Shota

Shota is a Japanese male name, a variant transcription of Shouta, with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: sho 正 “correct; justice; righteous” + ta 太 “plump, thick” (正太); sho 翔 “soar, fly” + ta 太 “plump, thick” (翔太); sho 章 “chapter; section” + ta 太 “plump, thick” (章太); sho 将 “leader, commander, general” + ta 太 “plump, thick” (将太); sho 匠 “artisan, workman, carpenter” + ta 多 “many, much” (匠多) There are…

Andro

Andro is a Croatian male name, the Croatian form of Andrew, the English form of Greek  Andreas, derived from Greek andreios meaning “manly, masculine” derived from a PIE root word. Andro is also a Georgian, Corsican, and Sardinian short form of Andria, another form of Andrew.  Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Andrew (English) André (French, Portuguese, German, Dutch) Andre (English) Deandre (English) Drew (English)…

Melia

Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means “ash tree” from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name…

Eteri

Eteri is a Georgian female name meaning “(a)ether, air”, and eteri is also a Catalan and Italian word meaning “ether” which comes from Latin aether (upper, pure bright air; the heavens; the upper world) via Ancient Greek aither (heaven; aether) derived from PIE root word *h₂eydʰ- (to ignite; fire). The Eteriani (the tale of Eteri) is a medieval Georgian folk romance based…

Eka

Eka is an Indonesian unisex name meaning “one, first” via Sanskrit eka (one) from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Háykas (one) derived form PIE root word *óynos (one; single). Eka is also Georgian female name, a short form of Ekaterine, the Georgian form of Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning…

Eva

Eva is the Latinate form of Eve which comes from Ancient Greek Eúa via Hebrew hawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”. Eva is also a variant transcription of Yeva, the Russian and Armenian form of Eve; it’s also been used as an anglicized form of Aoife, an Irish female name meaning “beauty, radiant”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Eve (English) Hawa (Arabic) Eua (Biblical Greek)…

Simon

Simon is a male name meaning “he who hears” or “he has heard” derived from Hebrew shama (to hear, listen). Simon is also Greek name which derives from Ancient Greek simos meaning “flat-nosed, snub-nosed”. Simon is the name of one of the Telchines in Greek mythology, skilled metallurgists who made the sickle used by Kronus to castrate his father…

Abel

Abel is a Hebrew male name possibly derived from Hebrew hevel (הֶבֶל) meaning “breath, vapor; vanity” or from Akkadian ablu meaning “son”. Another possible meaning I’ve seen for the name is that it may be related to a word meaning “herdsman”, in reference to Abel’s role as a shepherd while his brother Cain was a farmer. Abel is also a surname…

Iona

Iona is a female given name, derived from the name of an island located off Scotland. The origin of the name is uncertain though it could be derived from Old Norse ey meaning “island” though it could also be related to a Proto-Celtic source meaning “yew”. It’s just as possible that Iona may be a variant form…

Tatiana

Tatiana is the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning though it could be of Sabine origin. I’ve seen a few possible meanings attached to it such as Latin tata meaning “daddy”, a term used by children; or that it could be from Ancient Greek táttō, the…