Dantea's Baby Names

{April 14, 2012}   Victims of the RMS Titanic

In Memory of the Titanic

A Century ago today, the RMS Titanic, the night of April 14th on it’s maiden voyage, crashed into an iceberg and sank, killing approximately 1,5oo . It was an enormous tragedy, and shocked the world. Recently, on nameberry.com, a woman, amandaberry, brought up the fact that there were many children on board who died very young. They didn’t get a chance to have a life and she put forth the idea of using the name of one of the children to honor the dead and give them life. I think it’s a sad and lovely idea. Besides that, though, there are lots of lovely and classic names on this list and someone may be able to find inspiration from here. In any case, we need to remember this tragedy. I’m not suggesting using a first and middle name combo exactly as it appears, but I will keep them together. I chose not to go into the specific stories connected to each of these names, as it’s too sad, and I obviously couldn’t include all 1500+ names, but I included the ones I thought were worth showing to other people. I would encourage you all to go look over the list here.

There are so many of them that I couldn’t give too much of a personal opinion on all of them so here’s the list with a basic meaning. These are in no particular order.

Children less than 18

Name                                                Origin                                     Gender           Meaning

Rossmore Edward                         ??/English                               Male                  Edward means “wealthy guardian” As for Rossmore, it’s definitely interesting. I think the nickname Ross is strong and handsome.

Eugene Joseph                               Greek/Hebrew                      Male                  Eugene means “wellborn, noble” Joseph means “Jehovah increases”

Frederick                                          German                                    Male                  “Peaceful ruler”

Helen Loraine                                 Greek/French                       Female             Helen means “bright, shining one”  Loraine means “From the province of Lorraine”

Owen George                                   Welsh/Greek                         Male                  Owen means “young warrior, well born” George means “Farmer”

Sigrid Elisabeth                              Norse/Hebrew                     Female             Sigrid means “Fair Victory” Elisabeth means “pledged to God”

Ingeborg Constanzia                   Norse/Latin                           Female             Ingeborg is pronounced EEN-geh-bor and means “God of peace and prosperity” Constanzia is a variation of Constance and means “Constant” I love this! It’s very cool and interesting but not over the top.

Elba Iris Alfrida                             Greek/English                       Female             Elba was the place of Napoleon’s exile.  Iris means “Rainbow” In Greek mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow, a messenger for Zeus and Hera. In ancient times, the Iris was considered a symbol of power and majesty, the three petal segments representing faith, wisdom and valor. Alfrida means “Elf power”

Sigvard Harald Elias                     see meaning                          Male                  German/Scandinavian/Greek          Sigvard seems to be a variant of Sigmund which means “victorious protection” Harald is a variation of Harold which means “army ruler” Elias means “the Lord is my God”

Ellis Anna Maria                            see meaning                           Female             Welsh/Greek/Latin                                Ellis is typically a male name means “benevolent” Anna means “Grace” Maria means “bitter”

Edgar Samuel                                  German/Hebrew                 Male                  Edgar means “prosperous spearman” Samuel means “told by God”

Josefine                                             Hebrew                                   Female             “Jehovah Increases”

Carl Edgar                                         German                                   Male                  Carl means “free man” and Edgar means “prosperous spearman”

Filip Oscar                                        Swedish/English                 Male                  Filip means “lover of horses” and Oscar means “champion warrior”

Clarence Gustaf Hugo                  Latin/Scandinavian/Latin   Male            Clarence means “Light”. Gustaf means “staff of the gods” Hugo means “heart, mind, spirit”

Malake                                               Arabic                                      Female           Malake is pronounced MAE-lahk and means “angel” possibly.

Percy Andrew                                French/Greek                       Male                Percy means “Pierce valley” and Andrew means “strong and manly”

Saiide                                                 ??                                                Female

Arthur                                               Celtic                                         Male                  “Bear”

William Thomas                            English/Aramaic                  Male                  William means “Resolute protector” and Thomas means “twin”

Ernst Herbert                                 German                                    Male                 Ernst means “Serious, resolute” and Herbert means ” famous army”

Nourelain                                         ??                                                Female

Akar                                                    Turkish                                    Male                 “Flowing stream”

Mary Delia                                        Hebrew/Greek                     Female            Mary means “bitter” and Delia means “Born on the island of Delos”

Jego Grga                                          ??/Croatian                            Male               Grga is apparently Croatian and a short form of Grgur that means “watcher” It’s apparently suppose to be pronounced greh-gur

Petar                                                   Greek                                        Male               This is a variant of the name Peter which means “Rock”‘

Jovo                                                    Latin                                         Male               This seems to be a short form of the name Jovan which mean “the supreme god”

Maria Elias                                        Latin/Greek                          Female         Maria means “Bitter” and Elias means “the Lord is my God”

