Belia

Belia has several possible meanings and origins such as: it’s an Indonesian word meaning “youth”; it may also be a variant of Bella, the short form of Isabella, the Latinate form of Elizabeth, which comes from Hebrew meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”; Bella also means “beautiful” in Italian from Latin bellus; Belia may also be a…

Golda, Goldie

Golda is a Yiddish female name meaning “gold”. Goldie could be a nickname for Golda, though it’s also an English name, originally used as a nickname for someone who had blond hair or who was a goldsmith, making it a unisex name. Goldie was also used as a nickname for someone who had an unusual…

Zelda

Zelda was originally used as a nickname for Griselda, a female given name meaning “gray battle” from Germanic elements gris (gray) and hild (battle), though it’s now used as a given name in its own right. Zelda is also a Yiddish name, the feminine form of Selig, meaning “blessed, happy” in Yiddish. Origin: Germanic, Yiddish Variants: Selda (English) Griselda Grizel (Scottish) Griselda…

Kayla

Origin: Hebrew, English Meaning: Kayla could be a variant transcription of Kaila, the Yiddish form of Hebrew Kelila meaning “crown of laurel”. Kayla is also a dialect spoken by members of the Agaw people of Ethiopia, possibly meaning “artisan” or “one who has not crossed” in reference to the fact that Jews had to avoid certain…