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 …

Cornelian

Cornelian is an alternate spelling of Carnelian, the name of a reddish-brown type of chalcedony used in jewelry. Cornelian comes from either Latin cornus meaning "cornel, dogwood" which may be related to Ancient Greek kerasós (cherry), derived from an uncertain origin, either Anatolian or pre-Greek; or from Latin cornu meaning "horn". The Carnelian spelling seems to have been influenced from Latin carneus …

Keziah

Keziah comes form a Hebrew name meaning "cinnamon", from Hebrew qetzi'ah (cassia, cinnamon) via root word qatsa (to cut off, strip off bark). In the Bible, Keziah and her sisters, Jemima and Keren-Happuch, all received an inheritance from their father Job which was a very unusual circumstance in those days. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Kezia (English) Ketzi'ah (Hebrew)  

Sansa

Sansa is a female given name which many people will associate with George R.R. Martin's character in his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. I've seen many sites list it as being derived from Sanskrit meaning "praise, admiration", which seems to come from a shortened form of praśaṃsā प्रशंसा (praise, admiration, approval, commendation). Considering that Sansa Stark …

Yanna, Yana

Yanna is a Greek female name, a variant transcription of Gianna, itself an Italian diminutive of Giovanna which is the feminine form of Giovanni, the Italian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew. Gianna is also a modern Greek variant of Ioanna, the Greek form of Joanna (also derived from the source above). I've also seen Yanna listed as a …

Hirona

Hirona is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: hiro 緩 "slacken; loosen; relax" + na 菜 "greens; vegetables" (緩菜); hiro 紘 "large" + na 菜 "greens; vegetables" (紘菜); hiro 絢 "brilliant fabric design" + na 奈 "Nara, what?" (絢奈); hiro 拡 "broaden; extend; expand; enlarge" + na 奈 "Nara, what?" (拡奈); hiro 紘 "large" + na 凪 "lull, calm" (紘凪) There are …

Sorella

Sorella is an Italian word meaning "sister", both as in a sibling and as a nun. Sorella is also an Italian surname, likely originating from the word. Sorella also seems to have had some use as a Finnish female name- I came across Sorella Englund, a Finnish ballerina though I couldn't find a concrete origin behind …

Agave

Agave (pr. a-gah-vee; Forvo) is the Latinized form of Agaue, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "illustrious, noble" which may be derived from a PIE root word, or it could be derived from a Pre-Greek origin. Agave is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including one of the sisters of Semele, the mother of the god Dionysos. When her …

Rina

Rina is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings depending on its origin: Rina is a Hebrew female name meaning "joy, singing"; it's also an Indian female name meaning "melted" or "dissolved"; Rina is also used as a short form of names ending in -rina such as Caterina (the Italian and Catalan form of Katherine), Ekaterina (the Russian …

Sohan

Sohan is a male given name of uncertain etymology and meaning. I've seen it listed as an Indian male name meaning "handsome" or "good-looking"; according to Behind the Name, it may also be modern French name, a variant of Jean, a French male name, the French form of John which comes from Hebrew meaning "Yahweh is gracious". Sohan is also …

Anise

Anise is the name of an herb (also called aniseed) which grows in the Mediterranean region. It has a history in the ancient world, used as both a spice and a fragrance, and has a sweet, licorice-like taste which is why anise oil is used in licorice candy. It's also been used as a flavoring …

Malia

Malia is a Hawaiian female name, the Hawaiian form of Mary, the English form of Hebrew female name 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, …