Zita

Zita is the name of a 13th century Italian saint, the patron saint of maids and servants. The name comes from Tuscan Italian meaning “little girl” or “young girl”, and also seems to be a Southern Italian dialect word meaning “bride”; its male form is zito. Zita is also a Hungarian female name, a diminutive…

Lada

Lada is the name of a Slavic fertility goddess of love, beauty and marriage, often associated with the other goddesses Freya, Isis and Aphrodite. She’s depicted as a young woman with long golden hair with ears of grain braided in it to represent fertility. Lada is also associated with the summer season and her animals are…

Nymphidia

Nymphidia is an Ancient Greek name, the feminine form of Nymphidius, the genitive form of Nymphe or Nympha meaning “bride, bridal, young woman”. Nymphidia later took on the meaning for a beautiful young woman or later to a woman with divine origin. It was used by English poet Michael Drayon (1563-1631) for his poem Nymphidia (The Court of Faery) published in 1627,…

Nydia

Nydia was first used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a character in his novel The Last Days of Pompeii (1834). He may have based it on Latin nidus meaning “nest”, referring to a nest for small animals and insects. Nydia could also be a contracted form of Nymphidia, an Ancient Greek name meaning “bride, bridal, young woman”. Origin:…