Ebenezer

Ebenezer is a male given name which comes from Hebrew meaning “stone of help”, and is famously associated with author Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol (1843). It depicts the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge as a coldhearted, miserly man who despises Christmas; he is visited by three spirits in the night on Christmas Eve who eventually show…

Azrael

Azrael is the name of an angel in Jewish and Muslim tradition, he is known as an angel of death who separates the soul from the body at the moment of death; in Islam, he is one of four archangels, along with Jibril (Gabriel), Mikha’il (Michael) and Israfil. The name means “my God is help” made up from Hebrew azar (to…

Alexia

Alexia is a female given name, the feminine form of Alexis, which is originally an Ancient Greek male name meaning “helper, defender”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Alexina (English) Alesia (English) Alessia (Italian) Alexis (Greek, Ancient Greek, English, German, French) Alexus (English) Aleksa (English)   Male forms: Alexis (Greek, Ancient Greek, English, German, French) Alexius (Latinized Ancient Greek)…

Lazarus

Lazarus is the Latinized form of Lazaros, the Greek form of Eleazar, a Hebrew male name meaning “God has helped”. Lazarus is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Lazaros (Greek, Biblical Greek) Eleazar (Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek) ‘El’azar (Biblical Hebrew) Lazar (Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian) Lazare (French) Elazar (Hebrew) Lázár…

Alexis

Alexis is an Ancient Greek male name which comes from Ancient Greek alexis meaning “helper, defender”. It was the name of several Ancient Greek figures, including a character in Virgil‘s Eclogue II, who was the beloved of the character Corydon. In Greek mythology, a young man named Alexis was in love with a young woman, Meliboea, who also loved…

Ayumi

Ayumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ayumi 歩 “walk; step” + mi 美 “beauty beautiful” (歩美); ayumi 歩 “walk; step”; a 明 “bright, light” + yu 征 “subjugate; conquest” + mi 魅 “fascination; charm; bewitch” (明征魅); ayu 鮎 “sweetfish” + mi 己 “itself; oneself” (鮎己); a 亜 “Asia; rank next; come after” + yu 佑 “help, assist” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (亜佑美) There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written…

Yuya

Yuya is an Ancient Egyptian male name, belonging to a powerful courtier during the 18th dynasty of Egypt, living circa 1390 BCE. His daughter, Tiye, was the wife of Amenhotep III, making her queen of Egypt, and the mother of Akhenaten, and seemed to have a large influence at court. The etymology behind the name…