Leverett

Leverett comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of leveret used to refer to a young hare in its first year of life. it comes from Old French levre meaning “hare” and seems to have been given as a nickname to someone who either hunted hares or who was as fast as one. It’s also possible that…

Godelieve

Godelieve is the Dutch form of Godeliva, an Old English female name, the feminine form of Gottlieb made up of Germanic elements god (God) and lieb (love, dear) or Old High German leiba (descendant, son) via Proto-Germanic *laibō (what is left, remainder, remnant) via *lībaną (to remain, to be left) derived form a PIE root word. Nicknames: Lieve (Dutch) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Godeliva (Ancient…

Drago

Drago (pr. dra-go; Forvo) comes from a Slavic element meaning “precious, dear” via Proto-Slavic *dorgъ (dear, expensive; dear, lovable, precious) derived from a PIE root word. Drago (pronounced the same as above) is also the Italian form of Draco which comes from Latin meaning “dragon”, a Spanish word meaning “dragon tree”, though it’s also a Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan first-person singular…

Aziza

Aziza is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Aziz meaning “powerful, strong; mighty; precious; beloved, darling, dear”. I’ve also seen Aziza listed as being the name of a type of supernatural creature in African mythology, a type of fairy which are supposedly benevolent. I couldn’t find an origin behind the name, whether it has…

Milan

Milan is the name of a city in Italy, the capital of Lombardy. The name comes from Latin Milano from Latin Mediōlānum of uncertain etymology. The name could be derived from Latin medius (middle, half) and planus (level, flat, even) basically meaning “in the middle of the flat” or “in the middle of the plain”. However, it’s also possible that the name…

Darwyn

Darwyn is a variant spelling of Darwin, an English male name which comes from a surname via Old Engish given name Deorwine meaning “dear friend”, composed from Old English elements deore meaning “dear” when used as an adjective and wine (friend, lord, protector) both of which derive from a PIE root word. Darwin also has another source, as a locational name derived from…

Cara

Cara comes from an Italian word, the feminine singular of caro meaning “dear, beloved; precious, expensive”; it comes from Latin cārus (dear, beloved; expensive) via Proto-Italic *kāros (dear) derived from PIE root word *keh₂- (to desire, wish). Cara is also an Irish word meaning “friend” coming from Old Irish carae (friend; relative) via Proto-Celtic *karants (friend) derived from the same PIE root word…

Miles

Miles is the French Norman form of Milo, a Germanic name of uncertain meaning though it’s often been linked to Latin miles meaning “soldier” or perhaps related to Slavic element milu meaning “gracious, dear”. Miles is also an English surname derived from the given name. Miles is also an English word, the plural of mile referring to a unit of distance or…

Carissa

Carissa is a variant spelling of Charissa, itself an elaborated form of Charis which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “grace, kindness, beauty, elegance” derived from khaírō (to be happy) from Proto-Hellenic *kʰəřřō (to rejoice) ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (to yearn for).In Greek mythology, a Charis refers to one of the Charites, referring to some minor goddesses (also known as the Graces) of charm, beauty, grace,…

Jefferson

Jefferson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning “son of Jeffrey“, Jeffrey being a medieval variant of Geoffrey, the Norman-French form of a Germanic name. The second element of the name comes from Germanic frid meaning “peace” from Proto-Germanic *friþuz (peace, tranquility; sanctuary, refuge) from PIE *priHós (beloved, dear) from root word *preyH- (to love, to please). The first element is a little…