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Name Meaning
Aaliyah high exalted, to ascend 
Abie father or mother of many 
Abira strong 
Abra father of a multitude 
Achazia the Lord holds 
Ada happy, ornament 
Adalia refuge of God, just, noble one 
Adamina dauggher of the earth 
Adelaide noble kind, adorned 
Adena delicate, sensual 
Aderes one who protects 
Adie ornament 
Adina voluptous 
Adine Delicate
Ahava name of a river, love 
Ailsa concecrated to god 
Akiva protect 
Aliza joyous 
Alumit secret 
Amissa friend 
Anke grace 
Ann, Anne Grace, Mercy
Anne gracious 
Araminta lofty 
Arashel strong and protected hill 
Arella angel messenger 
Ariel lioness of god 
Ariella Lion of God
Asa healer 
Asenka graceful 
Asisa ripe 
Astera flower name 
Atara a crown 
Aviva springtime 
Ayala gazelle, goat 
Ayla oak tree 
Azalia spared by jehovah 
Bara to choose 
Basha daughter of God, stranger 
Bathsheba daughter of the oath 
Becky The Ensnarer
Bess Consecrated to God
Beth house of god 
Beth, Bethany Worshiper of God
Bethany house 
Bethesda House of Mercy
Bettina Consecrated to God
Bracha a blessing 
Buffy God's promise 
Caleb bold, dog 
Carmel Woodland
Carmen garden, field of fruit, song 
Chanah grace 
Chaya life 
Daba kind words, bee swarm 
Dalia a branch, to draw water 
Damaris heifer 
Daniela my judge is the Lord 
Danielle Feminine of Daniel
Dara compassion, wisdom, angel of rains and rivers 
Davan beloved one 
Davida Feminie of David
Davine the loved 
Daya bird 
Dayla to draw water, branch or bough 
Deborah a bee, to speak kind words 
Delilah delicate, amorous 
Dena vindicated, valley 
Dinah vindicated, judgement 
Eden delightful, adornment, paradise 
Edna pleasure, delight 
Edria mighty 
Efrosini a fawn or a bird 
Eilis God's oath 
Eleora the lord is my light 
Elisabeth God's oath 
Elisha Jehovah is god 
Elizabeth God's Oath
Ellen light, mercy 
Else concecrated to god 
Emanuela god is with us 
Endora fountain 
Erzsebet devoted to God 
Eva life 
Evelina lifegiving 
Evelyn, Eve Life Giving
Fifine, Fifi He Shall Add
Gabrielle God is my strength 
Gali spring, fountain 
Galya God is redeemed 
Gana garden 
Genesis origin 
Geva hill 
Gilana joy 
Hadara bedecked in beauty 
Hadassa flowering myrtle 
Hali sea; necklace, place name 
Hana flower, blossom; fower, graceful, merciful 
Hannah grace of God 
Hanne gracious 
Hava life 
Heba gift from God 
Hedia voice of the Lord 
Hedva joy 
Ideh praise 
Ilana sunshine 
Iva God's great gift, yew tree 
Ivana God is gracious 
Ivana, Ivy, Iva God's Gift
Jacqueline supplanter 
Jada wise 
Jael to ascend 
Jaen ostrich 
Jamee supplanter, one who replaces 
Jane gracious, merciful, God is gracious 
Janna flourishing 
Jardena to flow downward 
Jensine God is gracious 
Jessica God's grace 
Jessica, Jessie Woman of Wealth
Jezebel follower of idols 
Joakima the Lord will judge 
Joan God's Gracious Gift
Joanne God is gracious 
Jobey persecuted 
Jobina the persecuted 
Joelle the Lord is willing 
Joelliane Jehova is God 
Johanna God's Gracious Gift
Jonina dove 
Jora autumn rain 
Jordane descendant, flowing down 
Josephine God will increase 
Judith praise, admired 
Judith, Judy Praised
Justine just, true 
Kadisha holy 
Kalanit flower name 
Kayla crown of laurels 
Kazia plant with cinnamon-like bark 
Kefira young lioness 
Keturah fragrance 
Ketzia surface, cinnamon-like bark 
Kezia cassia, cinnamon 
Lailie born during light 
Leah cow, weary one; glad tidings; mistress, ruler 
Leah, Leigh Weary
Ledah birth 
Lemuela Dedicated to God
Lexine helper and defender of mankind 
Lia dependence 
