Ida

Ida is the name of two sacred mountains in Greek mythology, one located on the island of Crete and another in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). The one in Crete is where the god Zeus was supposedly born and hidden, named by two nymphs named Ida and Adrasteia. It may be derived from Ancient Greek í̄d (ἴ̄δη) meaning “wooded hill, wood”…

Satomi

Satomi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: sato 里 “village; hometown” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (里美); *girls only sato 聡 “wise; fast learner; clever; intelligent; bright” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (聡美); *girls only sato 智 “intellect; wisdom; reason” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (智美); *girls only sato 聖 “holy; saint; sage; master; priest” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (聖美); *girls only sato 里 “village; hometown” + mi 視 “regard;…

Isamu

Isamu is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: isamu 勇 “courage”; isamu 勲 “merit; distinguished service”; isamu 敢 “daring; brave; bold; sad; tragic; pitiful”; isamu 武 “warrior; military; chivalry; arms”; isamu 力 “power; strength; force” Origin: Japanese There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s いさむ.    

Shiori

Shiori is a Japanese unisex name (though far more commonly used for girls) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: shi 詩 “poem; poetry” + ori 織 “weave; fabric” (詩織); *girls only shiori 栞 “bookmark; guidebook”; shiori 撓 “lithe; bend”; shi 史 “history; chronicle” + ori 織 “weave; fabric” (史織); shio 汐 “eventide; tide; saltwater; opportunity” + ri 里 “village; hometown”; (汐里) There are other meanings depending on the kanji…

Yuma

Yuma is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 遊 “play” + ma 真 “true; reality; Buddhist sect” (遊真); yu 裕 “abundant; rich; fertile” + ma 馬 “horse” (裕馬); yu 優 “tenderness; excel; surpass; tenderness, gentleness” + ma 馬 “horse” (優馬); yu 雄 “male, masculine; hero; leader; superiority; excellence” + ma 磨 “polish; grind; brush (teeth)” (雄磨); yu 悠 “permanence; distant; long time;…

Nanaya

Nanaya is the name of a Sumerian goddess worshipped by both the Sumerians and Akkadians, being the goddess of sex and war. She is closely associated with the goddesses Inanna and Ishtar, all of whom share similar functions. Nanaya could possibly be related to Inanna meaning “lady of the heavens” though that’s not certain. Another source (Llewellyn’s Complete Book of…

Dai

Dai is a Welsh male name, a diminutive of Dafydd, the Welsh form of David which comes from Hebrew meaning “beloved”. I’ve also seen it listed as being derived from an old Celtic word dei meaning “to shine”. Dai is also a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 “big, large”; dai 太 “plump,…

Reijo

Reijo (pr. ray-yo; Forvo) is a Finnish male name, the Finnish form of Gregory, the English form of Latinized Greek form Gregorius deriving from Greek Gregorios meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert” from Greek gregoros ultimately derived from a PIE root word. Reijo (pr. ray-jo) is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used (the ones with stars…

Rami

Rami is an Arabic male name and surname meaning “archer, thrower” which comes from Arabic ramy رَمْي (throwing, flinging shooting); or it could be derived from ram (رام) meaning “to aspire,  to wish, to aim at, to dream, to be ambitious”. However, ram (رام) is also a Persian word meaning “tame, meek, docile”. Rami is also from Hebrew Ram (רָם)…