Alula

Alula is a name with quite a few origins and meanings to it: Alula (also known as a bastard wing) refers to a small joint in the middle of a bird’s wing, which has three to five small wing feathers (depending on the species) and helps the birds navigate through the air. It means ‘”winglet”, since…

Soraya

Soraya is the Persian form of Thurayya, an Arabic female name used to refer to the “Pleiades”, a bright cluster of seven stars that are able to be seen with the naked eye. In Greek mythology, the Pleiades are named for the seven daughters of Pleione, a sea-nymph, and the Titan Atlas. Thurayya also means “chandelier” as well as meaning…

Tai

Tai is a Chinese unisex name (as well as a surname also spelled Dai) with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: tài 太 “very, extreme; excessive; big; highest; elder”; tài 泰 “extreme; greatest; safe, peaceful; big, large; good, excellent;”, also used as shortened form of Thailand; Tai can also be used as part of a compound name,…

Nurasyl

Nurasyl is a Kazakh male name meaning “noble light” which derives from an Arabic origin. Origin: Arabic  

Sadaf

Sadaf is an Arabic female name meaning “seashell, mother-of-pearl”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Sedef (Turkish)   Sadaf- صدف (Arabic)  

Jamil

Jamil is an Arabic male name meaning “beautiful; handsome” and is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. It derives from the same source as Jamal. Origin: Arabic Variants: Jameel (Arabic) Gamil (Egyptian Arabic) Gameel (Egyptian Arabic) Cemil (Turkish)   Female forms: Jamila (Arabic) Jameela (Arabic) Jamillah (Arabic) Gamila (Egyptian Arabic) Gameela (Egyptian Arabic)…

Amaris

Amaris is a female given name. As a Spanish female name, it could be an elaborated form of Amara, the feminine form of Amaro, which is either the Spanish form of Germanic Adelmar meaning “noble famous” or it could be derived from Latin amarus meaning “bitter; harsh; sour, morose”. It’s also possible that Amaro, as a surname, may be derived from Arabic given…

Rashid

Rashid is an Arabic male name meaning “rightly guided; following the right course” which comes from Arabic root word r-š-d (to go the right way, to follow the right course); it derives from the same root word as Rashad. Rashid is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Rasheed (Arabic) Rashed (Arabic) Rachid…

Aida

Aida (pr. ah-EE-da) is an Arabic female name meaning “returning, visitor” which derives from an Arabic root word meaning “to return, to come back”; it’s also the eponymous name of an opera that premiered in 1871, given to an Ethiopian princess captured by the Egyptians set somewhere during the time of the Old Kingdom, somewhere…