China

China is the name of a country in East China as well as the name of a fine porcelain. The origin behind the name isn't clear-cut. It may have originated from Persian čin چین (China) via Sanskrit Cīna (China) which may have originated from the name of the Qi 秦 (pr. chin) dynasty, the first imperial dynasty of China lasting from …

Yukihiro

Yukihiro is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yuki 幸 "happiness, blessing, fortune" + hiro 洋 "ocean; foreign; the West; vast, wide" (幸洋); yuki 行 "line, row; going; journey; carry out; conduct" + hiro 央 "center, middle" (行央); yuki 志 "purpose, will, determination, aspiration, ambition" + hiro 弘 "vast, broad, wide" (志弘); yuki 至 "climax; to reach, …

Nekane

Nekane (pr. neh-kah-neh; Forvo) is a Basque female name meaning "sorrows", making it the Basque form of Dolores. Origin: Basque  

Makenna

Makenna is a variant of McKenna, an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha meaning "son of Cionaodh", Cionaodh meaning "beloved of Aodh" composed of Irish cion (love, affection; regard) and Aodh (also spelled Áed, the name of the Celtic god of fire) meaning "fire". It could also be a variant of Cináed meaning "born of fire", also anglicized as Kenneth.  Nicknames: Kenna Origin: Proto-Indo-European   …

Drury

Drury comes from an Anglo-Norman surname via Old French word druerie meaning "love". In Middle English, druerie was used to signify a token of love or affection between sweethearts. It seems to derive from a Germanic source. Origin: Germanic  

Zorion

Zorion is a Basque male name (and word) meaning "happiness". Origin: Basque Female forms: Zorione (Basque)  

Merritt

Merritt comes from an English surname, a variant of Merriott, meaning "boundary gate" or "gate at the boundary", made up from Old English elements mǣre (boundary, border) and geat (gate). It's also possible that the name may have originated from Mariot, an Old English diminutive of Mary, the English form of Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are …

Merrilyn

Merrilyn is a female given name, a variant spelling of Marilyn, a combination of Mary (the English form of Hebrew Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or …

Tanith

Tanith could be a variant form of Tanit, the name of a Phoenician goddess who was worshipped in Carthage as its chief deity. She was a goddess of the moon and the heavens, as well as a mother goddess and fertility goddess. Tanit also seems to have been conflated with another Phoenician goddess, Astarte ; the Ancient Greeks identified …

Allegra

Allegra is an Italian female name meaning "lively, cheerful" which comes from Italian allegro (quick, lively), a musical term. Allegro comes from Latin alacer (lively, brisk; glad, happy, cheerful) which derives from an uncertain origin. Allegra is also an Italian surname. Variants: Allegro (Italian) Allegria (Italian) Alegría (Spanish) Alegria (Portuguese, Catalan)    

Kirin

Kirin is the name of a mythological creature in Chinese mythology (also spelled qirin, xilin, and qilin), a hooved chimerical creature which was said to appear when a great sage was born or the imminent death of one, and is considered an omen of good luck. The appearance of a Kirin is debated- it could have the …

Marla

Marla is an English female name, a shortened form of Marlene, a blend of Maria and Magdalene, or in some cases Helene. Maria is the Latinate form of Miriam, a Hebrew female name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian …