Titan

Titan is an English word referring to something gigantic in size or power, something or someone that stands out for greatness of achievement, and from which the word titanic originates from. The word comes from Greek mythology, in which the Titans were giant deities who preceded the Olympian gods and were later overthrown by them. The…

Marisol

Marisol is Spanish female name, a contracted form of María de la Soledad, a title of the Virgin Mary meaning “Mary of Solitude”. It could also be a combination of María (the Spanish form of Hebrew Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also…

Apollonia

Apollonia is the feminine form of Apollonios, an Ancient Greek name which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. His name is of uncertain etymology and meaning though the ancient Greeks often associated it with the Greek apollymi meaning “to destroy”. It’s also been associated with Doric apella “wall”, later referring to an assembly. Other possible theories regarding the name…

Tysilio

Tysilio is the name of a Welsh bishop (and later saint) in 7th century Wales who died in 640. He was originally a prince but chose to leave to become a monk. As for the meaning behind the name, it is unknown. It’s possible his name is either a form of or corruption of Sulio, perhaps…

Nima

Nima (نیما) is a Persian male name meaning “just, fair” though I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “strong, powerful”, “commander of the army”. Nima (نعمة) is also an Arabic unisex name meaning “blessing”. Nima is also a Tibetan unisex name and word (also spelled Nyima) meaning “sun; day”. Nima (also spelled Nema) is a Greek word…

Avi

Avi is a Hebrew male name meaning “father” and could also be used as a nickname for Avraham (the Hebrew form of Abraham meaning “father of many” or “father of multitudes”) or Avram or Aviram (meaning “high father”) or any name meaning with Avi. Of course, Avi could also be a short form for female names such as Aviva, Avila or Avis, making it a…

Sunday

Sunday comes from Old English sunnandaeg meaning “sun day” or “day of the sun” from Old English elements sunne “sun” and daeg “day. Sunday is also a surname, likely originating as a nickname for someone who was born on that day. According to the nursery rhyme Monday’s Child, And the child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe,…

Sutton

Sutton comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “south town” or “south settlement” made up from Old English sūþ (south) via Proto-Germanic *sunþrą (south) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *sóh₂w meaning “sun”; and tun (enclosure, settlement) which also derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Samson

Samson comes from Hebrew Shimshon meaning “sun” which derives from Proto-Semitic *śamš- (sun). In the Old Testament, Samson was an Israelite judge with extraordinary strength tied to his long hair and who was eventually betrayed by his lover, Delilah. Samson is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Semitic Variants: Sampson (Biblical Greek, English) Shimshon (Biblical…