Tawna

Tawna is an English female name, a variant of Tawny, the name of a color, referring to something that is light-brown or brownish-orange. It comes from Old French tané (tan-colored) which ultimately derives from Proto-Celtic *tannos (green oak). Origin: Proto-Celtic Meaning: refers to a light-brown to brownish-orange color Usage: English Variants: Tawny (English)  

Beulah

Beulah means "married" and is mentioned in the Old Testament, in the Book of Isaiah, metaphorically referring to the land of Judea, that it will be blessed and favored by God. It comes from Hebrew via Proto-Semitic *ba'al (master, owner).  Although Beulah has been used overwhelmingly as a female given name, I've seen some use for it as a male …

Yuno

Yuno is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 由 "reason, cause" + no 乃 "a possessive article; from, whereupon" (由乃); yu 柚 "citron" + no 乃 "a possessive article; from, whereupon" (柚乃); yu 有 "exist; have; possess; occur" + no 乃 "a possessive article; from, whereupon" (有乃); yu 柚 "citron" + no 音 "sound" (柚音); yu 弓 "bow (archery; …

Evangela

Evangela is a variant of Evangeline, an English female name meaning "good news", made up from Ancient Greek elements eu (good, well) and angelos (messenger). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Meaning: good news Usage: English, Italian Variants: Evangeline (English) Evangelina (Spanish, English) Evangelia (Greek) Evangeliya (Bulgarian) Evangelija (Macedonian) Vangelija (Macedonian) Évangéline (French) Evangelista (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)   Male forms: Evangelos (Greek) …

Gidget

Gidget is a female given name first created by author Frederick Kohner for his novel Gidget, the Little Girl with Big Ideas (1957), who based it on his daughter Kathy, an avid surfer in Malibu at the time. Apparently Gidget is a portmanteau of the words girl and midget, so the name essentially means "little girl". In the novels, Gidget's real …

Aila

Aila is a Finnish female name, the Finnish form of Áile which is the Sami form of Helga, a Scandinavian female name meaning "holy, blessed". Aila could also be a variant spelling of Ayla, a Turkish female name meaning “moonlight, halo”, the first element coming from Turkish ay meaning “moon; month” and often used in female given names to indicate beauty. …

Midian

Midian is the name of a place in the Bible and the Quran, named after Midian, the son of Abraham and Keturah. The name means "strife" from Hebrew madon מדון (strife) via root word din מדון (to judge; law). Midian also seems to be a Hebrew surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Semitic VAriants: Midyan (Hebrew) Madyan (Arabic) Madiám (Greek) Madian (Italian, …

Persia

Persia is the former name of Iran. The name originated in the fifth century BC by the Ancient Greeks, who gave it to the empire of Cyrus the Great, known as the Achaemenid Empire (also known as the First Persian Empire) based in Western Asia. The name is based on Old Persian Parsa derived from an unknown origin …

China

China is the name of a country in East China as well as the name of a fine porcelain. The origin behind the name isn't clear-cut. It may have originated from Persian čin چین (China) via Sanskrit Cīna (China) which may have originated from the name of the Qi 秦 (pr. chin) dynasty, the first imperial dynasty of China lasting from …

Kaylee

Kaylee is an English female given name, a combination of Kay (a unisex name with various possible meanings depending on where it comes from) and Lee, which comes from an English surname meaning "meadow, clearing". Kaylee is also a surname, likely a variant spelling of Cayley which seems to have originated from a place in France called Cailly which …

Teruko

Teruko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: teru 照 "to illuminate, to shine" +ko 子 "child" (照子); teru 曦 "the sun" + ko 子 "child" (曦子); teru 輝 "radiance, shining, brightness" + ko 子 "child" (輝子); teru 光 "light, shine, gleam" + ko 子 "child" (光子); teru 映 "reflect, reflection, projection" + ko 湖 "lake" (映湖) There are other meanings …

Ghazal

Ghazal is the name of a poetic form often used in romantic poetry of the Middle East and South Asia; the verses deal with loss and romantic love consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, and typically consists of no less than five and no more than fifteen couplets. The origin of the word derives …