Etzel

Etzel is the Germanic form of Attila, its most famous bearer being the 5th century leader of the Huns, an ancient Nomadic people across central Europe, and who was feared by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Though often depicted as savage, barbaric and merciless, these depictions were made out by his enemies; a closer look by…

Tai

Tai is a Chinese unisex name (as well as a surname also spelled Dai) with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: tài 太 “very, extreme; excessive; big; highest; elder”; tài 泰 “extreme; greatest; safe, peaceful; big, large; good, excellent;”, also used as shortened form of Thailand; Tai can also be used as part of a compound name,…

Maximilian

Maximilian comes from the Roman name Maximilianus which derives from Maximus meaning “greatest” derived from PIE root *méǵh₂s (great, big). Although it was supposedly created by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III for his son by combining the names of two Roman generals he admired, Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus, Maximilian has had use before than. Nicknames: Max, Maxi Origin:…

Maxima

Maxima is an Ancient Roman female name, the feminine form of Maximus which means “greatest, biggest, largest; oldest, eldest” derived from PIE root *méǵh₂s (great, big). Maxima also refers to a musical note that seems to have stopped being used in the 16th century. Nicknames: Max, Maxi/Maxy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Maxene (English) Maxine (English) Maxina (English) Maxima…

Dylana

Dylana is the feminine form of Dylan, the name of a sea-god in Welsh mythology. The name derives from Welsh dy (great) and llanw (tide, flow) so it essentially means “great tide” or “great flow”. Origin: Welsh Male forms: Dylan (Welsh, English) Dillon (English) Dillan (English)  

Makeda

Makeda is the Ethiopian name given to the Queen of Sheba (also known as Bilqis). Though the menaing of the name is uncertain quite a few meanings attributed to it are “greatness”, “beautiful”, or it could derived from a Proto-Semitic word for “queen”. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “not thus” in Ethiopic due to a story…

Artyom

Artyom is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Artemios, an Ancient Greek male name derived from the Greek goddess of the hunt and wild animals, Artemis. The name is of uncertain etymology and meaning with some sources citing it as pre-Greek. It could possibly be related to Persian *arte or *arta meaning “great, excellent, holy” or from Greek árktos meaning “bear” since…

Uzma

Uzma is an Arabic female name meaning “supreme, greatest” which comes from Arabic aẓīm أَعْظَم (greater, greatest; supreme) from an Arabic root word (ʿ-ẓ-m) ع ظ م meaning greatness. Origin: Arabic Variants: ‘Uzma (Arabic)   Male forms: Azim (Arabic)   Uzma- عظمى (Arabic)  

Longwei

Longwei is a Chinese male name meaning “dragon greatness” or “great dragon” (龙威), though it has other possible meanings: long 龍 “dragon; imperial”; wei: wei 威 “power, might, prestige, pomp”; wei 巍 “lofty, towering, high”; wei 伟 “great, big, large”; Weilong is a variant of the name, with the characters mixed up. Origin: Chinese Variants: Long Wei Long-Wei Weilong Wei-long