Miltiades

Miltiades is an Ancient Greek male name, belonging to several men in history, including an Athenian general responsible for the defeat of the Persians in the Battle of Marathon. It comes from Ancient Greek miltos meaning “red earth” (which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin) combined with the patronymic suffix ides. The name is pronounced as mil-ty-a-dis,…

Raleigh

Raleigh comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Raleigh. It either means “red clearing” from Old English elements read (red) and leah (clearing, wood), or “roe deer clearing” from Old English ra (roe) and leah (clearing, wood). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Rawley (English) Rawleigh (English) Raley (English)  

Griselda

Griselda is an English female name derived from a Germanic origin meaning “gray battle” via Germanic elements gris (gray) and hild (battle). Nicknames: Zelda, Selda Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Griselde (German) Grisold (German) Grizeldisz (Hungarian) Grizelda (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, English) Grizel (Scottish) Grissel (Medieval English) Griseldis (English) Grisilde (English)  

Aubryn

Aubryn is an English unisex name, possibly a variant of Aubrey, the Norman French form of Germanic Alberich meaning “elf power” made up from Germanic elements alf (elf) and ric (power). In Germanic mythology, Alberichi s a dwarf and appears in the Nibelungenlied, an epic poem in which he guards the treasure of Nibelung. it’s also possible that Aubryn is a combination of…

Elektra

Elektra is an Ancient Greek female name which comes from Ancient Greek elektron meaning “amber” which seems to be derived from an uncertain origin. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “shining, bright” but I can’t say how accurate that is. In Greek mythology, Elektra is the name of the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who helped her brother Orestes avenge…

Belina

Belina was the name of a 12th century French saint who died protecting her virginity. It’s seems the name is a Gascon diminutive of Isabel, the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Belina is also a Croatian, Slovene, and Serbian word meaning “whiteness”. It’s also…

Leocadia

Leocadia seems to be a variant of Leucadia, the name of a Greek island in the Ionian Sea (also known as Lefkada, Lefkas, and Leukas) which may be derived from Ancient Greek leukos meaning “bright, shining, light, white” derived from PIE root word *lewk (bright; light; white). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Leokadia (Polish) Leocádia (Portuguese) Leucadia (Latin) Leukadia (Latinized Ancient Greek) Léocadie (French)…

Kira

Kira is the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kyros, the Greek form of Persian Kurush of unknown meaning and origin. Several possible meanings have been attributed to it, however, such as “far-sighted”, “young”, “sun”, “hero”, “one who bestows care”, and “humiliator of the enemy in verbal contest” from Elamite, an extinct language that was once…

Gracie

Gracie is a nickname for Grace which comes from Latin gratia meaning “favor, kindness” and usually referring to qualities of elegance, pleasantness, charm, kindness, courteousness, and attractiveness. It derives from grātus (pleasing, acceptable, agreeable) via PIE *gʷerH- (to favor, approve; praise). I’ve also seen it listed as having originally been associated with Germanic element gris meaning “gray” though it was later…