Felice

Felice (pr. feh-lee-che; Forvo) is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Felix meaning “lucky, successful, auspicious”. It also means “fruitful, fertile, prosperous”, deriving from PIE *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse) from which derive several derivatives such as Greek phuo “to make grow” or “to produce”, Latin fio “to become”, fecundus “fertile”, fetus “pregnant” and “offspring” and even femina “woman”. Felice (pr. feh-lee-tsa or fel-eese) is also a female given name, the German feminine form of Felix…

Cornelia

Cornelia is the feminine form of Cornelius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain etymology though often associated with Latin cornu meaning “horn” which ultimately derives from PIE root word *ḱerh₂- (horn; head, top) though it’s also possible that it derives from root *ḱer- (to grow, to nourish). Nicknames: Nell, Nelly, Nelia, Lia Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kornelia (German,…

Zayd

Zayd is an Arabic male name meaning “to increase, to grow, to multiply”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Zaid   Female forms: Zayda (Arabic) Zaida (Arabic)   Zayd- زيد (Arabic)  

Cress

Cress is the name of various species of plants with pungent edible leaves such as garden cress, watercress, or winter cress. The name comes from Old English cressa via Middle Low German kerse from Proto-Germanic *krasjon-, deriving from Proto-Indo-European root *gras- (to devour). Cress is also a nickname for names beginning with Cress- such as Cressida (a medieval form of Chryseis, an Ancient Greek female…

Anona

Anona could be a variant spelling of Annona, the name of the Roman personification of the yearly harvest. It comes from Latin annona meaning “yearly produce; corn, grain; means of subsistence” derived from annus (year) derived from a PIE root word. Annona is the name of a genus of plants known as the sugar apple; in this case the name…

Felixa

Felixa is the feminine form of Felix which comes from a Roman cognomen meaning “happy, lucky, successful, auspicious” in Latin. It also means “fruitful, fertile, prosperous”, deriving from PIE *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse) from which derive several derivatives such as Greek phuo “to make grow” or “to produce”, Latin fio “to become”, fecundus “fertile”, fetus “pregnant” and “offspring” and even femina “woman”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Félice (French) Felice (English) Felicia…

Zayda

Zayda is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Zayd which comes from Arabic zada meaning “to increase, to grow, multiply”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Zaida (Arabic)   Male forms: Zayd Zaid  

Felix

Felix comes from a Roman cognomen meaning “lucky, successful, auspicious” in Latin. According to K.M. Sheard’s Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names, it seems to have originally been used in Pagan religious ceremonies for trees whose fruit were offered to the gods and that it’s original meaning in Latin was “fruit-bearing” and “fertile” from a root cognate with…