Hannibal

Hannibal is the name of a famous Carthaginian general who is considered one of the greatest military generals in history and caused the Ancient Romans great fear. His name comes from Phoenician haan (grace) combined with the name Ba’al meaning “grace of Ba’al”, Ba’al being the name of the chief god of the Phoenician pantheon which means “lord, husband”. Hannibal is also a surname, either derived from the given name or else a variant spelling of Hunnibal or Hunnabell, an Old English surname perhaps derived from Germanic given name Hunnbald meaning “brave bear cub” from Germanic elements hunn (bear cub) and bald (bold, brave). It may also be a derivative of female given name Anabel derived from Late Latin Amabilis meaning “lovable”.

Origin: Phoenician, Germanic, Late Latin

Variants:

  • Annibale (Italian)
  • Aníbal (Spanish, Portuguese)

 

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Viatrix

Viatrix is the feminine form of Late Latin Viator which means “voyager, traveler” in Latin, so Viatrix means “female traveler/voyager”. The name was later changed to Beatrix to make it resemble Latin beatus (blessed).

Nicknames: Via, Trix, Trixie

Origin: Late Latin

Variants:

  • Beatrix (Late Roman, English, Dutch, Hungarian, German)
  • Beatrice (English, Italian, Swedish)

 

Male forms:

  • Viator (Late Roman)

 

Annora

Annora is a medieval English spelling of Honora which is a variant spelling of Honoria, the feminine form of Honorius meaning “honor” from Latin honos.

Nicknames: Nora, Ann, Annie/Anny

Origin: Latin

Variants:

  • Honora (Irish, English)
  • Onóra (Irish)
  • Honoria (Roman)

 

Male forms:

  • Honoré (French)
  • Honorius (Roman)

 

Rozalia

Rozalia is the Polish and Romanian form of Rosalia, which comes from Late Latin rosa meaning “rose”.

Origin: Latin

Variants:

  • Rozália (Hungarian)
  • Rosalia (Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Rosália (Portuguese)
  • Rosalía (Galician, Spanish)
  • Rozalija (Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian)
  • Rosalie (French)
  • Rozaliya (Russian)

 

Clary

Clary is the name of a species of herbs in the genus Salvia, Salvia sclarea, also known as the clary sage (and clear eye since it was used to clear up one’s eyesight), which when distilled into oil has been used as a seasoning, in perfumes, and used to help with eye problems, good for digestion and the kidneys as well as helping women during their menstrual cycles, and used in aromatherapy to help with anxiety and stress. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, it has been linked to Latin clarus meaning “clear, bright, famous”. Clary is also a surname, from Irish surname McClary/McCleary, the Anglicized form of Mac Cleirich meaning “son of the cleric”, though it might also come from Latin clarus.

Clary can also be used as a nickname for Clarissa, which is also derived from Latin clarus.

Origin: Latin, Gaelic

 

Maurus

Maurus is a Latin male name meaning “dark skinned” in reference to someone who came from the country of Mauritania or who was of Moorish descent. Maurus is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Latin

Variants:

  • Mauro (Italian, Portuguese/Brazilian)
  • Maurizio (Italian)
  • Maurice (French, English)
  • Mauritius (Late Roman)
  • Morris (English)
  • Maurits (Dutch)
  • Mauri (Finnish)
  • Moritz (German)
  • Móric (Hungarian)
  • Muiris (Irish)
  • Maurycy (Polish)
  • Maurício (Portuguese)
  • Mauricio (Spanish)
  • Meurig (Welsh)
  • Meuric (Welsh)

 

Female forms:

  • Maura (Italian, Spanish, Late Roman)

 

Natalie

Natalie is the French form of Nataliaa Late Roman name meaning “birth” or “birthday” though the name is often associated with Christmas Day because of the expression natale domini (the birth of the Lord).

Origin: Latin

Variants:

  • Natalee (English)
  • Natalia (Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Georgian, Late Roman)
  • Nathalie (German, French)
  • Natalija (Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian)
  • Natália (Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak)
  • Natālija (Latvian)
  • Nataša (Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian)
  • Natalya (Russian)
  • Natasha (Russian, English)
  • Natacha (French, Portuguese)
  • Nataliya (Russian, Ukrainian)

 

Male forms:

  • Natale (Italian)
  • Natalio (Spanish)
  • Natalius (Late Roman)

 

Victor

Victor is a Roman name which comes from Latin meaning “victor, conqueror”. It’s also a surname.

Nicknames: Vic

Origin: Latin

Variants:

  • Viktor (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian)
  • Vicktor (English, Swedish)
  • Victorius (Late Roman)

 

Female forms:

  • Victoria (English, Spanish, Romanian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)