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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Jana

Jana is a multicultural name with several possible meanings: it is the Latinized form of Jane, the feminine form of John which comes from Hebrew male name Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”; Jana is also the Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German, Slovene, and Catalan feminine form of Jan, a variant form of Johannes which also derives from John;  it's also the Serbian and Croatian form of Ana, a … Continue reading Jana

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

Leopold

Leopold is made up from Ancient Germanic elements leud (people) and bald (bold) meaning "bold people", likely referring to a tribe or nation of strong or fearless people, though the first part of the name has also been associated with Latin leo (lion). Leopold is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Leo, Poldi (German nickname) Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: … Continue reading Leopold

Josephine

Josephine is the feminine form of Joseph, derived from  Hebrew Yosef meaning “Yahweh will increase” or “Yahweh will add”. Nicknames: Jo, Josie, Seffie/Sephie Origin: Hebrew Variants: Josepha (English, German) Joséphine (French) Josèphe (French) Josée (French) Josette (French diminutive of Joséphine) Josephina (English) Josipa (Croatian) Jozefina (Croatian) Josefa (Spanish, Portuguese, Czech) Josefina (Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish) Josefine (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, Scandinavian) … Continue reading Josephine

Beatrix

Beatrix is a variant form of Viatrix, the feminine form of Viator meaning "voyager, traveler, wayfarer". The name was later changed to resemble Latin beatus meaning "happy, blessed". Nicknames: Bea/Bee, Trix, Trixie Origin: Latin Variants: Beatrice (Italian, English, Swedish) Béatrice (French) Beatrise (Latvian) Beatriu (Catalan) Beatrycze (Polish) Beatriz (Spanish, Portuguese) Beitris (Scottish) Betrys (Welsh) Viatrix (Latin)   Male forms: Viator (Latin) … Continue reading Beatrix

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