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  1. ISABELLA: Latin form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
  2. ISADORA: Variant spelling of Latin Isidora, meaning "gift of Isis." 
  3. ISAURA: Latin name meaning "from Isauria."
  4. ISEBELLA: Variant spelling of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath." 
  5. ISIDORA: Feminine form of Latin Isidorus, meaning "gift of Isis." Compare with other forms of Isidora.
  6. ISMENE: Latin form of Greek Ismênê, meaning "knowledge." In Greek mythology, this is the name of the daughter of Oedipus.
  7. ISOLDA: Latin form of English Isolde, meaning "ice battle."
  8. ITALA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Italus, meaning "of Italy."
  9. IULIA: Feminine form of Latin Iulius, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  10. IUTURNA: Roman myth name of a goddess of fountains, springs and wells, derived from Latin iuvare, meaning "to help."
  11. JACINTHA: Feminine form of Latin Jacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  12. JACQUELINA: Latin form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
  13. JACQUETTA: Latin form of French Jacquette, meaning "supplanter."
  14. JANA: Feminine form of Latin Johan, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Jana.
  15. JANAE: Variant form of Latin Jana, meaning "God is gracious."
  16. JANINA: Latin form of French Jeannine, meaning "God is gracious."
  17. JESSAMINE: Latin form of Arabic Yasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
  18. JILLIAN: Early form of Roman Latin Juliana, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  19. JOANNA: Latin form of Greek Ioanna, meaning "God is gracious." In the bible, this is the name of a follower of Jesus.
  20. JOCASTA: Latin form of Greek Iokaste/Jocaste, possibly meaning "violet tinted (clouds)." In mythology, this is the name of the mother and wife of Oedipus.
  21. JOHANNA: Feminine form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  22. JOSEPHINA: Feminine form of Latin Josephus, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  23. JUCUNDA: Latin name derived from the word jucunda, meaning "happy."
  24. JULES: Pet form of Roman Latin Julia, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  25. JULIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Julius, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  26. JULIANA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Julianus, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  27. JUNIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Junius, meaning "vital force."
  28. JUNO: Roman Latin name meaning "vital force." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Jupiter and mother of Mars
  29. JUSTINA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Justinus, meaning "fair, just." Compare with another form of Justina.
  30. JUTURNA: Variant spelling of Roman Latin Iuturna, meaning "to help."
  31. JUVENTAS: Roman Latin name meaning "youth." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth.
  32. KANUTTE: Variant spelling of Latin Canutte, meaning "knot." In use by the Norwegians.
  33. KARENA: Variant spelling of Latin Carina, originally meaning "shell of a nut," later "keel of a ship." Compare with another form of Karena.
  34. KARINA: Variant spelling of Latin Carina, originally meaning "shell of a nut," later "keel of a ship." Compare with other forms of Karina.
  35. KATHERINA: Latin form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."
  36. KRISTA: Variant spelling of Latin Christa, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ." Compare with another form of Krista.
  37. LACHESIS: Latin form of Greek Lakhesis, meaning "apportioner; disposer of lots." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Fates (Moirae).
  38. LÆLIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Lælius, possibly meaning "lunar." This is the name of a beautiful orchid flower named after one of the Vestal Virgins of Roman mythology. It is also part of a puzzling alchemical inscription (Ælia Lælia Crispus) supposedly found in Bologna, which some have theorized is a representation of two beings, Ælia and Lælia, who are united in a single subject, Crispus "curly," with Ælia being "solar" from helios, and Lælia being "lunar," while Crispus, a combination of both, is the basic substance (obvoluta intricata) from which all life was made, hence "curly," in reference to the hair of gossamer dryads which were said to be neither man nor woman but a mixture of both. 
  39. LÆTITIA: Latin name meaning "happiness."
  40. LARENTIA: Variant spelling of Latin Laurentia, meaning "of Laurentum." In Roman mythology, this is the name of the wife of Faustulus -- Acca Larentia -- who saved the infants Romulus and Remus from drowning in the Tiber river. She was also called Lupa, "she-wolf," because of her immoral character, and this is probably what started the tradition that the twins were suckled by a wolf. In another version, she is the mother of the Lares, the dead progenitors of the Roman people.
  41. LAURA: Feminine form of Latin Laurus, meaning "laurel." Or from Greek Lavra, meaning "an alley, a passage."
  42. LAURENTIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
  43. LAURESSA: Pet form of Latin Laura, meaning "laurel."
  44. LAURITA: Pet form of Latin Laura, meaning "laurel."
  45. LAVERNA: Latin name, possibly meaning "spring-like; to be verdant." In Roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of illegally-obtained money. She is the patroness of charlatans, con men and thieves. 
