Ela

Ela is a female given name with several possible etymologies: Ela is a Turkish female name which comes from the word meaning "hazel" as in the color; Ela is also a Polish diminutive of Elżbieta, the Polish form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance"; it's also possible that…

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Perez

Perez is a Hebrew male name meaning "breach, burst forth". In the Bible, Perez is the twin brother of Zerach, the sons of Judah. Perez is also a Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic) surname, a patronymic surname meaning "son of Pedro", Pedro being the Spanish and Portuguese form of Peter, the English form of Ancient Greek Petros meaning “stone, rock” derived from an unknown source.…

Jolene

Jolene is an English female name, a combination of Jo, a shortened form of Josephine (the feminine form of Joseph meaning "Yahweh will increase" or "Yahweh will add" from Hebrew) or Joanna/Joanne and Joan (the feminine forms of John which is the English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of Greek Ioannes from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”; while the second part of the name comes from the suffix -lene though…

Larry

Larry originated as a diminutive of Laurence/Lawrence which derives from Roman cognomen Laurentius meaning “from Laurentum”, Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning “laurel”. It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due to a change in dialect. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Larrie (English)…

Erica

Erica is the feminine form of Eric which means “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler” from Old Norse Eiríkr. Erica is also the Latin word for "heather" via Ancient Greek ereike (heath) which may be derived from a Proto-Hellenic root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Greek Variants: Erika (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Italian, Japanese) Ericka (English) Erykah…

Bessarion

Bessarion is a Late Greek male name of uncertain etymology. It could be related to Greek bessa βῆσσα meaning "wooded valley, glen". It's been connected with Ancient Greek bathus meaning "deep; thick"  perhaps originating from a PIE root word, but it doesn't seem likely that bessa comes from that source. I've also seen it as possibly being derived from…

Lorinda

Lorinda is an English female name, an elaborated form of Lora, a variant spelling of Laura, the feminine form of Laurus, a Late Latin name meaning “laurel”. It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due to a change in dialect. The laurel tree, in the language of flowers,  means ambition…

Jory

Jory is a Cornish male name, the Cornish form of George which is the English form of Ancient Greek Georgios meaning “farmer, earthworker” via georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). As a female given name, Jory could be used as a short form of Marjory, a variant spelling of Marjorie (a Medieval English variant of Margery) which comes from Margaret via Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” or “cluster…

Persephone

Persephone (also known as Kore meaning "the maiden") is the daughter of Demeter and Zeus in Greek mythology. The most famous myth attached to her is her abduction by Hades, king of the underworld, in order to be his bride. However, when her mother Demeter found out she refused to allow anything to grow in her despair, causing the earth…