Valerian

Valerian comes from Roman cognomen Valerianus which comes from Latin valeo meaning "to be healthy, strong", derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Valerian is also the name of a flower and an herb, as well as a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Valerius (Ancient Roman) Valerianus (Ancient Roman) Valérian (French) Valère (French) Walerian (Polish) … Continue reading Valerian

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Kenya

Kenya is the name of a country in Africa named after Mount Kenya. The origin of the name itself is not clear- it could be a corruption of the Kikuyu, Embu, and Kamba words Kirinyaga, Kirenyaa and Kiinyaa which mean "God's resting place" in all three languages. The mountain represents an important aspect within their cultures, believing … Continue reading Kenya

Kenji

Kenji is a Japanese male name made up of Japanese elements ken with various meanings of 研 (study, sharpen), 件 (case, matter, example), 健 (strong, healthy); 伸 (to stretch, lengthen, extend); 兼 (connect, combine, concurrent); 券 (ticket, certificate); 剣 (sword); 堅 (firm, steady, hard, strict, solid); 宣 (to declare, to announce, to proclaim); 建 (build, … Continue reading Kenji

Eloisa

Origin: Germanic Meaning: Eloisa is the Latinate form of Eloise, the English form of Old French Héloïse which comes from Helewise, the medieval English form of Germanic name Helewidis meaning "healthy, wide" from Germanic elements heil (hale, healthy) and wid (wide). Variants: Eloise (English) Héloïse (French) Heloise (French, English) Helewise (Medieval English) Helewidis (Ancient Germanic) Éloise (French) Eloísa (Spanish) Éloïse (French)