Etzel

Etzel is the Germanic form of Attila, its most famous bearer being the 5th century leader of the Huns, an ancient Nomadic people across central Europe, and who was feared by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Though often depicted as savage, barbaric and merciless, these depictions were made out by his enemies; a closer look by…

Ramira

Ramira is a Spanish female name, the feminine form of Ramiro, a Spanish and Portuguese form of Ramirus, the Latinized form of a Visigothic name which seems to be derived from Proto-Germanic elements *raginą (decision, advice, counsel) and *mērijaz (renowned, famous, great). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Ramiro (Spanish, Portuguese) Ramirus (Latinized Ancient Germanic) Raginmar (Ancient Germanic)  

Amaris

Amaris is a female given name. As a Spanish female name, it could be an elaborated form of Amara, the feminine form of Amaro, which is either the Spanish form of Germanic Adelmar meaning “noble famous” or it could be derived from Latin amarus meaning “bitter; harsh; sour, morose”. It’s also possible that Amaro, as a surname, may be derived from Arabic given…

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…