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Girls names that mean redemption. Help me think laterally

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Evelynevening Tue 29-Oct-13 05:32:41

I was wondering if anyone could help. I have been searching for a girl name that means redemption (or something similar) and everything I have found online sounds too different/foreign.

Can anyone help me think something else? I think I will need to think outside the box for this and am not too sure where to start.

But I don't want something that sounds too unusual.

RalphtheTimid Tue 29-Oct-13 10:52:33


ButThereAgain Tue 29-Oct-13 11:08:25

Does "Grace" fit the bill at all? In the sense of a lovingkindness that makes redemption available to all who seek it?

Clargo55 Tue 29-Oct-13 11:17:21

I think grace would be the best choice. Read the lyrics to amazing grace, some lines remind me of redemption.

Evelynevening Tue 29-Oct-13 11:33:59

Thank you. I hadn't thought of Grace. And I love that song smile

Any other ideas? Literary or mythical characters? I'm not very well read but I'm wondering if there are some female characters who would fall into this theme?

Clargo55 Tue 29-Oct-13 11:35:02

What about Greek goddesses? Might be a list somewhere online with meanings.

AndWhenYouGetThere Tue 29-Oct-13 11:45:32

Galia is hebrew for redeemed and quite lovely.

Johanna/Joanna means God is gracious. Chana is hebrew for grace too. Eliana means "God has answered me" which is close too.

Marrow Tue 29-Oct-13 11:55:33

Adina means she has saved.

Salvia is Spanish and means saved.

Bakingtins Tue 29-Oct-13 13:18:20

Anastasia / Stacey "resurrection"
Thea/Mattea "gift of God"
Carissa/Carys/Charis "grace"
Jenna "god's grace"
Mary/Miriam "wished for child"
Shona/Siobhan "god is gracious"

OP, are you willing to share any of the back-story to how you came to want a redemption name? It might help posters to think of similar themes.

Oriunda Tue 29-Oct-13 20:37:22

Salvatora is an Italian girl's name (saviour). DH's grandmother was called this but used 'Dora' as nn.

Evelynevening Tue 29-Oct-13 20:39:04

Thank you so much for those. They are more what I'm looking for.

bakingtins there is no real back story I can describe, I just have very strong feeling for the baby to have this 'action' in the name (middle or first I haven't decided yet).

ArabellaBeaumaris Tue 29-Oct-13 21:19:51

Just go for Redemption (as a middle name). Lovely sound to it actually, & makes me think of this song

Bakingtins Tue 29-Oct-13 21:25:21

How about
Elizabeth/Eliza/Beth/Ailsa/Isabel - all 'God's promise'
Josephine 'God has added'
Anna / Hannah / Joanna 'God has favoured me'
Eliana 'God has answered'

Or on a different tack, thinking of rebirth, rising from the ashes etc Vanessa / Nessa 'butterfly'

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 29-Oct-13 21:26:30

I really like Redemption as a name.

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 29-Oct-13 21:28:46

Arabella, that's what I thought too. I love that song smile

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 29-Oct-13 21:35:52


steppemum Tue 29-Oct-13 21:38:13


(got the last two from google)

Clargo55 Tue 29-Oct-13 21:59:34

Could you use Redemption as a middle name? I think it could work really well.
Any of the other names jumping out at you?

Feedthebirds Wed 30-Oct-13 06:04:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

swoopyswoop Wed 30-Oct-13 07:32:55

I think Anastasia means ressurection?

swoopyswoop Wed 30-Oct-13 07:33:37

Could be nn Annie... smile

Evelynevening Wed 30-Oct-13 10:37:44

Thank you for all your help, it has been very useful and I've been busy following up all these suggestions.

I really like the idea of Redemption as a middle name, dh not so keen but maybe if we go with his choice of first name he'll agree.

The Bathsheba suggestion was interesting and I found the French version Bethsabee more gentle (less emphasis in bat), although I can't get away from Beth's a bee.

Feedthebirds Wed 30-Oct-13 22:14:12

Sorry - mistakenly deleted part of my earlier message then didn't have time to write afresh...

In short, 2 biblical suggestions from me, one from each testament. Bathsheba and Mary, the latter as in Magdalene.

Bathsheba has literary association with redemption too (Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd).

I did once hear of Phoenix as a girl's name, but it's not a patch on these two, in my opinion.

Please keep us posted if you don't mind. Such an interesting brief.

KateCroydon Thu 31-Oct-13 07:58:20

Love Redemption as a middle name.

MrsWildermac Thu 31-Oct-13 08:18:13

How about Ruth? In the OT she was redeemed by Boaz and it's a beautiful story, though I suppose she was on the receiving end of said redemption rather than acting as redeemer.

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