Yuma

Yuma is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 遊 “play” + ma 真 “true; reality; Buddhist sect” (遊真); yu 裕 “abundant; rich; fertile” + ma 馬 “horse” (裕馬); yu 優 “tenderness; excel; surpass; tenderness, gentleness” + ma 馬 “horse” (優馬); yu 雄 “male, masculine; hero; leader; superiority; excellence” + ma 磨 “polish; grind; brush (teeth)” (雄磨); yu 悠 “permanence; distant; long time;…

Horsa

Horsa is the name of a prominent Anglo-Saxon warrior and leader who, along with his brother Hengist, led the first Anglo-Saxon settlers into Britain in the 5th century. Horsa comes from Germanic element hros meaning “horse” via Proto-Germanic *hrussą (horse) derived from PIE root word *ḱers- (to run). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Hengist

Hengist is the name of a prominent Anglo-Saxon warrior and leader who, along with his brother Hengist, led the first Anglo-Saxon settlers into Britain in the 5th century. He later became the king of Kent. Hengist is an Ancient Germanic name meaning “stallion” which comes from Proto-Germanic *hangistaz (horse, stallion) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word….

Rosalind

Rosalind is an English female name made up of Germanic elements hros (horse) and lind (soft, weak, flexible, pliable) essentially meaning “soft horse” or “flexible horse”. Rosalind has also been associated with Latin rosa linda meaning “beautiful rose” though there is no connection between the two. Rosalind is the name of a character in Shakespeare’s As You Like It…

Rosetta

Rosetta is the Italian diminutive of Rosa essentially meaning “little rose”,which comes from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally spelled Rohese or Roese. Rose is also a short form of names…

Eponine

Eponine is the anglicized form of Éponine, a French female name popularized by Victor Hugo‘s novel Les Misérables (1862). It’s the French form of Epponina, a Gaulish name which could be based on Epona, a Celtic goddess of horses who was popular not only in Celtic religions but also among the Romans as well. It means “horse” from Gaulish epos via Proto-Celtic *ekʷos…

Destry

Destry is an English male given name, the English form of Destrier meaning “warhorse”, referring to the horse of a medieval knight. It comes from Anglo-Norman destrer, destrier meaning “warhorse” via Vulgar Latin *dextrarius (led by the right hand) from Latin dextera (right hand) deriving from PIE *deḱs- “right (opposite left) or essentially south”. The meaning comes from being led on the right side…

Roz

Roz is a female given name which came about as a short form of names such as Rosalind, Rosamund, Rose, or any similar sounding names. Rose is the name of a flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose…

Attila

Attila is a male name, its most famous bearer the 5th century leader of the Huns, an ancient Nomadic people across central Europe, and who was feared by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Though often depicted as savage, barbaric and merciless, these depictions were made out by his enemies; a closer look by historians…