Friday, September 30, 2016

British vs. American, Part 1 (2015)

Yay, stats! The British ONS recently released their name lists from 2015, so it's comparison time!

To start with, here are the most popular British names that did not appear at all on the full US lists:

Boys:
  1. Albie
  2. Barnaby
  3. Osian
  4. Bertie
  5. Harri
  6. Teddie
  7. Mikolaj
  8. Dougie
  9. Oliwier
  10. Tomos
  11. Frazer
  12. Alby
  13. Wiktor
  14. Dominykas
  15. Gethin
  16. Tommy-Lee
  17. Herbie
  18. Kajus
  19. Ieuan
  20. Ralphy

Girls:
  1. Ella-Rose
  2. Amelia-Rose
  3. Lily-Rose
  4. Lily-Mae
  5. Lilly-Mae
  6. Ffion
  7. Isla-Rose
  8. Lilly-Rose
  9. Ava-Rose
  10. Ellie-Mae
  11. Gracie-Mae
  12. Fearne
  13. Lilly-May
  14. Bella-Rose
  15. Bethan
  16. Ella-Mae
  17. Mia-Rose
  18. Ellie-May
  19. Ava-Grace
  20. Ava-Mae

Right. Hyphens. Somehow I always forget about those. In the US, those would appear as first and middle, or smashed together as one name. Let's pull those out.

(From the boys', just take out Tommy-Lee and add Bartosz to the end)

Girls:
  1. Ffion
  2. Fearne
  3. Bethan
  4. Poppie
  5. Esmai
  6. Hettie
  7. Dolcie
  8. Orlaith
  9. Isobelle
  10. Eadie
  11. Florrie
  12. Saarah
  13. Efa
  14. Weronika
  15. Blanka
  16. Hetty
  17. Nancie
  18. Lowri
  19. Leja
  20. Cadi
Yep. Any of those names would be pretty distinct in the US! Here are the "most British" names that were actually used in the US last year. 

Boys:
  1. Alfie
  2. Olly
  3. Fraser
  4. Freddie
  5. Vinnie
  6. Franciszek
  7. Archie
  8. Rupert
  9. Nikodem
  10. Harry
  11. Ioan
  12. Woody
  13. Barney
  14. Teddy
  15. Ralphie
  16. Jac
  17. Tomasz
  18. Rafferty
  19. Wilfred
  20. Lennie

Girls:
  1. Darcey
  2. Darcie
  3. Orla
  4. Fleur
  5. Alicja
  6. Niamh
  7. Kitty
  8. Marnie
  9. Wiktoria
  10. Zuzanna
  11. Nieve
  12. Neave
  13. Jorgie
  14. Cerys
  15. Oliwia
  16. Poppy
  17. Imogen
  18. Pixie
  19. Pola
  20. Florence
I also always forget about Eastern European influence! I imagine we'll see a matching Spanish influence in the US. 

In case these are still a bit too obscure, here are the most British names from the US Top 1000:

Boys:
  1. Harry
  2. Frankie
  3. Reuben
  4. Louie
  5. Toby
  6. Tommy
  7. Harley
  8. Bobby
  9. Stanley
  10. Charlie
  11. Theo
  12. Ronnie
  13. Jamie
  14. Sonny
  15. Alfred
  16. Lewis
  17. Callum
  18. Billy
  19. Finley
  20. Oscar

Girls:
  1. Evie
  2. Rosie
  3. Esme
  4. Matilda
  5. Freya
  6. Millie
  7. Martha
  8. Maisie
  9. Nancy
  10. Amelie
  11. Mollie
  12. Holly
  13. Phoebe
  14. Jessica
  15. Elsie
  16. Isla
  17. Bonnie
  18. Thea
  19. Frankie
  20. Sienna
That is a lot of "-y/ie" names, for both genders.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Smash-Names

You might have noticed that there is new generator button!
I've been fascinated for a while about what makes a good "smash-name". Although many people think they hate them, there are quite a few that predate the current -ley & -lyn craze (Marlene, Marilyn, Rosanna, etc), and that aren't even thought of as "smash-names" anymore.
I set out to try and come up with more classic-sounding, potentially usable smash-ups, and decided eventually to just make a new generator out of it.