Jose Pedro                                        Spanish                                   Male               Jose means “Jehovah Increases” and Pedro means “rock”

Jeso                                                     Basotho                                   Male               “God is my salvation”

Alfons                                                 French                                     Male                 “noble, ready for battle”

Maurice Emile Victor                  Latin                                         Male                  Maurice means “Dark skinned” Emile means “Rival” Victor means “conqueror”

Mirko                                                  Slavic                                       Male                  “Peaceful glory”

Italo Francesco                              Italian                                      Male                   Italo means “From Italy” and Francesco means “free man”

Gustaf Hjalmar                                Scandinavian/Norse         Male                   Gustaf means “staff of the gods” and Hjalmar means “army helmet”

Hans Linus                                        German/Greek                     Male                    Hans means “God is Gracious” and Linus means “Flax”

Albert George                                  English/Greek                      Male                    Albert means “noble, bright” and George means ‘Farmer”

Arne Joma                                        Dutch/??                                 Male                    Arne means “Strong as an eagle”

Harry                                                  German                                    Male                   “Estate ruler”

Eberhard Thelander                     German/Swedish                 Male                   Eberhard means “Brave boar” and Thelander has an unsure meaning but I really like it!

Edward Watson                              English                                     Male                   Edward means “Wealthy guardian” and Watson means “powerful warrior”

William Neal Thomas                   English/Irish/Aramaic    Male             William means “Resolute protector” Neal means “Cloud” and Thomas means “twin”

Robina Maggie                                English/Diminutive           Female              Robina means “Bright fame” and Maggie is a short form of Margaret which means “Pearl”

Lillian Amy                                      English/Latin                        Female              Lillian means “Lily” and Amy means “beloved”

Charles Edward                              French/English                    Male                   Charles means “free man” and Edward means “wealthy guardian”

Jessie Allis                                       Hebrew/German                  Female               Jessie is a diminutive of Jessica which means “wealthy” and Allis means “noble”

Harold Victor                                 Scandinavian/Latin            Male                     Harold means “army ruler” and Victor means “conqueror”

Sidney Leslie                                   French/Scottish                   Male                      Sidney means “Saint Denis” and Leslie means “Garden by the pool”

Catherine                                          Greek                                         Female                 “Pure”

Clifford Henry                                 English/German                   Male                      Clifford means “Lives near the ford by the cliff” and Henry means “Estate ruler”

Houssein Mohamed                      Arabic                                      Male                      Houssein means “small handsome one” and Mohamed is a variation of Muhammed which means “praiseworthy”

Hanora                                               Latin                                          Female                 This seems to be a variation of Annora or Honora which means “Woman of Honor”

Marta                                                  Eastern European                Female                 Marta means “lady”

Leonard James                               German/Hebrew                  Male                      Leonard means “brave lion” and James means “Supplanter”

Hileni                                                  Hebrew                                     Female                 I didn’t find a meaning but my searching says this name is Hebrew.

Svend Lauritz                                  Norse/Latin                            Male                      Svend means “youth” and Lauritz is a variation of Lawrence which means “from Laurentium”

Catherine Nellie                             Greek/English                        Female                 Catherine means “pure” and Nellie is an elongation of Nell or a shortening of Eleanor, Penelope, or various other names.

Nikolai Erland                                 Russian/Norse                      Male                     Nikolai means “people of victory” and Erland means “stranger”

Fared                                                  Arabic                                       Male                     “Exceptional”

Klas Albin                                         ?/Latin                                      Male                     Klas seems to be a variant of Klaus which means “People of victory” and Albin means “man from Alba”

Gertrud Emilia                                German/Latin                       Female                Gertrud means “strength of a spear” and Emilia means “rival”

Henry                                                 German                                    Male                     “Estate ruler”

Ida                                                       German                                    Female                “Industrious one”

Jeannie                                              French                                      Female                 Jeannie is a pet form of Jean which means “God is Gracious”

Mathilde                                            French                                      Female                 “battle mighty”

Daniel Warner                                 Hebrew/English                   Male                      Daniel means “God is my judge” and Warner means “army”

Lawrence                                          Latin                                          Male                      Lawrence means “from Laurentium”

Pehr Fabian Oliver Malkolm     Greek/Latin/Scottish        Male                      Pehr is a Swedish form of Peter, which means “stone” Fabian means “bean grower” Oliver means “olive tree” and Malkolm means “devotee of Saint Columba”

Toufik                                                 Hebrew                                     Male                       This seems to be a variation of the Hebrew name Tovik meaning “good, success etc”

Patrick Denis                                   Latin/French                         Male                        Patrick means “noble, partrician” and Denis means “Follower of Dionysus”

Olaf Elon                                            Norse/Hebrew                      Male                         Olaf means “Ancestor’s relics” and Elon means “oak tree”

