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Names that mean East, West, North, South, left, right,
ascending, descending, rising, falling, ahead, behind, etc. 

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  • UNISEX:

    1. ASIA: English unisex name derived from the name of the continent, possibly derived from Assyrian asu, meaning "east." Compare with a strictly feminine form of Asia.
    2. ASTON: English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places composed of the Old English elements east "east" and tun "settlement," hence "east settlement."
    3. CADENCE: English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin cadens "to fall," hence "flow of rhythm."
  • FEMALE:

    1. AILITH: Either a Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelgyth, meaning "noble war," or a variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Alyth, meaning "ascending, rising."
    2. ALIYA (עלִיָּה): Hebrew name meaning "to ascend, to go up." Compare with another form of Aliya.

    3. ALIYAH (עלִיָּה): Variant spelling of Hebrew Aliya, meaning "to ascend, to go up." Compare with another form of Aliyah.

    4. ALYTH: From the Scottish place name Alyth, from Gaelic aileadh, meaning "ascending, rising."
    5. ANATOLA: Feminine form of Latin Anatolius, meaning "east" and "sunrise."
    6. ASCENCI�N: Spanish name meaning "ascension."
    7. DIMONA (דִּימוֹנָה): Hebrew name meaning "south."
    8. HUYANA: Native American Miwok name meaning "falling rain."
    9. IGONE: Feminine form of Basque Igon, meaning "ascension."
    10. KADENCE: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Cadence, meaning "flow of rhythm."
    11. NORMA: Feminine form of English Norman, meaning "northman." Compare with another form of Norma.
    12. NORMANNA: Scottish form of English Norma, meaning "northman."
    13. NORMINA: Scottish form of English Norma, meaning "northman."
    14. PURVA: Hindi name meaning "east."
    15. RILINDA: Feminine form of Albanian Rilind, meaning "birth, east, rebirth, reincarnation."
    16. ROHANA (रोहना): Feminine form of Hindi Rohan, meaning "one who travels the higher path."
    17. RUQAYYA (رقيّة): Arabic name meaning "ascent."
    18. RUQAYYAH: Variant spelling of Arabic Ruqayya, meaning "ascent."
    19. SHAWNEE: English name derived from the name of a tribe of Native American people, meaning "southern people."
    20. VEGA: English name derived from the Latin name of a star in the constellation Lyra, from Arabian al-Waqi, meaning "falling; swooping."
    21. ZEPHYRA (Ζεφύρα): Feminine form of Greek Zephyros, meaning "west wind." 
    22. ZÉPHYRINE: French feminine form of Roman Latin Zephyrinus, meaning "west wind."
  • MALE:

    1. ANATOLE: French form of Latin Anatolius, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

    2. ANATOLII (Анато́лий): Russian form of Latin Anatolius, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

    3. ANATOLIJ: Yugoslavian form of Latin Anatolius, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

    4. ANATOLIO: Italian form of Latin Anatolius, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

    5. ANATOLIOS (Ανατόλιος): Greek name derived from the word anatole, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

    6. ANATOLIUS: Latin form of Greek Anatolios, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

    7. ANATOLIY (Анато́лий): Variant spelling of Russian Anatolii, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

    8. ANATOLY: Variant spelling of Russian Anatolii, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

    9. ASENTZIO: Basque name meaning "ascension."

    10. ATZE: Basque name meaning "behind."

    11. BITI: Egyptian name meaning "king of the north."

    12. CADMUS: Latin form of Greek Kadmos, meaning "the east." In mythology, this is the name of the brother of Europa. He is said to have founded the city of Thebes and introduced the alphabet to the Phoenicians. 

