Sigismondo

Sigismondo is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Sigismund, a Germanic male name, a variant of Sigmund, made up of Germanic elements sigu (victory) and mund (protector), so the name essentially means "victorious protector" or "victory protection". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Meaning: victory protection or victorious protection Usage: Italian Variants: Sigmund (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English) Sigismund (German, Ancient …

Seamus

Seamus (pr. sha-mus) is an anglicized form of Séamus, the Irish form of James, an English male name derived from Late Latin Iacomus via Greek Iakobos, which comes from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (English form of Jacob) meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”.  Origin: Hebrew Variants: Séamus (Irish) Séamas (Irish) Shamus (Irish) Sheamus (Irish) Shaymus (English)  

Shaddan

Shaddan is an Arabic male name meaning "grown antelope", or at least that's what the sites I've found list it as meaning. There was very little I could find behind the name itself. Origin: Arabic Shaddan- شَدَّان (Arabic)  

Sedona

Sedona is the name of a city in Arizona, named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877-1950), the wife of the first postmaster. Apparently, Sedona's mother came up with the name because it sounded pretty. According to a user at Behind the Name, it's possible that she may have been inspired by Sidony or Sidonia, the feminine form of Sidonius, a …

Sample

Sample comes from an English surname, originating as an Anglo-Norman locational name for someone who came from an of various places in Normandy called St. Paul, named for the churches dedicated to Saint Paul, which means "small, humble". Sample is also an English word referring to a small part or quantity used to determine the entire quality of a …

Sansa

Sansa is a female given name which many people will associate with George R.R. Martin's character in his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. I've seen many sites list it as being derived from Sanskrit meaning "praise, admiration", which seems to come from a shortened form of praśaṃsā प्रशंसा (praise, admiration, approval, commendation). Considering that Sansa Stark …

Skye

Skye is the name of one of the largest island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The etymology of the name is obscure; it may be derived from Old Norse ský (cloud) and ey (island) meaning "cloud island". It's also been linked to Scottish Gaelic sgitheanach meaning "winged". Skye can also be used as a variant spelling of Sky, referring …

Sephora

Sephora is the Biblical Greek form of Zipporah, a Hebrew female name meaning "bird" via Hebrew tsipor צִפּוֹר (bird). This was the name of the Midianite wife of Moses in the Old Testament. Sephora is also the name of a French multinational chain of beauty products. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Séphora (French) Seffora (Biblical Latin) Zipporah (Hebrew) Tzipporah (Hebrew) Tziporah …

Shemar

Shemar is an African-American male name, a variant of Shamar which has a few possible origins: the first is that it originated as a variant of Lamar, which comes from a French surname meaning "the pool"; it may also be a variant of Jamar, itself a blended form of Jamal (an Arabic name meaning "handsome, beauty") and Lamar;  it may …

Salix

Salix is the name of a genus of willow. It comes from Latin salix meaning "willow" which derives from PIE root *saləḱ-, *salək- (willow). As for the pronunciation, it depends. In Latin it's pronounced sa-lix (Forvo) though I imagine many English speakers would pronounce it as say-lix (Forvo). I suppose it depends on one's preference. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Samara

Samara is a female given name of uncertain origin. It's the name of a city in Russia which was named after the Samara River that runs through the city (although there are several rivers named Samara in Russia). It was originally founded as a fortress city in 1586 in order to protect against invading nomadic …

Scholastica

Scholastica is a Late Roman name meaning "rhetorician, orator" which comes from Latin scholasticus (scholastic; scholarly) via Ancient Greek skholastikos (enjoying leisure; devoting one's time to leisure) via skholḗ (leisure, free time) derived from PIE root word *seǵʰ- (to hold). The word scholastic refers to a scholar or teacher, someone of great learning. Scholastica is the name of a Catholic saint. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: …