Gina

Gina comes from a short form of names ending in -gina such as Regina (meaning “queen” from Latin), Georgina (the feminine form of George meaning “farmer, earthworker); Aegina (from Greek meaning “of a goat, goat); Virginia (which comes from a Roman cognomen of unknown meaning though often associated with Latin virgo “maid, virgin”); Luigina (the Italian diminutive of Luigia, the Italian feminine form of Louis…

Ilian

Ilian is the Bulgarian and Romanian form of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning “my God is Yahweh” or “Yahweh is my God”. Ilian is also an old Swedish form of German Ilgen via Gilgen, an Old High German form of Aegidius, a Latin male name meaning “young goat; kid” which comes from Ancient Greek aegis (shield; defense) via Ancient Greek aigis (goatskin) from a…

Giles

Giles is the medieval English form of Aegidius, a Latin male name meaning “young goat; kid” which comes from Ancient Greek aegis (shield; defense) via Ancient Greek aigis (goatskin) from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂eyǵ- (goat). Giles is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gyles (English) Gilles (French) Gidie (Medieval French) Gil (Spanish, Portuguese) Gillis (Dutch) Egidio…

Aegina

Aegina is the name of a Greek island, its name derived from the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was a lover of Zeus. The name is possibly derived from Greek aiginos meaning “of a goat”. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Aeginea (Greek) Aigina (Greek)  

Aegeus

Aegeus is the name of the father of Theseus in Greek mythology, the king of Athens, and who gave his name to the Aegean Sea. His name may be derived from Greek aigeios meaning “of a goat” though it may also be derived from Greek aigis meaning “goatskin” or “shield”, the latter referencing the shield of Zeus or Athena….

Capricorn

Capricorn comes from Latin Capricornus meaning “horned goat” or “having horns like a goat” from Latin capra (goat) and cornu (horn), the name originally referring to a mythical hybrid of a goat fish, a half-goat, half-fish creature with its top half that of a goat and its lower half of a fish. It’s the name of a both a constellation and…