It's definitely still a work in progress (for instance, I've yet to come up with an elegant way to avoid names like 'Annanna' or 'Lauranora'), but I hope you enjoy it anyway.

http://rosesandcellardoors.blogspot.com/p/smash-name-generator.html

My favorite "new" names include Margalise, Gretaflor, KatheloreEvalou, and Tildalise. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

No Alternates Allowed! (2015, boys)

Boys turn! Here are the names from the Top 1000 that did not have any alternate spellings last year.
(from most--> least popular)


  • David
  • Hunter
  • Charles
  • Thomas
  • Parker
  • Jose
  • Sawyer
  • Juan
  • Diego
  • Jesus
  • Timothy
  • Richard
  • Jude
  • Abraham
  • Grant
  • Alejandro
  • August
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • Jorge
  • Javier
  • Travis
  • Fernando
  • Seth
  • Manuel
  • Mario
  • Archer
  • Arthur
  • Troy
  • Walter
  • Tobias
  • Edgar
  • Enzo
  • Sergio
  • Walker
  • Alexis
  • Nash
  • Roberto
  • Pedro
  • Porter
  • Romeo
  • Pablo
  • Warren
  • Bruce
  • Theo
  • Dexter
  • Chandler
  • Keith
  • Enrique
  • Jonas
  • Hugo
  • Ronald
  • Harvey
  • Albert
  • Donald
  • Raul
  • Julio
  • Sullivan
  • Rodrigo
  • Davis
  • Moises
  • Jaime
  • Atlas
  • Ahmed
  • Saul
  • Arjun
  • Arlo
  • Arturo
  • Gustavo
  • Hank
  • Otto
  • Alberto
  • Moshe
  • Sam
  • Larry
  • Trent
  • Mauricio
  • Alfredo
  • Joe
  • Byron
  • Alvin
  • Duke
  • Lance
  • Santino
  • Orlando
  • Aldo
  • Maurice
  • Bryant
  • Noe
  • Salvador
  • Nelson
  • Ernesto
  • Kelvin
  • Memphis
  • Guillermo
  • Terry
  • Fletcher
  • Morgan
  • Valentino
  • Langston
  • Flynn
  • Bruno
  • Rodney
  • Tomas
  • Harper
  • Chaim
  • Amos
  • Vicente
  • Ben
  • Ford
  • Briggs
  • Wayne
  • Joey
  • Vance
  • Dash
  • Stetson
  • Harry
  • Channing
  • Duncan
  • Anders
  • Harold
  • Rene
  • Vincenzo
  • Castiel
  • Eugene
  • Miller
  • Heath
  • Amare
  • Hugh
  • Maximo
  • Magnus
  • Santana
  • Abdiel
  • Reginald
  • Benton
  • Urijah
  • Denver
  • Thatcher
  • Alvaro
  • Craig
  • Dario
  • Santos
  • Alfred
  • Tyrone
  • Valentin
  • Turner
  • Ignacio
  • Rodolfo
  • Steve
  • Boone
  • Gibson
  • Rolando
  • Sutton
  • Salvatore
  • Yadiel
  • Todd
  • Truman
  • Gilbert
  • Brixton
  • Bishop

If you feel like that's a lot longer than the girls' list, you're right. 159 alternate-free names for boys in the Top 1000......51 for girls. *sigh*

Thursday, September 22, 2016

No Alternates Allowed! (2015, girls)

I missed 2014! Shame on me!
I can't guarantee these names to be misspelling-proof, but here are the names from the Top 1000 that have no alternate spellings (well, none given to 5 or more girls, at least).
(from most --> least popular)


  • Harper
  • Rose
  • Hope
  • Sawyer
  • Olive
  • June
  • Ruth
  • Amanda
  • Elle
  • Juniper
  • Alejandra
  • Eve
  • Virginia
  • Gloria
  • Fernanda
  • Angelique
  • Guadalupe
  • Demi
  • Magnolia
  • Zelda
  • Dulce
  • Meadow
  • Alma
  • Monroe
  • Liv
  • Paola
  • Royal
  • Chaya
  • Hunter
  • Martha
  • Estrella
  • Salma
  • Brenda
  • Clementine
  • Nancy
  • Joyce
  • Holland
  • Barbara
  • Paulina
  • Paula
  • Paloma
  • Louisa
  • Belen
  • Vienna
  • Esperanza
  • Judith
  • Cordelia
  • Ingrid
  • Luz
  • Heather
  • Abril


