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 fresh water mingled with sea…

Jonathan

Jonathan is an English male name which comes from Hebrew Yehonatan meaning “Yahweh has given”. Jonathan is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Jon, Jonny/Jonnie, Nathan Origin: Hebrew Variants: Johnathan (English) Johnathon (English) Yehonatan (Hebrew) Yonatan (Hebrew) Jonatan (Spanish, Swedish, German, Danish, Norwegian) Ionathan (Biblical Latin) Yoni (Hebrew diminutive of Yonatan) Gionata (Italian)…

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,…

Herodotus

Herodotus is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Herodotos, made up from the name of the Greek goddess Hera and Greek element dotos (given, granted), essentially meaning “given to Hera” or “granted by Hera”. Although the etymology behind Hera’s name is unclear, it has been associated with Greek heros (hero, warrior), hora (time, season), or haireo (to be chosen). The most famous bearer of…

Nathaniel

Nathaniel is a variant spelling of Nathanael which comes from a Hebrew male name meaning “God has given”. Nathaniel is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Nat, Nathan, Nate Origin: Hebrew Variants: Nathanael (Biblical Greek, Hebrew, English) Nathanial (English) Nathanel (English) Nethanel (Hebrew) Nethaneel (Biblical) Nathanahel (Biblical Latin) Natanail (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Nathanaël (French)…

Ethaniel

Ethaniel is a combination of Ethan (which comes from Hebrew meaning “enduring, solid, firm, steadfast”) and Nathaniel (also from Hebrew meaning “God has given”), though it could also be an elaborated form of Ethan with the Hebrew suffix -iel meaning “God” or ‘Yahweh”, essentially meaning “enduring God” or “God endures”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Ethanael (English) Ethanial (English)  

Damir

Damir is a Slavic male name made up of Slavic elements dan (given) and miru (peace; world) essentially meaning “to give peace”. It’s also possible that Damir is a variant form of Demir, a Turkish male name meaning “iron”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Turkic Variants: Demir (Bosnian, Turkish) Timur (Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian) Temir (Kazakh) Timour Temur (Georgian) Temuri (Georgian)…

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…

Grant

Grant is a male given name which derives from an English and Scottish surname meaning “great, large” from Norman French graund (tall, large) via Latin grandis, grandem (large, great, grand; full-grown; full, abundant; powerful) derived from a PIE root word. Grant also comes from Old English personal Granta, of uncertain meaning though possibly derived from Old English granian meaning “to groan”…