan surname meaning "golden".
Othniel means "lion of God" or "strength of God" in Hebrew.
Paz means "gold" in Hebrew. Unisex. Also means peace in Spanish.
Russel is from a surname which meant "little red one" in French.
Shani means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew. Unisex. Also From the Sanskrit name of the planet Saturn. This is the name of a celestial Hindu god.
Xanthos is from Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow".
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:45 PM
Wow! Indi1993, what a great list.
I like Barbie's suggestion of Jasper!
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