Ela

Ela is a female given name with several possible etymologies: Ela is a Turkish female name which comes from the word meaning "hazel" as in the color; Ela is also a Polish diminutive of Elżbieta, the Polish form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance"; it's also possible that…

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Hugh

Hugh is an English male name meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” derived from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz (mind; thought; understanding) which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Hugh is also an English surname originating from the given name, though as an Irish and Scottish surname it's an anglicized form of Gaelic names…

Ronya

Ronya is a female given name, a variant spelling of Ronja, a Swedish female name which was first created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren for her children's book Ronja, the Robber's Daughter (1981) (Ronja rövardotter in Swedish). Lindgren was apparently inspired by the name from Juronjaure, the name of a lake in north Sweden which gets it name from a…

Ames

Ames comes from an English surname, originating from the Medieval English and French given name Amis which comes from Latin amicus meaning "friend, friendly; amicable" which itself derives from Latin amare (to love) derived from a PIE root word. It seems to have originated as a nickname for someone who was friendly or well-liked. As a German surname it…

Deandra

Deandra is an English female name, either a combination of Dean (an English male name with various meanings of "valley", or “dean”, referring to a person who was a dean or someone who worked for one, referring to an ecclesialtical head of a cathedral. It’s derived from Latin decanus meaning “chief of ten” in reference to someone who was in…

Sheldon

Sheldon comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from any place called Sheldon. It's made up from Old English elements scylf (shelf) and either dun (hill) or denu (valley), so essentially meaning "steep-sided valley". Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Agatha

Agatha is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Agathe which comes from agathos meaning "good, brave, noble, moral", of uncertain origin though possibly derived from a Proto-Hellenic source, perhaps via a PIE root word. Nicknames: Aggie Origin: possibly Proto-Indo-European Variants: Agata (Russian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian) Agafya (Russian) Águeda (Spanish, Portuguese) Agathe (Ancient Greek,…

Jeremy

Jeremy is the Medieval English form of Jeremiah, a Hebrew male name meaning “Yahweh has uplifted” or “Yahweh has exalted”. Nicknames: Jerry Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jeremiah (English) Jeremia (English) Hieremias (Biblical Latin) Ieremias (Biblical Greek) Yirmiyahu (Biblical Hebrew) Jeremias (Portuguese, German, Finnish) Jorma (Finnish) Jérémie (French) Jérémy (French) Jeremie (English) Jeremías (Spanish)  

Megan

Megan is a Welsh female name, originally used as a diminutive of Margaret, which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” or “cluster of flowers” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Nicknames: Meg, Meggie Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Meghan (English) Meaghan (English) Meagan (English) Maegan (English) Maeghan (English) Margaret (English) Marjorie (English) Marjory (English) Margery (English) Margarita (Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian,…