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)  

Matthias

Matthias is a male given name, a variant of Matthew which comes from Hebrew Mattityahu meaning “gift of Yahweh” made up from matan (gift) and yah, the contracted form of Yahweh. Matthias is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew   Variants: Matthew (English) Mathew (English) Matthaios (Biblical Greek) Matthias (English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Biblical Greek) Matia (Basque) Mattanyahu (Biblical…

Isadora

Isadora is a variant spelling of Isidora, the feminine form of Isidore which comes from Ancient Greek Isidoros meaning “gift of Isis”, Isis being an Egyptian goddess combined with Ancient Greek doron (gift) . Nicknames: Isa, Dora, Izzy/Izzie Origin: Ancient Egyptian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Isidora (Ancient Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Russian, Italian, English) Izadora (English)   Male forms: Isidoros (Ancient Greek) Isidorus…

Doris

Doris is the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys, and the wife of the sea-god Nereus with whom she had the Nereids, the fifty daughters of Nereus, one of whom was Thetis, the mother of Achilles. She seems have been the goddess of fishing grounds at the mouth of rivers where free water mingled with sea…

Mattia

Mattia is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Matthias which comes from Matthew meaning meaning “gift of Yahweh” which derives from Hebrew Mattityahu. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Matteo (Italian) Matthew (English) Mathew (English) Matthaios (Biblical Greek) Matthias (English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Biblical Greek) Matia (Basque) Mattanyahu (Biblical Hebrew) Matthithyahu (Biblical Hebrew) Mattityahu (Biblical Hebrew) Mattheus…

Doria

Doria is an English female name, likely a twist on either Dora meaning “gift” from Ancient Greek and often used as a nickname for names beginning or ending with dora (Pandora, Dorothy, Isadora, etc.), or it could be a feminine form of Dorian, which comes from the name of an ancient Greek tribe called the Dorians. According to mythology,…

Neo

Neo comes from the Ancient Greek prefix neo- meaning “new” via néos (new; fresh young; youthful) developed from a PIE root word. Neo is also a Latin word which is the second conjugation of netus meaning “weave; spin”; in Italian it means “mole; beauty spot; flaw, defect” which comes from Latin naevus (birthmark; mole). In Old English nēo means “corpse” via Proto-Germanic *nawiz (corpse)…

Medora

Medora is a female given name of uncertain etymology. It could have originated as a shortened form of Metrodora, an Ancient Greek name meaning “mother’s gift” or “gift of the mother” from Greek elements meter (mother) and doron (gift); or Menodora, meaning “gift of the moon” or “moon’s gift” from Ancient Greek elements mene (moon) and doron (gift). It’s also possible that Medora could have been inspired…