Lita

Lita was originally used as a nickname for names ending in -lita such as Rosalita (Spanish diminutive of Rosa, the Latin form of Rose which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally … Continue reading Lita

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Carroll

Carroll comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Cearbhall which may derived from Gaelic cearbh meaning "hacking", which may have been a byname for a butcher or a fierce warrior. Carroll could also be a variant spelling of Carol, either a shortened form of Caroline which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning “free man”, though Carol is also an English word meaning "joyful … Continue reading Carroll

Hippolyta

Hippolyta is an Ancient Greek name, the Latinized form of Hippolyte, the feminine form of Hippolytos meaning "freer of horses" from Ancient Greek elements hippos (horse) and lytos (loosen, undone). In Greek mythology, Hippolyta was an Amazonian queen who possessed a magic girdle which was given to her by her father, the god Ares. It was one of the labors of Hercules … Continue reading Hippolyta

Caroline

Caroline is the French form of Carolina, the feminine form of Carolus which is the Latin form of Charles, derived from Germanic Karl from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning "free man", used to refer to men who were not thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a free man. Nicknames: Carrie Origin: Proto-Germanic   Variants: … Continue reading Caroline

Arlo

Arlo is an English male name of uncertain meaning. It was used by English poet Edmund Spenser for his epic poem The Faerie Queen (1590-1596) as the name of a place called Arlo Hill which he might have based on a real place name, Aherlow, a Gaelic name meaning "lowland between two high lands" or "between two highlands". … Continue reading Arlo

Carlotta

Carlotta is the Italian form of Charlotte, itself the French feminine form of Charles which ultimately comes from Karl, a Germanic masculine name meaning “man”, used to refer to men who were not thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a “free man”. Origin: Germanic Variants: … Continue reading Carlotta

Aditi

Aditi is an Indian female name meaning "free, limitless, boundless, entire", "freedom, security" or "have nothing to give" in Sanskrit. Aditi is also the name of the Mother Goddess in Hindu mythology, mother of all the gods and of the whole cosmos, as well as being the Goddess of divine wisdom. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Adhiti (Indian) … Continue reading Aditi

Franklin

Origin: Anglo-Norman Meaning: originally a surname which comes from Middle English frankeleyn meaning "free man" from Old French fraunclein referring to someone who owned land but was not of noble birth. Nicknames include: Frank and Franky/Frankie Variants: Franklyn