Polina

Polina is either a Slavic and Greek form of Paulina (the feminine form of Paulinus, a Roman cognomen meaning “small” or “humble” via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word) or it’s a Russian diminutive of Apollinariya, the Russian feminine form of Apollinaris which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. The name is of uncertain etymology and…

Leoncio

Leoncio is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Leontios, an Ancient Greek name meaning “lion” which seems to be derived from a non Indo-European root word, perhaps from a Proto-Semtic one. Origin: uncertain, perhaps Proto-Semitic Variants Leôncio (Brazilian Portuguese) Leon (Ancient Greek, English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch) Leontios (Ancient Greek) Leontius (Latinized Ancient…

Aharon

Aharon is the Hebrew form of Aaron, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning. It’s possible that it comes from an Ancient Egyptian source, perhaps aha rw meaning “warrior lion”. It’s also possible that it comes from a Hebrew source with possible meanings of “high mountain”, “bright”, or “exalted”. Origin: Ancient Egyptian, Hebrew Variants Aaron (English, Jewish) Aron (Polish,…

Lionel

Lionel originated as a diminutive of French Léon meaning “lion” derived from Ancient Greek leon (lion). In Arthurian legend, Lionel is also the name of a knight of the Round Table, a double cousin of Lancelot. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Léonel (French) Lionello (Italian)   Female forms: Lionella (Italian)  

Leandra

Leandra is the feminine form of Leander, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Leandros  meaning “lion of a man” or “lion man”. In Greek mythology, Leander was a young man who was in love with Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite, though they both lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont. Every night, Leander would swim across the water guided…

Lionella

Lionella is the feminine form of Lionello, the Italian form of Lionel meaning “little lion”, Lionel being a French diminutive of Léon which comes from Greek leon meaning “lion”. Origin: Ancient Greek Male forms: Lionello (Italian) Lionel (French, English) Léonel (French)  

Hafsa

Hafsa is an Arabic female name which seems to have an uncertain meaning behind it. It could mean “gathering” or it could mean “little lioness”, “female lion cub”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Hafsah (Arabic) Hafza (Arabic)   Male forms: Hafs (Arabic)   Hafsa- حفصة (Arabic)  

Leona

Leona is a female given name, the feminine form of Leon which comes from Ancient Greek leon meaning “lion” which seems to be derived from a Proto-Semitic root word *labiʾ- (lion). Origin: Proto-Semitic Variants: Leone (English) Leonie (German, Dutch) Léone (French) Léonie (French) Léontine (French) Léonne (French) Leonia (Late Roman) Leontina (Late Roman, Italian) Leola (English) Leontyne (English)…

Apollonia

Apollonia is the feminine form of Apollonios, an Ancient Greek name which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. His name is of uncertain etymology and meaning though the ancient Greeks often associated it with the Greek apollymi meaning “to destroy”. It’s also been associated with Doric apella “wall”, later referring to an assembly. Other possible theories regarding the name…

Lois

Lois is a female given name of uncertain origin. It was the name of the grandmother of Timothy, a disciple of St. Paul who wrote two epistles to him. A possible meaning attributed to the name is from Ancient Greek loion meaning “more desirable, agreeable”. However, according to this site it’s also possible that the name may be…