Akulina

Akulina is a Russian female name, a variant of Akilina which is the Russian form of Aquilina, the feminine form of Aquila, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “eagle” which derives from an unknown origin though it could be derived from Latin aquilus (dark-colored, swarthy), though another possible derivation for aquilus is Latin aqua (water) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Latin, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Akilina (Russian) Aquilina…

Honor

Honor is a virtue word name referring to something or someone who is honest, virtuous, dignified, esteemed, noble, someone with an excellent character or reputation. It comes from Latin honor which derives from an unknown source. Honor is also an English surname. Origin: Latin Variants: Honour (British English, Canadian English) Honoria (Late Roman) Honora (English, Irish) Honorata…

Badger

Badger refers to any of several carnivorous mammals which belongs to the Mustelidae family. It comes from Middle English bageard made up from bage (referring to a token or distinctive mark, sign, or emblem) of uncertain etymology though either from Anglo-Norman bage or Latin bagia (sign, emblem), perhaps named for the white mark on its forehead, combined with the suffix -ard….

Marcus

Marcus is a Latin praenomen (given name) of uncertain etymology though it’s likely that it derives from Mars, the Roman god of war and agriculture. The name itself is of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s also possible that Mars is related to a…

Tito

Tito is the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Titus which comes from an Ancient Roman given name of unknown meaning though it has been linked to Latin titulus meaning “title of honor” or Latin titio “fire-brand”. It’s likely, however, that the name is pre-Roman in origin, possibly Sabine, and its true meaning lost to time. Tito is also a Spanish surname…

Isaura

Isaura is a Spanish and Portuguese female name which comes from Late Latin meaning “from Isauria”, a region in Asia Minor that gets its name from the Isaurian tribe, who seemed to be a very fierce and warlike people. Origin: Late Latin Variants: Isaure (French) Isauria (Latin)   Male forms: Isaurus (Latin)  

Genever

Genever is a variant spelling of Jenever, the Dutch form of Juniper, referring to a shrub or tree with dark-blue berry-like cones that can be used for flavoring gin and has some medicinal use; Jenever is the name of a Dutch wine flavored with juniper. It comes from Latin iuniperus (juniper tree), of uncertain origin though it’s been linked to Latin iuncus (rush,…

Marcy

Marcy is a female given name, a originating as a nickname for names like Marcia, Marcella, Marceline, etc., all of which come from the same source, from the name of the Roman god of war Mars (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related…

Marcial

Marcial is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Martial, itself a variant of Latin Martialis, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “belonging to Mars” or “dedicated to Mars”. Marcial is also a Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician surname derived from the given name. Origin: Latin, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Martial (Ancient Roman) Martialis (Ancient Roman) Markel (Basque)