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  1. FERN: English name derived from the vocabulary word fern, from Old English fearn, meaning "fern," a type of leafy plant. The name was first used in the 19th century when flower, plant or other "dainty" names were popular.
  2. FERNE: Variant spelling of English Fern, meaning "fern."
  3. FIDELMA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhelm, possibly meaning "hospitable."
  4. FINELLA: Scottish Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Fionnghuala, meaning "white shoulder."
  5. FINOLA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Fionnghuala, meaning "white shoulder."
  6. FINUALA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Fionnghuala, meaning "white shoulder."
  7. FIONA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Fíona, meaning "vine."
  8. FIONOLA: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Fionnghuala, meaning "white shoulder."
  9. FLICK: Pet form of English Felicity, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  10. FLICKA: Pet form of English Felicity, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  11. FLO: Short form of English/French Florence "blossoming" and Latin Flora "flower."
  12. FLOELLA: Modern English compound name composed of Flo "blossoming/flower" and Ella "foreign; the other." 
  13. FLOR: English variant spelling of French Fleur, or perhaps just a short form of Latin Flora, both meaning "flower."
  14. FLORA: Roman Latin name meaning "flower." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of flowers and spring. Compare with another form of Flora.
  15. FLORE: English variant spelling of Roman Latin Flora, meaning "flower."
  16. FLORENCE: English and French feminine form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming." Compare with masculine Florence.
  17. FLORETTE: English variant spelling of French Fleurette, meaning "little flower."
  18. FLORI: Variant spelling of English Florrie, meaning "flower." 
  19. FLORINDA: English elaborated form of Roman Latin Flora, meaning "flower."
  20. FLORRIE: English pet form of English/French Florence, meaning "blossoming."
  21. FLORRY: Variant spelling of English Florrie, meaning "blossoming." Compare with masculine Florry.
  22. FLOSSIE: English pet form of English/French Florence, meaning "blossoming."
  23. FLOWER: English name derived from the vocabulary word, "flower," from Proto-Indo-European *bhlo-, meaning "to blossom, flourish."
  24. FLURRY: English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word meaning "snow squall."
  25. FORTUNE: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin fortuna, meaning "fortune, luck."
  26. FRAN: Short form of English Frances, meaning "French."
  27. FRANCENE: English variant spelling of French Francine, meaning "French."
  28. FRANCES: Feminine form of English Francis, meaning "French."
  29. FRANCINE: Diminutive form of French Françoise, meaning "French."
  30. FRANCISCA
    1. Feminine form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
    2. Feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
  31. FRANKIE: Unisex pet form of English Frances and Francis, both meaning "French."
  32. FRANNIE: Pet form of English Frances, meaning "French."
  33. FREA: Anglicized form of Danish Freya, meaning "lady, mistress."
  34. FREDA: English short form of names ending with -freda.
  35. FREDDA: Pet form of English Winifred, meaning "holy reconciliation."
  36. FREDDIE: Unisex pet form of English Frederick and Latin Frederica, both meaning "peaceful ruler."
  37. FREDERICA: Feminine form of Latin Fredericus, meaning "peaceful ruler." In use by the English and Portuguese.
  38. FREIDA: Variant spelling of German Frieda, meaning "peaceful ruler." Compare with another form of Freida.
  39. GABBIE: Pet form of English Gabriela, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  40. GABI: Pet form of English Gabriela, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  41. GABRIELA: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gavriela, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God." Compare with another form of Gabriela.
  42. GABRIELLA: Feminine form of Italian Gabriele, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  43. GABRIELLE: French feminine form of Latin Gabrielus, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  44. GABY: Pet form of English Gabriela, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  45. GAE: Variant spelling of English Gay, meaning "happy."
  46. GAIL: Short form of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
  47. GAILA: Elaborated form of English Gail, meaning "father rejoices."
  48. GALE
    1. English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word gale, meaning "sea storm." 
    2. Variant spelling of English Gail, meaning "father rejoices." 
  49. GARDENIA: English name derived from the flower name, meaning simply "gardenia flower."
  50. GARNET: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "garnet (the gem)," derived from a Middle English altered form of Old French (pome) grenate, "fruit full of seeds," the same source from which came the name of the precious stone. 
  51. GARNETTE: Feminine form of English unisex Garnet, meaning "garnet (the gem)."
  52. GAY: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "happy." Compare with masculine Gay.
  53. GAYE: Variant spelling of English Gay, meaning "happy."
  54. GAYLA: Variant form of English Gayle, meaning "father rejoices."
  55. GAYLE: Variant spelling of English Gail, meaning "father rejoices."
  56. GAYNOR: Medieval English form of French Guinevere, possibly meaning "white and smooth." Compare with masculine Gaynor.