Reginald Ivan                                  English/Russian                   Male                         Reginald means “counsel power” and Ivan means “God is gracious”

Paul Folke                                         Latin/Scandinavian            Male                         Paul means “Small” and Folke means “people’s guardian”

Stina Viola                                        Greek/Latin                            Female                    Stina means “anointed” and Viola means “Violet”

Jaako Arnold                                   Finnish/English                    Male                         Jaako means “supplanter” and Arnold means “strong as an eagle”

Ernesti Arvid                                   ??/Norwegian                        Male                        Arvid means “eagle tree”

Urho Abraham                                Finnish/Hebrew                  Male                        Urho means “brave” and Abraham means “father of multitudes”

Francis                                                Latin                                         Male                        “free man”

Sebastiano                                         Latin                                        Male                        “person from ancient city of Sebasta”

Ellen Natalia                                     English/Russian                 Female                    Ellen means “bright, shining one” and Natalia means “born of Christmas day”

Ernest                                                  English                                   Male                          “serious, resolute”

George Hugh                                     Greek/English                    Male                          George means “Farmer” and Hugh means “mind, intellect”

Viktor Richard                                 Latin/German                    Male                          Viktor means “conqueror” and Richard means “dominant ruler”

Douglas                                               Scottish                                 Male                          “Black water”

Dorothy                                              English                                  Female                      “Gift of god”

Anthony William                            Latin/English                     Male                            Anthony means “Priceless one” and William means “resolute protection”

Elizabeth Ada                                   Hebrew/German              Female                      Elizabeth means “pledged to God” and Ada means “noble”

Constance Gladys                           Latin/Welsh                       Female                      Constance means “steadfast” and Gladys means “lame”

Karl Thorsten                                   German/Scandinavian  Male                Karl means “free man” and Thorsten means “Thor’s stone”

Mabel                                                   Latin                                     Female                       “Lovable”

Margit Elizabeth                              German/Hebrew            Female                       Margit means “Pearl” and Elizabeth means “Pledged to God”

Telma Matilda                                  Portuguese/German     Female               Telma means “Will” and Matilda means “battle ready”

Montague Donald                           French/Scottish             Male                            Montague means “Pointy hill” and Donald means “proud chief”

Walter John                                      German/Hebrew           Male                            Walter means “army ruler” and John means “God is Gracious”

Catharina                                           Greek                                 Female                       “Pure”

Augusta Maria                                 Latin                                  Female                       Augusta means “the exalted one” and Maria means “bitter”

Leo Edmondus                                Latin/?                             Male                             Leo means “Lion”

Hulda Amanda Adolfina          Hebrew/Latin/German?    Female                      Hulda means “sweet, lovable” Amanda means “much loved” and Adolfina probably means “Wolf” as that’s what Adolph means.

Jakob Alfred                                    Hebrew/English   Male                             Jacob means “supplanter” and Alfred means “wise counselor”

Adults (not all, obviously, but the most “interesting”)

Name                                                Origin                     Gender                      Meaning

Mauritz                                              Latin                          Male                             “Dark-skinned”

Snowden                                           Old English             Male                              “Snowy-peak”

Augustus                                          Latin                          Male                              “The exalted one”

Battista                                              French                      Male                              Seems to be a form of Batiste which means “to dip”

Bessie Waldo                                   German                     Female                         Bessie is a diminutive of Elizabeth and Waldo means “to rule”

Anders                                              Scandinavian          Male                               “strong and manly”

Konstantia                                       Latin                           Female                         “steadfast”

Axel                                                    German                     Male                              “Father of peace” this seemed like a very modern choice for someone’s middle name! Very cool.

Aloysius                                            Latin                          Male                              “Famous warrior”

Cerin                                                   Gaelic                        Male                             “Little Dark One”

Catherine David                             Greek/Hebrew      Female                         Catherine means “Pure” and David means “beloved”

Vale                                                     Place Name            Male                              “Valley”

Giovanni                                           Italian                       Male                              “God is Gracious”

Quigg                                                  ??                                 Male                             I have no idea about the origin or meaning other than that it might be a short form of Quiggly maybe? I think it’s sort of neat.

Ferguson                                          Scottish                     Male                             “Son of Fergus”

Narciso                                             Greek                         Male                             “Sleep”

Eustace Horatius                          Greek/Latin             Male                             Eustace means “fruitful” and Horatius means “timekeeper”

Alexis                                                 English                      Male                             “Man’s Defender” I thought it was really cool to see this name on a boy.