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nature in Other Languages

It's probably pretty obvious by now that I love nature names. And of all the nature-y posts I've done so far, I think "Plants in Other Languages" is probably one of my favorites. Naturally, I've now decided to try another along those lines, but widening the field to all nature word-names. :) And so, here are translations of the 12 most common nature-names in the US (minus the plant-names).
*Asterisks indicate the name is already in use in that language, and, unless otherwise indicated, feminine.

Savannah
  • Sabana (sah-BAH-nah)--Spanish
  • Safana (sah-FAH-nah)--Arabic
  • Savana (sah-VAH-nah)--Greek, Italian, Portuguese
  • Savane (sah-VAN)--French
  • Savanne (sah-VAH-neh)--Dutch, German, Norwegian
  • Savanni (SAH-vahn-nee)--Finnish

Autumn
  • Aki (ah-kee)--Japanese* [many other kanji/meanings also, some unisex or masculine]
  • Automne (oo-tawn)--French*
  • Esen (EH-sen)--Bulgarian, Macedonian
  • Fómhar (FOH-var)--Irish
  • Güz (gooz)--Turkish*
  • Jesień (YESH-en)--Polish [*surname]
  • Ósen (OH-seen)--Russian
  • Payiz (pah-EES)--Persian
  • Sharad (SHAH-rad)--Hindi* [masculine]
  • Stav (stahv)--Hebrew* [unisex]

Aurora
  • Gealán (GAL-awn)--Irish
  • Selas (SEH-las)--Greek

Ruby
  • Odem (oh-dem)--Hebrew
  • Rubiini (ROO-bee-nee)--Finnish
  • Rubin (ROO-been)--German, Danish, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish (and probably others)
  • Rubino (roo-BEE-noh)--Italian [*surname]

Jade
  • Giada (JAH-dah)--Italian*
  • Jade (zhahd)--French*
  • Jade (YAH-deh)--German, Finnish
  • Jade (ZHAH-thee [th like in 'this'])--Portuguese*
  • Jade (HAH-day)--Spanish
  • Nephritis (nef-FREE-tees)--Greek

River
  • Aven (AH-ven)--Breton
  • Fluss (floos)--German
  • Ibai (ee-bye)--Basque* [masculine]
  • Nadi (NAH-dee)--Hindi
  • Nahar (NAH-har)--Arabic [*same spelling is a surname, but stressed on the second syllable, and means "day"]
  • Nahar (nah-HAR)--Hebrew* [unisex]
  • Reka (REH-kah)--Russian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Slovene
  • Rika (REE-kah)--Ukrainian
  • Río (REE-oh)--Spanish, Galician
  • Rivière (reev-YEHR)--French [*surname]

August
  • Elokuu (EH-loh-koo)--Finnish
  • Eost (AY-ohst)--Breton
  • Lúnasa (LOON-uh-sah)--Irish

Jasper
  • Biyu (bee-yoo)--Mandarin*
  • Diaspro (dee-AHS-proh)--Italian
  • Jasma (YAHSH-mah)--Russian
  • Jaspe (zhasp)--French
  • Jaspe (ZHAZ-pee)--Portuguese
  • Jaspe (HAHS-pay)--Spanish
  • Jaspis (YAHS-pis)--German, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Norwegian, Czech
  • Yeşim (YESH-im)--Turkish*

Summer 
  • Été (AY-tay)--French
  • Haf (hahv)--Welsh*
  • Kesä (KEH-sa [short a, like in 'cat'])--Finnish [*surname]
  • Léto (LEH-toh)--Czech, Russian
  • Ljeta (LYEH-tah)--Belarusian
  • Natsu (naht-soo)--Japanese* [usually combined with another character]
  • Samhradh (SOW-rah)--Irish, Scottish
  • Sayf (sah-eef)--Arabic
  • Suvi (SOO-vee)--Estonian, Finnish*
  • Uda (oo-dah)--Basque*
  • Udara (oo-dah-rah)--Basque*
  • Verano (vehr-AH-noh)--Spanish
  • Verão (vehr-OW)--Portuguese
  • Zomer (ZOH-mer)--Dutch [*surname]

(I actually had to leave out the next two here, sorry--Brooks because plurals are tricky, and Sienna because there just isn't a word for it in most other languages!)

