Tysilio

Tysilio is the name of a Welsh bishop (and later saint) in 7th century Wales who died in 640. He was originally a prince but chose to leave to become a monk. As for the meaning behind the name, it is unknown. It's possible his name is either a form of or corruption of Sulio, perhaps…

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Mei

Mei is a Chinese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the Chinese characters used: měi 美 "beautiful, pretty, good"; mei 梅 "plum, plum flower; Chinese plum" There are likely other meanings. Mei is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: me "bud, sprout, shoot" + i 衣 "clothing"…

Gwydion

Gwydion is a Welsh male name meaning "born of trees", a modern form of Guidgen, made up from Welsh gwŷdd (trees; plough) which comes from Proto-Brythonic *gwɨð (wood, trees) derived form Proto-Celtic *widus (wood, trees), a cognate with Proto-Germanic *widuz (wood); and Proto-Celtic *genos (family, clan; birth) derived from a PIE root word. In Welsh mythology, Gwydion is a hero and a trickster as well as…

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…

Eugene

Eugene is the English form of Latin Eugenius which derives from Ancient Greek Eugenios meaning “well born” from eu (well) from PIE root *h₁es- (to be) and genos (born) which also derives from PIE *ǵénh₁os (race, lineage). Nicknames: Gene Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Eugenios (Ancient Greek) Eugenius (Latinized Ancient Greek) Evgeni (Bulgarian, Russian) Evgeniy (Russian) Evgeny (Russian) Yevgeniy (Russian) Yevgeni (Russian) Yevgeny (Russian) Zhenya (Russian and Bulgarian diminutive) Genya…

Gina

Gina comes from a short form of names ending in -gina such as Regina (meaning "queen" from Latin), Georgina (the feminine form of George meaning "farmer, earthworker); Aegina (from Greek meaning "of a goat, goat); Virginia (which comes from a Roman cognomen of unknown meaning though often associated with Latin virgo "maid, virgin"); Luigina (the Italian diminutive of Luigia, the Italian feminine form of Louis…

Wynonna

Wynonna is a variant spelling of Winona, a Dakota female given name meaning "firstborn daughter" from Winúŋna. Origin: Dakota (Native American) Variants: Winona (Native, American, Sioux, English) Wynona (English) Wenona (English) Wenonna (English) Wenonah (English)  

Genteel

Genteel is an English word, an adjective meaning "refined, well-mannered or polite; belonging or suited to polite society; affectedly proper or refined" which comes from Old French gentil (helpful, kind; pleasant, amiable, nice; noble family, well-born) via Latin gentilis (tribesman, clansman; of the same family or clan) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word *ǵenh₁- (to produce, to beget, to…

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…