Rosemary

Rosemary is the name of an herb which can be used as an essential oil or in cooking, and symbolizes remembrance. It gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning “dew of the sea”, apparently because it thrives near the sea. It could also be used as a combination of Rose and Mary.  Nicknames: Rose, Rosie/Rosy, Romy/Romey/Rommy, Mary…

Arlena

Arlena is a female given name, a variant of Arlene which may have originated as a variant of Charlene (a feminine form of Charles, which comes from Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (free man) derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom…

Marlene

Marlene is a blend of Maria and Magdalene, or in some cases Helene; Maria is the Latinate form of Miriam, a Hebrew female name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian name either meaning “beloved” from myr, or…

Amaris

Amaris is a female given name. As a Spanish female name, it could be an elaborated form of Amara, the feminine form of Amaro, which is either the Spanish form of Germanic Adelmar meaning “noble famous” or it could be derived from Latin amarus meaning “bitter; harsh; sour, morose”. It’s also possible that Amaro, as a surname, may be derived from Arabic given…

Marianne

Marianne is a French female name, a combination of Marie (the French form of Maria, the Latin form of Hebrew name 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 possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian name either meaning…

Voirrey

Voirrey is the vocative form of Moirrey, the Manx form of Mary which comes from 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 possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from mr…

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…

Mahala

Mahala is an English female name. It could be derived from Hebrew Mahalah, a male Hebrew name which is a variant of Mahlah, a unisex name of uncertain meaning though possibly meaning “weak, sick” or “disease” from Hebrew challah חָלָה (to become sick, to be ill). It could also be a variant of Mahalath, a Hebrew female name meaning “lyre” or…

Mai

Mai is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: mai 舞 “dance; flit; circle; wheel” ma 麻 “hemp, flax, linen” + i 衣 “clothing, garment, dressing” (麻衣); ma 真 “true; reality; Buddhist sect” + i 愛 “love, affection, favorite” (真愛); mai 舞 “dance; flit; circle; wheel” + i 以 “by means of; because; compared to” (舞以); mai 真 “true; reality; Buddhist…

Marigold

Marigold is the name of a flower meaning “Mary’s gold”, made up of the given name Mary, which is the English form of Hebrew female name 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 possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian…