• Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: “blueness; verdure.”
  • Gender: feminine
  • Pronunciation: GLESS-nee

The name is derived from the Welsh word glesni (blueness; verdure).


Kaltra, Kaltrina

  • Origin: Albanian
  • Meaning: “blue.”
  • Gender: feminine

The names are derived from the Albanian word kaltër meaning “sky blue; blue.”

The Kaltrina form has also been used as a form of Catherine.

Kaltrina is borne by Albanian pop-singer, Kaltrina Selimi (b.1985).


Sini, Sinikka

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “blue.”

Both names come directly from the Finnish word for “blue.”

The name is borne by Swedish Social Democrat politician, Sinikka Bohlin (b. 1947) as well as by Norwegian vocalist Sinikka Langland.

The designated name day in Finland is September 2nd.

To hear what both names sound like when pronounced by native speakers, consult this link: and for Sini


Gender: Female
Origin: Breton
Meaning “white flower.”

    The name is the Breton counterpart to the Welsh Blodwen.

    The name has currently gained some popularity in France. In 2005, it appeared in the Top Female names of France coming it at # 735.

    Possible nickname options include “Blue”

    Variations include Bleunwenn (blewn-VEN), Bleuzenn (blew-ZEN), Bleunienn (blew-NYEN), Bleunig (blew-NEEK).

    Direct French translation would be Blanchefleur, which was a name common in the Middle Ages and appears as the name of a character in the King Arthur legends.