Ariel

Ariel is a Hebrew given name meaning "lion of god", a compound of Ari (lion) and el (God). It was primarily used as a male name up until the 1980s when it became popular for girls. Ariel is the name of a spirit in the Shakespeare's The Tempest (1610-1611). Ariel is also a Hebrew surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Arik … Continue reading Ariel

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Laurence

Laurence is an English male name deriving from Roman cognomen Laurentius meaning "from Laurentum", Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning "laurel"; it's also a French female name also deriving from Laurentius. It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due to … Continue reading Laurence

Austin

Austin is a contracted form of Augustine, an Ancient Roman name which comes from Augustus, originally an Ancient Roman title used by Roman emperors after the first and, by some accounts, greatest emperor of Rome, Gaius Octavius, who was the adopted son and heir of Julius Caesar. It means “majestic”, “venerable”, “great” from Latin augere (to increase) derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewg- (to … Continue reading Austin

Riva

Riva is a diminutive of Rivka, the Hebrew form of Rebecca which has been linked to Hebrew r-b-q meaning “to tie, to join, snare”, and has even been linked to an ensnaring or captivating beauty. Riva is also a surname (Italian, French, Spanish, Catalan) derived from Latin riva meaning "bank, shore" from rīvus (brook, stream) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word; … Continue reading Riva

Milon

Milon is an Ancient Greek name meaning "yew" from Greek milos. It's often been Latinized as Milo, which also happens to be an old Germanic of Miles, a name of uncertain origin and meaning though it's been linked to Slavic mil (gracious, dear) and Latin mīles (soldier). Milon is also a French surname deriving from given name Miles. Origin: Ancient Greek, Slavic, Latin Variants: Milo … Continue reading Milon

Abraham

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). Abraham is probably one of the well-known figures in the Bible, the founding father of Judaism and of Christianity and Islam through his descendants. … Continue reading Abraham

Quentin

Quentin is the French form of Quintinus, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "fifth" from Latin quintus (fifth), which may have originally been given to a fifth child or a child born in the fifth month of the year. Quentin is also a surname derived from the given name. Quinton is a variant spelling though it's also an English place name … Continue reading Quentin

Alfred

Alfred is an English male name meaning "elf counsel", made up from Old English elements aelf (elf) via Proto-Germanic *albiz (elf, fairy), of uncertain origin though it's been linked to Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white); and raed (counsel) which also comes from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz (advice, counsel) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂reh₁- (to think, count, reason; arrange). Alfred is also an English surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Alf, Alfie/Alphie, Fred, … Continue reading Alfred

Georgette

Georgette is the French feminine form of George which is the English form of Greek Georgios, which means “farmer, earthworker” from georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Nicknames: George, Georgie, Ettie Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Georgia (English, Greek) Georgiana (English, Romanian) Georgina (English, Dutch, German, Spanish) Georgeanna (English) Georgine (English) Georgene (English) Georgine (French) Jorja (English) Gergana (Bulgarian) Đurađa … Continue reading Georgette