Jane

Jane is a feminine form of John which comes from Hebrew male name Yochanan meaning "Yahweh is gracious". Jane is also a surname originating from the given name. Though Jane is primarily a female given name, it's begun to have some use as a male name. One example would be Jayne Cobb, a male character from the scifi TV … Continue reading Jane

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Seth

Seth has two separate origins: the first is that it is an Ancient Greek variant of Set, the name of an Egyptian god of chaos and the desert and the brother of Osiris and Isis. Though the meaning of Set is uncertain, some meanings prescribed to it are "pillar" or "dazzle". Seth is also a Hebrew male name possibly … Continue reading Seth

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

Orin

Orin could be a variant of Orrin, itself an anglicized form of Odhrán, an Irish male name meaning "little pale green one", or a variant spelling of Oren, a Hebrew male name meaning "pine tree". It's also a surname originating from the given name. Orin is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji … Continue reading Orin

Isabel

Isabel is the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance". Nicknames: Izzy/Izzie, Bel/Belle Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isabelle (French, English, German, Dutch) Isabell (German, English) Isabella (English, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian) Isabela (Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian) Ysabel (Spanish) Izabel (Brazilian Portuguese) Izabella … Continue reading Isabel

Evan

Evan is the anglicized form of Iefan, the Welsh form of John, the English form of Hebrew male name Yochanan meaning "Yahweh is gracious". Evan is also a surname originating from the given name. Evan could also be used as anickname for Evander or any name beginning with Evan. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Iefan (Welsh) Ifan (Welsh) Ieuan (Welsh) Ioan (Welsh, Romanian, … Continue reading Evan

Abelia

Abelia is the feminine form of Abel, a Hebrew male name possibly derived from Hebrew hevel (הֶבֶל) meaning "breath, vapor; vanity" or from Akkadian ablu meaning "son". Another possible meaning I've seen for the name is that it may be related to a word meaning "herdsman", in reference to Abel's role as a shepherd while his brother Cain was a farmer. … Continue reading Abelia

Yannick

Yannick is a diminutive of Yann, the Breton form of John, the English form of Iohannes, derived from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”, so Yannick essentially means "little John" or "little Yann". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yanick (Breton, French) Yannic (Breton, French) Yanic (Breton, French) Yann (Breton, French)  

Lisa

Lisa originated as a short form of Elizabeth, a female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Mawu-Lisa is also the name of a creator goddess in Dahomey mythology in Benin in West Africa, sometimes described as a pair of twins with Lisa being the male part representing the sun and … Continue reading Lisa

Anna-Maria

Anna-Maria is a female given name, a combination of Anna and Maria: Anna is the Latinate form of Hannah which comes from the Hebrew name Channah meaning "grace" or "favor"; Maria comes from the Hebrew female 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 … Continue reading Anna-Maria