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…

Venatrix

Venatrix comes from a Latin word meaning “huntress”, making it the feminine form of Venator “hunter”. Venatrix is also an epithet for Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt (as well as nature, fertility, and the moon, among other things). Nicknames: Vena, Trix, Trixie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Venator (Latin)    

Leta

Leta is an English female name of uncertain origin. It could an anglicized form of Laeta, the feminine form of Laetus, a Roman cognomen meaning “happy, joyful, cheerful” from Latin laetus deriving from an unknown origin. Leta could also be used as a shortened form of Letitia, a variant form of Laetitia which derives from the origin above. In Roman mythology, Laetitia is the…

Sola

Sola is a Spanish surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Sola. The name comes from Latin sol meaning “sun”. It’s also possible that it’s an occupational name for a shoemaker which comes from Latin solea meaning “sandal; sole of a shoe”. Sola is also a Latin word meaning “alone,…

Lune

Lune is the French word for “moon” which derives from Latin luna via a PIE root word; in Italian lune is the plural form of luna. In geometry, lune is used as a term for the part of a plane surface that is bounded by two intersecting arcs of a spherical surface bounded by two great circles. Lune is also…

Zita

Zita is the name of a 13th century Italian saint, the patron saint of maids and servants. The name comes from Tuscan Italian meaning “little girl” or “young girl”, and also seems to be a Southern Italian dialect word meaning “bride”; its male form is zito. Zita is also a Hungarian female name, a diminutive…

Tatia

Tatia is an Ancient Roman female name, the feminine form of Tatius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning though it could be of Sabine origin. I’ve seen a few possible meanings attached to it such as Latin tata meaning “daddy”, a term used by children; or that it could be from Ancient Greek táttō, the Attic form of tássō meaning “to…

Tiana

Tiana is a female given name, a shortened form of Tatiana (the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning though it could be of Sabine origin. I’ve seen a few possible meanings attached to it such as Latin tata meaning “daddy”, a term used by children; or that…

Julietta

Julietta is a variant of Juliet which ultimately comes from Julius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god in the Roman pantheon. His name is derived…

Liana

Liana is the name of a type of long-stemmed wooded vines that grows in the jungle, derived from Middle French lien (to bind) via Latin ligo (to bind) which derives from PIE root word *leyǵ- (to bind, tie). Liana is also derived as a short form of names ending in -liana such as Eliana (a possibly a variant of Aeliana, the feminine form…