Colt
  • Bromach (BRAHM-akh)--Irish, Scottish
  • Ju (joo)--Chinese [*surname, but with different characters/meaning]
  • Varsa (VAHR-sah)--Finnish

Amber
  • Ambra (AHM-brah)--Italian*
  • Ambre (AWMbr)--French*
  • Kohaku (koh-hah-koo)--Japanese* [unisex]
  • Meripihka (MEHR-ee-pee-hkah)--Finnish
  • Ómra (OHM-rah)--Irish
  • Rav (rahv)--Norwegian

Ember
  • Ascua (AHS-koo-ah)--Spanish
  • Brasa (BRAH-sah)--Spanish
  • Brasa (BRAH-zah)--Catalan, Portuguese
  • Favilla (fah-VEEL-lah)--Latin
  • Jamra (ZHAM-rah)--Arabic
  • Kekäle (KEK-al-ay)--Finnish
  • Pruna (PROO-nah)--Latin
  • Sintel (SIN-tel)--Dutch
  • Thraka (THRAH-kah)--Greek

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Western Names

Well, chances are, more like "surfer" names. ;)
A while back, I did an analysis of "Southern" names, and after recently returning from SoCal, was inspired to do one for Western names as well.
Instead of the entire "Western" region, I'm only doing the Pacific Western states (CA, OK, WA, AK, HI), but I imagine I'll tackle the Mountain Western states sometime soon as well.

Here the "most Pacific" names (by % of babies given that name) from the Pacific states' combined Top 1000:
Boys:
  1. Makoa
  2. Kekoa
  3. Keoni
  4. Koa
  5. Arley
  6. Kainoa
  7. Arman
  8. Everardo
  9. Noa
  10. Sunny
  11. Arvin
  12. Salvador
  13. Madison
  14. Ulises
  15. Emiliano
  16. Nikita
  17. Rigoberto
  18. Gonzalo
  19. Octavio
  20. Ernesto
Nice to see several Hawaiian names. <3
Girls:
  1. Izel
  2. Sequoia
  3. Jaylene
  4. Emi
  5. Citlali
  6. Xitlali
  7. Darlene
  8. Adilene
  9. Jayleen
  10. Vicky
  11. Arlene
  12. Hana
  13. Yaretzy
  14. Julieta
  15. Itzel
  16. Maribel
  17. Belinda
  18. Noemi
  19. Darla
  20. Jaylah
Okay, I was expecting lots of Spanish names. I was not expecting all those "leens"!

To narrow things a bit further, from the Pacific Top 500:
Boys:
  1. Salvador
  2. Emiliano
  3. Ernesto
  4. Damian
  5. Francisco
  6. Ruben
  7. Joaquin
  8. Ismael
  9. Saul
  10. Esteban
  11. Andy
  12. Gustavo
  13. Adan
  14. Vicente
  15. Armando
  16. Alfredo
  17. Maximiliano
  18. Mateo
  19. Valentino
  20. Sergio
Girls:
  1. Jaylene
  2. Jayleen
  3. Hana
  4. Julieta
  5. Itzel
  6. Noemi
  7. Jaylah
  8. Aileen
  9. Guadalupe
  10. Monserrat
  11. Yaretzi
  12. Aimee
  13. Esmeralda
  14. Julissa
  15. Kenia
  16. Paloma
  17. Frida
  18. Montserrat
  19. Irene
  20. Kassandra

