Unusual Names

Male Names
  • Felix (Latin) - Happy, lucky, fortunate [English, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries]

    There have been several St Felixs. St Felix and his sister, St Regula, are the patron saints of Zurich. St Felix of Burgundy is known as the bishop who introduced Christianity into East Anglia, in England. There have been four Popes named Felix.

  • Romello (Italian) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    This name appeared in the US top 1000 during the years 1995 and 1996, and it has seen it's share of use, there is no known meaning for the name and the etymological lineage is unclear.

Female Names
  • Aria (Hebrew) - Lion [English and Hebrew speaking countries]

    "Aria" is an Italian word meaning "air" - it is frequently used as a musical term in English as well as in Italian. An aria is melody for a solo voice in an opera, usually with orchestral accompaniment. Famous arias include 'O mio babbino caro' and 'Ness

  • Freya (Norse) - Woman [English speaking countries]

    Freya may be taken as a variant of Freyja, name of a Nordic Earth goddess. Twin sister of Freyr, Freyja is the goddess of fertility and birth, also associated with death and the underworld. She is also a goddess of love and sexuality, of gold and silver.

  • Keziah (Hebrew) - Cinnamon-like bark [English speaking countries]
  • Leila (Persian) - Dark-haired beauty; night [Arabic, English and Persian speaking countries]

    Leila is a common Persian name that has recently gained a measure of popularity in the English-speaking world.

  • Shenna (French) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Shenna hit the US top 1000 in the year of 1984. There is no known meaning or etymological line to this name, however, it is interesting to note that the movie "Sheena" based on the Sheena: Queen of the Jungle series was released in 1984. One could guess t

  • Teela (Welsh) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    A modern coinage which has no real meaning or origin. It is interesting to note that this name broke the US top 1000 names in 1984, the same year that Masters of the Universe became popular in cartoon form on US television. Teela was an integral part of

  • Ursula (Latin) - Little bear [English speaking countries]
  • Zena (Polish) - The life of Zeus [English and Polish speaking countries]
  • Zenobia (Greek) - The life of Zeus [English and Polish speaking countries]

    In history, Zenobia of Palmyra was a North African queen descended from Cleopatra who campaigned through much of North Africa before being defeated by Rome.

    Zenobia was the name of a character who drowned herself in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "B

Gender Neutral Names