Teruko

Teruko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: teru 照 "to illuminate, to shine" +ko 子 "child" (照子); teru 曦 "the sun" + ko 子 "child" (曦子); teru 輝 "radiance, shining, brightness" + ko 子 "child" (輝子); teru 光 "light, shine, gleam" + ko 子 "child" (光子); teru 映 "reflect, reflection, projection" + ko 湖 "lake" (映湖) There are other meanings …

Luck

Luck is an English word referring to something that happens by chance, usually something good or advantageous. It seems to have been borrowed from Middle Dutch luc, a shortened form of gheluc "good fortune", deriving from an unknown origin. Luck is also a German and English surname which comes from the given name Luke, the English form of Greek Loukas meaning …

Apollon

Apollon is a Greek and French variant of Apollo, the name of the Greek god of prophecy, medicine, the sun, light, music, poetry, plague and disease, and one of the most important gods in both the Greek and Roman pantheon; and the twin brother of Artemis, the children of Leto and Zeus. Apollon is also a French surname. The origin …

Lugh

Lugh is the name of a hero in Irish mythology, the son of Cian and Eithne, though he's also been associated with Lugus, an early Celtic god associated with the god Mercury by the Romans. Lugh is portrayed as a skilled warrior and craftsman. The etymology behind the name is uncertain. It could be a variant of Lugus, which itself …

Roxanne

Roxanne is a female given name which comes from Persian Roshanak meaning “bright, light, shining” either from Avestan raoxšna- (radiant, shining) or Middle Persian rōšn (light; bright light). It derives from PIE *lówksneh₂ (moon) from root word *lewk- (bright; to shine; to see). Nicknames: Rox, Roxy/Roxie, Anne, Annie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Roxane (French, English, Ancient Greek Roxana (Latinized Ancient Greek, English, Spanish, Romanian) Roksana …

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 …

Orion

Orion is the name of a legendary giant hunter in Greek mythology, the son of Poseidon and Euryale, the daughter of King Minos of Crete, and features in Homer's Odyssey in which Odysseus sees his shade in the underworld. Because of his father, Orion had the ability to walk on water. There are several stories regarding Orion and his adventures. Orion was a …

Jair

Jair (pr. ja-yir or ya-ir; Forvo) comes from a Hebrew name meaning "he shines" or "he will light up". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yair (Hebrew, Spanish) Jaír (Biblical Spanish) Iair (Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek) Iairus (Biblical Latin) Iairos (Biblical Greek) Jairus (Biblical) Jairo (Spanish) Jahir (Spanish) Jaïr (French, Dutch)  

Mariana

Mariana is the feminine form of Marianus, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from Marius, which comes from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible that Mars is related to a much older source, perhaps from …

Martina

Martina is the feminine form of Martin which ultimately derives from the name of the Roman war of god, Mars, who played a prominent role in Roman worship, including being linked to agricultural functions. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible …

Elene

Elene (pr. e-LEN-ee; Forvo) is the Georgian and Sardinian form of Helen, the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her kidnapping …

Endrit

Endrit is an Albanian male name meaning "light" which comes from dritë (light) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Drita (Albanian)