Sydelle

Sydelle is an English female name, of modern coinage. I couldn’t quite find a specific origin or meaning to it, though it’s possible that it may have arisen as a variant (or perhaps another nickname) of Sadie, itself originally a diminutive form of Sarah meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman”. It also does resemble Sydney, which comes from an English surname meaning…

Shelby

Shelby comes from an English surname, of uncertain origin though possible a variant of Selby, made up from Old Norse selja (willow) and býr (settlement, farm), essentially meaning “settlement by the willow”. It’s also possible that Shelby is made up from Middle English schele “hut” combined with býr (farm, settlement). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Shelbee (English) Shelbie (English) Shellby (English) Selby…

Shota

Shota is a Japanese male name, a variant transcription of Shouta, with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: sho 正 “correct; justice; righteous” + ta 太 “plump, thick” (正太); sho 翔 “soar, fly” + ta 太 “plump, thick” (翔太); sho 章 “chapter; section” + ta 太 “plump, thick” (章太); sho 将 “leader, commander, general” + ta 太 “plump, thick” (将太); sho 匠 “artisan, workman, carpenter” + ta 多 “many, much” (匠多) There are…

Shirin

Shirin is a Persian female name meaning “sweet; pleasant”. One famous Shirin was a Persian queen, the wife of Khosrow II, the last great Sasanian king of Iran. She and Khosrow feature in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh (meaning Book of Kings, an epic long poem about the mythical history of the Persian empire) as well as an epic poem titled Khosrow…

Samina

Samina is an Arabic female name, a variant transcription of Thamina meaning “valuable, precious” from Arabic ṯamīn ثَمِين. Samina is also a feminine adjective word of samīn سَمِين meaning “fat, corpulent” likely used in the context of something that is fertile. It’s also possible that Samina is a variant form of Samine, itself a Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish feminine form of Samuel, a Hebrew male…

Scout

Scout comes from an English word, referring to someone who went out and gathered information. The word comes from Old French escouter (to listen, heed) via Latin auscultāre (to listen) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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….

Seymour

Seymour comes from an English surname via a Norman source, a locational name referring to someone who came from the town of Saint Maur(us) in northern France. It could also be a variant form of Seamer, an English surname meaning “sea lake” from Old English elements sae (sea or lake) and mere (pond, lake). Origin: Ancient…

Samar

Samar is an Arabic female name meaning “evening conversation” or “companion in evening talk”, derived from Arabic root س م ر‎ s-m-r (to stay awake; to speak at night). Samar is also a Hindu male name meaning “battle”, “war” derived from Sanskrit samara समर. Samar is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic, Sanskrit Variants: Samira (Arabic,…

Stephana

Stephana is a female given name, a variant of Stephanie, the feminine form of Stephen, an English male name derived from Greek Stephanos which means “crown, wreath” or more literally “that which surrounds, encircles”. In Ancient Greece, it was used as a word to refer to a winner of a contest. It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Nicknames: Step/Steff, Steffie…