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…

Doran

Doran is an Irish male name which comes from a surname, an anglicized form of O’Deoradhain meaning “descendant of Deorain”, the latter derived from Old Irish deoradán meaning “exile, wanderer” via deorad (stranger, outlander, exile, pilgrim). Doran could also be a variant spelling of Doron which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “gift”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Doreen

Doreen is an English female name, a combination of Dora with the -een suffix. Dora is often used as a short name with names beginning or ending with it such as Theodora, Dorothea, etc. Dora comes from Ancient Greek doron meaning “gift” derived from a PIE word. Doreen could also be the anglicized form of Irish Dáireann which I’ve seen listed as either meaning “sullen, tempestuous”…

Donatella

Donatella is the Italian diminutive form of Donata, the feminine form of Donato which comes from Latin Donatus meaning “given” via donum (gift, present) derived from PIE *deh₃- (to give). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Donata (Italian, Lithuanian, Late Roman) Donáta (Hungarian)   Male forms: Donatello (Italian diminutive of Donato) Donato (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Donatus (Late Roman) Donat (Catalan, French, Occitan, Polish) Donát…

Dara

Dara is a given name with a variety of meanings and origins: Dara is a male name in Irish which comes from dair meaning “oak” which comes from Proto-Celtic *daru deriving from a PIE root word. Dara is also an anglicized form of Dáire meaning “fruitful, fertile” and is the name of several figures in Irish mythology; it’s also a…

Dorina

Dorina is a Romanian and Hungarian female given name. As a Romanian female name, It’s the feminine form of Dorin which is either a variant form of Dorian (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…

Nala

Nala is an Indian male name meaning “stem, reed” and is the name of a king in Hindu mythology, specifially the Mahābhārata, a Sanskrit epic poem. There’s also another character named Nala in the Ramayana (another Sanskrit epic poem) who builds the Rama Setu (Rama’s Bridge) so that Rama could reach Lanka (an island fortress in Hindu mythology)…