40 Names That Mean Envy or Jealousy

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You have just received some amazing news  – you are pregnant! Firstly, huge congratulations you are at the start of an amazing journey. 

But now comes one of the toughest decisions you will have to make for your little one – their name! Now there are a wealth of options available to you, from names that have specific meanings or that come from certain cultures. 

With there being such a huge variety of names available, we have put together some names that mean envy or jealousy to get you started and inspire you to think outside the box.

Girls Names

Aamanee – A name of Arabic origin that means ‘a person id having a desire, care or envy’.

Aideen – An Irish name meaning ‘jealousy’.

Alyva – Of English origin and means ‘envious’.

Anasuya – This is a name of Hildi origin that means ‘envy’ or ‘jealousy’.

Cana – Means ‘jealousy’ or ‘possession’.

Chardy – Of Hindi origin and means ‘a person who is alone or envious’.

Etain – Irish origin and means ‘jealousy’.

Etaoin – This is the name of a mythical beauty transformed into a scarlet fly by a jealous wife and is of Irish origin.

Darby – Means ‘free from envy’ and is of Irish origin.

Envi – A name of English origin meaning ‘envy’.

Eris – This is the name of the Greek goddess of spite who actually started the Trojan war.

Esha – This is based on one of the Indian culture’s goddesses, Paravati. Its meaning is ‘a girl who is envious’.

Jade – Of Spanish origin and means ‘jealous’.

Invidia – Invidia was a Roaman goddess who was the personification of envy.

Leviah – Means ‘envious’.

Livia – This is a name that means ‘envious’ and is of Latin origin.

Loisteen – The meaning of this name is ‘to envy’.

Lwango – Of Runyankore origin and means ‘hatred’ or ‘jealousy’.

Megaera – The name of one of the Furies from Greek Mythology who are the deities of vengeance. This means ‘the jealous one’.

Boys Names

Abel – Abel was the son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his brother Cain in a fit of jealousy.

Abheesht – This is a name of Hindi origin that means ‘a person who is envious’.

Asuya – Of Indian origin and means ‘jealous’.

Babeesh – Arabic origin and means ‘jealousy, envy’.

Baliye – Means ‘a person who has a desire to uphold humanity’ or ‘an envious person’.

Beriah – A name of Hebrew origin that means ‘in envy’.

Billie – Italian origin and means ‘desire, jealousy or envy’.

Cain – Cain was the first murderer in the bible, having killed his brother in a fit of jealousy.

Conor – An Irish name meaning ‘A person who has high hopes, jealousy or envious’.

Dermot – This is a name of Irish origin meaning ‘free from envy’.

Diarmaid – Of Irish origin and means ‘without envy’. This is also the name of several ancient Irish kings.

Diarmuid – This is the old Irish spelling of the name Dermot. This spelling is commonly used in the Irish legend of Diramuid and Grainne.

Ehioze – An African name meaning ‘not jealous’.

Gibbes – Scottish and German origin and means ‘envious’ or ‘jealousy’.

Kermit – Means ‘one who has jealousy or envy’.

Livianus – Of Ancient Roman origin and means ‘envious’.

Livius – A Roman family name that may be related to either the Latin word ‘liveo’ meaning ‘to envy’ or ‘lividus’ meaning ‘envious’.

Neidhard – This is a name of German origin meaning ‘envy’.

Phthonus – Greek origin and means ‘envy’ or ‘jealousy’.

Snow – Means ‘jealousy’ and is of Spanish origin.

Zavis – Derived from the Slavic word meaning ‘envy’.

The Final Thought

Although when you think of baby names, ones that mean envy or jealousy are not the first to come to mind there are some beautiful options available. We hope our list has inspired you to look beyond the more traditional baby names and choose one that is a little more unique! 

But if you are still looking for some further inspiration then why not check out some more names with unusual meanings such as fear, scared, or afraid. Or even snake or serpent.

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!