Gender: Feminine
Origin: French
Meaning: “tradewind.”
Fre (ah-leey-ZAY)

The name is a feminine form of alizé, which is a French term used to describe the trade winds. The root of the word is derived from the Latin plural dative, alis, meaning, “a wing.”

Since 2009, she has jumped 23 spots coming in as the 205th most popular female name in France, (2010). Corsican pop-singer, Alizée Jacotey may have helped propel this name to popularity.

Though obscure before the 20th-century, the name has appeared before, she occurs in the U.S. and Canadian census records as early as the 1860s in Quebec, Canada and Louisiana.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Alisea (Corsican/Italian)
  • Alisia (Galician/Spanish)

It should be noted that Alizé is also the name of an alcoholic beverage.

Alizée may make a cool and subtle appellation for a November baby as the trade winds are strongest during this month.


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic; Sanskrit  سمير : समीर)
Meaning: “companion in evening talk”; “soft wind.”

The name could be of either two origins, it could be from the Arabic meaning “night companion” or “evening talk” or it could be from the Sanskrit meaning “soft wind.”

The title of samir was the highest title that a sultan could give a grand vizier, it was somewhat the equivalent of a confidant.

Currently, Samir is the 810th most popular male name in the United States (2010).

The Bosnian and Turkish form is Semir.

The feminine form is Samira or Semira (Bosnian/Turkish).



Tuuli, Tuulikki

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Estonian/Finnish
Meaning: “wind.”
Fin (TOO-lee; TOO-leek-kee)

The name is derived from the Finnic element, tuul, which means, “wind” in both Finnish and Estonian.

Other Finnish forms include: Tuula, Tuulia and Tuulikki.

Finnish pet forms are Tupu and Tutu.

Other Estonian forms include: Tuule and Tuulike.

The designated name-day in Finland is February 22 and in Estonia, February 26.


Red Maple (Acer rubrum) Flower2Gender: Feminine
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: “wind flower; maple tree flower.”

The name can either be made up of the Japanese characters (characters coming soon) fu meaning wind and ka meaning flower or fu meaning “maple tree” and ka meaning “flower.”