Arran

Arran is the name of an island off the coast of Scotland. The origin of the name isn't clear though it's been linked to Scottish Gaelic àirde meaning "height" and Old Irish áru meaning "kidney", likely in reference to the shape of the island. Arran could also be used as a variant spelling of Aaron, a name of uncertain …

Muse

Muse is a word that refers to a source of inspiration, someone or something that inspires an artist, writer, thinker or any creative endeavor. It comes from the Muses, nine goddesses in Greek mythology who inspired the arts, literature, science, and music, the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne (the Titaness of memory): Calliope(the goddess of epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato …

Merritt

Merritt comes from an English surname, a variant of Merriott, meaning "boundary gate" or "gate at the boundary", made up from Old English elements mǣre (boundary, border) and geat (gate). It's also possible that the name may have originated from Mariot, an Old English diminutive of Mary, the English form of Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are …

Lilibeth

Lilibeth is an English female name which originated as a pet-name for Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. It seems to be especially popular in Venezuela. Lilibeth could also be a combination of Lily (the name of a flower which comes from Latin lilia, the plural of lilium derived from Ancient …

Ramses

Ramses is an anglicized form of Ramesses, an Ancient Egyptian name meaning "born of Ra" or "Ra is the one who bore him", Ra being the Egyptian god of the sun and a central figure in the Egyptian pantheon; his name means "sun". Ramesses is made up of Egyptian rꜥ-ms-sw- rꜥ (Ra), msj (to give birth to), and sm (him, he). Origin: Egyptian Variants: …

Merrilyn

Merrilyn is a female given name, a variant spelling of Marilyn, a combination of Mary (the English 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 possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or …

Moses

Moses is the name of a major figure in the Bible who led the enslaved Israelites out of Egypt; he is also an important figure in Christianity and Islam. When he was a baby the Pharaoh ordered that all male Hebrew babies be killed; his mother placed him in a basket and hid in the reeds …

Marla

Marla is an English female name, a shortened form of Marlene, a blend of Maria and Magdalene, or in some cases Helene. Maria is the Latinate form of Miriam, a Hebrew female 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 …

Mariana

Mariana is the feminine form of Marianus, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from Marius, which comes from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible that Mars is related to a much older source, perhaps from …

Alchemy

Alchemy is the belief and philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, such as being able to transmute lead into gold and achieve immortality through the elixir of life. Alchemy ultimately derives from Arabic al-kimiya لْكِيمِيَاء meaning "chemistry", made up of the Arabic definite article al- (the) combined with Ancient Greek chimeía χημεία (chemistry); chimeía may possibly be derived from …

Eldlilja

Eldlilja is an Icelandic female name, a combination of Old Norse elements eldr (fire) and lilja (lily)- it's the Icelandic name for the orange lily (Lilium bulbiferum), also known as the tiger lily or fire lily. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Egyptian  

Lilyanna

Lilyanna is an English female name, a combination of Lily and Anna, the Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning “favor” or “grace”. Lilyanna could also be used as a variant spelling of Liliana, the Latinate form of Lillian, which may have originally come about as one of the numerous nicknames for Elizabeth which derives from Hebrew meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is …