Louis

Louis (pr. loo-ee in British English and French, loo-is in American English) is the French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Germanic name Ludwig, from Ancient Germanic Chlodovech, meaning “famous battle” or “famous in battle” derived from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle). Louis is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Lou, Louey/Louie Origin: Proto-Indo-European…

Robinia

Robinia is the name of a genus of flowers named after French royal botanist Jean Robin and his son Vespasian, who first introduced the plant in Europe in 1601. Robin is a French surname, a diminutive of Robert which is the English form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame”. Nicknames: Robby/Robbie, Rob, Robin Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Robin (English) Robyn (English) Robynne (English) Robina (English) Robena…

Eucleia

Eucleia is the daimon, or personification, of good repute and glory in Greek mythology who, along with her sisters Eupheme (acclaim), Eutheia (prosperity), and Philophrosyne (welcome) were probably known as the younger Kharites (Graces). In Greek vase paintings, Eucleia was often depicted among the attendants of Aphrodite, representing the good repute of a chaste bride. Her…

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…

Robinson

Robinson comes from an English surname, a patronymic surname meaning “son of Robin”, Robin being an English medieval diminutive of Robert, the English form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright). Nicknames: Rob, Robin, Robby/Robbie Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Lorraine

Lorraine is a female given name which derives from the name of a region in France meaning “kingdom of Lothar”, named for a Frankish king named Lothair; it means “famous army” made up from Germanic elements hlud (fame, famous) and hari (army). Lorraine is also a surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from the region…

Rowena

Rowena is an English female given name of uncertain meaning. It was the name of the daughter of the Saxon warrior (and later king) Hengist who was married to Vortigern, a British warlord also known by the title “King of the Britons”. However, the name appears to have first been used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, an English clergyman and chronicler…

Lois

Lois is a female given name of uncertain origin. It was the name of the grandmother of Timothy, a disciple of St. Paul who wrote two epistles to him. A possible meaning attributed to the name is from Ancient Greek loion meaning “more desirable, agreeable”. However, according to this site it’s also possible that the name may be…

Merrick

Merrick comes from a Welsh surname, a variant of Meurig which is the Welsh form of Maurice which comes from Late Latin Mauritius, a Roman name which is a derivative of Maurus meaning “dark-skinned”, in reference to someone who came from the country of Mauritania or who was of Moorish descent. It derives from Ancient Greek mauros (black, dark). As an English surname, it derives from…