Abraham

Abraham is a Hebrew masculine name meaning "father of many" or "father of multitudes", though it could also be a contraction of given name Abram meaning "high father" with hamon (many, multitude). Abraham is probably one of the well-known figures in the Bible, the founding father of Judaism and of Christianity and Islam through his descendants. … Continue reading Abraham

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Edith

Edith is an English female name meaning "wealth, fortune + war" from Old English elements ead (wealth, fortune) from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches) and gyð (war). Nicknames: Edie, Dee, Eda (Medieval English) diminutive Origin: Old English, Proto-Germanic Variants: Eadgyð (Old English) Eadgyth (Old English) Editha (English) Edythe (English) Edytha (English) Edita (Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian) Édith (French) Edit (Hungarian, Swedish) Edyta … Continue reading Edith

Alfred

Alfred is an English male name meaning "elf counsel", made up from Old English elements aelf (elf) via Proto-Germanic *albiz (elf, fairy), of uncertain origin though it's been linked to Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white); and raed (counsel) which also comes from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz (advice, counsel) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂reh₁- (to think, count, reason; arrange). Alfred is also an English surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Alf, Alfie/Alphie, Fred, … Continue reading Alfred

Vera

Vera is a Russian female name meaning "faith" which comes from Proto-Slavic *vě̀ra (faith, belief) derived from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁- (true), though it's also been associated with Latin verus meaning "true, truthful, real", also derived from the same Proto-Indo-European source. Vera is also an Albanian female name derived from verë meaning "summer". Vera is also a Spanish surname meaning "shore, riverbank; side", a place name … Continue reading Vera

Karina

Karina is either a variant spelling of Carina, a Late Latin name derived from carus meaning "dear, beloved" though it may also be from Latin carina meaning "keel", referring to the keel of a ship and is also the name of a constellation. In Greek myth, Carina is the name of the keel of the ship Argo Navis, which is also the name of … Continue reading Karina

Orla

Orla is an anglicized form of Irish given name Órfhlaith which means "golden ruler" or "golden princess" from Old Irish ór (gold) which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ews- (to shine; dawn, east); and flaith (sovereignty, ruler; prince) which comes from Proto-Celtic *wlatis derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Orla is also a Danish male name of unknown meaning. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Órfhlaith … Continue reading Orla

Michael

Michael is a male name meaning "who is like God?", a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. It comes from Hebrew Mikha'el. Michael is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Mike, Mikey, Mick, Mickey Origin: Hebrew Variants: Micheal (English) Mikael (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish) Mikkel (Norwegian, Danish) Maikel (Dutch) Michaël … Continue reading Michael

Vincent

Vincent is the English form of Vincentius, an Ancient Roman name meaning "conquering" from Latin vincere (to conquer) derived from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-(3) (to fight, conquer; to overcome). Vincent is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Vince, Vin, Vinny/Vinnie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vincentius (Ancient Roman) Vincente (Italian) Vincenzo (Italian) Bikendi (Basque) Vicenç (Catalan) Vicent (Catalan) Vinko (Croatian, Slovene) … Continue reading Vincent

Anne

Anne is the French feminine form of Anna, the Greek form of Hebrew Channah meaning "favor" or "grace". Anne is also a Frisian masculine name derived from Germanic element arn meaning "eagle", and has been used as a male name in France, the Netherlands, and even Scotland. In Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives of Windsor (1602) one of … Continue reading Anne

Sigmund

Sigmund is the name of a hero in Norse mythology, the son of King Völsung. When his sister Signy marries Siggeir, king of Gautland, a wedding feast is held and the god Odin appears disguised as an old beggar. He plunges a sword into a tree, Barnstokkr, which stands in the center of King Völsung's hall, and whichever man is able to pull it … Continue reading Sigmund