  46. LAVINA: Contracted form of Roman Latin Lavinia, possibly meaning "purity." 
  47. LAVINIA: Latin name possibly meaning "purity." In Roman mythology, this is the name of the wife of Aeneas.
  48. LEANDRA: Feminine form of Latin Leander, meaning "lion-man." 
  49. LEANORA: Short form of Latin Eleanora, meaning "foreign; the other."
  50. LELIA: Variant spelling Roman Latin Lælia, possibly meaning "lunar."
  51. LENE: Short form of Latin Magdalene, meaning "of Magdala." Compare with another form of Lene.
  52. LENORA: Pet form of Latin Eleanora, meaning "foreign; the other."
  53. LENORE: Variant spelling of Latin Lenora, meaning "foreign; the other."
  54. LEONA: Feminine form of Latin Leo, meaning "lion." 
  55. LEONTINA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Leontinus, meaning "lion-like."
  56. LETA: Variant form of Latin Leto, meaning "the hidden one." Compare with another form of Leta.
  57. LETO: Latin form of Greek Lêtô, meaning "the hidden one." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Apollo and Artemis.
  58. LEUCOTHEA: Latin form of Greek Leucothea, meaning "white goddess." In mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess who assisted sailors in distress.
  59. LEXUS: Short form of Latin unisex Alexus, meaning "defender."
  60. LIANA: Short form of Latin Eliana, meaning "sun." 
  61. LIBORIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Liberius, meaning "free."
  62. LIGEA: Latin form of Greek Ligeia, meaning "clear-toned" or "shrill whistling voice."
  63. LILIANA: Latin name derived from the word lilium, meaning "lily."
  64. LINNAEA: From the Latin name for the "twin flower." Named after the botanist Linnaeus, because it was his favorite plant. 
  65. LIVIA: Feminine form of Latin Livius, possibly meaning "bluish." Compare with another form of Livia.
  66. LIVIANA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Livianus, possibly meaning "bluish."
  67. LORA: Latin name meaning "sorrowful." Compare with another form of Lora.
  68. LORENA: Variant spelling of Latin Lorina, meaning "little sorrowful one." Compare with another form of Lorena.
  69. LORINA: Diminutive form of Latin Lora ("sorrowful"), meaning "little sorrowful one."
  70. LOUISA: Latin form of French Louise, meaning "famous warrior." 
  71. LUCASTA: Feminine form of Latin Lucas, meaning "from Lucania."
  72. LUCETTA: Diminutive form of Roman Latin Lucia, meaning "little light."
  73. LUCIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Lucius, meaning "light." 
  74. LUCILLA: Diminutive form of Roman Latin Lucia, meaning "light." 
  75. LUCINA: Latin name derived from the word lucus, meaning "grove." In Roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of childbirth. She is equated with Latin Ilithyia (Greek Eileithyia), meaning "to relieve." An asteroid was named after her. 
  76. LUCRETIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Lucretius, possibly meaning "wealthy." 
  77. LUPA: Latin name meaning "she-wolf."
  78. LUTGARDIS: Latin form of German Luitgard, meaning "people protection."
  79. LYSISTRATA: Latin form of Greek Lysistrate, meaning "liberation army."
  80. MADELINA: Latin form of Greek Magdalēnē, meaning "of Magdala."
  81. MADRONA: Variant spelling of Latin Matrona, meaning "lady."
  82. MAEA: Latin form of Greek Maia, meaning "nursing mother." In mythology, this is the name of the eldest of the Pleiades and mother of Hermes by Zeus
  83. MAGDALENA: Latin form of Greek Magdalēnē, meaning "of Magdala." In use by the Germans, Scandinavians and Spanish.
  84. MARCELLA: Feminine form of Latin Marcellus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." Compare with another form of Marcella.
  85. MARCI: Pet form of Roman Latin Marcia, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  86. MARCIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Marcius, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  87. MARE: Latin name meaning "sea." Compare with another form of Mare.
  88. MARGARITA: Latin form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
  89. MARIA: Latin form of Greek or Aramaic Mariam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." Compare with another form of Maria.
  90. MARIANA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Marianus, meaning "like Marius."
  91. MARICA: Roman Latin name of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of the nymph mother of Latinus by Faunus. Compare with another form of Marica.
  92. MARINA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Marinus, meaning "of the sea."
  93. MARISA: Modern elaborated form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." Compare with another form of Marisa.
  94. MARLENA: Contracted form of Latin Maria Magdalena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  95. MARQUITA: Latin form of French Marquite, meaning "awning, canopy." 
  96. MARTINA: Feminine form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars." 
  97. MATHILDA: Latin form of Teutonic Mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle." Compare with another form of Mathilda.
  98. MATHILDIS: Latin form of Gothic Mahthildis, meaning "mighty in battle." 
  99. MATRONA: Latin name meaning "lady." Originally it meant "married, respectable, noble woman." 
  100. MEDEA: Latin form of Greek Medeia, meaning "cunning." In mythology, this is the name of the sorceress who helped Jason steal the Golden Fleece from his father. When Jason later abandoned her for another woman, she got revenge by killing two of her own children fathered by him. 
  101. MEDIA: Modern variant spelling of Latin Medea, meaning "cunning."
  102. MEDUSA: Latin form of Greek Medousa, meaning "guardian." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three Gorgons who had snakes for hair, and whose glance turned anyone who looked at them to stone. She was the only Gorgon who was mortal.
  103. MEGAERA: Latin form of Greek Megaira, meaning "grudge." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Furies (Erinyes). Virgil named two others: Alecto "unceasing" and Tisiphone "murder-retribution."
