Romantic Names of the Week

Anastasia

Female
Alternate Spelling: Anastasiya
Nickname: Ana
Pronunciation: ah-nuh-stay-seeuh
Origin: Greek/Russian
Meaning: Resurrection
Well-Known Anastasias: Anastasia Dewsbury (The Adventures of Harry Richmond, George Meredith), Anastasia Dualla (Battlestar: Galactica), Anastasia ‘Red Queen’ (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova (Grand Duchess of Russia), Anastasia Nikolayevna Grishina (Olympic gymnast)

Caspian

 Male
Nickname: Cas
Pronunciation: Cas-P-an
Origin: English
Meaning: Of the Caspy People
Well-Known Caspians: Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis), Caspian Vander (Sleepy Hollow trilogy, Jessica Verday), Caspian (Highlander: The Series), Caspian Tredwell-Owen (Screenwriter)

Darcy

 Unisex
Pronunciation: Dar-See
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Dark One; From the Fortress
Well-Known Darcys: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen), Dary Meade (Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell), Darcy Hawthorne (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, Heather Vogel Frederick), Darcy Patel (Afterworlds, Scott Westerfeld), Darcy Edwards (Degrassi: The Next Generation)

Romeo

 Male
Pronunciation: roam-ee-o
Origin: Italy
Meaning: Of the Romans
Well-Known Romeos: Romeo Montague (Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare), Romeo Conbolt (Fairy Tale), Romeo Menti (Soccer Player), Romeo Santos (Singer), Romeo Beckham (Son of David and Victoria Beckham)

Scarlett

Female
Alternate Spelling: Scarlet, Scarlette
Nickname: Scar
Pronunciation: Scar-let
Origin: England
Meaning: Red
Well-Known Scarletts: (Katie) Scarlett O’Hara (Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell), Scarlett Thomas (Someone Like You, Sarah Dessen), Scarlett Northon (Four Truths and a Lie, Lauren Barnholdt), Scarlett Johansson (Actress), Scarlett Thomas (Novelist)

Fun Fact: All of these names, for one reason or another, are considered to be ‘romantic’. No surprise that they’re all sort of old fashioned names and be found in literature.

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2 thoughts on “Romantic Names of the Week

  1. Anastasia, Darcy, and Romeo are all names I consider to be rather romantic, haha. This is really cool to see the etymology behind them all—thanks for looking these all up to showcase them; it’s interesting to see where these names came from.

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    • Glad you like them! I actually had five different names picked out for today and then I realized ‘wait, Saturday is Valentines Day’ and figured some romantic names would probably be good 🙂

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