Denzil

Denzil has several possible meanings but nothing concrete, and they may not even be accurate. It’s from a surname denoting someone who came from a place called Denzell in Cornwall. I’ve seen it listed as meaning “fort”, “fertile highland” or “high stronghold”. I’ve also seen it listed as being a pet form of German name Denz, a short … Continue reading Denzil

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Raya

Raya is a female given name with a variety of origins and meanings such as: it's used as a short form of Rayna, either a Bulgarian form of Regina meaning "queen" or the feminine form of Rayno derived from Slavic rad meaning "happy, willing"; Raya is also used as a Russian nickname for Raisa, a Russian name of unknown meaning though it may have been … Continue reading Raya

Hero

Hero is the name of a lover of Leander, a priestess of Aphrodite. They lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont and every night Leander would swim across to meet up with his lover, who would light a lamp at the top of the tower to help guide his way. One night he got caught … Continue reading Hero

Herodias

Herodias is the feminine form of Herod, a Greek name meaning "song of the hero" from Greek elements heros (hero, warrior) and oide (song, ode). Origin: Greek Variants: Erodiade (Italian) Aradia (Italian) Hérodiade (French) Heroda (English) Herodia Erodias Irodiada (Romanian) Herodiana (Latin)   Male forms: Herod (Ancient Greek) Herodes (Ancient Greek) Herodion (Ancient Greek) Rodion (Russian) Rodya (Russian diminutive of … Continue reading Herodias