Nino

Nino is an Italian male name, a diminutive o f names ending in -nino such as Giannino (itself a diminutive of Giovanni, the Italian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew) or Antonino (a variant of Antonio via Antonius, a Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be Etruscan in origin. However, there have been other possible meanings…

Elene

Elene (pr. e-LEN-ee; Forvo) is the Georgian and Sardinian form of Helen, the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her kidnapping…

Nana

Nana is both a female and male given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: Nana is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 “seven”; na 菜 “greens; vegetables” + na “Nara; what?” (菜奈); na 奈 “Nara; what?” + na 々 (used to indicate the repetition of the kanji before it);…

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…