Martina

Martina is the feminine form of Martin which ultimately derives from the name of the Roman war of god, Mars, who played a prominent role in Roman worship, including being linked to agricultural functions. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible…

Emilie

Emilie is the Scandinavian form of Emilia, itself a variant of Aemilia, the feminine form of Aemilius, an Ancient Roman name. Though the origin of the name is uncertain, it has often been associated with Latin aemulus meaning “rival; rivaling, striving” via Proto-Italic *aimos (imitation) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aemilia (Ancient Roman) Aemiliana (Ancient Roman) Emílie (Czech) Emilija…

Adalind

Adalind comes from an Ancient Germanic name composed of Germanic elements adal (noble) and lind meaning “soft tender” or “linden, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. The name could essentially mean “noble dragon” or “noble linden tree” or “gentle noble”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adalinde (Medieval French) Adalinda (Old High German) Adalindis (Anglo-Saxon)…

Dirk

Dirk is a Low German and Dutch short form of Diederik, which is the Dutch form of Theodoric, a Germanic name meaning “ruler of the people” composed from Proto-Germanic elements *þeudō (people, nation) and *rīks (king, ruler) both of which derive from a PIE root word. Dirk is also the name of a type of dagger which originated with the Scots…

Wilmer

Wilmer is a male given name, an English and German surname meaning “desiring fame” or “famous desire”, made up from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and meri (famous). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wilmær (Anglo-Saxon) Willamar (Ancient Germanic) Wilmar (Ancient Germanic, German, Spanish) Willmer (English) Vilmar (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)  

Karsten

Karsten is a Scandinavian male name, the Low German form of Christian which comes from Latin Christianus meaning “a Christian”, referring to someone who followed Christianity. Christian comes from Ancient Greek Khristos meaning “anointed” or “the anointed one”, via from Ancient Greek khrī́ō (to anoint oneself, to rub) derived from a PIE root word *gʰer- (to rub). Karsten is also a Scandinavian surname originating…

Bertha

Bertha is a female given name originating as a short form names beginning with Germanic element beraht meaning “bright, famous”. Berchta (also spelled Perchta) is the name of a Germanic goddess. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Berta (German, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Slovene) Berhta (Ancient Germanic) Berthe (French) Bertille (French diminutive of Berthe) Bertina (English)   Male forms:…

Joachim

Joachim is a German, French, and Polish male name, a contracted form of Jehoiachin meaning “established by Yahweh”, or Jehoiakim meaning “raised by Yahweh”. It can be pronounced as yo-a-keem in German, yaw-a-kheem in Polish, zhaw-a-keem in French, or jo-a-keem in English. Joachim is also as surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Ioachim (Latin) Ioakeim (Greek) Jochim…

Norbert

Norbert is a male given name originating from German meaning “north bright”, composed of Germanic elements nord (north) and beraht (bright). Norbert is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Norberto (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) Norbaer (Limburgish) Norbertas (Lithuanian)   Female forms: Norberta (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)  

Henriette

Henriette is the French form of Henri, the French form of Henry meaning “home ruler”, made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants Henrietta (English, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch) Henriëtte (Dutch) Harriet (English) Harriett (English) Harriette (English) Harrietta (English) Henrike (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Hendrika (Dutch) Hendrina…