Sukey

Sukey originally came about as a nickname for Susan or Susannah, which comes from Hebrew name Shoshannah meaning “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”. It could also be a variant spelling of Tsuki, a Japanese word and name meaning "moon" (月) though it's also used as a karate term meaning "thrust" (突き). Suki … Continue reading Sukey

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Gemma

Gemma originally derived as an Italian nickname meaning "gem, gemstone, jewel". It comes from Latin gemma (jewel; bud on a plant) which is either derived from Proto-Indo-European *gembh- (tooth, nail) or Proto-Indo-European *gen- (to produce). Gemma is also an Italian surname originating from the given name. Gemma is used as a term in botany to refer to a … Continue reading Gemma

Peridot

Peridot is the name of a gemstone in the olivine family which comes in an olive-green color though in some cases it looks like a yellowish-green color. Though the name is of uncertain etymology, it could be derived from Anglo-Norman pedoretés which comes from Ancient Greek paiderôs meaning "child of love" from paîs (child) and eros (love, desire) though it may also come … Continue reading Peridot

Diamanto

Diamanto is a Greek female name meaning "diamond" from Old French diamant which comes from Latin adamas derived from Greek adamas meaning "unconquerable, invincible, untamed" made up from Ancient Greek a- (not) and damao (to tame, subdue) which comes from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Diamond (English) Diamantina (Greek)  

Runa

Runa has several possible meanings and etymologies such as: it is the Scandinavian feminine form of Rune, derived from Old Norse rún meaning "secret lore" which comes from Proto-Germanic *rūnō (whisper, murmur). it's also a Latin word meaning "dart" or "javelin"; it's also a Latvian word meaning "speech, delivery, talk"; it's also a Quechua word meaning "man, person, … Continue reading Runa

Margery

Margery is a medieval English form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” or "cluster of flowers" ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Marjorie (English) Marjory (English) Margaret (English) Margarita (Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman, Greek) Margarid (Armenian) Margarit (Armenian) Margarida (Catalan, Portuguese, Galician, Occitan) Margareta (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovene, Dutch, … Continue reading Margery

Jaspera

Jaspera is the feminine form of Jasper, a variant of Gaspar or Caspar which comes from a Persian name possibly meaning "treasurer" or "keeper of treasure". It was one of the names of the Three Magi who visited baby Jesus. Jasper is also the name of a variety of an opaque variety of quartz composed of red, yellow, brown … Continue reading Jaspera

Amberly

Amberly is an elaboration of Amber, which comes from Arabic ‘anbar(عنبر) meaning "ambergris (gray amber), used to refer to a color that is yellowish-brown-orange or jewelry that is made out of amber, or fossilized tree resin which can sometimes contain the fossils of insects stuck within it. The -lee or -ley ending comes from Old English meaning “clearing” or “grove”, … Continue reading Amberly