Fane

Fane is a pet-form of Ștefan, the Romanian form of Stephen, the English form of Greek Stephanos meaning “crown, wreath” and more literally “that which surrounds or encompasses” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. The word was used in Ancient Greece for a crown of a winner in games or war. Fane is also a word in English, an archaic…

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…

Yuhan

Yuhan is a Chinese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: yu: 玉 “jade; precious stone; gem; pure, beautiful”; 愉 “happy; pleased; delightful”; 雨 “rain”; 宇 “house; building; universe”; 裕 “abundant, rich, plentiful”   han: 悍 “fierce; brave, courageous; violent, cruel” Origin: Chinese  

Yanyu

Yanyu is a Chinese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the Cinese characters used: yan 延 “to prolong, to stretch, to extend; to delay” + yu 遇 “to meet, to come across; to encounter”; *used for boys only yan 烟 “smoke; mist” + yu 雨 (rain), meaning “misty rain” *girls only yan 燕 “swallow (bird) + yu 玉 “jade” meaning “swallow jade”; *used for girls…

Baoyuan

Baoyuan is a Chinese unisex name made up of bao: bao 宝 “treasure, jewel, precious, rare”; bao 褒 “praise, honor; to commend”; bao 苞 “bud; flower calyx; luxuriant; profuse” bao 保 “to ensure, to protect, to keep” yuan: 元 “first, primary; head, chief; Yuan dynasty; dollar” 玉 yu “jade; precious stone” + an 安 “calm, peaceful, content; tranquil, quiet”; 愉 yu “happy, pleased, delightful” + an 安 “calm,…

Beatrice

Beatrice is a female given name which comes from Latin Beatrix based on Viatrix meaning “female traveler/voyager” though the spelling was later altered to resemble beatus, which comes from Latin meaning “happy, fortunate, blessed” derived from PIE root word *dew- (to show favor, revere). Beatrice is one of the main characters in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (1598-1599). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Beatrix…

Asher

Asher comes from a Hebrew name meaning “happy, blessed”. Asher is also a surname, originating from the given name but as an English surname it’s a topographical name for someone who lived near an ash tree made up from Middle English asche (ash) combined with the habitational suffix -er. Nicknames: Ash Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aser (Biblical…

Anand

Anand is an Indian male name meaning “happiness, bliss, joy, delight, pleasure” which derives from Sanskrit ānanda (pleasure, happiness, joy, delight, enjoyment). It’s also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Ananda (Indian, Hindi, Tamil)- This name seems to be primarily used as a male name in India and those with Indian…

Felicity

Felicity is an English female given name derived from the word meaning “happiness” which comes from Latin felicitas (happiness, felicity; fruitful, fertility; success, good fortune) which derives from a PIE root word *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse). In Roman mythology, Felicitas is the personification of good fortune and luck. Nicknames: Flicka, Lissy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Felicitas (Late Roman, German)…