Robert

Robert is an English male name, the anglicized form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright). Robert is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Rob/Robb, Robbie/Robby, Bobby/Bobbie, Bert, Bertie/Berty Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Róbert (Hungarian, Icelandic) Roberto (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Roibeárd (Irish) Roopertti (Finnish) Roberts (Latvian) Robertas (Lithuanian) Raibeart (Scottish) Rupert (English,…

Etzel

Etzel is the Germanic form of Attila, its most famous bearer being the 5th century leader of the Huns, an ancient Nomadic people across central Europe, and who was feared by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Though often depicted as savage, barbaric and merciless, these depictions were made out by his enemies; a closer look by…

Heida

Heida is a German female name, originating as a diminutive of Adelheid which is the German and Dutch form of Adelaide meaning “noble kind, type” or “of a noble kind” made up from Germanic elements adal (noble) and  heid (kind, sort, type). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Heidi (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English) Heide (German)  

Michaela

Michaela is the feminine form of Michael meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Mikayla (English) Makayla (English) Mckayla (English) Michayla (English) Mikhaila (English) Mihaela (Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian) Michelle (French, English, Dutch) Miguela (Spanish, Portuguese) Micaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)   Male forms: Michael (English, German, Swedish,…

Gretchen

Gretchen originated as a German diminutive of Margareta, the German and Nordic form of Margaret meaning “pearl” which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs (pearl) which either derives from Sanskrit manyari or perhaps from an Iranian source. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Greta (German, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English) Grete (German, Danish, Norwegian) Meta (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Gretel (German) Gretta (English)    

Georgina

Georgina is the feminine form of George, the English form of Greek Georgios, which means “farmer, earthworker” from georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Nicknames: Georgie, Gina Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Georgiana (English, Romanian) Georgianna (English) Georgeanna (English) Georgia (English, Greek) Georgina (English, Dutch, German, Spanish) Georgine (English) Georgene (English) Georgette (French) Georgine (French) Georgelle (English) Jorja (English) Gergana…

Maximilian

Maximilian comes from the Roman name Maximilianus which derives from Maximus meaning “greatest” derived from PIE root *méǵh₂s (great, big). Although it was supposedly created by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III for his son by combining the names of two Roman generals he admired, Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus, Maximilian has had use before than. Nicknames: Max, Maxi Origin:…

Ida

Ida is the name of two sacred mountains in Greek mythology, one located on the island of Crete and another in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). The one in Crete is where the god Zeus was supposedly born and hidden, named by two nymphs named Ida and Adrasteia. It may be derived from Ancient Greek í̄d (ἴ̄δη) meaning “wooded hill, wood”…

Raphaela

Raphaela is a German female name, the feminine form of Raphael meaning “God has healed” from Hebrew Rafa’el. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Raphaela (German, English) Raffaela (German) Rafaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Macedonian) Raphaëlle (French) Raffaella (Italian) Raffaëla (Dutch)   Male forms: Raphael (German, English) Rafael (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Macedonian) Rafinha (Portuguese diminutive of Rafael) Rafa (Spanish diminutive of…