Animals, B names, Bears/Bear cubs, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European

Benno

Benno is a short form of German names beginning with the Germanic element bern meaning "bear". Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Animals, B names, Bears/Bear cubs, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Bernadette

Bernadette is the French feminine form of Bernard which comes from Germanic name Bernhard meaning "brave bear" or "hardy bear" made up of Germanic elements bern (bear) and hard (brave, hardy). Nicknames: Bernie/Berny, Ettie/Etty Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Bernardine (English) Bernadett (Hungarian) Bernardetta (Italian) Bernarda (Spanish, Slovene, Croatian) Bernardita (Spanish)   Male forms: Bernard (English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene,… Continue reading Bernadette

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Dina

Dina is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Deen/Dīn meaning "religion, creed" though it also means "debt, loan", "duty, obligation, law" and "judgement, ruling"; it seems to be derived from a Proto-Semitic root word in reference to a legal sense (obligated conduct; decisions of morality or ethics, judgement, decree, ruling), and is a cognate with… Continue reading Dina

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Artyom

Artyom is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Artemios, an Ancient Greek male name derived from the Greek goddess of the hunt and wild animals, Artemis. The name is of uncertain etymology and meaning with some sources citing it as pre-Greek. It could possibly be related to Persian *arte or *arta meaning “great, excellent, holy” or from Greek árktos meaning “bear” since… Continue reading Artyom

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Arturo

Arturo is the Italian and Spanish form of Arthur, the name of the legendary king of the Arthurian legends, the king of the Britons who defended against Saxon invaders. The meaning behind the name is unknown though it has often been linked to Celtic *artos meaning “bear” combined with rīxs meaning “king” meaning “bear king” or gwr (man) meaning “bear man”. The name may… Continue reading Arturo

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Orsino

Orsino is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Ursinus, a Roman name derived from Latin Ursus meaning "bear" via Proto-Italic *orssos (bear) which derives from a PIE root word. Orsino is also an Italian surname originating from the given name. Orsino features as a character in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (1600-01). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Orso (Italian) Orsolo (Italian) Ursinus (Late… Continue reading Orsino

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Artemisia

Artemisia (pr. ar-te-mee-see-ya; Forvo) is an Ancient Greek female name, the feminine form of Artemisios which itself is derived from the name of the Greek goddess of the hunt and wild animals, Artemis. The name is of uncertain etymology and meaning with some sources citing it as pre-Greek. It could possibly be related to Persian *arte or *arta meaning “great, excellent, holy” or from… Continue reading Artemisia

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Arcadie

Arcadie is the French form of Arcadia, the feminine form of Arcadius which is the Latinized form of Arkadios meaning "of Arcadia", referring to someone who came from a region in Greece called Arcadia and came to represent the idea of an unspoiled, pastoral wilderness. It seems to derive its name from Ancient Greek arktos meaning "bear" derived from a PIE root .… Continue reading Arcadie

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Birds, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, M names, Male, Nature, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Germanic, Seagull, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Maven

Maven comes from an English word referring to someone who is an expert in a particular field, such as wine or coffee; basically a connoisseur. The origin of the word comes from Yiddish mevyn (expert, connoisseur, know-it-all) derived from Hevrew mevin (one who understands, connoisseur, expert). I've also seen Maven listed as an anglicized form of Meidhbhín, an Irish female name… Continue reading Maven