Saturday, March 28, 2009

Great name ideas

TENZIN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Tibetan

From the Tibetan name Bstan-'dzin which means "upholder of teachings". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.

RÉMY

Gender: Masculine

Usage: French

Pronounced: ray-MEE [key]

French form of the Roman cognomen Remigius, which was derived from Latin remigis "oarsman". Saint Rémy was a 5th-century bishop who converted and baptized Clovis, king of the Franks.

BISHOP

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: BISH-əp [key]

Either from the English occupational surname, or else directly from the English word. It is ultimately derived from Greek επισκοπας (episkopas) "overseer".

SHINJU

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Japanese

Other Scripts: 真珠 (Japanese)

Means "pearl" in Japanese.

MIU

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Japanese

Other Scripts: 美羽 (Japanese)

From Japanese 美 (mi) "beautiful" and 羽 (u) "feather".

AYANE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Japanese

Other Scripts: 彩音, 綾音, 絢音 (Japanese)

From Japanese 彩 (aya) "colour", 綾 (aya) "design" or 絢 (aya) "kimono design" combined with 音 (ne) "sound".