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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.

babyfedleaning Fri 01-Nov-13 19:58:02


SparklyFucker Thu 31-Oct-13 21:49:17

What about Christina? Isabelle + variants means consecrated to God - could be taken as accepted by God/redeemed by accepting God? Simone/Simona mean God is heard - I am redeemed?

LauraChant Thu 31-Oct-13 21:04:13

Natasha/ Natalya/ Natalie has associations with Christmas/ birth of Jesus and so could be said to have associations with redemption?

serin Thu 31-Oct-13 20:47:05

Redemption......'Red' for short?

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Thu 31-Oct-13 08:32:14

Sorry for any duplications -

the different "Renee" variations
Galilah and variations

Bakingtins Thu 31-Oct-13 08:30:31

Ruth's MIL was Naomi, I think.

How about Esther? She also risked her life to redeem her people. The name means 'myrtle' which is a plant associated with rebirth, it springs back to life when cut down, and with love/marriage. Alternative meaning is 'star'

MrsWildermac Thu 31-Oct-13 08:18:55

Though actually, because of her, her mother-in-law was also redeemed?

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.

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

Love Redemption as a middle name.

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.

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.

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

Could be nn Annie... smile

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

I think Anastasia means ressurection?

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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?

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


(got the last two from google)

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


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 21:26:30

I really like Redemption as a name.

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'

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

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).

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.

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.

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

Adina means she has saved.

Salvia is Spanish and means saved.

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