Carmelita

Carmelita is a Spanish diminutive form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew meaning “garden” or more accurately “vineyard of God” from Hebrew kerem(vineyard) and el (god). Origin: Hebrew Variants: Karmelita (English) Carmel (English, Hebrew, Spanish) Carmen (English, Spanish, Italian, Romanian) Carmina (Spanish, Italian) Karmina (Spanish) Carmela (Spanish, Italian)   Male forms: Carmelo (Spanish, Italian) Carmo (Portuguese) Carmine (Italian)  …

Jinan

Jinan is an Arabic unisex name meaning “garden” or “paradise”, the plural form of janna(h) (garden; paradise, heaven). Jinan is also the name of the capital of Shandong, a coastal province in the Eastern part of China. It means “south of the Ji (waters), a city known for its 72 artesian springs and eventually converging onto Daming Lake….

Sonoko

Sonoko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: sono 園 “garden; park” + ko 子 “child” (園子); sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + o 乃 (a possessive particle; from, whereupon, accordingly) + ko 子 “child” (苑乃子); sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + ko 子 “child”; sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + ko 胡 “”barbarian; foreign” (苑胡); sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + ko 香…

Carmine

Carmine is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Carmen which is the Spanish form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew meaning “garden” or more accurately “vineyard of God” from Hebrew kerem (vineyard) and el (god). Carmen is also a Latin word meaning “song, poem; charm” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word meaning “to sing”. Carmine is…

Tenna

Tenna is a female given name, originally a Danish short form of Hortensia, the feminine form of Hortensius, an Ancient Roman family name which seems to be derived from Latin hortus meaning “garden” derived from a PIE root word. Tenna is also a Japanese word   *(天和), the name of a Japanese era which lasted for three years…

Gardenia

Gardenia is the name of a genus of tropical flowers. It was named after Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden, his surname derived as an occupational name for a gardener which comes from Anglo-Norman gardin via Proto-Germanic *gardaz (enclosure; court, yard; garden) from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Leslie

Leslie is a unisex given name derived from a Scottish surname via a place name, Lesslyn, a name of uncertain origin though it may derive from Gaelic leas celyn meaning “holly garden” or “place of the holly trees”. Origin: Gaelic Variants: Lesley (English) Lesly (English) Lesleigh (English)  

Karmina

Karmina is a variant spelling of Carmina, the Italian and Spanish diminutive of Carmen which has two sources: the first is that it’s the Spanish form of Carmel meaning “garden, vineyard” from Hebrew karmel. Carmina is also the plural form of Latin carmen meaning “song, poem” derived from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n- (to sing). Carmina refers to a collection of poems (also known as the…

Jana

Jana is a multicultural name with several possible meanings: it is the Latinized form of Jane, the feminine form of John which comes from Hebrew male name Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”; Jana is also the Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German, Slovene, and Catalan feminine form of Jan, a variant form of Johannes which also derives from John;  it’s also the Serbian and Croatian form of Ana, a…