Menodora

Menodora is a Greek female name meaning "gift of the moon" or "moon's gift" from Ancient Greek elements mene (moon) and doron (gift). It’s the name of a 4th century martyr who, along with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphadora, were tortured and killed for refusing to renounce their religion. Nicknames: Meno, Dora, Mena Origin: Ancient Greek   Variants: Minodora (Romanian) … Continue reading Menodora

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Dorian

Dorian comes from the name of an ancient Greek tribe called the Dorians. According to mythology, they got their name from their founder, Dorus, which at first glance seems related to Greek doron meaning "gift" from Proto-Indo-European *déh₃rom (gift) from the root *deh₃- (to give). However, the exact origins of the name are not uncertain. It's possible Dorian also derives from Proto-Indo-European … Continue reading Dorian

Elendora

Elendora seems to be a unique name. There wasn't much information I could find out about it, though if I had to take a guess it could be a combination of Eleanor and Dora;  Eleanor is the Od French form of Occitan Aliénor which could possibly mean "the other Aenor" derived from Latin alia meaning “another” derived Proto-Indo-European *h₂élyos (beyond, other) from the root … Continue reading Elendora

Theodora

Theodora is the feminine form of Theodore, the English form of Greek Theodoros meaning "gift of God" or "God's gift". Nicknames: Theo, Thea, Dora, Teddy/Teddie Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Teodora (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian) Todorka (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Teodóra (Hungarian) Theódóra (Icelandic) Feodora (Russian) Fedora (Russian)   Male forms: Theodore (English) Theodoros (Greek, Ancient … Continue reading Theodora

Makana

Makana is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "gift". It's also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: "ten thousand; myriad + grant, answer" (万叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + grant, answer" (眞叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + love; affection, favorite" (真愛) "dance; flit; circle; wheel + … Continue reading Makana

Pandora

Pandora is a Greek female name meaning "all gifts", "all-giving" or "all-gifted" from Greek elements pan (all) and doron (gift). In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the Greek gods from the earth, who each gave her a gift: needlework and weaving; grace and cunning, a cunning nature, and curiosity. She was created specifically to … Continue reading Pandora

Hadiyyah

Hadiyyah is an Arabic female name with two possible meanings. It means "gift" as well as also being a variant spelling of Hadia, the feminine form of Hadi meaning "leader, guide". Origin: Arabic Variants: Hadiyah Hediiye (Turkish) Hadia Hadiya Hadya Hadiiye (Turkish)   Male forms: Hadi   هدية (Arabic) "gift" هادية (Arabic) "leader, guide"  

Panthea

Panthea is a Greek name meaning "all the gods", composed from Greek elements pan (all) and theios (gods). It's also the name of a genus of owls. Nicknames: Pan, Thea Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Pantheia (Ancient Greek) Panthia (Latinized Greek)  

Zebulon

Zebulon is a name of uncertain etymology though it's been linked to Ugartic zbl meaning "prince", linked to the same root word as Jezebel meaning "where is the prince?" or "not exalted". Zebulon may originally have been used as an epithet for the god Ba'al. Other theories of the name link to Hebrew zabal meaning "to exalt, to honor"; zeved "gift, dowry"; or … Continue reading Zebulon

Mina

Mina is an Indian female name meaning "fish" in Sanskrit, as well as used as the Sanskrit term for the constellation Pisces; Minali is a variant of the name meaning "fish catcher". It's also a short form of Wilhelmina, the feminine form of Wilhelm, a German cognate of William meaning "wilfull protection" or "desiring protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Mina … Continue reading Mina