Penna comes from Latin meaning “feather, plume, wing”. It’s also an Italian surname, either derived from the given name, or from Spanish Peña meaning “rock, cliff”, a locational surname referring to someone who lived near a cliff or rocky land. There’s also the Penna river in India (also known as Penneru) which comes from the Telugu words penu (grand)…


Zafir is an Arabic male name, a variant spelling of Zafar meaning “victory, triumph, success”. It’s also a surname derived from the given name. Spelled zafír (with the accent on the i), it becomes the Hungarian word for “sapphire”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Zafeer Zafar  


Melisent seems to be a variant spelling of Millicent, the English form of Germanic Amalasuintha meaning “strong labor” or “strong work” from amal (work, labor) and swinth (strong). Melisent, and Melisende, are the Norman French form of the name. Origin: Germanic   Variants: Melicent (English) Melisende (Medieval French) Mélisande (French) Amalasuintha (Ancient Germanic) Millicent (English) Melisande (English, French) Mélisande (French)  


Adam is a male name that derives from Hebrew. It has various meanings such as “man”, “earth, soil, ground”, and “red”. According to Judaism, Christianty, and Islam, Adam was the first man ever created, along with Eve. It’s also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Addy is a Medieval diminutive for Adam. Origin:…


Piper comes from an English surname meaning “pipe player”, from Old English pipere referring to someone who played the pipes. The name is derived from Latin piper meaning “pepper” via Greek piperi  from Sanskrit pippali (long pepper). Origin: Sanskrit, Indo-Aryan Variants: Pyper  


Rylan is a variant form of Ryland, an English surname meaning “rye clearing” or “rye land” from Old English ryge (rye) and land (land), likely a place name referring to someone who lived near one. Origin: Old English Variants: Ryland  


Shae is a variant spelling of Shea, which comes from O’Shea, which is the anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Séaghdha meaning “descendant of Séaghdha”, Séaghdha being a male given name of uncertain meaning though I’ve seen several possible meanings listed for it such as “admirable” or “hawk-like”; “esteem” and “regard”; or “fine, fortunate”. Origin: Gaelic…


Holden comes from an English surname meaning “hollow valley” or “deep valley” from Old English elements hol (hollow, deep) and denu (valley), originally referring to someone who lived near one. Origin: Old English Variants: Holden Houlden  


Dale comes from an English surname meaning “dale” or “valley” from Old English dael (dale, valley) derived from Proto-Germanic *dalan (curve, arch). Origin: Proto-Germanic        


Glenn comes from a Scottish surname meaning “valley” from Gaelic gleann, originally used to refer to someone who lived near a valley. Origin: Gaelic Variants: Glen (English, Scottish) Glyn (Welsh) Glynn (Welsh)   Female forms: Glenna (English, Scottish) Glenne (English)  


Agnes is the Latinized form of Hagne, a Greek female name meaning “pure, chaste” from Greek hagnos (pure, chaste). The name later became associated with Latin agnus meaning “lamb” because of a virgin-martyr who died for her faith in ancient Rome, even though the name has nothing to do with it. Nicknames: Aggie Origin: Greek Variants: Hagne (Ancient Greek) Hagno (Ancient…


Manfred comes from an Old German name though there seems to be some uncertainty as to the first element of the name. The second element comes from Germanic frid (peace) while the first part of the name either comes from Germanic man (man) or magan (strength) so the name could mean either “strong peace” or “man peace/ peaceful man”. As well…


Maureen is the Anglicized form of Máirín, a diminutive of Máire, the Irish form of Mary which ultimately comes from Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian name…


Christopher is the English form of Christophoros, a Late Greek name meaning “bearing Christ” from Greek pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning “anointed”. Nicknames: Chris, Christie/Christy, Topher, Kit Origin: Greek Variants: Christofer (English) Cristofer (English) Kristopher (English) Kristoffer (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Scandinavian) Christoffer (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Christophe (French) Christoph (German) Christoforos (Greek)…


Zoe is a Greek female name meaning “life”. It was used as a calque of Eve by Jews (a calque being a loan translation of a word or phrase that means the same thing in another language), as well as being the name of several figures in the Ancient world such as the Byzantine empress…


Jensen is a surname originally of Scandinavian origin meaning “son of Jens”, Jens being the Danish form of John, a Hebrew male name meaning “God is gracious”. It was a patronymic surname referring to the son of a man named Jens. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jenson (English)    


Hedda is a short form of Hedwig, a Germanic female name meaning “battle war” from Germanic elements hadu (battle) and wig (war). Origin: Germanic Variants: Hedwig (German) Hadewig (Hadewig) Hedvig (Norwegian, Swedish)  


William comes from Germanic name Willahelm meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection” from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Nicknames: Will, Willy/Willie, Bill, Billy/Billie, Liam Origin: Germanic Variants: Willahelm (Ancient Germanic) Wilhelm (German, Polish)   Female forms: Wilhelmina (Dutch, German, Polish, English) Wilhelmine (German) Willa (English)  


Alita is a very rare name, possible a variant of Alethea, a Greek female name meaning “truth”. It could also be a variant spelling of Alida, the Dutch, Hungarian, and German diminutive of Adelaide meaning “noble kind, noble type” from Germanic elements adal (noble) and heid (kind, type, sort). It’s just as likely that Alita could be a short…


Sinjin is the phonetic spelling of St. John, which has always been a little confusing for me because I’ve always pronounced it as Saint John, pronouncing the saint. The pronounciation could be derived from Norman-French, much like Sinclair comes St. Clair. Sinjin is both a first name and a surname, apparently originally used to honor…