Ancient Greek, J names, Nature, Nickname names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Jorie

Jorie is an English female name, a shortened form of Marjorie, a medieval English form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Spelled Jory it's 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). Origin: Sanskrit, Ancient Greek Variants: Jory (English, Cornish)… Continue reading Jorie

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, Food, Nature, P names, Pear

Perina

Perina could be a variant spelling of Pierina, an Italian diminutive of Piera, the feminine form of Piero which is the Italian form of Peter meaning "stone, rock" from Greek Petros. It's also an elaborated form of pera, the Italian word for "pear"; it's the name of the heroine in the Italian folktale The Little Girl Sold with the Pears. Origin: Ancient… Continue reading Perina

Ancient Greek, Literature, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Makar

Makar is the Russian form of Makarios, an Ancient Greek male name meaning "blessed, happy" from Ancient Greek makar (blessed). Makar is also a Scottish term for a poet or a bard. It's the equivalent of English word maker. Its plural form is makaris. Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Makari (Russian) Makariy (Russian) Makarios (Late Greek) Macarius (Latinized Late Greek)… Continue reading Makar

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, L names, Mythology, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

Loretta

Loretta is a female given name, a variant spelling of Lauretta, an Italian diminutive 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. Loretta could also possibly be a variant of Lora. The laurel… Continue reading Loretta

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, P names, Surname names

Pedro

Pedro is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Peter, the English form of Ancient Greek Petros meaning “stone, rock” derived from an unknown source. Pedro is also a surname originating from the given name. The name was used by Shakespeare for one of his characters in his play Much Ado About Nothing (1598-99). Nicknames: Pedrinho (Portuguese) Origin: Ancient Greek Variants… Continue reading Pedro

African, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, L names, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Sun, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Zulu

Liana

Liana is the name of a type of long-stemmed wooded vines that grows in the jungle, derived from Middle French lien (to bind) via Latin ligo (to bind) which derives from PIE root word *leyǵ- (to bind, tie). Liana is also derived as a short form of names ending in -liana such as Eliana (a possibly a variant of Aeliana, the feminine form… Continue reading Liana

A names, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Arlena

Arlena is a female given name, a variant of Arlene which may have originated as a variant of Charlene (a feminine form of Charles, which comes from Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (free man) derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom… Continue reading Arlena

Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Female, Greek mythology, Hawaiian, L names, Moon, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Lalaine

Lalaine seems to be a Filipino female name, perhaps a combination of prefix la- and given name Elaine, which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. There are several characters in Arthurian legend… Continue reading Lalaine

Ancient Greek, Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Food, J names, Japanese, Male, Pear, Red/Crimson, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Juri

Juri is an Estonian and Russian male name, the Slavic form of George meaning "farmer, earthworker". Juri is also a Japanese female name, likely influenced by Julie, though it has various meanings depending on the kanji used: ju 樹 "tree, timber" + ri 里 "village" (樹里); ju 樹 "tree, timber" + ri 梨 "pear" (樹梨); ju 朱 "vermilion; cinnabar; scarlet" + ri 理 "logic reason" (朱理); ju 朱 "vermilion; cinnabar; scarlet" + ri 里 "village"… Continue reading Juri