And finally, the most Pacific names from the states' Top 100:
Boys:
  1. Damian
  2. Mateo
  3. Diego
  4. Jesus
  5. Ivan
  6. Santiago
  7. Angel
  8. Leonardo
  9. Julian
  10. Miguel
  11. Adrian
  12. Juan
  13. Carlos
  14. Jose
  15. Luis
  16. Nathan
  17. Sebastian
  18. Aaron
  19. Giovanni
  20. Elias
Girls:
  1. Valerie
  2. Ximena
  3. Delilah
  4. Alina
  5. Camila
  6. Valeria
  7. Alexa
  8. Melanie
  9. Luna
  10. Natalia
  11. Amy
  12. Athena
  13. Valentina
  14. Andrea
  15. Nicole
  16. Samantha
  17. Sofia
  18. Jasmine
  19. Melody
  20. Victoria
I might be biased, but I think those are pretty great lists! Love all those multilingual names. 

For comparison's sake, here is the Pacific Top 10, alongside the National Top 10:


Pacific
National
1.
Noah
Noah
2.
Jacob
Liam
3.
Ethan
Mason
4.
Daniel
Jacob
5.
Alexander
William
6.
Matthew
Ethan
7.
Liam
James
8.
Jayden
Alexander
9.
Sebastian
Michael
10.
Benjamin
Benjamin


Pacific
National
1.
Sophia
Emma
2.
Emma
Olivia
3.
Mia
Sophia
4.
Olivia
Ava
5.
Isabella
Isabella
6.
Emily
Mia
7.
Sofia
Abigail
8.
Abigail
Emily
9.
Ava
Charlotte
10.
Charlotte
Harper
And should you be interested in the full Pacific Top 1000, it is here, in Google Sheets. :)


I also wanted to go a bit further this time, and see what names appeared only in the Pacific states, but the results were much smaller, and more obscure, than I'd expected. They were also all in either CA or HI.
CA: Harut, Gevork, Mher (boys); Serly, Maneh, Jazzleen, Anmol (girls)
HI: Lawaia, Kiai (boys); Hilinai (girls)

So, I settled for finding the most disproportionately common (by %) names in each state. (So, for instance, you're about 8x more likely to run into a Narek in CA than in the rest of the US as a whole)
CA: Narek, Sahib, Arley, Everardo, Sunny (boys); Raylene, Izel, Avleen, Arleen, Jazlene (girls)
HI: Kaeo, Kaimana, Ikaika, Makoa, Kaizen (boys); Lilinoe, Mahina, Anela, Kalena, Kalea (girls)
AK: Paxson, Killian, Ronan, Gideon, Walter (boys); Aurora, Juniper, Sage, Cassidy, Kinley (girls)
OR: Sage, Soren, Malakai, Kellen, Arlo (boys); Opal, Juniper, Faye, Louisa, Esme (girls)
WA: Soren, Anton, Anders, Maxim, Odin (boys); Roslyn, Pepper, Linnea, Opal, Bentley (girls)

I came across a couple interesting quirks:
--Firstly, I initially narrowed my search for "most representative" to the top 2/5 of names for each state (the lists vary in length quite a bit, with the largest, CA, having 14x as many names as the smallest, AK), but I just had to stretch that a bit in Alaska so I could include Paxson.
There were 33 Paxsons born in the US last year. 10 were in AK. 10! 1/3 of all new Paxsons were born in 4th least populated state.
--Secondly, by the indecisiveness of Oregon parents, and/or some oddity in how Oregon birth certificates are filled out, over 60% of babies officially named Unknown in the entire US were born in OR.

And no, the few repeating names are not errors; those names are just much more concentrated in both states for whatever reasons.


So what sort of names are the "least Pacific"? Turns out, modern creative spellings and innovations: Brantley, Braylon, Brycen, Landyn, Karter; Kennedi, Ryleigh, Londyn, Brynlee, Kayleigh, and the like. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Girls's Names

Recently I did a breakdown on which letters were "feminine" vs. "masculine", and there were a couple surprises. Specifically, I expected -s names to sway overwhelmingly male, thanks to all the Latin & Greek us/os names, and the impact Latin has had on naming in general. But in fact, -s names only lean masculine by a 6:1 ratio ("only" being relative--it was #15 on my "most masculine endings" analysis, the others being -ch, k, b, o, p, c, f, sh, d, m, x, v, j, & g).
It turns out that while the boys do have -as, es, os, and us names, girls get -ss and ys, and split about even with boys on the -is.

