Hebrew, J names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Joachim

Joachim is a German, French, and Polish male name, a contracted form of Jehoiachin meaning “established by Yahweh”, or Jehoiakim meaning “raised by Yahweh”. It can be pronounced as yo-a-keem in German, yaw-a-kheem in Polish, zhaw-a-keem in French, or jo-a-keem in English. Joachim is also as surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Ioachim (Latin) Ioakeim (Greek) Jochim… Continue reading Joachim

Male, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Norbert

Norbert is a male given name originating from German meaning "north bright", composed of Germanic elements nord (north) and beraht (bright). Norbert is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Norberto (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) Norbaer (Limburgish) Norbertas (Lithuanian)   Female forms: Norberta (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)  

Female, H names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Henriette

Henriette is the French form of Henri, the French form of Henry meaning “home ruler”, made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants Henrietta (English, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch) Henriëtte (Dutch) Harriet (English) Harriett (English) Harriette (English) Harrietta (English) Henrike (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Hendrika (Dutch) Hendrina… Continue reading Henriette

B names, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bastien

Bastien is a French male name, a short for of Sébastien, the French form of Sebastian. It comes from Latin Sebastianus meaning “from Sebaste”, Sebaste being a city in Asia Minor (in what is now modern day Turkey). The name is derived from Ancient Greek sebastos meaning “venerable, august, exalted” (a Greek translation of Latin Augustus) via Ancient Greek sebázomai (to feel awe, revere) and… Continue reading Bastien

African, Arabic, Elements, Female, Kongo, Literature, Male, Nature, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Z names

Zaire

Zaire is the former name of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The name comes from the Congo river, derived from the Kongo word nzere o nzadi meaning "river swallowing rivers"; Zaire is the Portuguese adaption of the name. Spelled Zaïre, it's a French female name, created by French writer and philosopher Voltaire for his play, also called Zaïre (1732), who… Continue reading Zaire

Female, H names, Hebrew, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hannah

Hannah is a female given name which comes from Hebrew Channah meaning "favor, grace"; it's also an English surname originating from the given name. As a Scottish surname it could be a variant of Hannay, a name of uncertain origin though it seems to derive from a locational name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Chanah (Hebrew) Chana (Hebrew) Channah (Biblical… Continue reading Hannah

Bright/Clear, Color, Elements, Female, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Semitic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, White

Muriel

Muriel is an English female name, an anglicized form of a Scottish Gaelic name Muireall, made up of muir (sea, ocean) and geal (white, bright). Muriel is also a surname originating from the given name. Apparently, Muriel is also the name of an angel in Christianity associated with the month of June and ruler of the sign of Cancer. While… Continue reading Muriel

F names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Florian

Florian comes from Roman cognomen Florianus, via Ancient Roman Florus meaning "flower" which comes from Latin flos (blossom, flower) derived from PIE root word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Florian is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Florianus (Ancient Roman) Florus (Ancient Roman) Florinus (Late Roman) Florin (Romanian) Floro (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Fiorino (Italian) Fiorello (Italian) Fiore (Italian) Fiorenzo… Continue reading Florian

Color, Female, Nature, V names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Violaine

Violaine is a French female name, which seems to be a variant form of Violette, the French form of Violet, the name of a flower and a color. it comes from Latin viola meaning “violet” which is related to Ancient Greek íon (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean source. It's also possible that it may be a… Continue reading Violaine

Animals, Color, D names, Gold, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dior

Dior comes from a French surname, apparently a locational name for someone who came from a Diors, Indre, in France. The name could perhaps be related to French d'or meaning "golden". It's also possible that it may be related to Greek dios meaning “of Zeus”, though it could also be related to PIE *dyew" (sky, heaven, god; shining). Dior… Continue reading Dior