Naya

Naya is a very multicultural name with various meanings. The most common one I keep seeing is that it is a variant of Nia which could be from Swahili meaning “purpose”, “will”, or “resolve”, though it may also be a Welsh form of Irish Niamh meaning “bright”; Naya is also an Arabic female name deriving from Persian nay/ney,…

Etzel

Etzel is the Germanic form of Attila, its most famous bearer being the 5th century leader of the Huns, an ancient Nomadic people across central Europe, and who was feared by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Though often depicted as savage, barbaric and merciless, these depictions were made out by his enemies; a closer look by…

Satomi

Satomi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: sato 里 “village; hometown” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (里美); *girls only sato 聡 “wise; fast learner; clever; intelligent; bright” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (聡美); *girls only sato 智 “intellect; wisdom; reason” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (智美); *girls only sato 聖 “holy; saint; sage; master; priest” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (聖美); *girls only sato 里 “village; hometown” + mi 視 “regard;…

Robinia

Robinia is the name of a genus of flowers named after French royal botanist Jean Robin and his son Vespasian, who first introduced the plant in Europe in 1601. Robin is a French surname, a diminutive of Robert which is the English form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame”. Nicknames: Robby/Robbie, Rob, Robin Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Robin (English) Robyn (English) Robynne (English) Robina (English) Robena…

Robinson

Robinson comes from an English surname, a patronymic surname meaning “son of Robin”, Robin being an English medieval diminutive of Robert, the English form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright). Nicknames: Rob, Robin, Robby/Robbie Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Belphebe

Belphebe is a variant spelling of Belphoebe, which was first created by English poet Edmund Spenser for his epic poem The Faerie Queen, an allegorical work celebrating the rule of Queen Elizabeth I; Spenser intended her to represent Queen Elizabeth. The name is a combination of belle, a French word and name meaning “beautiful” and Phoebe, a Greek feminine name meaning “bright, pure,…

Sun-Hye

Sun-Hye is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used such as: 선 (線) seon “thread, line” 선 (仙) seon “fairy; celestial being; immortal” 선 (善) seon “good, nice” 선 (先) seon “to advance; ahead” 선 (船) seon “ship, vessel”   혜 (慧) hye “bright, intelligent” 혜(蕙) hye “orchid” 혜 (惠) hye “grace” 혜 (暳) hye…

Jung

Jung is a variant transcription of Jeong, a Korean unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 정 (靜) jeong “quiet; still; gentle”; 정 (貞) jeong “virtuous, chaste; loyal” 정 (正) jeong “straight; upright; proper; 정 (晶) jeong “crystal; clear; bright”; 정 (廷) jeong “court; 정 (婷) jeong “pretty, graceful” There are other…

Zenobia

Zenobia is an Ancient Greek female name meaning “life of Zeus” or “Zeus is life”, made up of Zeno which derives from Zeus which derives from a PIE *dyḗws (sky, heaven; sky god) via root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven); and bios (life) though it’s possible that it could be related to bia meaning “strength, force, power; act of violence”, so…