Isadora

Isadora is a variant spelling of Isidora, the feminine form of Isidore which comes from Ancient Greek Isidoros meaning “gift of Isis”, Isis being an Egyptian goddess combined with Ancient Greek doron (gift) . Nicknames: Isa, Dora, Izzy/Izzie Origin: Ancient Egyptian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Isidora (Ancient Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Russian, Italian, English) Izadora (English)   Male forms: Isidoros (Ancient Greek) Isidorus…

Marius

Marius comes from a Roman family name which can either be used as a masculine form of Maria (the Latin form of Hebrew 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…

Marianne

Marianne is a French female name, a combination of Marie (the French form of Maria, the Latin form of Hebrew 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 name either meaning…

Voirrey

Voirrey is the vocative form of Moirrey, the Manx form of Mary which comes from Hebrew 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, or from mr…

Susannah

Susannah is a variant spelling of Susanna, the Greek form of Hebrew Shoshannah meaning “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”. In the Book of Daniel, Susanna is a woman falsely accused of adultery by two old men who secretly watch her as she is bathing in her garden. They…

Marisol

Marisol is Spanish female name, a contracted form of María de la Soledad, a title of the Virgin Mary meaning “Mary of Solitude”. It could also be a combination of María (the Spanish form of Hebrew 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…

Lilwen

Lilwen is a Welsh female name meaning “lily white” or “white lily” or “fair/blessed lily”, made up of Welsh elements lili (lily) and gwen (white, fair, blessed). Origin: Egyptian, Proto-Celtic Variants: Lilwenn (Breton)  

Memphis

Memphis is the name of an ancient city in Egypt, the Greek form of Egyptian mn-nfr (which became Menfe in Coptic). It means “enduring and beautiful” made up from Egyptian mn (to endure) and nfr(w) (beauty; perfection”). Memphis is also the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the river Nile for which the city…

Taharqa

Taharqa is the name of a 7th century Egyptian pharaoh of the Nubian dynasty located in what is now modern-day Sudan. I couldn’t find anything behind the meaning of the name. He’s mentioned in the Bible, known as Tirhakah, who went to war against the Assyrian emperor Sennacherib at the king of Judah Hezekiah’s request, stalling…