Aquila

Aquila comes from an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "eagle" from Latin aquila derived from aquilus (black, dark-colored). It's the name of a constellation, the name of a genus of eagles, as well as a surname derived from the given name. Although Aquila was traditionally a masculine name in Ancient Roman (with Aquilina being its feminine form), it has been … Continue reading Aquila

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Aoife

Aoife (pr. ee-fa or ee-va) is an Irish female name meaning "beauty, radiant" from Irish aoibh (beauty, form; smile, pleasant expression). In Irish mythology, Aoife is the name of a warrior queen who bore the great hero Cú Chulainn a son named Connla, whom Cú Chulainn accidentally kills. Another Aoife is the second wife of King Lir and the stepmother of his kids, Aodh, … Continue reading Aoife

Annalora

Annalora is an English female name, a combination of Anna, the Latinate form of Hannah which comes from the Hebrew name Channah meaning “grace” or “favor”, and Lora, another spelling of Laura which means "laurel" derived from Latin laurus; laurels were a symbol of victory in Ancient Greece, their leaves used to make a crown for the victors. Origin: Hebrew, Latin Variants: Anna Lora Anna-Lora … Continue reading Annalora

Amaryllis

Amaryllis comes from Ancient Greek amarysso meaning "to sparkle" as well as the name of a flower, which symbolizes pride, determination, and radiant beauty in the language of flowers. The name is used in Virgil's Eclogues and Theocritus's Idylls. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Amarilis (Spanish)  

Alba

Alba is a female given name which has a few different meanings and etymologies: it's a feminine form of Albus, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright". The name may be derived from Latin albus meaning “white, bright, clear” from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white); Alba may also be derived from Germanic element alb meaning "elf" from Proto-Germanic *albiz (elf, fairy) which ultimately derives from the same … Continue reading Alba

Anne

Anne is the French feminine form of Anna, the Greek form of Hebrew Channah meaning "favor" or "grace". Anne is also a Frisian masculine name derived from Germanic element arn meaning "eagle", and has been used as a male name in France, the Netherlands, and even Scotland. In Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives of Windsor (1602) one of … Continue reading Anne

Andromeda

Andromeda was the name of an Ethiopian princess in Greek mythology, whose mother Cassiopeia's boast that her daughter was more beautiful than the Nereids (the daughters of the sea god Nereus) led to Poisedon sending the sea-monster Cetus to destroy the coast of Ethiopia for revenge. The only way to stop it was to chain Andromeda to a … Continue reading Andromeda

Andromache

Andromache (pr. an-dro-ma-kee) is the name of the wife of the Trojan hero Hector, making her a princess of Troy. The name comes from Ancient Greek aner (man) and mache (battle) either meaning "battle of man", "man's battle", or "fight like a man". When Troy was sacked, their son Astyanax was thrown from the city walls and she as … Continue reading Andromache

Agafya

Agafya is the Russian form of Agatha which comes from Greek agathos meaning "good". Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Agata (Russian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian) Águeda (Spanish, Portuguese) Agatha (English, Ancient Greek) Agathe (Ancient Greek, French, German, Norwegian, Danish) Agáta (Czech) Ágota (Hungarian) Ågot (Norwegian) Águeda (Spanish, Portuguese) Agda (Swedish)   Male forms: Agaton (Russian) Agafon (Russian) … Continue reading Agafya

Amara

Amara is an Igbo female name meaning "grace" as well as being a feminine form of Amar, an Indian male name meaning "immortal". Amara is also an Italian, surname, a variant of Amaro, which is an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese surname of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from Arabic given name Omar meaning "flourishing, life" or Ammar "virtuous, devout". … Continue reading Amara