Bright/Clear, D names, Female, Light, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Diva

Diva comes from an English word referring to a distinguished female singer or prima donna which comes from Latin dīva meaning “goddess; female deity”, the feminine form of dīvus (godlike, godly; belonging to a deity) which derives from PIE *deywós (god), a derivative of root *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). Diva is also an Indian female name which comes from Old Marathi meaning “lamp, light” derived from Sanskrit dīpa (light; lamp).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit

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Variants:

  • Dipa (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil)
  • Deepa (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil)
  • Deeva (English, Kannada, Punjabi, Marathi, Hindi)

 

Male forms:

  • Divo (Italian)
  • Deep (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi)
  • Dip (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi)

 

Diva- दिवा (Sanskrit)

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