Yelena

Yelena is a Russian female name, the Russian form of Helen which comes from Ancient Greek Helene, a name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world….

Brutus

Brutus comes from an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “heavy” which comes from Latin brūtus (heavy, unwieldy; dull, stupid, irrational, unreasonable) via an Oscan loanword ultimately derived from a PIE root word. Lucius Junius Brutus is supposedly the founder of the Roman Republic as well as the ancestor of Marcus Junius Brutus, more commonly known as one of Julius Caesar‘s…

Julissa

Julissa is a Spanish and English female given name, an elaborated form of Julia, the feminine form of Julius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god…

Sindri

Sindri is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology who, along with his brothers Brokkr and Eitri, created many magical objects for the gods. The name comes from Old Norse sindri meaning “sparkling” or “spark”. It’s a popular name in Iceland. Origin: Old Norse Variants: Sindre (Norwegian)  

Seija

Seija (pr. say-yah; Forvo) is a Finnish female name meaning “tranquil, serene” from Finnish seijas (tranquil, serene, calm, clear). It’s a fairly modern name in Finland, first invented by Yrjö Karilas, a Finnish writer who was inspired to create the name from Seia, the name of a Roman goddess of agriculture who protects the seeds sown into the…

Arwa

Arwa is an Arabic female name which apparently refers to a female ibex (a type of mountain goat) and thus conveys meanings of “softness”, “lightness”, “agility”, “beauty”, and “liveliness”, in reference to the ibex’s grace and beauty. Arwa al-Sulayhi was a powerful queen of Yemen  who ruled for over 50 years during the eleventh or twelfth…

Hadi

Hadi is an Arabic male name meaning “leader, guide” and is one of the 99 names of Allah in Islam. Hadi is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Hédi (Maghrebi Arabic)   Female forms: Hadia (Arabic) Hadiya (Arabic) Hadya (Arabic)   Hadi- هادي (Arabic)    

Tyche

Tyche (pr. ty-kee; Forvo) is the goddess of fortune, chance, providence, and fate in Greek mythology, who also governed the prosperity, fortune, and destiny of a city. Her names means “fortune, chance” via Ancient Greek túkhē τῠ́χη (fortune, providence, fate; chance) derived from a PIE root word *dʰewgʰ- (to produce; to be strong, have force). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Yule

Yule comes from a Scottish and English surname, originally a nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day. It was originally a pagan holiday celebrated by the German people and originally referred to December and January, though after Christianity it was narrowed down to refer to the 12 days of Christmas. Yule comes from Old English…

Rina

Rina is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings depending on its origin: Rina is a Hebrew female name meaning “joy, singing”; it’s also an Indian female name meaning “melted” or “dissolved”; Rina is also used as a short form of names ending in -rina such as Caterina (the Italian and Catalan form of Katherine), Ekaterina (the Russian…