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Saint is a gender-neutral name and is of American origin. It is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual name, however it is mostly used in English-speaking countries. The meaning of Saint is 'holy' or 'sacred'. Saint is derived from the Latin word 'sanctus'. This name has has become increasingly popular because many famous parents are giving it to their children. Both Pete Wentz, a member of Fall Out Boy, and Selma Blair, an American actress named their sons, Saint. However, it was not until Kim Kardashian and Kanye West gave this name to their first son that Saint became a well-known name around the world.

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Saturday is a gender-neutral name and is given to both baby boys and baby girls. A name of American origin, it is mainly used as a first name and a nickname in the United States and other English-speaking countries. The meaning of Saturday is 'born in the month of Saturday'. The word 'Saturday' is derived from the Roman god of agriculture, Saturn. The pronunciation of the name is 'Sat - Tar - Day'.

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The name Scout is of different origins. It has been derived from the old French word 'escouter', meaning ‘to listen’. In American origin, the meaning of Scout refers to ‘the first explorer’. Some of the variant names of Scout include Skowt, Scot, Scottie, Scott, and many more. The name became popular after its use in Harper Lee's novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ (1960) in which Scout is the nickname of the character Jean Louise.

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Semaj is the reverse spelling of the name James. Semaj is an English origin name. The meaning of Semaj in English origin refers to ‘a place of great happiness’. In American and Chinese origin, it means ‘obeying the Lord’. In Turkish origin, the name Semaj means ‘heavenly’. Few of the known associations with the name include the American Basketball player, Semaj Christon. He plays for Tofas, the Turkish Basketbol Super Ligi and the Basketball Champions League.

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The name September has English origins. This name is genderless so it can be used as a name for either a girl or boy. The literal meaning of September is 'the seventh month of the year'. September comes from a Latin word ‘septum’ that means the number ‘seven’. In the northern hemisphere, September is the beginning of fall while in the south, it is spring. There is also a god of September and the symbol is represented by a lizard. The name of the god is Vulcan.

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Sequence is of American origin. It is a gender-neutral name. The meaning of Sequence is ‘succession’ or ‘an order of similar events’ if considering its purely English language meaning. It is, however, a created name with no specific etymology or history as a given name or surname. 'Sequence' was an American fantasy horror movie which was released in 2013.

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Sequester is an American origin name. The meaning of Sequester refers to ‘withdraw into solitude, seclusion’. The name signifies the act of separation. In Latin origin, it has been derived from sequestro, which means 'follower'.

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Seven is an English origin name. In American origin, the meaning of Seven refers to ‘the number seven’. This name was introduced in the show ‘Seinfeld’. Seven was also the name of a character in the novel and film ‘The Hate You Give’. Few of the known associations with the name include Seven Nielsen and Seven Sirius Benjamin. Seven Nielsen is a film and television designer, whereas Seven Sirius Benjamin is the son of rapper Andre.

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Shaiden is another spelling for the name Shayden. The meaning of Shaiden is created from the elements 'shay' and 'ayden'. Shaiden is a variant of Shay and is pronounced like 'SHAY nook'. This name can be used for either a boy or a girl. It features on the lists of most well-known children's names. Shayden is a blend of the name Shay, which comes from the Gaelic-Celtic name Séaghdha, which means either 'honorable' or 'peddle like'. Shayden's language of birthplace is English-American. The name is a fairly new creation, similar to Jayden.

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The meaning of Shayne is 'God is gracious'. This name is of multiple origins, including American, Irish, and Hebrew. It originates from the Irish or Hebrew name Shane. In Irish, the meaning of Shayne is ‘God is gracious’. In Hebrew, Shayne means ‘beautiful’ or 'graced by Yahwah’, which again signifies ‘God is gracious’. In America, Shayne is a version of the name Shane and its diminutive is the name Shay. The name Shayne is most common in the United States. Famous people with this name include the English singer and actor Shayne Ward and the American actor and director Shane Topp.

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The meaning of Shiloah is 'to send' and the name is of American origin. The meaning of Shiloah is also 'His gift'. An alternative spelling of this name is Shiloh which is commonly used due to its mention in the history of the United States. A major battle in the southern part of the country was called the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War. Another meaning of Shiloah comes from Hebrew origins and is derived from the word 'shalah'. It is mentioned in the Bible as a pool outside Jerusalem by Isaiah. The name was again mentioned by Nehemiah but with a diferent spelling of Shelah. The word 'shalah' can also be used to describe a tree or plant's branches as well as its offshoots. Another spelling of the name Shiloah is Shelah which means 'a parting gift'. The name was widely popularized in the United States when the American actress Angelina Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt named their first-born daughter Shiloh. The modern spelling of Shiloh is more commonly used when naming a child.

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The name Shine is gender-neutral and is commonly used as a name in English-speaking countries, France, Germany and India. The meaning of Shine is 'reflected light' or 'spread the light' and is a name of American origin. 'Shine Baby Shine' is the name of a song in the album 'Story' by Martin Circus, released in 1993. 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' is the title of another song by Pink Floyd in 1975.

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Silence is a gender-neutral name and can be given to both baby boys and baby girls. The origin of this name is American, and is a popular name in the United States. This name was used earlier as a virtue name by the Puritans. The meaning of Silence is 'the absence of sound'. 'Silence' is the name of a movie by Martin Scorcese, featuring Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson among many others. It is an epic historical drama based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo and is an epic historical drama.

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According to its American origin, the meaning of Skate is ‘glide smoothly’. This name originates from the English words ‘skeete’, meaning 'swift', and 'skojte', meaning ‘fleet’. As a surname, this name dates back to Scandinavian settlements of North England and West England before the 10th century.

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Skylar is a name with Dutch origins, as it was taken from the surname of Schuyler, so the meaning of Skylar is ‘scholar’ or ‘school instructor’. This name is famous in America because of the Revolutionary War hero and New York senator, Philip Schuyler. His daughters are now also famous, as three of the leading characters in the hit Broadway musical 'Hamilton'. Another famous political figure from the United States was the 17th Vice President, Schuyler Colfax. The name Skylar is a relatively modern adaptation. There have been a few famous personalties with the name, such as Skylar Grey. She is an American singer-songwriter, who is known for her songs 'Love The Way You Lie' and 'Everything I Need'.

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Slash is of American origin. The meaning of Slash simply means ‘a cut’. The name is not known to have any history as a given name. It is not used as a person’s first or last name but is known as a word or symbol. The name is only known because American musician Saul Hudson, has ‘Slash’ as his stage name.

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The meaning of Sojourner is 'to stay temporarily in one place', according to its American origin. This name is also of French inception, where it means 'traveler'. Sojourner is traditionally used as a surname rather than as a first name. Famous people with this name include Sojourner Truth, a women's rights activist in the 1800s and Mike Sojournerborn, an American basketball player.

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According to its American and Anglo-Saxon origins, the meaning of Southern is ‘from the south’. Used as a first name or surname, Southern is a habitational name, derived from the ancient English word 'sutherene', which means 'the man from the south’. This name was traditionally used to name a person who lived in the south of a rural area. It was also traditionally used to denote 'a southern man' who had relocated from 'the south' to a new place, such as people who migrated from England to Australia and New Zealand in the 19th century. Variations of this name include Sutharn, Suthren, and Sodern. A diminutive of this name is South.

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The meaning of Sprig is 'branch'. This name is gender-neutral and of American origin.

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