Stephana

Stephana is a female given name, a variant of Stephanie, the feminine form of Stephen, an English male name derived from Greek Stephanos which means “crown, wreath” or more literally “that which surrounds, encircles”. In Ancient Greece, it was used as a word to refer to a winner of a contest. It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Nicknames: Step/Steff, Steffie…

Colette

Colette is a French female name, a short form of Nicolette, a diminutive of Nicole, the feminine form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” which comes from Ancient Greek Nikolaos. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Collette (French, English) Coletta (Italian, English) Colletta (English)  

Abhijit

Abhijit is an Indian male name meaning “victorious” and is the Sanskrit name for Vega, the brightest star in the Lyra constellation. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Abhijeet (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali) Abhijeeta (Indian, Hindi)  

Eucleia

Eucleia is the daimon, or personification, of good repute and glory in Greek mythology who, along with her sisters Eupheme (acclaim), Eutheia (prosperity), and Philophrosyne (welcome) were probably known as the younger Kharites (Graces). In Greek vase paintings, Eucleia was often depicted among the attendants of Aphrodite, representing the good repute of a chaste bride. Her…

Lada

Lada is the name of a Slavic fertility goddess of love, beauty and marriage, often associated with the other goddesses Freya, Isis and Aphrodite. She’s depicted as a young woman with long golden hair with ears of grain braided in it to represent fertility. Lada is also associated with the summer season and her animals are…

Fairuza

Fairuza is a Persian female name meaning “turquoise”, as in the gemstone. Fairuza is also a variant spelling of Firuzeh, which could be a feminine form of Firuz which comes from Persian piruz پیروز meaning “victorious”. Origin: Persian Variants: Firuzeh (Persian) Firouzeh (Persian) Firoozeh (Persian) Fairuz (Arabic) Fayruz (Arabic) Firuzə (Azerbaijani) Firuza (Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Tajik) Feruza (Uzbek) Firuze (Turkish)  …

Fane

Fane is a pet-form of Ștefan, the Romanian form of Stephen, the English form of Greek Stephanos meaning “crown, wreath” and more literally “that which surrounds or encompasses” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. The word was used in Ancient Greece for a crown of a winner in games or war. Fane is also a word in English, an archaic…

Nicholas

Nicholas is the English form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos meaning “victory of the people”, made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Nicholas is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Nick, Nicky/Nickie, Cole Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nikolaos (Ancient Greek) Nikolaus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Nickolas (English) Nikola…

Tori

Tori is often used as a nickname for Victoria, the feminine form of Victor meaning “victor, victory” via Latin victor (victor, conqueror) which derives from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Victoria is the name of the Roman goddess of victory (the Roman counterpart of Nike). Tori 鳥 is also a Japanese word meaning “bird; chicken”, as well as also being the…