Deuce

Deuce is used to refer to a playing card with a rank of two or a cast of dice totaling two, while in tennis it refers to a tied score between two players which can be broken by two consecutive points by a player in order to win. Deuce can also be used as a…

Michaela

Michaela is the feminine form of Michael meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Mikayla (English) Makayla (English) Mckayla (English) Michayla (English) Mikhaila (English) Mihaela (Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian) Michelle (French, English, Dutch) Miguela (Spanish, Portuguese) Micaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)   Male forms: Michael (English, German, Swedish,…

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…

Denise

Denise is the French feminine form of Denis, itself derived from Dionysos, the name of the Greek god of the vine, wine, pleasure, festivity, madness, and wild frenzy, who represented both the intoxicating madness of wine as well as its beneficient qualities. Although the etymology of the name isn’t quite clear-cut, the first part of the name, Dio-, means “of…

Mick

Mick is used as a diminutive of Michael meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God; Mick has also been used as slang term for an Irishman. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Mickey (English) Micky (English)  

Carmelita

Carmelita is a Spanish diminutive form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew meaning “garden” or more accurately “vineyard of God” from Hebrew kerem(vineyard) and el (god). Origin: Hebrew Variants: Karmelita (English) Carmel (English, Hebrew, Spanish) Carmen (English, Spanish, Italian, Romanian) Carmina (Spanish, Italian) Karmina (Spanish) Carmela (Spanish, Italian)   Male forms: Carmelo (Spanish, Italian) Carmo (Portuguese) Carmine (Italian)  …

Raphaela

Raphaela is a German female name, the feminine form of Raphael meaning “God has healed” from Hebrew Rafa’el. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Raphaela (German, English) Raffaela (German) Rafaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Macedonian) Raphaëlle (French) Raffaella (Italian) Raffaëla (Dutch)   Male forms: Raphael (German, English) Rafael (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Macedonian) Rafinha (Portuguese diminutive of Rafael) Rafa (Spanish diminutive of…

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,…

Dejan

Dejan (pr. day-yan; Forvo) is a South Slavic male name derived from South Slavic word dejati meaning “to act, to do” via Proto-Slavic *děti (to put, to place; to do) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *dʰeh₁- (to do, put, place). I’ve also seen it listed as possibly being related to Latin deus meaning “god, deity” derived from PIE *deywós (god) via root…