Teruko

Teruko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: teru 照 "to illuminate, to shine" +ko 子 "child" (照子); teru 曦 "the sun" + ko 子 "child" (曦子); teru 輝 "radiance, shining, brightness" + ko 子 "child" (輝子); teru 光 "light, shine, gleam" + ko 子 "child" (光子); teru 映 "reflect, reflection, projection" + ko 湖 "lake" (映湖) There are other meanings …

Muse

Muse is a word that refers to a source of inspiration, someone or something that inspires an artist, writer, thinker or any creative endeavor. It comes from the Muses, nine goddesses in Greek mythology who inspired the arts, literature, science, and music, the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne (the Titaness of memory): Calliope(the goddess of epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato …

Merritt

Merritt comes from an English surname, a variant of Merriott, meaning "boundary gate" or "gate at the boundary", made up from Old English elements mǣre (boundary, border) and geat (gate). It's also possible that the name may have originated from Mariot, an Old English diminutive of Mary, the English form of Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are …

Merrilyn

Merrilyn is a female given name, a variant spelling of Marilyn, a combination of Mary (the English 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 possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or …

Moses

Moses is the name of a major figure in the Bible who led the enslaved Israelites out of Egypt; he is also an important figure in Christianity and Islam. When he was a baby the Pharaoh ordered that all male Hebrew babies be killed; his mother placed him in a basket and hid in the reeds …

Marla

Marla is an English female name, a shortened form of Marlene, 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 …

Mariana

Mariana is the feminine form of Marianus, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from Marius, which comes from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible that Mars is related to a much older source, perhaps from …

Malia

Malia is a Hawaiian female name, the Hawaiian form of Mary, 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 source either meaning “beloved” from myr, …

Jet

Jet is the name of a deep black color as well as the name of a type of gemstone. It comes from Old French jaiet via Latin gagates which ultimately comes from Ancient Greek gagates (lignite; jet), supposedly named after a river named Gages near the town of Gagai, a town in Ancient Greek that no longer exists, because …

Jeong-ah

Jeong-ah (정아) is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 정 정 (靜) jeong "quiet; still, tranquil"; 정 (貞) jeong "virtuous, chaste, loyal"; 정 (晶) jeong "clear; crystal; diamond"; 정 (廷) jeong "royal court; rural court" 아 아 (兒) ah "child; 아 (雅) ah "elegant, neat, tidy"; 아 (娥) ah "good, beautiful"; There are likely other meanings …

Moira

Moira is the anglicized form of Máire, the Irish form of Mary, the English 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 possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from …

Marilyn

Marilyn is a female given name, a combination of Mary (the English 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 possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from mr “love”) …