  57. GEENA: Variant spelling of English Gina, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." 
  58. GEMMA: Italian name meaning "precious stone."
  59. GENA: Pet form of English Eugenia, meaning "well born."
  60. GENESIS (Γένεσις): English name of Greek origin, derived from the word genesis, meaning "creation, generation, origin, source," from gignesthai "to be born," which is related to genos "birth, descent, race." In the bible, this is the name of the first book of the Old Testament.
  61. GENETTE: English variant spelling of French Jeanette, meaning "God is gracious."
  62. GENEVA: Pet form of French Geneviève, probably meaning "race of women."
  63. GENEVIEVE: English form of French Geneviève, probably meaning "race of women."
  64. GENIA: Pet form of English Eugenia, meaning "well born." 
  65. GENIE: Pet form of English Eugenia, meaning "well born." This is also a pet form of English Genevieve, probably meaning "race of women."
  66. GENISTA: English name derived from the Latin word for the "broom plant."
  67. GENNA: Pet form of English Genevieve, probably meaning "race of women." Compare with another form of Genna.
  68. GENNIE: Variant spelling of English Genny, probably meaning "race of women."
  69. GENNY: Pet form of English Genevieve, probably meaning "race of women."
  70. GENYA: Variant spelling of English Genia, meaning "well born." 
  71. GEORGEANNA: English compound name composed of Georgia "earth-worker, farmer" and Anna "favor; grace." 
  72. GEORGENE: English variant spelling French Georgine, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  73. GEORGETTE: Feminine form of French Georges, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  74. GEORGIA: Feminine form of English George, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." 
  75. GEORGIANA: Feminine form of English George, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." 
  76. GEORGIE: Unisex pet form of English George and Georgia, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." 
  77. GEORGINA: Feminine form of English George, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." 
  78. GEORGINE: Feminine form of French Georges, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  79. GERALDINE: Feminine form of English Gerald, meaning "spear ruler."
  80. GERRY: Unisex pet form of English Gerald and Geraldine, meaning "spear ruler." Also used as a pet form of other names beginning with Ger-, meaning "spear."
  81. GERTIE: Pet form of German Gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
  82. GERTRUDE: German name composed of the elements ger "spear" and þruþ "strength," hence "spear strength."
  83. GHISLAIN: Modern English name derived from Old French Giselle, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."
  84. GHISLAINE: Variant spelling of English Ghislain, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."
  85. GILDA: Old English name meaning "coated with gold; gilded." Compare with other forms of Gilda.
  86. GILLIAN: English variant spelling of Roman Latin Jillian, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  87. GINA: Pet form of English Georgina, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." Also a pet form of other English names ending with -gina. Compare with other forms of Gina.
  88. GINGER: English pet form of Latin Virginia, meaning "maiden, virgin." Sometimes also given as a spice name.
  89. GINNIE: English pet form of Latin Virginia, meaning "maiden, virgin."
  90. GINNY: Variant spelling of English Ginnie, meaning "maiden, virgin."
  91. GITHA: Variant spelling of Middle English Gytha, meaning "strife, war."
  92. GLADYS: Modern form of Old Welsh Gwladus, meaning "ruler."
  93. GLENDA: Modern Welsh name composed of the words glân "clean, pure, holy" and da "good," hence "pure good."
  94. GLENICE: Variant spelling of Welsh Glenys, meaning "holy, pure."
  95. GLENNA: Feminine form of Scottish Glen, meaning "valley."
  96. GLENYS: Modern Welsh name derived from the word glân, meaning "holy, pure." 
  97. GLORIA: Latin name derived from the word gloria, meaning "glory."
  98. GLORY: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "glory."
  99. GODIVA: Old English name composed of the elements god "God" and gyfu "gift," hence "gift of God."
  100. GOLDA (גּוֹלְדָה): Yiddish name meaning "golden." Compare with masculine Golda.
  101. GOLDIE: From an English pet name meaning "a blonde." Compare with another form of Goldie.
  102. GRACE: English name derived from the vocabulary word "grace," from Old French grace "pleasing quality, favor, good will, thanks," which in turn came from Latin gratia "pleasing quality, good will, gratitude," from gratus "pleasing, agreeable." In 1175 the word grace was defined as "God's favor or help." 
