Natasha

Natasha comes from a Russian diminutive of Natalya, the Russian form of Natalia, a Late Latin name meaning “birth, birthday”, though the name is often associated with Christmas Day because of the expression natale domini (the birth of the Lord), in reference to the birth of Jesus Christ; natalis means “birth” from Latin. Nicknames: Tasha (Russian, English), Nata (Russian) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nataša…

Brené

Brené is an English female name, a modern coinage which seems to be a combination of the letter B and René(e), the French form of Latin Renatus meaning “born again” or “reborn” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word, though it’s also likely that it could be a combination of Briana and René(e); Briana is the feminine form of Brian, an Irish name of…

Antigone

Antigone (pr. an-tig-a-nee) is a Greek female name of uncertain meaning though I’ve seen it listed as meaning “against birth” or “in the place of a child”. It’s made up from Ancient Greek anti meaning “against” though it also has various meanings such as “opposite”, “instead of”, “compared with”, “in place of” and “at the same time”;…

René, Renée

René is the French form of Renatus, a Late Roman name meaning “born again” or “reborn” deriving from Latin nascor (born; begotten) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce, beget, to give birth). René is the traditional masculine name used in French while Renée is the feminine form of the name, however in English-speaking countries René is used for both males and females. Rene…

Noelle

Noelle is the feminine form of Noel (or French Noël) which means “Christmas” derived from Latin natalis (of or relating to birth) which comes Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce, beget; to give birth). Noelle is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Noëlle (French, Dutch) Noelle (English) Noèle (French) Noela (Galician) Noelia (Spanish) Noella (French) Noelene (English)  …

Natalie

Natalie is the French form of Natalia, a Late Roman name meaning “birth” or “birthday” though the name is often associated with Christmas Day because of the expression natale domini (the birth of the Lord). Origin: Latin Variants: Natalee (English) Natalia (Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Georgian, Late Roman) Nathalie (German, French) Natalija (Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian) Natália (Hungarian, Portuguese,…