Nona

Nona is the name of a Roman goddess of pregnancy in Roman mythology, as well as the name of one of the Parcae (the female personifications of destiny), along with Morta and Decima. The Parcae are the Roman equivalent of the Moirai in Greek myth, and Nona is the equivalent of Clotho, who spun the thread of life….

Hansen

Hansen comes from a Scandinavian surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of Hans”, Hans being the short form of Johannes, the Scandinavian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hanson (English) Hanssen (Danish, Norwegian, German) Hansson (Swedish)    

Tricia

Tricia is a short form of Patricia, the feminine form of Patrick, an Irish and English name which comes via Latin Patricius meaning “patrician” used to refer to the elite of the Roman aristocracy descended from the founding fathers of Rome. It derives from Latin patres “father” which is the plural form of pater meaning “father; head of the household” derived from a…

Reuven

Reuven is a Hebrew male name meaning “behold, a son” or “vision of a son”, the name of the eldest son of Jacob and Leah from the Old Testament. Nicknames: Reu, Rue Origin: Hebrew Variants: Reuben (Hebrew, English) Rouben (Armenian, Biblical Greek) Ruben (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian) Rubèn (Catalan) Rúben (Portuguese) Rubem (Brazilian Portuguese) Rubens (Brazilian…

Brannon

Brannon comes from an Irish surname, a variant spelling of Brennan which is the anglicized form of Ó Braonáin meaning “son of Braonán”, the latter a diminutive of braon meaning “drop, moisture, rain”. Brennan may also be an anglicized form of Ó Branáin meaning “descendant of Branán”, the latter a diminutive of bran meaning “raven”. Nicknames: Bran Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brennan (Irish, English) Brannan…

Etzel

Etzel is the Germanic form of Attila, its most famous bearer being the 5th century leader of the Huns, an ancient Nomadic people across central Europe, and who was feared by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Though often depicted as savage, barbaric and merciless, these depictions were made out by his enemies; a closer look by…

Tethys

Tethys is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology, the personification of fresh water, and the wife of Oceanus, a Titan who was also the personification of the ocean. She gave birth to all the gods and nymphs of rivers and streams, fountains and lakes. It may be derived from Ancient Greek tethe meaning “grandmother” derived from…

Dace

Dace is is the name of various small freshwater fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, especially the common dace (Leuciscus leuciscus). The name comes from Middle English dace or darce via Old French dars, a nominative form of dart which is of Proto-Germanic origin *darothuz meaning “dart, spear”, derived from a PIE root word and used to refer to its swiftness…

Alcides

Alcides is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Alkeides which comes from Ancient Greek element alke meaning “strength” combined with ides, a Greek patronymic suffix meaning “son of”, so essentially the name means “son of the strong one”. This was the original name of the Greek hero Hercules; apparently, his parents changed his name in an effort to appease Hera‘s wrath toward him…