Female, G names, Nature, Proto-Indo-European

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  

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Female, Gaelic, L names, Male, Nature, Surname names, Unisex

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)  

Female, Hebrew, K names, Latin, Literature, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Karmina

Albanian, Arabic, Female, Hebrew, J names, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Swahili, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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

C names, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

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)  

Akkadian, Ancient Greek, Animals, Elements, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Horses/Stallions, L names, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Night/Evening, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

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

Black/Dark, Color, Female, Food, German/Germanic, Hebrew, Honey, Insects, M names, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Melina

Melina may be an elaborated form of Greek meli meaning "honey" from PIE *mélit (honey) or it could be a variant form of Melissa, which also comes from Greek meaning "bee, honeybee" deriving from a PIE source; or it may be a variant of Melanie meaning "black, dark" from Greek melas from PIE *melh₂- (to grind, to crush). Melina is also a nickname for names ending in -melina such… Continue reading Melina

A names, Elements, English, Female, Fire, Nature, Old English, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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

Female, Latin, Male, Nature, R names, Unisex, Word names

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

C names, Earth, Hungarian, Latin, Male, Nature, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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)