Maraya

Maraya is a variant spelling of Mariah, itself a variant form of Maria which comes from the 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, … Continue reading Maraya

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Noctiluca

Noctiluca is a female name meaning "something which shines by night" from Latin nox (moon) which derives from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (night) and luceo (to shine) which also derives from Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (to shine, bright; to see); so the name could essentially refer to a moon or a lantern or a lamp or anything that lights up during the night. Noctiluca is the … Continue reading Noctiluca

Lucera

Lucera is a variant form of Lucero, a Spanish surname which originated as a nickname, a derivative of luz meaning "light" derived from Latin lux via Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light, bright, shine). Lucero del alba is the Spanish term for the Morning Star, the name for the planet Venus. Lucera is also the name of a city in Italy. The name may have been derived … Continue reading Lucera

Lukius

Lukius is a variant of Loukios, an Ancient Roman given name meaning "light" from Latin lux. The name derives from Proto-Italic *louks (light) from Proto-Indo-European root word *lewk- (white; light; bright; to shine). Also spelled Lucius though the Ancient Romans pronounced the c like a k. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lucius (Ancient Roman, English) Loukios (Ancient Roman) Lucio (Italian) Lucjusz (Polish) Lúcio (Portuguese) Lucio (Spanish)   Female … Continue reading Lukius

Mario

Mario is the Italian and Spanish form of Marius, an Ancient Roman family name which could be derived from Latin mas meaning "male" or Latin mare meaning "sea". It could also be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Ares), a name of uncertain etymology though it's possible that Mars was … Continue reading Mario

Mara

Mara is a female given name with multiple origins and meanings: Mara is a Hebrew female name meaning "bitter", taken on by Naomi from the Old Testament after she had lost her husband and sons, as well as also being a Croatian and Serbian variant of Marija, which comes from the Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning … Continue reading Mara

Lucille

Lucille is the French form of Lucilla, the Latin diminutive of Lucia which is the feminine form of Lucius, an Ancient Roman name meaning "light" from Latin lux which derives from the Proto-Indo-European word *lewk- (white; light; bright). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lucilla (Ancient Roman, Italian, English) Lucile (French, English) Lucia (Ancient Roman, Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak) Llúcia (Catalan) Luca … Continue reading Lucille

Naia

Naia has several possible meanings: Naia is a Basque female name meaning "wave, sea foam"; It may also be derived from the Naiads, water nymphs who typically inhabit fountains, streams, or any fresh water. The name comes from Ancient Greek nā́ō meaning "to flow" or nâma "running water", both derived from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₂- (to swim, to float); Spelled Nai'a, it's a Hawaiian word … Continue reading Naia

Svetlana

Svetlana is a Slavic female name meaning "light" which comes from Russian svet (light) derived from Proto-Slavic *svě̑tъ (light; world) which ultimately comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos (bright; white). Nicknames: Lana, Sveta Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Svjetlana (Croatian, Serbian) Světlana (Czech) Svitlana (Ukrainian) Svetlina (Bulgarian)