Thursday, January 27, 2005

Elvish Name Translations

If you're a fan of Lord of the Rings, you would probably be pleased to know your own name in Elvish. If you're like some people I know, including myself, you'll want to use your Elvish name as your blogger display name and your IM screen name and your e-mail address and your name in a forum and who knows where else.

I have below a list of Elvish name translations. Some are my own translations, some are from other websites (I had to copy some because I couldn't see translating all those names...), and some are from Lord of the Rings. I have used a few names from the following websites: http://www.arwen-undomiel.com.

I don't have a whole lot of time on my hands right now, so I will only be posting a few of the most popular names, but I will be adding to it in the future. Also, so far I only have girls' names, as they are the easiest to translate. If your name isn't here, please request that it be translated in the "comments" section.

Calo anor na ven,
Manwathiel

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  • Abagail ("God is joy")......Erulasse (Air-oo-lahs-say)
  • Agatha ("good")......Maerwen (Mire-wehn)
  • Alanna ("beautiful")......Vanya (Vahn-ya)
  • Alexa (see Alexandra)
  • Alexandra ("defender of men")......Beriadanwen (Bear-ee-ah-dahn-wehn)
  • Ali ("sublime").....Tauredhiel (Towr-eh-thee-ell)
  • Alice ("truth")......Thenidiel (Then-id-ee-ell)
  • Alicia ("noble birth")......Nostariel (Nohs-tar-ee-ell)
  • Alison (see Alicia)
  • Alyssa ("rational")......Sanya (Sahn-ya)
  • Amanda ("beloved")......Melda (Mehl-dah)
  • Amber ("precious jewel")......Meldamiriel (Mehl-dah-meer-ee-ell)
  • Amelia ("admiring")......Miluiel (Mill-oo-ee-ell)
  • Amy (see Amanda)
  • Andrea ("courageous")......Houriel (Hoo-ree-ell)
  • Angela ("angelic")......Valadhiel (Vah-lahth-ee-ell)
  • Angelina ("little angel")......Aintithenniel (Ine-tee-thehn-nee-ell)
  • Anita (see Ann)
  • Ann ("gracious")......Raina (Rine-ah)
  • Anna ("grace")......Eruanna or Erulisse (Air-oo-ahn-nah; Air-oo-leese-say)
  • Annie (see Ann)
  • April ("april")......Gwirithiel (Gweer-ith-ee-ell)
  • Ariel ("lioness of God")......Eruraviel (Air-oo-rah-vee-ell)
  • Arya ("noble")......Arwen (Ahr-wehn)
  • Ashley ("from the ash tree")......Lithoniel (Lee-thone-ee-ell)
  • Aubrey ("noble")......Arwen (Ahr-wehn)
  • Audrey ("noble strength")......Taurwen (Too-are-wehn)
  • Barbara ("foriegn")......Haeronwen (High-rohn-wehn)
  • Beatrice ("bringer of joy")......Alastegiel (Ahl-ahs-tehg-ee-ell)
  • Bernadette ("bold as a bear")......Veryamedliel (Vare-yah-mehd-lee-ell)
  • Bethany ("house of poverty")......Pendecardiel (Ppehn-day-kar-dee-ell)
  • Blaire ("plain").......Tlathiel (Tahl-ath-ee-ell)
  • Brandi ("warm and comforting")......Laucamiluiel (Lowe-kah-mill-wee-ell)
  • Breanna (see Brianna)
  • Brenda ("sword").......Megilwen or Cristiel (Mehg-eel-wehn; Kris-tee-ell)
  • Brianna ("strong one")......Bellethiel (Behl-ehth-ee-ell)
  • Bridget ("strength")......Bellasiel (Behl-ahs-ee-ell)
  • Britney (see Brittany)
  • Brittany ("from Britain")......Silivrentolwen (Ail-ee-vrehn-tole-wehn)
  • Brynne ("hill")......Amoniel (Ah-mohn-ee-ell)
  • Caitlin (see Katherine)
  • Camille ("virginal")......Venessiel (Vehn-ness-ee-ell)
  • Cara ("dearest")......Anameleth (Ahn-nah-mehl-leth)
  • Carly ("strong one")......Bellethiel (Bell-eh-thee-ell)
  • Carol ("melody")......Lindethiel (Lin-dehth-ee-ell)
  • Caroline ("beautiful woman")......Vanadesse (Vahn-ah-dess-ay)


1 Comments:

Anonymous dreamingfifi said...

Please read the fine print on that website. To quote:

"Note: names are not 100% accurate. The purpose of this name list is to give you a close Elvish translation of your name, without being long, unpronouncable, or "non-Elvish-sounding". Changes to original name translation are noted where possible (in the form of "lit. '[literal translation]'"). A small number of English names are Elvish words themselves; translations for those Elvish words are given in the form of "tr. Elv.". For boys' names, I have added the masculine suffixes "ion", "ien", "ian", "dur", etc. to most of them. "Ion" can mean "Son of", but it is not used that way in this name list. I have not copied Ardalambion's name database at all, and have only used Council of Elrond's name database for the English translations of a few names (not the Elvish ones). Currently the submit-a-name form is down; it will be up again within several weeks."

-ien is a feminine suffix, -ian isn't a name suffix at all, and -dur is Quenya name suffix meaning "servant of".

And from the other one:

"Note: names are not 100% accurate. The purpose of this name list is to give you a close Elvish translation of your name, without being long, unpronouncable, or "non-Elvish-sounding". Changes to original name translation are noted where possible (in the form of "lit. '[literal translation]'"). A small number of English names are Elvish words themselves; translations for those Elvish words are given in the form of "tr. Elv.". For girls' names, I have added the feminine suffixes "iel" and "wen" to most of them, making a translation of the name Adele (meaning Noble) "Arwen" (Noble Maiden). In some cases I have added meaningless letters to "Elvish-ize" the names, the most common being "dh" and "th" (Cuguwen [Dove Maiden] doesn't sound quite Elvish, but Cugedhiel does). I have not copied Ardalambion's name database at all, and have only used Council of Elrond's name database for the English translations of a few names (not the Elvish ones). Currently the submit-a-name form is down; it will be up again within several weeks."

Snap, snap, snarl. That website is a blight to the world of Tolkien scholars.

March 1, 2007 at 12:15 AM  

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