  104. MELAENA: Latin form of Greek Melaina, meaning "black, dark." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad Nymph of springs.
  105. MELETE: Latin form of Greek Meletê, meaning "practice." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three original Muses, before their number was increased to nine. 
  106. MELITA: Latin form of Greek Melite, meaning "honey."
  107. MELITTA: Variant spelling of Latin Melita, meaning "honey."
  108. MELPOMENE: Latin form of Greek Melpomenê, meaning "choir." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of tragedy.
  109. MERCIA: Latin form of English Mercy, meaning "mercy."
  110. MINERVA: Roman name, possibly derived from Latin mens, meaning "intellect." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of wisdom and war. Equated with Greek Athene.
  111. MINTHA: Latin form of Greek Minthe, meaning "mint." In mythology, this is the name of a water nymph who was turned into a mint plant.
  112. MIRABELLA: Latin name derived from the word mirabilis, meaning "wonderful." 
  113. MNEME: Latin form of Greek Mnêmê, meaning "memory." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three original Muses.
  114. MNEMOSYNE: Latin form of Greek Mnêmosynê, meaning "memory." In mythology, this is the name of the personification of memory, a Titaness and daughter of Gaia and Uranus
  115. MODESTA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Modestus, meaning "moderate, sober."
  116. MONICA: Latin name, possibly derived from the Latin word monere, meaning "advise, counsel."
  117. NARCISSA: Feminine form of Latin Narcissus, possibly meaning "numbness; sleep." 
  118. NATALIA: Latin name derived from (dies) natalis, meaning "birthday," or in Church Latin "Christmas day." In use by the Spanish.
  119. NEPHELE: Latin form of Greek Nephelê, meaning "cloud." In mythology, this is the name a goddess of the clouds and mother of the centaurs.
  120. NEREIDA: Latin name derived from Greek Nereis, the name of the sea sprites fathered by Nereus, meaning "nymph, sea sprite."
  121. NERIDA: Variant spelling of Latin Nereida, meaning "nymph, sea sprite." 
  122. NERTHUS: Latin form of Teutonic Nerthuz, meaning "strong, vigorous."
  123. NICÉ: Latin form of Greek Nikê, meaning "victory." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of victory.
  124. NICHOLAA: Feminine form of Latin Nicolaus, meaning "victor of the people."
  125. NIDIA: Variant spelling of Latin Nydia, possibly meaning "nest." 
  126. NIGELLA: Feminine form of Latin Nigellus, meaning "champion."
  127. NOX: Roman Latin form of Greek Nyx, meaning "night."
  128. OCYRHOE: Latin form of Greek Okyrhoe, meaning "fast-flowing." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad nymph, the daughter of Chiron.
  129. ODETTA: Latin feminine form of German Odo, meaning "wealthy."
  130. OENONE: Latin form of Greek Oinone, meaning "wine." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad nymph who was the first wife of Paris
  131. OFELIA: Latin form of Greek Ophelia, meaning "help."
  132. OPS: Roman Latin name meaning "plenty." In mythology, this is the name of an earth goddess, the wife of Saturn. Identified with Greek Rhea.
  133. ORCADES: From the Latin name for the Scottish "Isles of Orkney." In Arthurian legend, Arthur's half-sister Morgause was known as Queen of the Orcades.
  134. ORIANA: Latin name first found in the medieval romance Amadis of Gaul, as the name of the king's daughter who married the Gaulish knight Amadis, possibly from the medieval Latin word oroana, meaning "golden." 
  135. OSANNA: Latin form of Greek Hōsanna, meaning "deliver us."
  136. PARTHENOPE: Latin form of Greek Parthenopê, meaning "virgin voice." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Sirens.
  137. PATRICIA: Feminine form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
  138. PAULINA: Feminine form of Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
  139. PAX: Roman myth name of a goddess of peace, derived from the Latin word pax, meaning "peace." Her Greek name is Eirênê.
  140. PENELOPE: Latin form of Greek Penelopeia, meaning "weaver of cunning." In mythology, this is the name of the patient wife of Odysseus who waited ten years for his return during which she refused several proposals of marriage by princes.
  141. PERO: Latin form of Greek Pêrô, meaning "disabled, lame." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Neleus and Chloris. Compare with masculine Pero.
  142. PETRA: Feminine form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  143. PETRINA: Pet form of Latin Petra, meaning "rock, stone."
  144. PETRONIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Petronius, meaning "rock, stone."
  145. PETRONILLA: Diminutive form of Roman Latin Petronia, meaning "little rock."
  146. PHAEDRA: Latin form of Greek Phaidra, meaning "bright." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Theseus who fell in love with her stepson Hippolytos.
  147. PHILYRA: Latin form of Greek Philyre, meaning "linden tree; lime tree." In mythology, this is the name of an Ocean nymph of Mount Pelion who mothered the centaur Chiron by Cronus.
  148. PHOEBE: Latin form of Greek Phoibe, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
  149. PHOENIX: Latin form of Greek Phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years. The name has been adopted into English use as a unisex name.
  150. PIA: Feminine form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."

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