Corexia

Corexia is an intriguing female name with irritatingly very little information behind it. What I could find is that it’s a Galician female name, or at least I found used once as a Galician name, according to this website I came across which explores medieval names in the western world (here). I’ve noticed that in Galician…

Mira

Mira is an Indian female name (also spelled Meera). I’ve seen several source list it as meaning “sea, ocean” but I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “prosperous, wealthy, highborn” or “limit, boundary”. Mirabai (or Meera Bai) was a 15th century Hindu princess and poetess who was devoted to the Hindu god Krishna; bai seems to be a feminine…

Dai

Dai is a Welsh male name, a diminutive of Dafydd, the Welsh form of David which comes from Hebrew meaning “beloved”. I’ve also seen it listed as being derived from an old Celtic word dei meaning “to shine”. Dai is also a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 “big, large”; dai 太 “plump,…

Hugh

Hugh is an English male name meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” derived from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz (mind; thought; understanding) which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Hugh is also an English surname originating from the given name, though as an Irish and Scottish surname it’s an anglicized form of Gaelic names…

Cordelia

Cordelia is the name of the heroine of Shakespeare’s tragic play, King Lear (1606), the youngest of King Lear‘s three daughter and his favorite, though that didn’t stop him from banishing her when she didn’t shower him with affection as her older sisters did for one third of the kingdom to be divided among them. Shakespeare based…

Huey

Huey is a male given name, a short form of Hugh which means “heart, thought, mind, spirit” from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Huey could also be used as a nickname for Hubert meaning “bright heart” or “bright mind”. Huey is also a…

Libby

Libby originated as a diminutive form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”; or Isabel, which is an Occitan form of Elizabeth. Libby is also a Hebrew female name meaning “my heart”. Libby is also an English surname which originated from the pet form of Elizabeth or Isabel. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Libbie…

Hugo

Hugo comes from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Hugo is also a French, Dutch, and English surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Hugo (English) Hugh (English) Hugues (French) Huguo (Ancient Germanic) Ugo (Italian) Hudde (Medieval…

Concordia

Concordia is the Roman goddess of marital harmony, peace, and understanding (her Greek counterpart is Harmonia). The name comes from Latin concordia (agreement, union, harmony) via Latin concors (agreeing, of one mind) made up from cum (together, with) and cor (heart) both of which derive from a PIE source. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Konkordie (Danish) Konkordija (Croatian, Lithuanian) Konkortia (Greenlandic)   Male…

Ugo

Ugo is the Italian form of Hugh, which comes from Germanic element hug meaning “heart, spirit, mind” derived from a Proto-Germanic source. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Hugh (English) Hugo (English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic)