Names of the day


Name of the day



Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a Pre-Raphaelite painter and poet.

Origins: May be the short form of Durante which means enduring. Some notable bearers of this name are Dante Alighieri and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Usage: The name is currently ranked #265 in U.S. popularity  charts.

Dante is a great name with a lot of history and notable namesakes. 


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Meaning: Exact meaning unknown. It could come from the Celtic words for bear and man/king. 

Origin: Popular tales from the 6th century. He was the mythological king of the Britons. There is still a debate over whether he was an actual person. 

Usage: Arthur has been used as a names for centuries. It is currently ranked 338 in the U.S. popularity chart. It is also enjoying popularity in many other European countries particularly Belgium (#6) and France (#12). 

Arthur is a wonderful name with a long history and great mythological background.

A rose by any other name

Rose Names



Rose-The most obvious rose name. Rose has always been a popular choice. It remained in the top 100 from the 1880s to 1960. It is currently ranked at 291 in the popularity charts. Is a popular middle name option for many parents. 

Rosa- The Spanish-Italian version of Rose which has remained on the popularity charts for 133 years! 

Rosamund/Rosamond – Maybe German for Horse protection, pure rose, or Rose of the world (Rosa Mundi). Rosamund was the name of Henry II’s mistress, supposedly a legendary beauty. 

Rosalind- Shakespearean name. 

Rosalia- Italian/Spanish name. Dates back to Roman times, Rosalia was a festival held in the spring in honor of the Roman goddess Flora.

Rosalie- French variation of Rosalia. Rosalie is slowly regaining its popularity and is ranked #548 in the popularity charts. 


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Meaning: My God is my light” or “The Lord is my light”

Origins: Hebrew, the feminine version of Elior

Usage: Eliora has never been in the U.S. top 1000.

Eliora seems to be a nice blend of delicate and strong with a positive meaning.