Diona

Diona is a female given name, a variant of Dione, the name of a few figures in Greek mythology, including a Titaness who is, in some sources, listed as being the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus. The name is the feminine form of Dios meaning "of Zeus" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven), so Dione would mean …

Jahking

Jahking is the name of a young American actor, Jahking Guillory, and as far as I can tell he's the only one with this name. Apparently the name was created by his father, made up of Jah, a shortened form of Yahweh, the name of the Hebrew god in Judaism (and part of Biblical names such as Isaiah, …

Yanna, Yana

Yanna is a Greek female name, a variant transcription of Gianna, itself an Italian diminutive of Giovanna which is the feminine form of Giovanni, the Italian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew. Gianna is also a modern Greek variant of Ioanna, the Greek form of Joanna (also derived from the source above). I've also seen Yanna listed as a …

Lilibeth

Lilibeth is an English female name which originated as a pet-name for Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. It seems to be especially popular in Venezuela. Lilibeth could also be a combination of Lily (the name of a flower which comes from Latin lilia, the plural of lilium derived from Ancient …

Tobiah

Tobiah comes from a Hebrew name meaning "Yahweh is good" made up of tov (good) and yah (the name of the Hebrew god). Nicknames: Toby Origin: Proto-Semitic, Hebrew Variants: Tobias (English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Biblical Greek) Toviyyah (Biblical Hebrew) Tovia (Hebrew) Tuvya (Hebrew) Tobia (Italian) Tobiáš (Czech) Topias (Finnish) Tobiasz (Polish) Tevye (Yiddish)   Female forms: …

Dewey

Dewey is an English male name, possibly a variant spelling of Dewi, which is the Welsh form of David meaning "beloved" from Hebrew. As a surname, Dewey could be a variant of Douai, the name of a place in France; it's also possible that it could be derived from French du (of) and gué (ford) meaning "of the ford". It's also …

Theodosia

Theodosia is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "given by god" or "giving to god", made up from Ancient Greek elements theos (god) and dósis (giving, a gift). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Teodosija (Serbian, Macedonian) Teodozja (Polish) Feodosia (Russian, Portuguese) Feodosiya (Russian) Feodosija (Russian) Feodosiia (Ukrainian)     Male forms: Theodosius (Latinized Ancient Greek) Theodosios (Ancient Greek) Teodosio …

Lysette

Lysette is a female given name, a variant spelling of Lisette, originally a French diminutive of Élisabeth, the French form of Elizabeth, an English female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Lisette (French, English) Lisetta (Italian) Lysetta (English)  

Diotima

Diotima is an Ancient Greek female name made up of Dio- meaning "of Zeus" combined with Ancient Greek timao τιμαω meaning “to honor, to esteem”, so the name essentially means "to honor Zeus" or "esteemed by Zeus". Diotima of Mantinea was an Ancient Greek priestess/prophetess who features in Plato's Symposium (380-385 BCE), in which Socrates tells of her ideas of platonic love. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Deotyma …

Elizabella

Elizabella is a modern English name, a combination of Elizabeth (meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance") and Isabella (itself another form of Elizabeth); however, Bella (which is also a nickname for Isabella) is also an Italian and Spanish word meaning "beautiful" from Latin bellus (beautiful, pretty, handsome); bella is also the feminine form of bellum meaning “war; battle, combat” from Latin duellum (war) …

Zeno

Zeno is an Ancient Greek and Italian male name which derives from Zenon, itself derived from the name of the Greek god Zeus which which comes from PIE *Dyeus likely meaning “to shine” or “sky, heaven, god". Zeno is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Zenon (Ancient Greek, Polish) Zinon (Modern Greek)      

Israel

Israel comes from Hebrew Yisra'el meaning "God contends", composed of Hebrew sarar (to contend, to fight) and el (God).  This was a name later given to Jacob, the son of Isaac and Rebekah and the twin brother of Esau, because he wrestled with an angel. It's also the name of the modern state of Israel. Israel is also a Jewish surname originating …