Socorro is a Spanish and Portuguese female given name (as well as a Spanish word) meaning “help, relief, succor”. It’s taken from a title of the Virgin Mary (Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro, or Our Lady of Pepertual Succor). It derives from Latin succurrere (to bring aid, run to the rescue). It’s also a place name as well as a surname derived from the given name.
Semiramis is the name of a legendary Assyrian queen who has been associated with the goddess Ishtar. Her name may be a Hellenized form of Shammuramat or Sammuramat which could possibly mean “loving doves” from Akkadian summatu (female dove) and ramu (to love).
- Semiramide (Italian)
- Shammuramat (Assyrian)
- Sammuramat (Assyrian)
- Sammu-Ramat (Assyrian)
Sidonie is the French form of Sidonia, the feminine form of Sidonius, a Latin name meaning “of Sidon”, referring to someone from the ancient Phoenician city of Sidon (in what is now modern day Saïda, Lebanon). Sidon itself most likely comes from Phoenician Tzidhon meaning “fishing place” or “fishery” from tzud (to hunt, capture).
- Sidony (English)
- Sidonia (German, Late Roman)
Shinichi is a Japanese male name with various meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: 真一 “true, reality + one”, 信一 “trust, faith, belief + one”, 伸一 “extend, lengthen + one”, 進一 “advance, progress, move on + one”, 新一 “new + one”, 慎一 “careful, prudent, humility + one”, 晋一 “to proceed, advance + one”, 紳一 “gentleman + one”, 鎮一 “tranquil, calm + one”, 愼一 “care, cautious + one”, and likely other meanings.
Shigeru is a Japanese male name with various meanings depending on the kanji used such as 茂 “luxuriant, lush, abundant”, 繁 “rich, prosperous, luxurious, flourishing”, and likely other meanings.
Susumu is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: 進 “advance, make progress”; 丞 “to help, rescue”; 前進 “in front, before + advance, make progress”; 進歩 “advance, make progress + walk, a step”; and other meanings depending on the kanji used.
Seiya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used. Some meanings I could find are: 世哉 “world, generation”; 星矢 “star, planet, heavenly body + arrow”; 清耶 “clear, distinct, apparent, pure + father”; 正夜 “correct, righteous + night”; 生八 “life, existence, being + eight”; 成也 “to become, to succeed, accomplish + to be, also, too”; 声弥 “voice + extensive, full, complete”; 盛哉 “prosper”; 聖野 “holy, sacred + area, field”; 世乎 “world, generation + seem to, as if”; 西椰 “west + coconut tree”; 征椰 “conquer, subdue, vanquish + coconut tree”. Though there are likely many more meanings than this.
Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and transformation in Hindu mythology, and one of the principle gods in Hinduism along with Brahma and Vishnu, as well as being the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His name comes from Sanskrit Śivá meaning “auspicious, benign, gracious, kind”. Shiva is also a Persian female name meaning “charming, eloquent”. In Judaism, Shiva is a week-long mourning period for a close relative derived from Hebrew shiv’áh meaning “seven”.
Origin: Sanskrit, Persian, Hebrew
- Sheeva (Indian, Persian, English)
- Siva (Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam)
Sylvester is the medieval spelling of Silvester, a Roman name meaning “of the wood, of the forest” from Latin silvestris from silva (wood, forest, grove). Sylvester is also a surname originating from the given name.
Nicknames: Vester, Sly
- Silvester (Late Roman, Dutch, Slovene, Slovak, German, English)
- Silvestr (Czech)
- Sylvestre (French)
- Szilveszter (Hungarian)
- Silvestro (Italian)
- Sylwester (Polish)
- Silvestre (Spanish, Portuguese)
- Silvestras (Lithuanian)
- Sylvestris (Latin)
- Sylvestra (English)
- Silvestra (Italian, Slovene)
Sol is the Latin name for “sun”, and the name of the Roman god of the sun as well as being the Spanish and Potuguese word for “sun” deriving from Latin as well. It’s also a short form of Solomon, deriving from Hebrew shalom meaning “peace”. As a surname, it’s seems to have originated from Latin sol.
Spelled Sól, it’s the name of the Norse goddess of the sun; her name means “sun” in Old Norse.
Sol, also spelled as Sul and Seol, is also a Korean surname although I couldn’t manage to find an exact meaning behind it. Sol is also a Korean unisex given name meaning “pine tree” in Hangul; it can be used on its own or as part of a compound name.
Origin: Latin, Hebrew, Old Norse, Korean
- Sola (f)
- Sole (Italian, Spanish)
솔 (Hangul)– Sol