Names of the Week

Aaron

Male
Alternate Spelling: Erin (Typically considered to be the female spelling)
Pronunciation: Air-un
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Enlightened; Strong; Exalted
Well-Known Aarons: Aaron Stowe (The Unwanteds, Lisa McMann), Aaron ‘Aron’ Trask (East of Eden, John Steinbeck), Aaron Warner (Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi), Aaron Hotchner (Criminal Minds), Aaron Tveit (Actor)

Basil

Male
Alternate Spelling: Bazil
Pronunciation: Bay-zul; Bah-zul
Origin: English; Greek
Meaning: Royal; Kingly
Well-Known Basils: Basil Hallwarn (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde), Basil (The Internment Chronicles: Perfect Ruin, Lauren DeStefano), Basil of Baker Street (Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective), Basil Exposition (Austin Powers), Basil Rathbone (Actor)

Candice

Female
Alternate Spelling: Kandice; Candace
Nickname: Candy
Pronunciation: Can-diss
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Fire White
Well-Known Candices: Candice Armstrong (Star of Babylon, Barbara Wood), Candace Kincaid (The List, Siobhan Vivian), Candace Compson (The Sound and The Fury, William Faulkner), Candace Flynn, (Phineas and Ferb), Candice Millard (Writer)

Desiree

Female
Nickname: Des
Pronunciation: deh-zuh-Ray
Origin: French
Meaning: Desired
Well-Known Desirees: Desiree Armfeldt (“A Little Night Music”), Desiree (Danny Phantom), Desiree (Dead Like Me), Desiree Lubovska (Ballerina), Desiree Goyette (Singer)

Elsa

Female
Pronunciation: Ell-suh
Origin: German
Meaning: Pledged to God
Well-Known Elsas: Elsa (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne), Elsa Schraeder (The Sound of Music), Elsa Cleeg (Kim Possible), Elsa (Frozen), Elsa Paraky (Actress)

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