Patricia

Patricia is a female given name, the feminine form of Patrick, an Irish and English name which comes via Latin Patricius meaning “patrician” used to refer to the elite of the Roman aristocracy descended from the founding fathers of Rome. It derives from Latin patres “father” which is the plural form of pater meaning “father; head of the household” derived from a…

Rami

Rami is an Arabic male name and surname meaning “archer, thrower” which comes from Arabic ramy رَمْي (throwing, flinging shooting); or it could be derived from ram (رام) meaning “to aspire,  to wish, to aim at, to dream, to be ambitious”. However, ram (رام) is also a Persian word meaning “tame, meek, docile”. Rami is also from Hebrew Ram (רָם)…

Apollonia

Apollonia is the feminine form of Apollonios, an Ancient Greek name which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. His name is of uncertain etymology and meaning though the ancient Greeks often associated it with the Greek apollymi meaning “to destroy”. It’s also been associated with Doric apella “wall”, later referring to an assembly. Other possible theories regarding the name…

Julius

Julius comes from an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god in the Roman pantheon. His name is derived from Indo-European *Dyeus-pater, pater meaning “father” while dyeus means…

Ahab

Ahab comes from a Hebrew male name meaning “uncle”, made up from Hebrew ach אָח (brother) and av אֲב (father) essentially meaning “brother of the father” or “father’s brother”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Achab (Biblical Latin) Achaab (Biblical Greek) ‘Ach’av (Biblical Hebrew) Ahabbu (Akkadian)  

Avi

Avi is a Hebrew male name meaning “father” and could also be used as a nickname for Avraham (the Hebrew form of Abraham meaning “father of many” or “father of multitudes”) or Avram or Aviram (meaning “high father”) or any name meaning with Avi. Of course, Avi could also be a short form for female names such as Aviva, Avila or Avis, making it a…

Abagaile

Abagaile is a variant spelling of Abigail which comes from Hebrew meaning “my father is joy” or “father’s joy”. Nicknames: Abby/Abbey/Abbie/Abbi/Abi, Gail, Gayle Origin: Hebrew Variants: Abigail (English, German, Hebrew) Abigayle (English) Abegail (English) Avigail (Hebrew) ‘Avigayil (Biblical Hebrew) Abigaia (Biblical Greek) Apikalia (Hawaiian) ʻApikaʻila (Hawaiian) Abigél (Hungarian) Abigaíl (Spanish) Gaila (English) Gayla (English) Abagail (English) Abagayle (English)…

Bram

Bram is the shortened form of Abraham, is a Hebrew masculine name meaning “father of many” or “father of multitudes”, though it could also be a contraction of given name Abram meaning “high father” with hamon (many, multitude). Bram is also a surname derived from the given name, Origin: Hebrew Variants: Braam (Dutch, Limburgish)  

Paden

Paden (either pronounced pay-den or pad-den) is an English male given name. I’ve seen it listed as a modern invention using the popular -aden suffix but Paden does have a long history as a surname. It seems to be the anglicized form of Gaelic surname Mac Páidín meaning “son of Páidín”, the latter an Irish pet form of Pádraig/Patrick meaning “patrician”, used to…