Adina

Adina is the name of a minor figure in the Old Testament, the name of a (male) soldier meaning “slender” written as עֲדִינָא though it’s also used as a Hebrew female name written עֲדִינָה meaning “delicate, gentle, fine”. I’ve also seen it listed as a Romanian feminine name, possibly a short form of Adelina, a variant of Adela, meaning “noble”…

Raphaela

Raphaela is a German female name, the feminine form of Raphael meaning “God has healed” from Hebrew Rafa’el. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Raphaela (German, English) Raffaela (German) Rafaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Macedonian) Raphaëlle (French) Raffaella (Italian) Raffaëla (Dutch)   Male forms: Raphael (German, English) Rafael (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Macedonian) Rafinha (Portuguese diminutive of Rafael) Rafa (Spanish diminutive of…

Liora

Liora is a Hebrew female name, the feminine form of Lior (which is a unisex name) meaning “light for me” or “my light”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Leora (English, Hebrew)- although this could be a variant spelling of Liora, it’s also been used as a contracted form of Leonora, the Italian form of Eleanor Lior (Hebrew) Liorit (Hebrew)  …

Jameson

Jameson comes from an English surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of James”, James being the English form of Late Latin Iacomus via Greek Iakobos, which comes from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (English form Jacob) meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Nicknames: James, Jamie/Jaime Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Jamison (English)  

Judith

Judith comes from Hebrew Yehudit meaning either “woman of Judea” or perhaps a feminine form of Judah meaning “praised”. Nicknames: Jude, Judy/Judie/Judi Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yehudit (Hebrew) Ioudith (Biblical Greek) Iudith (Biblical Latin) Judita (Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak) Judit (Hungarian, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish) Giuditta (Italian) Judyta (Polish) Judite (Portuguese)  

Akim

Akim is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Joachim, a male name which is a contracted form of either Jehoiachin meaning “established by Yahweh”, or Jehoiakim meaning “raised by Yahweh”. Akim is also a Kazakh word meaning “mayor” or “governor, ruler” which seems to be derived from Arabic hakim حَاكِم (judge, ruler). Origin: Hebrew, Arabic Variants: Yakim (Russian)…

Matthias

Matthias is a male given name, a variant of Matthew which comes from Hebrew Mattityahu meaning “gift of Yahweh” made up from matan (gift) and yah, the contracted form of Yahweh. Matthias is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew   Variants: Matthew (English) Mathew (English) Matthaios (Biblical Greek) Matthias (English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Biblical Greek) Matia (Basque) Mattanyahu (Biblical…

Yusuf

Yusuf is an Arabic and Turkish male name, the Arabic form of Joseph which comes from Hebrew Yosef meaning “Yahweh will increase” or “Yahweh will add”. Yusuf is also a surname. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yousef (Arabic) Youssef (Arabic) Yusef (Arabic) Joseph (English, French, German) Josef (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Scandinavian) Yosef (Hebrew) Hovsep (Armenian) Yusif (Azerbaijani) Joseba…

Isaiah

Isaiah comes from a Hebrew name meaning “Yahweh is salvation”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isiah (English) Isaias (English) Yesha’yahu (Biblical Hebrew) Yeshayahu (Hebrew) Esaias (Biblical Latin) Esa (Finnish) Ikaia (Hawaiian) Isaia (Italian) Isaija (Macedonian, Serbian) Isaías (Spanish, Portuguese) Isay (Russian)