Giuseppe                                           Italian                        Male                            “Jehovah Increases”

Hendrik                                             Dutch                         Male                            “Estate ruler”

Sultana                                              Arabic                        Female                      “Empress”

Solomon                                           Hebrew                      Male                           “Peace”

Joaquim                                           Hebrew                      Male                            “God will judge”

Athol                                                  Gaelic                        Male                             “New Ireland”

Ewart                                                 Old English              Male                              “Wealthy guard”

Marija                                                Dutch                        Female                         “Bitter”

August                                               German                    Male                               “Majestic, venerable”

Ernest Courtenay                         English/French     Male                                Ernest means “resolute” and Courtenay means “short nose”

Adrien Finnin                                 Latin/Irish             Male                                Adrien means “man from Adria” and Finnin means “Fair”

Crispin                                               Latin                         Male                                “Curly hair”

Apostolos                                         Greek                       Male                                “apostle”

Dimitrios                                           Greek                        Male                               “Follower of Demeter”

Valentine                                          Latin                          Male                               “Healthy, strong”

Quincy                                                Latin                          Male                              “estate of the fifth son”

Captain                                               word                          Male

Ulrika                                                  German                    Female                          “wealthy, powerful ruler”

Raleigh                                               English                      Male                              “Meadow of roe deer”

Percival                                              French                     Male                               ‘One who pierces the valley”

James Vivian                                   Hebrew/Latin       Male                               James means “supplanter” and Vivian means “Life” I would never have thought of Vivian as a boys name!

Dollina                                                 Greek                        Female                         I’m unsure about the meaning, but I love this name! Dolly is so cute!

Shadrach                                            Babylonian             Male                             “command of Aku”

Eliezer                                                Hebrew                     Male                             “God helps”

Gideon                                               Hebrew                      Male                            “having a stump for a hand”

Aloisia                                                German                       Female                       “famous fighter”

Ambrose                                           Latin                            Male                             “Immortal one”

Fox                                                       Animal

Ellen Truelove                               English                        Female                        “bright shining one” and Truelove is very interesting!

Law                                                     Word

Denzil                                                  Cornish                       Male                             “From the high stronghold”

Cordelia                                            Celtic                            Female                        “Daughter of the sea” Maybe it’s awful to say it, but this is ironic…

John Starr                                        Hebrew/word          Male                             ‘God is Gracious” and Starr, this spelling, is my middle name!

Arcangelo                                        Italian                         Male                              “Arc Angel”

Thor                                                    Norse                          Male                             “thunder” Thor is the powerful name of the Norse god of thunder, strength, and rain would make a bold statement.


Sebastiane says:

It was interesting reading all the meanings of some of these gems. I read somewhere, (and I have not been able to confirm it) that Toufik was often used among Arab Christians as a form of Lawrence. I know there were a lot of Lebanese immigrants on the ship, some Toufik may stem from one of those passengers.

Vivian is still considered a unisex name in England. I guess the proper feminine form is Vivienne and Viviane.

Other names I found interesting and some more incite 🙂

Sigrid Elisabeth-this is a lovely combination
Ingeborg Constanzia-Ingeborg is fairly classic in Norway. I love this combination
Elba Iris Alfrida-Elba is not my style, but I think this is a lovely combination
Filip Oscar -lovely!
Clarence Gustaf Hugo-I have been warming up to Clarence ever since I wrote about him way back. This is a fabulous combo!
Malake-this is probably the Lebanese form or a variation transcription of Malak, as you have already mentioned 🙂
Saiide-probably a variant transcription of the Arabic Saida, it has various meaning depending on its original Arabic spelling
Nourelain-this is very pretty, it may possibly be Circassian or Central Asian. Many Circassian had immigrated out of the Middle East around this time. It is probably related to the Arabic element, Nur, meaning, “light.”
Jego-Jego is possibly a form of Jegor
Jovo-this is actually also Croatian, a contracted form of Jovan which is the Croatian form of John
Italo Francesco-love Italo!
Robina Maggie-this is so cute!
shortening of Eleanor, Penelope, or various other names.
Nikolai Erland-Nikolai is also used in Norway, since Erland is the middle name, the bearer was most likely Norwegian.
Klas Albin-this is a nice combo
Gertrud Emilia-love this combo. I have a soft spot for Gertrude
Stina Viola-Stina can also be a modern form of Steina which is Old Norse meaning “stone.” Stina Viola is a pretty combo
Ernesti-Ernesti is the Finnish form of Ernest
Urho Abraham-love this combo
Ellen Natalia-not a fan of Ellen, but I really like this combo
Elizabeth Ada-lovely combo
Karl Thorsten-love this combo!
Telma-Telma can also be Scandinavian
Montague Donald-GP
Augusta Maria-lovely
Leo Edmondus-great combo. Edmondus is a late latin form of Edmund. These types of names were often and still are used in the Netherlands.
Snowden-this is a big time GP for me on a girl
Battista -this is actually the Italian form of Baptise, Baptiste is the French form
Sultana-love this, also common in the Balkans
Dollina-this is a Scottish feminine form of Donald

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