Evangeline is a female given name meaning “good news” derived from Latin evangelium derived from Ancient Greek euángelos (bringing good news) composed from eu (good, well) and angelos (messenger), both deriving from a PIE root source. Nicknames: Eva, Evangie, Leen, Lina Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Evangelina (Spanish, English) Evangelia (Greek) Evangeliya (Bulgarian) Evangelija (Macedonian) Vangelija (Macedonian) Évangéline (French)  


Gamaliel is a Hebrew male name meaning “benefit of God” or “reward of God”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Gamliel Gamiliel  


Iris is the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow and a messanger of the gods. Her name means “rainbow” in Greek derived from PIE root word *weh₁y- (to twist, wind, weave, plait; to wrap, enclose cover). Iris also refers to a genus of flowers which comes from the Greek word for rainbow, as well as…


Bayle is a French and English surname, a topographical name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle; the name comes from Bailey, an occupational name for a bailiff. It could also be a variant spelling of Bale, an English word referring to a large bundle that has been compressed and wrapped for shipping (ex. a…


Esperanza is a Spanish female name (and word) meaning “hope” derived from Latin sperare (hope) via PIE *speh₁- (to succeed, to prosper, to turn ot well). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sperantia (Late Roman) Shprintza (Yiddish) Shprintze (Yiddish) Shprintzel (Yiddish diminutive of Esperanza)  


Christobal is a Spanish male name, a variant spelling of Cristóbal, the Spanish form of Christopher meaning “bearing Christ” made up from Greek elements pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning “anointed”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cristóbal (Spanish) Cristobal (Spanish, English)  


Aristander is an Ancient Greek male name, the Latinized form of Aristandros meaning “best of a man” from Ancient Greek aristos (excellent, best) and andros (man). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aristandros (Ancient Greek)  


Habiba is an Arabic female name (and word) meaning “beloved, darling, sweetheart” as well as also meaning “friend”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Habeeba Habibah Male forms: Habib Habeeb   Habiba -حبيبة (Arabic)  


Tahsin is an Arabic male name (and word) meaning “to improve, enhance, enrich”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Tahsen Tahseen Feminine forms: Tahseena Tahsina   Tahsin- تَحْسِيْن (Arabic)  


Ideal is an English word referring to an idea or concepton of perfection or excellence, a stand for people to strive for; it also refers to something that exists only in the mind. It comes from Late Latin idealis (existing in idea) derived from Ancient Greek idea (form, look, appearance; notion, pattern) from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  


Prudent is the French masculine form of Prudentius, a Late Latin name derived from Latin providere meaning “to see ahead, to forsee, provide” derived from a PIE root word. As an English word it refers to someone who shows good judgment or someone who is wise or discreet, and has good sense. Nicknames: Prue/Pru Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Prudentius…


Ryana is the feminine form of Ryan, an anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Riain meaning “descendant of Rían”, Rían meaning “little king” from Irish rí (king) with the diminutive suffix -an. It could also be a variant spelling of Rhianna, either a variant of Rhiannon meaning “great queen” or it could be a variant spelling of Rihanna which derives from…


Urban comes from Latin Urbanus meaning either “city dweller” or “of the city” which comes from Latin urbs which seems to be derived from a PIE root word. Urban is also a word that has become adopted into the English vocabulary referring to a city or town. Another word related to it, urbane, is used to refer to someone…


Ellen is the English medieval form of Helen, the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it could also possibly be linked to Greek selene meaning “moon”. Ellen is also the Dutch short form of Eleonora, a cognate of Eleanor which is the Old French form of…


Liesel is the German diminutive of Elisabeth, the Dutch and German form of Elizabeth which is the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Liesl (German) Lisl (Austrian) Liese (German, Dutch) Liesa (German)  


Axel is the Danish form of Absalom, a Hebrew male name meaning “father of peace”, as well as being a Scandinavian, Dutch, and German surname derived from the given name. As a Dutch and Belgian surname, it derives as a habitational name for someone who came from a place called Aksel. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Aksel (Danish, Norwegian) Akseli…


Carla is the feminine form of Carlo (Italian), Carlos (Spanish, Portuguese), and Carl (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English), all of which come from Charles, an English and French name derived from Germanic name Karl meaning “man”. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, connoting…


Vito is the Italian and Spanish form of Vitus, an Ancient Roman name meaning “life” derived from Latin vita (life, living) from a PIE root word. Vito is also an Italian surname derived from the given name. Apparently it’s been confused with Ancient Germanic Wido which comes from an Ancient Germanic element witu “wood” or wid “wide”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European…


Juana is a Spanish female name, the feminine form of Juan which is the Spanish and Manx form of John, the English form of Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. In Spanish it’s pronounced hwa-na. Nicknames: Juanita (Spanish) Origin: Hebrew Male forms: Juan (Spanish, Manx)  


Myron is an Ancient Greek male name which means “myrrh, perfume, sweet oil” which seems to be derived from a Semitic root meaning “bitter”. It’s also a surname either derived from the given name or as a short form of Greek Myronakis or Myronidis, both patrynonic surnames. Origin: Ancient Greek, Semitic Variants: Miron (Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish)…