    13. CUAUHTÉMOC: Aztec Nahuatl name meaning "falling eagle." This was the name of the last Mexica emperor.

    14. DONG (1-, 2-, 3-): Chinese name meaning 1) "beam," 2) "east," or 3) "winter."
    15. DONG-HAI (东海): Chinese name meaning "eastern sea."
    16. HELI (Ἡλί): Greek form of Hebrew Eliy, meaning "ascending." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the father of Mary's husband Joseph.
    17. EKIALDE: Basque name meaning "east."
    18. ELI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliy, meaning "ascending." In the bible, this is the name of a high priest and last of the Judges in the days of Samuel. Compare with another form of Eli.
    19. ELIY (עֵלִי): Hebrew name meaning "ascending." In the bible, this is the name of a high priest and last of the Judges in the days of Samuel.
    20. HURLEY: Possibly a contracted form of the Irish surname Herlihy, a form of Gaelic Ó hIarfhlatha "descendant of Iarfhlaith," hence "lord of the west."
    21. IARET (Ἰαρέδ): Greek form of Hebrew Yered, meaning "descent." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Enoch. The English form is Jared.
    22. IARFHLAITH: Irish Gaelic name meaning "lord of the west."
    23. IARLAITH: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Iarfhlaith, meaning "lord of the west." 
    24. IGON: Basque name meaning "ascension."
    25. IPAR: Basque name meaning "north."
    26. JARED: Anglicized form of Greek Iaret (Hebrew Yered), meaning "descent." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Enoch and a descendant of Judah. Also spelled Jered.
    27. JARETH: Probably a modern variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
    28. JARLATH: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Iarfhlaith, meaning "lord of the west."
    29. JAROD: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
    30. JARRED: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
    31. JARROD: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
    32. JERED: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yered, meaning "descent." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Enoch and a descendant of Judah. Also spelled Jared.
    33. JERRED: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
    34. JERROD: Variant spelling of English Jared, meaning "descent."
    35. KADMOS (Κάδμος): Greek name meaning "the east." In mythology, this is the name of the son of the king of Phoenicia and brother of Europa. He was said to have founded the city of Thebes and introduced the alphabet to the Phoenicians.
    36. MENDEBAL: Basque name meaning "west."
    37. MIRAJ (معراج): Arabic name meaning "place of ascent."
    38. NITIN (নীতিন): Hindi name, possibly meaning "right path."
    39. NOBORU (): Japanese name meaning "ascend; climb."
    40. NORBERT: Old French name composed of the Germanic elements nord "north" and berht "bright, famous," hence "bright northman" or "famous northman."
    41. NORDEMANN: Teutonic name composed of the Germanic elements nord "north" and mann "man," hence "northman."
    42. NORM: Short form of English Norman, meaning "northman."
    43. NORMAN: English form of Teutonic Nordemann, meaning "northman."
    44. NORMAND: English form of Norwegian Normund, meaning "north protection."
    45. NORMANN: Danish and Norwegian equivalent of Teutonic Nordemann, composed of the Old Norse elements norðr "north" and maðr "man," hence "northman."
    46. NORMUND: Norwegian name composed of the Old English elements norðr "north" and mundr "protection," hence "north protection."
    47. NORRIE: Pet form of English Norman, meaning "northman."
    48. NORRIS: English surname transferred to forename use, from the Old Norman French word norreis, meaning "from the north."
    49. NORTON: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of numerous places composed of the Old English elements norð "north" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "northern settlement."
    50. NORWOOD: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places composed of the Old English elements norð "north" and wudu "wood," hence "north wood."
    51. RILIND: Albanian name derived from the word rilind, meaning "birth, east, rebirth, reincarnation."
    52. ROHAN (रोहन): Hindi name derived from the Sanskrit element rohana ("ascending"), hence "one who travels the higher path." Compare with another form of Rohan.
    53. SCÆVOLA: Roman name derived from the Latin word scævus, meaning "left-handed."
    54. SCEVOLA: Italian form of Roman Latin Scævola, meaning "left-handed."
    55. SHEMAL: Syrian name meaning "left." In mythology, this is the name of the Lord of the genii and demons. 
    56. TEMAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Teyman, meaning "on the right, south." In the bible, this is the name of the city, country, and people of Idumea, and the name of a descendant of Esau.
    57. TEMENI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Teymeniy, meaning "from Teman" or "southerner." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Ashur.
    58. TEYMAN (תֵּימָן): Hebrew name meaning "on the right, south." In the bible, this is the name of the city, country, and people of Idumea, and the name of a descendant of Esau.
    59. TEYMENIY (תֵּימָנִי): Hebrew name meaning "from Teman" or "southerner." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Ashur.
    60. WESLEY: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from a contracted form of Westley, meaning "western meadow." 
    61. WESTLEY: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places called Westley, composed of the Old English elements west "west" and leah "meadow, pasture," hence "western meadow." 
    62. WESTON: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements west "west" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "western settlement."
    63. YERED (יֶרֶד): Hebrew name meaning "descent." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Enoch and a descendant of Judah. The English form is Jered.
    64. ZEFERINO: Portuguese form of Roman Latin Zephyrinus, meaning "west wind."
    65. ZEPHYR (Ζέφυρ): Short form of Greek Zephyros, meaning "west wind." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the west wind.
    66. ZEPHYRINUS: A derivative of Roman Latin Zephyrus, meaning "west wind."
    67. ZEPHYROS (Ζέφυρος): Greek name meaning "west wind." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the west wind.
    68. ZEPHYRUS: Latin form of Greek Zephyros, meaning "west wind." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the west wind.

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