Lilith ghost; storm goddess; spirit of the night 
Lisa consecrated to God 
Lisa, Liza Consecrated to God
Lisabet Consecrated to God
Lisette Consecrated to God
Lizzie Consecrated to God
Madeline woman from Magdala, one who is elevated, a high tower 
Magda high tower one who is elevated 
Magdalene A Tower
Magena the coming moon; a covering, protection 
Mahala woman; tenderness; marrow 
Mahalia affection 
Malca queen 
Malina tower, dark 
Malka queen 
Mangena melody 
Mara Sorrowful
Maria bitter 
Mariasha perfect one; bitter, with sorrow 
Maribel Mary the Beautiful
Maridel bitter 
Mariel bitter 
Marilyn bitter 
Marion bitter 
Marna rejoice 
Marnina cause of joy 
Mary bitter 
Mathea gift of God 
May bitter 
Meira light 
Michaela like God 
Minna love; mother; bitterness 
Miriam bitter 
Moria my teacher is God 
Moselle taken from water 
Nan Grace
Nancy full of grace 
Nanna graceful one 
Naomi pleasent one; above all, beauty 
Nataniella gift of God 
Nathania Gift of the Lord
Naysa miracle of God 
Nediva noble and generous 
Neria lamp of God, angel 
Netta A plant or shrub 
Nina girl; grace 
Nira of the loom 
Nisi emblem 
Nitzana blossom 
Odelia little wealthy one; praise God 
Odera plough 
Oprah Fawn
Pazia golden 
Penina jewel, coral 
Rachel little lamb, an ewe, one with purity 
Raizel rose 
Raphaela Divine Healer
Raphaella healed by God 
Rayna pure, clean 
Rebecca bound, tied 
Rebecca, Reba Faithful One
Rena peace; joyous song 
Rishona first 
Ruth compassionate friend 
Sabra thorny cactus; to rest 
Sadie Princess
Saloma peace 
Salome Asked of God
Samara mountain, outlook, ruled by God, guarded by God; seedling 
Samuela her name is God 
Sapphire Precious Gem
Sarah princess 
Sarai quarrelsome 
Sarea name of an angel 
Sela a rock 
Seraphina afire, angel, seraph 
Seraphine, Serafina Burning or Ardent
Shaine beautiful 
Shalom peace 
Shana Beautiful
Sharon princess 
Shawn God is gracious 
Sheba from Sheba 
Shelah request 
Shira song 
Shobi glorious 
Shoshannah rose 
Simona Heard
Simone one who hears 
Susan lily 
Sydelle princess 
Tabitha gazelle, roe-buck 
Talia dew from heaven, blooming, near water 
Tamara palm tree, spice 
Tammy perfect one 
Tema righteous, a palm tree 
Temina honest 
Thadine Praised
Thirza sweet-natured, cypress tree 
Thomasina The Twin
Tivona lover of nature 
Tove good 
Uma nation, mother, horse 
Uriah God is light 
Urit Bright
Varda rose 
Vidette The Beloved
Yachne gracious 
Yadira Friend
Yaffa Beautiful
Yakira Precious
Yarkona Green
Ydel praise 
Yesmina right hand, strength 
Yoninah dove 
Yovela rejoicing 
Zahar Daybreak
Zahavah Golden
Zakia bright, pure 
Zambda meditation 
Zaneta God's Gracious Gift
Zara dawn, princess 
Zaza movement, flowery 
Zehava golden 
Zemirah Song of Joy
Zerlinda beautiful dawn 
Zevida gift 
Zia to tremble, a kind of grain 
Zila shadow 
Zilla Shadow
Zimra Song of Praise
Ziona a sign 
Zisel sweet 
Zita the seeker; virgin 
Ziva Bright, Radiant
Zuriel God is my rock 

Charles Henderson

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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and author of Faith, Science and the Future, published in 1994 by CrossCurrents Press. He is also the author of God and Science (John Knox / Westminster, 1986) which he is now rewriting to incorporate more recent developments in the conversation taking place between scientists and theologians. He has also written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The Nation, Commonweal, The Christian Century and others.

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