Irma

Irma is a female given name, originating as a short form of names beginning with Germanic element ermin meaning "whole, universal" which comes from Proto-Germanic *ermunaz (strong, whole) deriving from an unknown origin, making it a cognate of Emma. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Erma (English) Irmuska (Hungarian diminutive of Irma) Emma (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, …

Ryker

Ryker comes from a Dutch surname which seems to be derived from Middle Dutch adjective rike (rich; powerful, mighty); rike is also a noun meaning "realm; dominion" but they both derive from Proto-Germanic *rīks (king, ruler) via a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Riker (German, English) Ryken (Dutch)    

Nico

Nico is often used as a short form of Nicholas or its feminine form Nicole, or Nicodemus or any named beginning (or ending) with Nico- Nicholas is the English form of Nikolaos meaning "victory of the people", made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people). Nicodemus is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Nikodemos meaning "victory of the people". Nico is also an Italian surname, likely …

Vogel

Vogel comes from a German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname meaning "bird", which comes from Old High German fogal (bird) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Vogel is also the Dutch and German word for "bird". Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Lex

Lex is an English and Dutch male name, a shortened form of Alexander which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “defending men” or “defender of men” from Greek elements alexo (to defend, help) and aner (man). In Greek mythology, it was another name for the Trojan prince Paris, famous for abducting Helen, wife of Menelaus, which started the ten year Trojan war. It’s …

Rina

Rina is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings depending on its origin: Rina is a Hebrew female name meaning "joy, singing"; it's also an Indian female name meaning "melted" or "dissolved"; Rina is also used as a short form of names ending in -rina such as Caterina (the Italian and Catalan form of Katherine), Ekaterina (the Russian …

Martina

Martina is the feminine form of Martin which ultimately derives from the name of the Roman war of god, Mars, who played a prominent role in Roman worship, including being linked to agricultural functions. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible …

Dirk

Dirk is a Low German and Dutch short form of Diederik, which is the Dutch form of Theodoric, a Germanic name meaning “ruler of the people” composed from Proto-Germanic elements *þeudō (people, nation) and *rīks (king, ruler) both of which derive from a PIE root word. Dirk is also the name of a type of dagger which originated with the Scots …

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 …

Norbert

Norbert is a male given name originating from German meaning "north bright", composed of Germanic elements nord (north) and beraht (bright). Norbert is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Norberto (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) Norbaer (Limburgish) Norbertas (Lithuanian)   Female forms: Norberta (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)  

Henriette

Henriette is the French form of Henri, the French form of Henry meaning “home ruler”, made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants Henrietta (English, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch) Henriëtte (Dutch) Harriet (English) Harriett (English) Harriette (English) Harrietta (English) Henrike (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Hendrika (Dutch) Hendrina …

Hannah

Hannah is a female given name which comes from Hebrew Channah meaning "favor, grace"; it's also an English surname originating from the given name. As a Scottish surname it could be a variant of Hannay, a name of uncertain origin though it seems to derive from a locational name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Chanah (Hebrew) Chana (Hebrew) Channah (Biblical …