Tristan is the Old French form of Drustan,  a Pictish diminutive of Drust likely derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult", possibly in reference to the noise of the "clanking of swords". The spelling was changed to resemble the French word triste meaning "sad, sorrowful", likely because of the tragic affair of Tristan and Isolde- they fell in love after drinking … Continue reading Tristan



Ruth is a Hebrew female name of uncertain origin though the most popular theory is that it is linked to Hebrew re'ut meaning "companion" or "friend", though other possible theories include: "refreshment", "appearance, beauty", and "pasture". Ruth may also be related to Middle English word ruthe or reuth meaning "pity, compassion", "sorrow, grief" derived from Old Norse hryggð (sorrow, grief). Ruth is also a … Continue reading Ruth


Origin: Spanish Meaning: a variant form of Spanish feminine name Dolores meaning "sorrows", taken from the Spanish title La Virgen María de los Dolores meaning "The Virgen Mary of Sorrows". Variants: Dolores (Spanish, English) Delores (English) Deloris (English) Dolors (Catalan) Dores (Portuguese, Galician) Addolorata (Italian) Dolorès (French) Lola (Spanish & English diminutive of Dolores) Lolita (Spanish & … Continue reading Delora