Oswin

Oswin is an English male name meaning “God’s friend” or “friend of God”, made up from Old English elements os (god) and wine (friend). Nicknames: Os/Oz, Win Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Oswine (Anglo-Saxon) Osuine (Anglo-Saxon)  

Samar

Samar is an Arabic female name meaning “evening conversation” or “companion in evening talk”, derived from Arabic root س م ر‎ s-m-r (to stay awake; to speak at night). Samar is also a Hindu male name meaning “battle”, “war” derived from Sanskrit samara समर. Samar is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic, Sanskrit Variants: Samira (Arabic,…

Alvis

Alvis is an anglicized spelling of Alvíss, the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology. He was supposed to marry Thrud, the daughter of the Norse god Thor. However, Thor wasn’t too pleased with the arrangement so he came up with a trick requiring the dwarf to prove his wisdom by continually asking him questions until sunrise, when the…

Nanaho

Nanaho is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 “seven” + ho 帆 “sail” (七帆); na 菜 “vegetable; side dish; green” + na 々 (repetition of a kanji) + ho 帆 “sail” (菜々帆); nana 七 “seven” + ho 保 “protect; guarantee; keep; preserve; sustain; support” (七保); na 南 “south” + na 々 (reputation of a kanji) + ho 朋 “friend; companion” (南々朋); na 菜 “vegetable; side dish; green” + na 奈 “Nara; what?” + ho 葉 “leaf; needle; blade” (菜奈葉). There…

Alvin

Alvin is an English male name, a variant of either Ælfwine (meaning “elf friend”), Æðelwine (“noble friend”) or Ealdwine (“old friend”). Alvin is also an English surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Elvin (English) Alwin (German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic) Alwyn (English) Adalwin (Ancient Germanic) Alfwin (Ancient Germanic) Alboin (Ancient Germanic) Ælfwine (Anglo-Saxon) Æðelwine (Anglo-Saxon) Ealdwine (Anglo-Saxon) Æthelwine (Anglo-Saxon)…

Rowena

Rowena is an English female given name of uncertain meaning. It was the name of the daughter of the Saxon warrior (and later king) Hengist who was married to Vortigern, a British warlord also known by the title “King of the Britons”. However, the name appears to have first been used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, an English clergyman and chronicler…

Ames

Ames comes from an English surname, originating from the Medieval English and French given name Amis which comes from Latin amicus meaning “friend, friendly; amicable” which itself derives from Latin amare (to love) derived from a PIE root word. It seems to have originated as a nickname for someone who was friendly or well-liked. As a German surname it…

Oscar

Oscar is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the son of Oisín, a hero and a poet, and the fairy Niamh, and the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhail. The name means “deer friend” made up from Middle Irish os (deer) and cara (friend). It could also be derived from Old English Osgar meaning “god spear” made up from…

Yuka

Yuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 香 “incense, smell, perfume” (由香); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 華 “splendor, flower, petal” (由華); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 佳 “beautiful, good; excellent” (由佳); yu 結 “tie, fasten, join, organize; end, conclude” + ka 花 “flower” (結花); yu 有 “exist; have; possess”…