A good number of -is/ys names for girls turn out to be Welsh and ancient Greek, and far be it from me to turn down an opportunity for those!
  • Aleidis (ah-LYE-dis, Germanic)--older form of Adelaide/Alice. Other forms include Adelais (AH-del-ah-is, Germanic), Alis (AL-is, Welsh), Alys (AL-is, English, Welsh), and Azalais (ah-zah-LAH-ees, Occitan).
  • Alkestis (AHL-kays-tis, [ancient] Greek)--"courageous". Latinized form is Alcestis (al-SES-tis). 
  • Amaryllis (am-ah-RIL-lis, English)--from ancient Greek, "sparkling". Spanish and Portuguese form is Amarilis (ah-mah-REE-lees). 
  • Anaïs (ah-nah-EES, Occitan, Catalan, French)--form of Anna
  • Anaitis (ah-nah-EE-tis, an-EYE-tis, AH-nye-tis, [ancient] Greek)--form of Anahita
  • Annis (AN-nis, [medieval] English)--form of Agnes
  • Ardis (AR-dis, English, Scandinavian)--from Old Norse, "eagle goddess"
  • Artemis (AR-teh-mis, [ancient] Greek)--origin unknown, poss. "bear", "thrower", "great", or "safe".
  • Astris (AS-tris, [ancient] Greek)--"starry"
  • Athenais (ath-AY-nah-ees, ah-thay-ah-EES, [ancient] Greek)--"of Athena". French form is Athénaïs/Aténaïs (ah-tay-nah-EES). 
  • Avis (AY-vis, English)--prob. from Latin "bird"; or from Germanic Aveza, poss. "desired", or Hadewidis (HAH-deh-vee-dis), "wide battle"
  • Belkis (BEL-kees, Spanish)--from Bilqis (BIL-kees), the traditional Arabic name for the legendary Queen of Sheba, origin unknown. Turkish form is Belkıs (BEL-kis). 
  • Betrys (BET-ris, Welsh)--form of Beatrice
  • Briseis (bris-AY-is, bree-say-EES, [ancient] Greek)
  • Britomartis (brit-oh-MAR-tis, bree-TOH-mar-tees, [ancient] Greek)--"blessed maiden"
  • Bryndis (BRIN-dis, Scandinavian)--from Germanic, "armored goddess"
  • Carys (KAH-ris, Welsh)--"love". Another form is Cerys (KEHR-is). 
  • Charis (KEHR-is, KAHR-is, [ancient] Greek)--"grace". Modern Greek form is Haris (KHAH-rees). 
  • Chloris (KLOR-is, KLOR-ees, [ancient] Greek)--"green bud"
  • Chryseis (kree-SAY-is,  [ancient] Greek)--"golden"
  • Clematis (klem-AT-is, KLEM-ah-tis, English)
  • Damaris (DAM-ah-ris, dah-MEHR-is, English; DAH-mah-rees, Greek)--from ancient Greek, poss. "wife" or "girl"
  • Danais (dah-nah-EES, DAN-ah-ees, [ancient] Greek)
  • Daphnis (DAHF-nees, DAF-nis, [ancient] Greek)--form of Daphne [unisex]
  • Doris (DOHR-is, English, German, Italian, Scandinavian)--from ancient Greek, poss. "spear", "gift", or "forest"
  • Dysis (DYE-sis, [ancient] Greek)--"sunset"
  • Eirlys (AYR-lis, IRE-lis, Welsh)--"snowdrop" [the flower]
  • Elewys (EL-eh-wis, [medieval] English)--form of Eloise
  • Endeis (en-DAY-is, en-day-EES, [ancient] Greek)--"at home, native" 
  • Gerdis (YEHR-dis, Swedish)--from Germanic, "spear goddess"
  • Glenys (GLEN-is, Welsh)--"pure"
  • Glynis (GLIN-is, Welsh)--prob. "pure" or "valley"
  • Hawys (HOW-is, Welsh)--from Germanic, "wide battle"
  • Hesperis (HES-per-is, [ancient] Greek)--"evening"
  • Hjördis (YOR-dis, Swedish, Finnish)--from Old Norse, "sword goddess". Also spelled Hjørdis (Danish, Norwegian) or Jördis (German).
