Liveva

Liveva is an Anglo-Saxon female name, a Latinized form of Leofgifu meaning “dear gift”, made up from Old English elements leof (dear, agreeable, beloved) and giefu (gift). Nicknames: Liv, Leva, Eva, Viv Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Leofgifu (Anglo-Saxon) Leviva (Anglo-Saxon)  

Tudor

Tudor is the name of an English royal house as well as the name of a historical era (1485-603), named from the House of Tudor. The name comes from Welsh Tudur which seems to be derived from Proto-Celtic Toutorix meaning “ruler of the people” or “ruler/king of the tribe”, composed of Proto-Celtic elements *toutā (people, tribe) and *rīxs (king); making it…

Dar

Dar is a Hebrew unisex name meaning “nacre, mother-of-pearl”, as well as also being a Hebrew surname originating from the given name. Dar دار  is also an Arabic word meaning “house”, as well as a Russian word meaning “gift”. It’s also an Indian (Kashmiri) surname (also spelled Dhar) which may have originated as a title given to a village…

Zevadiah

Zevadiah is a variant spelling of Zevadyah, a Hebrew male name which seems to be a variant of Zebediah meaning “Yahweh has bestowed” or “gift of Yahweh”. Nicknames: Zev Origin: Hebrew Variants: Zevadyah (Biblical Hebrew) Zebadiah (Hebrew) Zebedee (Biblical Greek) Zébédée (French) Zebedaios (Biblical Greek)    

Hiba

Hiba is an Arabic female name meaning “gift”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Hibah (Arabic) Heba (Arabic)   Hiba- هبة (Arabic)  

Tanaquil

Tanaquil is an Etruscan female name, a Latinized form of Thanchvil which apparently means “gift of Thana”, Thana apparently being the name of an Etruscan goddess. However, it’s possible that the name may be related to Thalna, a divine figure in Etruscan mythology, presented as either female or male, or androgynous. Thalna may mean “bloom, growth” but I can’t attest…

Jesse

Jesse comes from a Hebrew male name possibly meaning “gifted” or “Yahweh exists”. Jesse is also a surname originating from the given name. Although traditionally a male name, it has had occasional use as a female name, likely as a variant of Jessie, which is a nickname for Jessica meaning “to behold”, “foresight” or “one who looks forth”. Nicknames:…

Dace

Dace is is the name of various small freshwater fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, especially the common dace (Leuciscus leuciscus). The name comes from Middle English dace or darce via Old French dars, a nominative form of dart which is of Proto-Germanic origin *darothuz meaning “dart, spear”, derived from a PIE root word and used to refer to its swiftness…

Theodore

Theodore is the English form of Ancient Greek Theodoros meaning “gift of God” or “God’s gift”. Theodore is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Ted, Teddy, Theo Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Theodoros (Greek, Ancient Greek) Theodorus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Tewodros (Amharic, Eastern African) Toros (Armenian) Teodor (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Czech, Polish, Serbian,…

Darko

Darko is a Slavic male name meaning “gift” from Proto-Slavic element *dȃrъ (gift). Darko is also an African surname derived from an Ashanti and Akan origin, though I couldn’t find a meaning behind the surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, African Female forms: Darka (Slavic)