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 … Continue reading Jana

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Carmelo

Carmelo is the masculine form of Carmela, the Spanish and Italian form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew karmel meaning "garden" and "vinyard". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Carmo (Portuguese) Carmine (Italian)   Male forms: Carmela (Spanish, Italian) Carmen (Spanish, Italian, Romanian, English) Carmel (English, Hebrew) Karmela (Croatian) Karmen (Croatian, Slovene, English) Carmella (English) Carme (Galician, Catalan) Carmelita (Spanish)  

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

Aithley

Aithley is an English female name which seems to have originally been a surname. The meaning behind it is unclear. I've seen it listed as meaning "born in a garden" but I'm not too convinced of the meaning. I know that the last part, -ley, comes from Old English lēah meaning "clearing, meadow, woodland", so the surname might have … Continue reading Aithley

Rosaire

Rosaire is a French male name meaning "rosary" as well as also the French word for rosary. It comes from Latin rosarium meaning "rose garden" from rosa (rose) and arium (place for). It seems to have been very rare as a given name, and in spite of being a French male name Rosaire also seems to have some use as a … Continue reading Rosaire

Curtis

Curtis comes from an English surname meaning "courteous" from Old French corteis which is derived from Latin court (court). Curtis is also the Anglicized form of Hungarian surname Kertész meaning "gardener" from kert (garden). Nicknames: Curt Origin: Latin, Hungarian Variants: Kurtis (English)