  • Iraís (ee-rah-EES, Spanish)--prob. from ancient Greek Herais (HEHR-ah-ees), "of Hera"
  • Iris (EYE-ris, English; EE-ris, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Scandinavian, Italian, Slovenian, Turkish)--from Greek, "rainbow". Other forms include Íris (EE-rees, Portuguese) and Eirys (AY-ris, EYE-ris, Welsh). 
  • Iseldis (ee-SEL-dis, [medieval] English)--form of Isolde
  • Isis (EYE-sis, English, EE-zeez, Italian, EE-sees, Spanish)--from Hellenized Egyptian, prob. "throne". Portuguese form is Ísis (EE-zis). 
  • Karis (KEHR-is, English)--anglicized form of Carys/Cerys or Charis.
  • Laís (lah-EES, Portuguese)--from ancient Greek Lais (LAH-ees), prob. "left-handed", "thrush" [bird], or "of the people"
  • Lamis (lam-EES, Arabic)
  • Lindis (LIN-dis, Scandinavian)--from Germanic, "gentle"
  • Lois (LOH-is, English, Dutch)--from Biblical Greek, poss. "better" [masculine in other languages]
  • Maëlys (mah-eh-LEES, French)--from Breton, "chief"
  • Maïlys (mye-LEES, French)--form of Maëlys or Maylis.
  • Maris (MEHR-is, MAHR-is, English)--from Latin, "of the sea"
  • Marlis (MAHR-lis, German)--combination of Maria & Liese. Another combination is Majlis/Mailis (MYE-lis, Scandinavian).
  • Marlys (MAHR-lis, English, MAHR-lees, Spanish)--poss. a form of Marlene
  • Maylis (may-LEES, French)--from the French town, poss from Germanic, "strength", or from Occitan mair, "mother", + French lys, "lily".  
  • Melis (meh-LEES, Turkish)--form of Melissa
  • Memphis (MEM-fis, [Hellenized] Egyptian)--prob. "enduring beauty" [unisex in modern English]
  • Myrtis (MUR-tis, English, [ancient] Greek)--"myrtle"
  • Nais (nah-EES, French, NAH-ees, [ancient] Greek)--"water nymph"
  • Nephthys (NEF-this, [Hellenized] Egyptian)--prob. "lady of the temple/sky"
  • Nerys (NEHR-is, Welsh)--"lordly"
  • Odalis (oh-DAH-lees, Spanish)--form of Odette/Ottilie. Also spelled Odalys
  • Orseis (or-SAY-is, or-say-EES, [ancient] Greek)--prob. "stirred up, excited"
  • Persis (PUR-sis, [Biblical] Greek)
  • Phyllis (FIL-lis, English)--from ancient Greek, "leafy"
  • Ptolemais (tol-EM-ah-ees, ptol-em-ah-EES, [ancient] Greek)--prob. "warlike"
  • Rhanis (RAH-nees, RAN-is, [ancient] Greek)--"rain drop"
  • Roslindis (roz-LIN-dis, Germanic)--older form of Rosalind
  • Tanis (TAH-nis, Cree)--"daughter". Another form is Danis (DAH-nis). 
  • Tethys (TEE-this, TETH-is, [ancient] Greek)
  • Thaïs (THAH-is, [ancient] Greek; tah-ees, French)--from ancient Greek, poss. "bandage". Other forms include Thaís (tah-EES, Portuguese, Spanish) and Taís (tah-EES, Portuguese, Spanish).
  • Themis (THEM-is, THEE-mis, [ancient] Greek)--"divine law". 
  • Valdis (VAHL-dis, Scandinavian)--from Old Norse, prob. "foreign goddess" or "goddess of the slain" [masculine in other languages]
  • Viridis (VEER-id-is, [medieval] Italian)--from Latin "verdant, lively"
  • Zenais (ZAY-nah-ees, zay-nah-EES, [ancient] Greek)--"of Zeus"