Cadmium

Cadmium is the name of a chemical element (symbol Cd) with an atomic number of 48. It's a soft silvery-white bluish color and can be coated to metals to prevent corrosion, and  is also used to make rechargeable batteries and in the control rods of nuclear reactors. Cadmium can also be used as a colored pigment …

Solanus

Solanus comes from the Latin name of the east wind meaning "of the east" or "of the sun", made up of Latin sōl (sun) and the Latin suffix -ānus (of, pertaining to). However, it's also likely that Solanus is a Latinized form of Solano, a Spanish locational name for someone who came from a place called Solano, likely deriving from …

Sirocco

Sirocco refers to an intensely hot wind that blows in from the Sahara desert across North Africa to parts of Southern Europe. The name comes from Maghrebi Arabic šarq شَرْق meaning "east". Origin: Arabic Variants: Scirocco (Italian, Spanish)- *the plural form of Sirocco (pr. shu-rok-oh) Siroc (Occitan) Eisseroc (Occitan) Siroco (Spanish) Xaloc (Catalan)  

Anatoli

Anatoli is a variant transcription of Anatoliy, the Russian and Ukrainian form of Anatolius, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Anatolios meaning "sunrise; East; rise, rising". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Anatoliy (Russian, Ukrainian) Anatoly (Russian) Anatolios (Ancient Greek) Anatolius (Latinized Ancient Greek) Anatole (French) Anatolijs (Latvian) Anatol (Polish)   Female forms: Anatolia (Kate Roman)  

Tori

Tori is often used as a nickname for Victoria, the feminine form of Victor meaning “victor, victory” via Latin victor (victor, conqueror) which derives from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Victoria is the name of the Roman goddess of victory (the Roman counterpart of Nike). Tori 鳥 is also a Japanese word meaning "bird; chicken", as well as also being the …

Aurora

Aurora is the Latin word for "dawn, morning light, sunrise" and derives from a PIE root word *h₂ews- (dawn; east). In Roman mythology, Aurora is the name of the goddess of dawn (the Roman counterpart of Greek Eos) and is also the name of an atmospheric phenomenon in which lights at high latitude are created by charged particles …

Jerica

Jerica is an English female name of uncertain origin and meaning. In English it's presumed to be a blend of Jeri (a short form of names such as Jeremy/Jeremiah, Jerome, and Jerald/Jeraldine meaning "ruler of the spear") and Erica, the feminine form of Eric which comes from Old Norse Eiríkr meaning “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler"; Erica is also the Latin word for "heather". I've also seen Jerica listed as the …

Orinthia

Orinthia may have been based on Ancient Greek orī́nō meaning "to excite, to stir, to agitate" or it may have been an elaborated form of Orinda, which may have been based on Latin orior meaning "to rise" from a PIE root. It may also have been based on Old Irish ór (gold) which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ews- (to …

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 …