Rose

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 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 like Rosamund, … Continue reading Rose

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Cherie

Cherie comes from French chérie, a word which means "darling, sweetheart" from chérir (to cherish) derived from Latin cārus meaning "dear, beloved, expensive" via Proto-Indo-European *kéh₂ros (to desire, to wish). It may also be a variant spelling of Sherry, the name of a fortified wine in Spain called Xeres/Jerez, though Sherry is also a surname, the anglicized form of Irish Ó Searraigh meaning "descendant of Searrach", the latter a … Continue reading Cherie

Locke

Locke comes from a surname of several origins and meanings such as: an English, Dutch, and German surname derived from a place name called Lock, referring to someone who lived near an enclosure or a barrier on a river such as a bridge which could be open and closed at will; it could also be an … Continue reading Locke

Pippa

Pippa is usually used as a diminutive of Philippa, the feminine form of Philip, a male given name meaning "lover of horses" from Greek elements philos (friend, lover) and hipps (horse). Nicknames: Pip Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Philippa Phillippa Philippina (German)   Male forms: Philip Phillip Philippos (Ancient Greek) Philippus (Ancient Greek)  

Philip

Philip is an Ancient Greek name meaning "lover of horses" from Greek elements philos (friend, lover) and hippos (horse). As well as being a given name, Philip is also a surname derived from the same source. Nicknames: Phil, Pip Origin: Greek Variants: Philippos (Ancient Greek) Philippus (Ancient Greek) Phillip (English)   Feminine forms: Philippa Philipa Phillippa