Samara

Samara is a female given name of uncertain origin. It's the name of a city in Russia which was named after the Samara River that runs through the city (although there are several rivers named Samara in Russia). It was originally founded as a fortress city in 1586 in order to protect against invading nomadic …

Alonso

Alonso is a Spanish male name, a variant of Alfonso which is the Spanish and Italian form of a Visigothic name which seems to be made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and funs (ready). Alphonse is also a surname originating from the given name. It’s also possible that Alfonso is a variant form of Ildefonso, the Spanish form of Visigothic Hildefuns meaning “battle …

Tilda

Tilda is an English female given name which originated as a nickname for Matilda meaning "strength in battle" or "might in battle" from Germanic elements maht (might, strength) and hild (battle). Tilda could also be used as a nickname for Clotilda which also comes from another Germanic name, Chlotichilda, meaning “famous battle” or “battle fame” made up from Germanic elements hlud (fame) and hild (battle). …

Elizabella

Elizabella is a modern English name, a combination of Elizabeth (meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance") and Isabella (itself another form of Elizabeth); however, Bella (which is also a nickname for Isabella) is also an Italian and Spanish word meaning "beautiful" from Latin bellus (beautiful, pretty, handsome); bella is also the feminine form of bellum meaning “war; battle, combat” from Latin duellum (war) …

Mariana

Mariana is the feminine form of Marianus, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from Marius, which comes from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible that Mars is related to a much older source, perhaps from …

Xiomara

Xiomara is a Spanish female name, the Spanish form of Guiomar, a Spanish and Portuguese name possibly deriving from Wigmar, a Germanic name meaning “famous in battle” made up from wig (war, battle) and māri (famous, renowned). It was the name of a male cousin of Guinevere‘s in the Vulgate cycle who becomes the lover of Morgan le Fay. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Guiomar …

Clovis

Clovis is a  French male name, the shortened form of Clodovicus, the Latinized form of Ancient Germanic Chlodovech meaning "famous battle" or "famous in battle", derived from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle). It's also a French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Louis (French, English, Dutch) Lewis (English) Loïc (French, Breton) Ludovic …

Aeronwy

Aeronwy is a Welsh female name, a combination of Aeron which is either derived from the Welsh word aeron meaning "fruits; berries" or it could be derived from the name of a river derived the name of a Celtic goddess, Agrona, the goddess of war and death in Welsh mythology whose name, fittingly means "battle, slaughter, carnage"; combined …

Delinda

Delinda is a female given name which seems to be a modern coinage, probably a combination of the prefix De- combined with Linda, originally a short form of Germanic element linde or lindi meaning “soft, tender” or “linden tree, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. It's also possible that it rose up as a shortened …

Cain

Cain is the name of the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel. It seems to be derived from Hebrew qanah meaning "acquired, acquisition" or perhaps related to a root word meaning "to create"; it could also be from qayin meaning "spear" or "smith" Cain is also a Welsh word and female name meaning "lovely, …

Waylon

Waylon is an English male name, a variant of Wayland which comes from Weland, the Old English cognate of Wieland, made up of Germanic elements wig (war) and nandaz (daring, brave), or land (land). I've also seen it listed It could be derived from Germanic elements wela (skill) and land (land). In Germanic mythology, Wayland the Smith was a legendary blacksmith and craftsman who had no …

Celina

Celina seems to be a variant spelling of Selena at first glance, the name of the Greek goddess of the moon, which fittingly means "moon"; though it may also be a short form of Marcelina (or any name ending in celina), the Polish feminine form of Marcellus, an ancient Roman cognomen which originated as a diminutive of Marcus, a Roman praenomen which …