Graciela

Graciela is a Spanish female name, an elaborated form of Gracia meaning “grace” in Spanish which comes from Latin gratia (grace) deriving from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Gracie, Ciela Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gracia (Spanish) Graciana (Spanish, Portuguese) Gratiana (Ancient Roman) Graziana (Italian) Gracília (Portuguese) Graça (Portuguese) Grazia (Italian) Graziella (Italian diminutive of Grazia) Gratia (German, Latin) Grace…

Marianne

Marianne is a French female name, a combination of Marie (the French form of Maria, the Latin form of Hebrew name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian name either meaning…

Reijo

Reijo (pr. ray-yo; Forvo) is a Finnish male name, the Finnish form of Gregory, the English form of Latinized Greek form Gregorius deriving from Greek Gregorios meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert” from Greek gregoros ultimately derived from a PIE root word. Reijo (pr. ray-jo) is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used (the ones with stars…

Emi

Emi is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: e 恵 “favor; blessing, grace; kindness” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (恵美); e 絵 “picture; drawing; painting; sketch” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (絵美); e 映 “reflect; reflection” + mi 見 “to see; look at” (映見); e 江 “creek; inlet; bay” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (江美); e 恵 “favor; blessing, grace; kindness” + umi 海 “sea, ocean (恵海) There are other…

Hans

Hans is the German, Dutch, and Scandinavian short form of Johannes which ultimately derives form Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Hans is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Hannes (German, Swedish, Dutch, Finnish) Hansel (diminutive of Hans) Johannes (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian) Johann (German) Johan (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch)…

Jonas

Jonas is a Lithuanian male name, the Lithuanian form of John which comes from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Jonas is also the Greek form of Jonah meaning “dove” from Hebrew yona(h). Jonas is also a surname. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jonah (English) Yonah (Hebrew) Yunus (Arabic, Turkish) Ionas (Biblical Greek & Latin) Iona (Russian, Georgian, Biblical Latin) Jonáš (Czech,…

Jean, Jeanne

Jean (pr. zhan; Forvo) is a French male name, the French form of John which is the English form of Latin Iohannes via Greek Ioannes which comes from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Jean (pr. jeen) is also an English and Scottish female name, the Medieval English form of Old French Jehane via Jane. Jeanne is the French female form of Jean. Jean is also a…

Juan

Juan (pr. hwan; Forvo) is a Spanish and Manx name, the Spanish form of John which comes from Hebrew meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Juan is also a Chinese female name meaning 娟 “beautiful, graceful” though there are other meanings depending on the characters used. Juan is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji…

Sun-Hye

Sun-Hye is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used such as: 선 (線) seon “thread, line” 선 (仙) seon “fairy; celestial being; immortal” 선 (善) seon “good, nice” 선 (先) seon “to advance; ahead” 선 (船) seon “ship, vessel”   혜 (慧) hye “bright, intelligent” 혜(蕙) hye “orchid” 혜 (惠) hye “grace” 혜 (暳) hye…