Barack

Barack is an Arabic male name, a variant transcription of Barak meaning “blessing”, which would make it a cognate of Hebrew Baruch meaning “blessed”, both of which derive from a Proto-Semitic root word. Barak is also a Hebrew male name meaning “lightning” which derives from a Proto-Semitic root word. Barack is also a Hungarian word meaning “peach, apricot”. Origin: Proto-Semitic, Slavic…

Juniper

Juniper is the name of a type of tree or shrub which comes from Latin iuniperus meaning “juniper tree”. It could be related to Latin iuncus (reed, rush) derived from PIE root *yoy-ni- (juniper berry), combined with *-paro, *-pareo (to produce), though it’s also possible that first element of the name could be derived from Latin iuvenis meaning “young” (from which the…

Emi

Emi is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: e 恵 “favor; blessing, grace; kindness” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (恵美); e 絵 “picture; drawing; painting; sketch” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (絵美); e 映 “reflect; reflection” + mi 見 “to see; look at” (映見); e 江 “creek; inlet; bay” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (江美); e 恵 “favor; blessing, grace; kindness” + umi 海 “sea, ocean (恵海) There are other…

Gwenhwyfar

Gwenhwyfar is a Welsh female name, the Welsh form of Guinevere which is made up of Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name essentially means “fair phantom”, “white phantom” or “white magical being”. In Arthurian legend, Guinevere is the wife of King Arthur and ends up being his eventual downfall. Nicknames: Gwen, Gwennie/Gwenny Origin:…

Rowena

Rowena is an English female given name of uncertain meaning. It was the name of the daughter of the Saxon warrior (and later king) Hengist who was married to Vortigern, a British warlord also known by the title “King of the Britons”. However, the name appears to have first been used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, an English clergyman and chronicler…

Lilwen

Lilwen is a Welsh female name meaning “lily white” or “white lily” or “fair/blessed lily”, made up of Welsh elements lili (lily) and gwen (white, fair, blessed). Origin: Egyptian, Proto-Celtic Variants: Lilwenn (Breton)  

Nima

Nima (نیما) is a Persian male name meaning “just, fair” though I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “strong, powerful”, “commander of the army”. Nima (نعمة) is also an Arabic unisex name meaning “blessing”. Nima is also a Tibetan unisex name and word (also spelled Nyima) meaning “sun; day”. Nima (also spelled Nema) is a Greek word…

Beatrice

Beatrice is a female given name which comes from Latin Beatrix based on Viatrix meaning “female traveler/voyager” though the spelling was later altered to resemble beatus, which comes from Latin meaning “happy, fortunate, blessed” derived from PIE root word *dew- (to show favor, revere). Beatrice is one of the main characters in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (1598-1599). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Beatrix…

Asher

Asher comes from a Hebrew name meaning “happy, blessed”. Asher is also a surname, originating from the given name but as an English surname it’s a topographical name for someone who lived near an ash tree made up from Middle English asche (ash) combined with the habitational suffix -er. Nicknames: Ash Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aser (Biblical…