Naya

Naya is a very multicultural name with various meanings. The most common one I keep seeing is that it is a variant of Nia which could be from Swahili meaning “purpose”, “will”, or “resolve”, though it may also be a Welsh form of Irish Niamh meaning “bright”; Naya is also an Arabic female name deriving from Persian nay/ney,…

Walker

Walker comes from an English surname, an occupational name for a fuller, someone who thickened and scoured raw cloth by beating and trampling it in water. It comes from Old English wealcere (one who fulls cloth), a derivative of wealcan (to walk, to move around) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Magda

Magda is a Scandinavian short form of Magdalena, a Latinate form of Magdalene, originally a title meaning “of Magdala” in reference to someone who came from the town or village of Magdala, originally located at the Sea of Galilee. Magdala comes from Hebrew migdal meaning “tower”. Origin: Hebrew  

Gerald

Gerald is an English male name, as well as a surname, made up from Germanic elements ger (spear) and wald (rule) essentially meaning “ruler of the spear”. Nicknames: Gerry, Jerry Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Jerald (English) Jerold (English) Jerrold (English) Gerold (Germanic, Ancient Germanic) Gerhold (Archaic German) Gerolt (Dutch) Gérald (French) Géraud (French) Gearalt (Irish) Gearóid (Irish) Giraldo (Italian) Geraldo (Spanish,…

Celina

Celina seems to be a variant spelling of Selena at first glance, the name of the Greek goddess of the moon, which fittingly means “moon”; though it may also be a short form of Marcelina (or any name ending in celina), the Polish feminine form of Marcellus, an ancient Roman cognomen which originated as a diminutive of Marcus, a Roman praenomen which…

Frasier

Frasier comes from a Scottish surname of unknown origin. Though it’s believed to be of Norman origin, there is no place in France with the name. It could possibly be a corrupted form of a Gaelic name. The name later became associated with the French word fraisier meaning “strawberry (plant)”, which led to its being adopted…

Starr

Starr is a variant spelling of Star, the English word used to refer to “any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, which appear as fixed luminous points in the sky at night” (dictionary.com). It comes from Old English steorra (star) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Starr is also a surname originating from the word….

Thunder

Thunder refers to the loud, rumbling sound that comes after lightning. It comes from Old English þunor meaning “thunder” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word.  Origin: Proto-Indoo-European  

Alcyone

Alcyone is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, the name of one of the Pleiades. Another Alcyone was the name of a Thessalian princess married to Ceyx. They loved each other very much and would call each other “Zeus“ and “Hera“, angering Zeus. When Ceyx was at sea, the god caused his ship to sink and him…