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

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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)