Ryou

Ryou (also spelled Ryō) is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ryou 涼 “refreshing; nice, cool” (涼); ryou 遼 “distant; far” (遼); ryou 諒 “reality; fact” (諒); ryōu 凌 “endure; keep (rain) out + u 羽 “feather; plume; wing” (B); ryou 椋 “dragon; imperial”; ryou 椋 “type of a deciduous tree”, also known as a scabrous aphananthe or a muku tree, found in…

Atlas

Atlas is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology who was punished by Zeus after their war with the Titans to hold up the heavens on his shoulders. He had many children, including the Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades, skilled in astronomy and mathematics, and even features in the Twelve Labors of Hercules and an encounter…

Durante

Durante is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Latin Durans meaning “enduring” which derives from a PIE root word. Durante is also an Italian surname originating from the given name.  Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Dante (Italian diminutive of Durante) Durans (Late Roman)  

Memphis

Memphis is the name of an ancient city in Egypt, the Greek form of Egyptian mn-nfr (which became Menfe in Coptic). It means “enduring and beautiful” made up from Egyptian mn (to endure) and nfr(w) (beauty; perfection”). Memphis is also the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the river Nile for which the city…

Ethaniel

Ethaniel is a combination of Ethan (which comes from Hebrew meaning “enduring, solid, firm, steadfast”) and Nathaniel (also from Hebrew meaning “God has given”), though it could also be an elaborated form of Ethan with the Hebrew suffix -iel meaning “God” or ‘Yahweh”, essentially meaning “enduring God” or “God endures”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Ethanael (English) Ethanial (English)  

Dante

Dante is an Italian male name which originally started out as a short form of Durante, the Italian form of Latin Durans meaning “enduring” which derives from a PIE root word. Dante is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Durante (Italian) Durans (Late Roman) Daunte (English) Donte (English) Dontay (English) Dontae (English)…

Ethan

Ethan is a Hebrew male name meaning “enduring, solid, firm, steadfast” from eitan (firm, strong, enduring). Origin: Hebrew Variants: Eitan (Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew) Eytan (Hebrew) Aithan (Biblical Greek) Etan (Hebrew, French, English)  

Mina

Mina is an Indian female name meaning “fish” in Sanskrit, as well as used as the Sanskrit term for the constellation Pisces; Minali is a variant of the name meaning “fish catcher”. It’s also a short form of Wilhelmina, the feminine form of Wilhelm, a German cognate of William meaning “wilfull protection” or “desiring protection” from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Mina…