Chloe

Chloe comes from Ancient Greek khlóē meaning "young green shoot", used as an epithet for the Greek goddess of agriculture Demeter. It comes from Proto-Indo-European ǵʰelh₃- (to flourish, to shine, green, yellow). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Khloe (English) Chloé (French) Cloé (French, Portuguese) Cloe (Spanish, Italian) Chloë  

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Moria

Moria is a female given name with several etymologies and meanings: it's a the name of a Naiad nymph in Greek mythology whose brother Tylos was killed by a dragon, though she later brought him back to life with a magical herb. This myth is similar to the story of Pelops, who had been killed … Continue reading Moria

Leander

Leander comes from Ancient Greek Leandros, made up of Ancient Greek elements leon (lion) and aner (man) meaning "lion of a man" or "lion-man". In Greek mythology, Leander was a young man who was in love with Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite, though they both lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont. Every night, Leander would swim across the water guided … Continue reading Leander

Scott

Scott is an English male name derived from a surname, originally given to someone who had Scottish ancestry or was from Scotland. The term originally referred to Irishmen. Although the etymology of the name is not certain, it may be derived from Ancient Greek skotía meaning “dark, darkness, shadowy, gloom”. Nicknames: Scottie, Scotty Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Scot … Continue reading Scott

Tzafrir

Tzafrir (pr. za-freer) is the Hebrew form of Zephyr, the English form of Greek Zephyrus,  the name of the Greek god of the west wind and is the gentlest of winds, known as the messanger of spring, which is why the name is associated with a gentle, mild breeze. The etymology of the name may be related to Ancient … Continue reading Tzafrir

Tiffany

Tffany is the medieval English form of Theophania, the feminine form of Theophanes, an Ancient Greek name meaning "manifestation of God" from Greek elements theos (god) and phanes (appearing) and was given to girls born on the Epiphany. It's also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Tiffanie (English) Tiffani (English) Tiffiny (English) Theophania (Ancient Greek) Theofania … Continue reading Tiffany

Theodora

Theodora is the feminine form of Theodore, the English form of Greek Theodoros meaning "gift of God" or "God's gift". Nicknames: Theo, Thea, Dora, Teddy/Teddie Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Teodora (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian) Todorka (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Teodóra (Hungarian) Theódóra (Icelandic) Feodora (Russian) Fedora (Russian)   Male forms: Theodore (English) Theodoros (Greek, Ancient … Continue reading Theodora

Leon

Leon derives from Greek leon meaning "lion" and is the Latin cognate of Leo. Leon is also a surname which may derive from the given name, originally a nickname for someone who was a fierce warrior, though it may also derive from the name of a city in Spain, León, which may come from Latin legio meaning "legion" since it was originally … Continue reading Leon

Corynna

Corynna is a variant spelling of Corinna, the Latinized form of Greek Korinna derived from kore meaning "maiden, girl, young woman". In Greek mythology, Kore was another name for the goddess Persephone. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Corinna (English, German, Ancient Greek) Korinna (Ancient Greek) Corina (English, German, Romanian) Korina (Greek, English) Corrine (French, English) Kore (Greek) Korë (Greek) Cora (English, German,  

Xander

Xander is a short form of Alexander, derived from Greek Alexandros meaning “defending men” or “defender of men” from Greek elements alexo (to defend, help) and aner (man). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Zander (English) Alexander   Female forms: Xandra (English)