Devon

Devon is the name of a county in England which derives its name from a Celtic tribe who inhabited the area known as the Dumnonii which is made up from Proto-Celtic *dubno- meaning "deep" or "world" and *nanto meaning "stream" or "valley" so the name would mean "deep valley" or "deep stream". It may also be a variant spelling … Continue reading Devon

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Moria

Moria is a female given name with several etymologies and meanings: it's a the name of a Naiad nymph in Greek mythology whose brother Tylos was killed by a dragon, though she later brought him back to life with a magical herb. This myth is similar to the story of Pelops, who had been killed … Continue reading Moria

Donovan

Donovan comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendant of Donndubhán", the latter a given name made up of Gaelic elemens donn (brown) and dubh (black) with diminutive suffix -an meaning "little brown-black one". Nicknames: Don, Donny/Donnie Origin: Gaelic Variants: Donovon (English)  

Cadrian

Cadrian seems to be a modern English name, either an elaborated form of Cade, which has a variety of meanings and origins such as: being an English surname derived from a metonymic occupational surname for a cooper (someone who made and repaired barrels) which comes from Old French cade (cask, barrel); it could also be from a Medieval English given … Continue reading Cadrian

Melanie

Melanie is the English form of Mélanie, the French form of Latin Melania derived from Ancient Greek melas meaning "black, dark". Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Mélanie (French) Melany (English) Mellony (English) Mellanie (English) Melánie (Czech) Melaina (Greek) Melánia (Hungarian, Slovak) Melania (Italian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman) Melanija (Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene, Latvian, Lithuanian) Melani (Croatian, Slovene, Modern Greek, English)  

Onika

Onika is an African female name though there doesn't seem to be a lot of accurate information on it. I've seen it with various meanings of "warrior", or it could be derived from Yoruba meaning "one in possession of", or it could be a short form of Onyekachi, an Igbo name meaning "who is greater than … Continue reading Onika

Rei

Rei (pr. ray) is a Japanese unisex name though it seems to be more popular for women. Some meanings depending on the kanji are: 玲 "exquisite, clever, sound of jade"; 礼威 "reverence + dominate, intimidate, power"; 礼 (reverence, etiquette, bow); 霊 (soul, spirit, ghost); 玲生 "exquisite, clever, sound of jade + life, existence, being"; 礼唯 "reverence … Continue reading Rei

Maurus

Maurus is a Latin male name meaning "dark skinned" in reference to someone who came from the country of Mauritania or who was of Moorish descent. Maurus is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Latin Variants: Mauro (Italian, Portuguese/Brazilian) Maurizio (Italian) Maurice (French, English) Mauritius (Late Roman) Morris (English) Maurits (Dutch) Mauri (Finnish) Moritz … Continue reading Maurus

Adriano

Adriano is the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of Adrian, the English form of Latin Hadrian derived from Roman cognomen Hadrianus meaning "from Hadria" or "from Adria", Adria being another form of the name. It referred to someone who came from the town of Hadria/Adria situated in Northern Italy. The Adriatic sea received its name from the town. Though the … Continue reading Adriano

Kiera

Kiera is a variant spelling of Kira which is also another spelling of Ciara, the feminine form of Ciar, an Irish masculine name meaning “black”, referring to someone who had black hair or had a darker complexion. Origin: Irish Variants: Kira Ciara Kiara Kiarra Keara Kyra