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Estrild, esst RILLD

Estrild contains the Germanic hild meaning battle and may relate to Eostar, the Goddess of Dawn honored at the Spring Equinox or may related to Æsir, the Norse name for a race of Gods.

Etaine, EH tane

Etaine is a name of Irish origin, mentioned in Irish folklore. The name means "jealousy" or "passion".

Eydis, I dees

Eydis is a name of Norse origin combining the elements ey which may refer to good fortune or a gift and dis which refers to a Goddess or female guardian spirit.

Fae, FAY

Fae is an English word referring to the faerie. It can be used as a girl's name meaning "of the Faeries".

Faeryn, FAYR in

Faeryn is a girl's name of English origin meaning "of the faeries".

Fauna, FAWN uh

Fauna is a Latin word referring to animal life. It can be used as a girl's name. It relates to the Roman wilderness God Faunus and Fauns, spirits of the forest.

Flidais, FLEE dish (maybe) or FLYU ish or perhaps FLI-thash

Flidais is a girl's name from Irish folklore. She was a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann who owned magical cattle that provided enormous quantities of milk at need and gave her son the power to milk deer as if they were cattle. She is now seen as a woodland Goddess who rides in a chariot drawn by deer.

The name may mean "doe", but I can't verify that.

Gaia, GUY ah

Gaia is the name of the Greek Earth Goddess and mother of the Titans, the primordial Gods of ancient Greece.

In Rome, Gaia was a popular girl's name that came to mean something like "everywoman", as illustrated by the phrase "as you are Gaius, I am Gaia" spoken by Roman brides to their grooms during wedding ceremonies.

Gráinne, GRAW nya

The name Gráinne occurs in Irish folklore. It may come from grán, meaning "grain" but is often associated with gráidh, meaning "love". It is often Anglicized to Grace as in the famous pirate Grace O'Malley aka Gráinne ní Mhaille.


As the Latinized form of the Irish name Gráinne, the name Grania means "grain" or possibly "love".

The hero Finn MacCool had an unfaithful lover named Gráinne.
Some believe the roots of this name can be traced back to an ancient grain Goddess.

Gudrun, GOOD roon

Gudrun is a girl's name from Norse lore referring to the legendary Valkyries. The name comes from the Germanic gund meaning "battle" and runa meaning "secret" or "wisdom", related to runes or from the word guð for God.

In Norse lore, Guðrun was the wife of Sigurd

Guinevere, GWEN eh veer

Guinevere is the name of King Arthur's wife in the Arthurian legends. The Welsh form of this name is Gwenhwyfar and in modern English is Jennifer. The name comes from the words for pale and for smooth.

Gwenhwyfar, GWEN wa var

Gwenhwyfar is the Welsh name of the wife of King Arthur of the Knights of the Round Table. The name means "white" or "smooth" "spirit or fairy woman".

A modern English variant of this name is Jennifer

Halcyon, hal see ahn

The name Halcyon comes from Greek myth. She is a daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx. She threw herself into the sea when her husband was drowned by the Gods in punishment for hubris. She and he were turned into kingfishers which are symbols of tranquility. It is also the name of the brightest of the Pleiades.

The term Halcyon Days refers to an idyllic, tranquil time.

Hebe, HEE bee

Hebe is the Greek Goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera and cupbearer of the Gods of Olympus.

Hecabe, HEK ah bee

Hecabe or Hecuba is the name of the Queen of Troy who threw herself into the sea after the fall of the city to the Greeks. She was then turned into a black dog and kept as a familiar companion by Hecate.

Helen, HEL in

According to ancient Greek legend, Helen of Sparta was the most beautiful woman of her time. The name means "sun ray" or "shining light" perhaps relating the the Sun God Helios.

Helen, HEL in

According to ancient Greek legend, Helen of Sparta was the most beautiful woman of her time. The name means "sun ray" or "shining light" perhaps relating the the Sun God Helios.

Heloise, HEL o weez

Heloise is a name with a long history. It is related to an ancient German name Ludwig and the French Louise which mean "famous warrior". The "Hel" part may relate to Helios, the Greek God of the Sun or the Hel the Norse Goddess of the Underworld, more likely, it may relate to the word heile meaning "happiness". So it could mean "famous warrior of the sun" or "famous warrior of Hel", "famous warrior of happiness".

Hemera, HEM era

Hemera is the Greek primordial spirit of the day. She draws the veil of darkness from the Aether and brings light to the Earth.