Martha

Martha is a female given name meaning “lady, mistress”, the feminine form of Aramaic martā מרתא (lady, mistress; ruler), the feminine form of mar (lord, master). Nicknames: Martita (Spanish), Mártuska (Hungarian), Matty (Medieval English) Origin: Aramaic Variants: Marta (Swedish, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Swedish, Icelandic, Latvian, Georgian) Marfa…

Avara

Avara comes from an Italian surname, the feminine form of Avaro which may be derived from an Italian word meaning “mean, miser; avaricious” via Latin avarus (covetous, greedy, avaricious) derived from a PIE root word. Avara is also a Spanish and Portuguese word which means the same thing as the Italian word above. Avara could also be…

Tamsin

Tamsin is an English female name, a contracted form of Thomasina, the feminine form of Thomas which derives from Aramaic Ta’oma meaning “twin”. Origin: Aramaic Variants: Tamsyn (English) Tamsen (English) Tamsen (English) Tamzin (English) Tamzyn (English) Thomasin (English) Thomasina (English) Thomasyn (English) Thomazin (English) Thomazine (English) Thomasine (English) Thomasia (English) Tomasa (Spanish)   Male forms: Thomas (English, French, German,…

Tabitha

Tabitha is a female given name which comes from Aramaic meaning “gazelle; roe, doe”; in the Bible the name is translated as Dorcas. Nicknames: Tabby, Tibby Origin: Aramaic Variants: Tabatha (English) Tabetha (English) Tabita (Biblical Latin) Tabea (German short form of Tabitha)  

Zoltán

Zoltán is a Hungarian male name which seems to be derived from the Turkish title sultan, a title of authority. It means “power, might; authority, rule” which seems to have derived from an Aramaic source. Origin: Aramaic   Variants: Zoltan (English) Zsolt (Hungarian)  

Tamlin

Tamlin (or Tam Lin) is the name of a Scottish ballad, the shortened version of which is that a woman falls in love with a man who was abducted by the Queen of the Fairies. He tells her that the only way to save him is to pull him off a white horse and hold…

Barnabas

Barnabas is the Greek form of an Aramaic name of uncertain meaning though it could mean “son of the prophet” or “prophet’s son”, made up from Aramaic bar (son) and nebi “prophet”, or “son of encouragement”. Barnabas is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Barney Origin: Aramaic Variants: Barnaby (English) Barnabus (Greek, English) Barnabás (Hungarian)…

Thomasin

Thomasin is the feminine form of Thomas, the Greek form of an Aramaic name, Ta’oma, meaning “twin”. Origin: Aramaic Variants: Thomasyn (English) Thomazin (English) Thomazine (English) Thomasine (English) Thomasina (English) Thomasia (English) Tomasa (Spanish) Tamsin (English) Tamsen (English) Tamsyn (English) Tamzen (English)   Male forms: Thomas (English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek) Tomas (Swedish, Norwegian, Lithuanian,…

Tanya

Tanya originated as a Russian diminutive for Tatiana which is the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a 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…