Raphaela

Raphaela is a German female name, the feminine form of Raphael meaning “God has healed” from Hebrew Rafa’el. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Raphaela (German, English) Raffaela (German) Rafaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Macedonian) Raphaëlle (French) Raffaella (Italian) Raffaëla (Dutch)   Male forms: Raphael (German, English) Rafael (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Macedonian) Rafinha (Portuguese diminutive of Rafael) Rafa (Spanish diminutive of…

Jadin

Jadin is a variant spelling of Jaden,  and while seemingly a modern American name that has become increasingly popular in the last two decades with the aden suffix (alongside Aiden, Hayden, Caden), it’s possible that it arose as a variant spelling of Jadon, a Hebrew male name of uncertain meaning though I’ve seen it listed as either meaning “thankful” or…

Corisande

Corisande is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Its first use was by Castilian writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo (1450-1504) in his most famous work, Amadís de Gaula (Amadis of Gaul in English), a chivalric romance along the lines of the Arthurian romances. He may have based from Spanish corazón meaning “heart” which comes from…

Raffaello

Raffaello is the Italian form of Raphael, which comes from Hebrew Rafa’el meaning “God has healed”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Raffaele (Italian) Raffaellino (Italian) Raphael (English, German) Raffael (German) Rafael (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene) Rafaël (Dutch) Raphaël (French) Rafał (Polish) Rafail (Greek, Russian) Rafa’el (Biblical Hebrew)   Female forms: Raffaella (Italian) Raphaela (German, English) Raffaela (German) Rafaela (Spanish, Portuguese)…

Jason

Jason is the name of the leader of the Argonauts in Greek mythology in search of the Golden Fleece which would help him win back the throne of Iolcus from his uncle Pelias, who had taken it from Jason’s father Aeson. Jason managed to get the Golden Fleece with the help of Medea, whom he…

Shoji

Shoji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “correct; justice; righteous; a number of 1040+ reign;  be at peace;  calm down;  subdue;  quell;  govt;  cure;  heal;  rule;  conserve” (正治); “prosperous; bright; clear + two” (昌二); “shining; bright + two” (昭二); “level + director;  official;  govt office;  rule;  administer” (庄司); “auspicious; …

Renji

Renji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:  “bargain; reason; charge; suspicion; point; account; purity; honest; low price; cheap; rested; contented; peaceful + two” (廉二); “bargain; reason; charge; suspicion; point; account; purity; honest; low price; cheap; rested; contented; peaceful + next; order; sequence” (廉次); “romance; in love;…

Raphael

Raphael comes from Hebrew Rafa’el meaning “God has healed”. It’s also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Raph/Raf Origin: Hebrew Variants: Rafael (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Macedonian) Rafinha (Portuguese diminutive of Rafael) Rafa (Spanish diminutive of Rafael) Raffael (German) Raphaël (French) Rafa’el (Hebrew) Rafaël (Dutch) Raffaele (Italian) Raffaello (Italian) Rafał (Polish)   Female forms:…