Tamara

Tamara is the Slavic form of Tamar meaning “date palm; date fruit” which derives from a Proto-Semitic origin. Tamar is also the name of a river in England which forms a border between Devon and Cornwall though in this case the name seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning “dark water”. Tamar is also the name of…

Hakue

Hakue is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: haku 白 “white” + e 恵 “favor, blessing; grace; kindness” (白恵); haku 毫 “fine hair; brush” + e 衛 “defense; protection” (毫衛); haku 博 “doctor, PhD; fair, exposition; esteem; winning acclaim” + e 衛 “defense; protection” (博衛); Written in hiragana it’s はくえ.   

Timo

Timo is an Ancient Greek female name, the feminine form of Timon which comes from Ancient Greek timao τιμαω meaning “to honor, to esteem”. Timo is also the Finnish, German, and Dutch shortened form of Timothy, the English form of Timotheos, a Greek name meaning “honoring God” or “to honor God”. Timo is also a variant of Thiemo, a variant of Thietmar or Dietmar, a German…

Timon

Timon is an Ancient Greek male name meaning “to honor, to esteem” which comes from Ancient Greek timao τιμαω (to honor, to esteem). Timon of Athens is a play written by Shakespeare. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Timaios (Ancient Greek) Timaeus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Timée (French) Timeo (Spanish, Italian) Timéo (French) Tymon (Polish)   Female forms: Timo (Ancient Greek)  

Esmé, Esmée

Esmé(e) comes from Old French meaning “esteemed, beloved”. It was originally a masculine name which seems to have first been used by Scottish noble Esmé Stewart, Duke of Lennox (1542-1583) whose mother was French. It has sometimes been confused with French Aimé(e) meaning “to love, like”. Although Esmé was originally used as a male name, with Esmée…

Daiyu

Daiyu is a Chinese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: dai: 代 “to replace; generation; era; 黛 “blacken eyebrows; black” *used for girls only* 戴 “to wear on top; to put on; to support; to respect; to esteem, honor” yu: 玉 “jade; precious stone; gem; pure, beautiful”; Origin: Chinese…

Naoki

Naoki is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nao 直 “straight, honest” + ki “tree, plant” (直樹); nao 七 “seven” + ki “deed; skill” (七伎); nao 直 “straight, honest” + ki “chronicle; narrative; account” (直紀); nao 真 “true; reality; Buddhist sect” + ki 輝 “radiance; shine; sparkle; gleam” (真輝); nao 尚 “esteem” + ki 喜 “rejoice; take pleasure in” (尚喜). Written in hiragana it’s なおき….

Harvey

Harvey comes from a Breton name Haerviu made up from elements haer (battle) and viu (worthy) meaning “battle-worthy”. Harvey is also a surname which either originated from the source above, though it’s also an Irish surname that’s been anglicized from two Gaelic surnames: Ó hAirmheadhaigh meaning “descendant of Airmheadhach”, the latter a male given name possibly meaning “esteemed”; and Ó hEarchaidh meaning…

Ismay

Ismay is a female given name which comes from an English surname of uncertain etymology. It could have originated from Old German Ismagin meaning “iron-strength” though the first element could also be related to Old High German īs meaning “ice”. Ismay could also be a variant of Ismenia or Ismene, an Ancient Greek female name possibly meaning “knowledge”; in Greek mythology, Ismene…