Colt

Colt is an English word referring to a young male horse under four years, though it can also be used to refer to a young, inexperienced person. In Biblical translations, colt is used to refer to a young camel or donkey. The word comes from Old English colt (young donkey, young camel) via Proto-Germanic *kultaz derived from …

Arrosa

Arrosa is a Basque female name, the Basque form of Rose, 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”. Arrosa also means "pink" in Basque. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning …

Hawkins

Hawkins comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: it's a diminutive of Hawk which refers to the bird. It comes from Old English Hafoc (hawk), which originated either as an occupational name for a hawker or as a nickname for someone who resembled a hawk in some way; it's also possible that Hawkins is a …

Uma

Uma is another name for Parvati, a Hindu goddess of fertility, love, devotion, and power.  The name means "flax; linseed" as well as "light; splendor; fame; tranquility; night". It's also possible that Uma comes from an expression, u mā "oh, don't", because Parvati wanted to practice self-denial in order to gain Shiva's attention and her mother tried to dissuade …

Rosemary

Rosemary is the name of an herb which can be used as an essential oil or in cooking, and symbolizes remembrance. It gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning "dew of the sea", apparently because it thrives near the sea. It could also be used as a combination of Rose and Mary.  Nicknames: Rose, Rosie/Rosy, Romy/Romey/Rommy, Mary …

Etzel

Etzel is the Germanic form of Attila, its most famous bearer being 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 …

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 Horsa, 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 …