Roberta

Roberta is the feminine form of Robert, the anglicized form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright). Nicknames: Bobby/Bobbie, Robby/Robbie, Berta Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Robertina (Italian and Spanish diminutive of Roberta Roberte (French) Robin (English) Robyn (English) Robina (English) Robinia (English) Ruperta (Spanish)   Male forms Robert (English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Estonian,…

Hardwin

Hardwin comes from an Ancient Germanic name, a variant of Hartwin meaning “brave friend”, made up of Germanic elements hart (hardy, brave) and win (friend). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hartwin (German, Ancient Germanic) Arduino (Italian) Ortwin (English)      

Noya

Noya is a Hebrew female name meaning “beauty” derived from Hebrew nói נוֹי (ornament, decoration, beauty). Noya is also a surname: as a Galician surname it’s a locational name for someone who came from a place called Noia; as a Catalan surname it’s a variant of Noya, itself a truncated form of the Anoia river in Catalonia. Noia is…

Sohan

Sohan is a male given name of uncertain etymology and meaning. I’ve seen it listed as an Indian male name meaning “handsome” or “good-looking”; according to Behind the Name, it may also be modern French name, a variant of Jean, a French male name, the French form of John which comes from Hebrew meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Sohan is also…

Martina

Martina is the feminine form of Martin which ultimately derives from the name of the Roman war of god, Mars, who played a prominent role in Roman worship, including being linked to agricultural functions. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible…

Saber

Saber refers to a type of backsword with a curved blade. The word comes from French sabre (single-edged sword) via German Säbel via Hungarian szablya (saber) via szab (to cut), which itself derives from an uncertain source. It could be derived from a Turkic origin or a Tungusic one. Saber is also a Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician, and Occitan…

Anise

Anise is the name of an herb (also called aniseed) which grows in the Mediterranean region. It has a history in the ancient world, used as both a spice and a fragrance, and has a sweet, licorice-like taste which is why anise oil is used in licorice candy. It’s also been used as a flavoring…

Elvis

Elvis is an English male name of uncertain meaning. It could be a variant of Alvis, an anglicized spelling of Alvíss, the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology. He was supposed to marry Thrud, the daughter of the Norse god Thor. However, Thor wasn’t too pleased with the arrangement so he came up with a trick requiring the dwarf to prove…

Delyth

Delyth is a Welsh female name, an elaborated form of del meaning “pretty”. Origin: Welsh  

Rowe

Rowe comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: it could be a locational name for someone who lived near a hedgerow or a row of houses. It comes from Old English rāw, ræw meaning “row”; it’s also possible that it may have arisen as a medieval form of Roul, the Norman French form of Rolf which comes…