Julissa

Julissa is a Spanish and English female given name, an elaborated form of Julia, the feminine form of Julius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god…

Rina

Rina is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings depending on its origin: Rina is a Hebrew female name meaning “joy, singing”; it’s also an Indian female name meaning “melted” or “dissolved”; Rina is also used as a short form of names ending in -rina such as Caterina (the Italian and Catalan form of Katherine), Ekaterina (the Russian…

Noya

Noya is a Hebrew female name meaning “beauty” derived from Hebrew nói נוֹי (ornament, decoration, beauty). Noya is also a surname: as a Galician surname it’s a locational name for someone who came from a place called Noia; as a Catalan surname it’s a variant of Noya, itself a truncated form of the Anoia river in Catalonia. Noia is…

Nino

Nino is an Italian male name, a diminutive o f names ending in -nino such as Giannino (itself a diminutive of Giovanni, the Italian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew) or Antonino (a variant of Antonio via Antonius, a Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be Etruscan in origin. However, there have been other possible meanings…

Helah

Helah is the name of a figure in the Bible, one of two wives of Ashur, the name of two men in the Bible, including the grandson of Noah, who lived in Assyria. Helah means “rust” or even possibly “sick, diseased” or “weak”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Hela (English)  

Malia

Malia is a Hawaiian female name, the Hawaiian form of Mary, the English form of 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 it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr,…

Ravid

Ravid is a Hebrew unisex name meaning “necklace”. Origin: Hebrew  

Kari

Kari (pr. kah-ree or care-ee) is a Norwegian female name, a diminutive of Katarina, the Scandinavian form of Katherine which is the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads. Though…

Ira

Ira (pr. eye-rah) is a Hebrew male name meaning “watchful”. In Russia and other Slavic countries, Ira (pr. ee-rah) is a female given name, a diminutive of Irina, the Slavic form of Irene, which comes from Greek Eirene meaning “peace”. In Greek mythology, Eirene is the Greek goddess of peace and the season of the spring, and is one of the Horae/Horai, goddessess of…

Suanne

Suanne is a female given name, a combination of Sue or Susan (the English form of Susannah which comes from Hebrew Shoshannah meaning “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”) and Anne (which comes from Hebrew meaning “favor” or “grace”). Origin: Egyptian, Hebrew Variants: Sueanne (English) Suanna (English) Sueanna (English) SuAnne (English) SuAnna (English)…