Croceus

Croceus comes from Latin meaning "saffron" and "golden, yellow". The word derives from Ancient Greek krókos (crocus, saffron) which may be from a Semitic origin or it may ultimately comes from Sanskrit kunkumam. Croceus's feminine form, Crocea, was the name of Julius Caesar's sword, Crocea Mors meaning "yellow death". Origin: Semitic, Sanskrit Variants: Crocus (Latin, English)   Female forms: Crocea (Latin, … Continue reading Croceus

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Saffron

Saffron is a female given name which comes from the name of a spice which is derived from the flower Crocus sativus (or saffron crocus). The name comes from Old French safran derived from Arabic za'faran which may be derived from Persian possibly meaning "golden leaves". It's also the name of a yellow-orange color. Origin: Persian Variants: Safran (Turkish)  

Orla

Orla is an anglicized form of Irish given name Órfhlaith which means "golden ruler" or "golden princess" from Old Irish ór (gold) which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ews- (to shine; dawn, east); and flaith (sovereignty, ruler; prince) which comes from Proto-Celtic *wlatis derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Orla is also a Danish male name of unknown meaning. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Órfhlaith … Continue reading Orla

Fiona

Fiona seems to have first been coined by Scottish poet James Macpherson who based it on the Fianna, the name of a group of warriors in Irish mythology, or as the feminine form of Fionn. The name comes from Old Irish finn meaning "fair, blond, white" from Proto-Celtic *windos- (white). Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Fionna (English, Scottish)   Male forms: Fionn … Continue reading Fiona

Gilda

Gilda comes from Germanic element gild meaning "sacrifice, value", originally a nickname for Ermenegilda, the Italian feminine form of Ermenegildo, itself the Italian form of Spanish and Portuguese name Hermenegildo which comes from a Visigothic name meaning "complete sacrifice" or "whole sacrifice" from Germanic elements ermen (whole, universal) and gild (sacrifice, value). Gilda could also be from Old English gyldan meaning "to gild, to cover with a thin … Continue reading Gilda

Sonali

Sonali is an Indian female name meaning "gold" or "golden", ultimately deriving from Sanskrit suvarna (good color). Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Sonal (a unisex form of the name) Sona (f) Swarna (u) Swaran (Punjabi; u)