  103. GRACIE: Pet form of English Grace, meaning "pleasing, agreeable."
  104. GRETA: Short form of Danish/Swedish Margareta, meaning "pearl."
  105. GRETCHEN: Diminutive form of English Gretta ("pearl"), meaning "little pearl."
  106. GRETEL: Pet form of German Grete, meaning "pearl."
  107. GRETTA: English variant spelling of Danish/Swedish Greta, meaning "pearl."
  108. GUENDOLEN: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwendolen, meaning "white ring."
  109. GUINEVERE: French form of Welsh Gwenhwyvar, possibly meaning "white and smooth." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the queen consort of King Arthur, best remembered for her love affair with Arthur's chief knight Lancelot.
  110. GUSSIE: Pet form of English Augusta, meaning "venerable."
  111. GWEN: Welsh name derived from the word gwen, meaning "fair, holy, white." Also used as a short form of longer names containing gwen.
  112. GWENDA: Welsh name composed of the elements gwen "fair, holy, white" and da "good," hence "fair and good."
  113. GWENDOLEN: Welsh name composed of the elements gwen "fair, holy, white" and dolen "bow, ring," hence "white bow" or "white ring." In mythology, this is the name of King Locrine's wife.
  114. GWENETH: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwyneth, meaning "luck, happiness." 
  115. GWENN: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwen, meaning "fair, holy, white."
  116. GWENNETH: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwyneth, meaning "luck, happiness."
  117. GWENYTH: Variant spelling of Welsh Gwenith, meaning "wheat."
  118. GWYN: Welsh unisex name meaning "fair, holy, white."
  119. GYNETH: Anglicized form of Welsh Gwyneth, meaning "luck, happiness." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the daughter of King Arthur, in Sir Walter Scott's The Bridal of Triermain
  120. GYPSY: Old English name meaning "Bohemian, rover." 
  121. GYTHA: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Gyða, meaning "strife, war."
  122. HADASSA: Variant spelling of English Hadassah, meaning "myrtle tree." 
  123. HADASSAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Hadaccah, meaning "myrtle tree." In the bible, this is Esther's Hebrew name.
  124. HADLEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements hæð "heathland, heather, wasteland" and leah "clearing, field, meadow" hence "heather meadow."
  125. HAIDEE: Modern English name, possibly derived from the Greek word aidoios, meaning "modest."
  126. HAILEE: Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
  127. HAILEY: Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
  128. HALEIGH: Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
  129. HALEY: Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
  130. HALLIE: Variant spelling of English Hayley, meaning "hay field."
  131. HANNA (Greek: Ἄννα): 
    1. Greek form of Hebrew Channah, meaning "favor; grace." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a prophetess in Jerusalem.
    2. Short form of Latin Johanna, meaning "God is gracious."
    3. Variant spelling of English Hannah, meaning "favor; grace." 
  132. HANNAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Channah, meaning "favor; grace." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of the mother of Samuel and wife to Elkanah.
  133. HANNIE: Pet form of English Hannah, meaning "favor; grace."
  134. HANNY: Pet form of English  Hannah, meaning "favor; grace."
  135. HAPPY: English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "happy." Compare with Gay and Merry.
  136. HARMONIE: Variant spelling of English Harmony, meaning "concord, harmony."
  137. HARMONY: English name derived from the vocabulary word harmony, from Greek Harmonia, meaning "concord, harmony."
  138. HARPER: English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "harp player."
  139. HARRIET: Feminine diminutive form of English Harry, meaning "little home-ruler." 
  140. HARRIETT: Variant spelling of English Harriet, meaning "little home-ruler."
  141. HARRIETTA: Elaborated form of English Harriet, meaning "little home-ruler."
  142. HARRIETTE: Elaborated form of English Harriet, meaning "little home-ruler."
  143. HARTLEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements heorot "hart, male deer" and leah "meadow, pasture," hence "deer meadow."
  144. HARMONY: English name derived from the vocabulary word harmony, from Greek Harmonia, meaning "concord, harmony."
  145. HARPER: English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "harp player."
  146. HARRIET: Feminine diminutive form of English Harry, meaning "little home-ruler." 
  147. HARRIETT: Variant spelling of English Harriet, meaning "little home-ruler."
  148. HARRIETTA: Elaborated form of English Harriet, meaning "little home-ruler."
  149. HARRIETTE: Elaborated form of English Harriet, meaning "little home-ruler."
  150. HARTLEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements heorot "hart, male deer" and leah "meadow, pasture," hence "deer meadow."

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