Elam

Elam is a Hebrew male name either meaning “hidden” or “eternity, forever”; Elam also means “young (unmarried) man”. Elam is also the name of an ancient civilization in what is now southwest Iran. The name itself comes from the Sumerian transliteration of elama or from Elamite haltamti which I’ve seen meaning “lord country”, or perhaps from…

Hammett

Hammett comes from an English surname which seems to be combined of Norman personal name Hamo/Hamon (the Norman form of Germanic haim meaning “home”) with the diminutive suffix coupled with the French diminutive -ette from French petite “small, little”, meaning “son of Hamo/Hamon”. The prefix ham- could also be from Anglo-Saxon ham referring to the flat wetlands, referring to someone who lived…

Emery

Emery comes from an English surname, the Norman form of Emmerich, a Germanic male name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning “power, rule”, the first part of the name is a little more complicated. It could be from Germanic ermen meaning “whole, universal”, amal “work, labor” (which would make it a variant of Amalric), or heim “home”. Emery…

Shiori

Shiori is a Japanese unisex name (though far more commonly used for girls) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: shi 詩 “poem; poetry” + ori 織 “weave; fabric” (詩織); *girls only shiori 栞 “bookmark; guidebook”; shiori 撓 “lithe; bend”; shi 史 “history; chronicle” + ori 織 “weave; fabric” (史織); shio 汐 “eventide; tide; saltwater; opportunity” + ri 里 “village; hometown”; (汐里) There are other meanings depending on the kanji…

Vesta

Vesta is the name of the Roman goddess of the hearth in Roman mythology, the Roman counterpart to the Greek goddess Hestia. The name seems to be a cognate of Hestia meaning “hearth, home; fireplace, altar” derived from PIE root word *h₂wes- (to dwell, live, reside). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Enrique

Enrique is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Henry which comes via Germanic given name Heimirich meaning “home ruler” made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule). Enrique is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Kike (Spanish), Quique (Spanish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Henry (English) Heimirich (Ancient Germanic) Heinrich (Ancient Germanic, German) Henricus (Dutch, Latinized Ancient…

Hal

Hal originated as a nickname for Harry (an English medieval form of Henry meaning “home ruler”) or Harold (meaning “army ruler” or “army leader”), though it can be used as a given name on its own. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Hendrina

Hendrina is a Dutch female name, the feminine form of Hendrik which is the Dutch, Estonian, and German form of Henry meaning “home ruler”, made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Henny, Drina, Hen Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Henrietta (English, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch) Henriette (French, German, Dutch,…

Ottilie

Ottilie is a German female name, the German form of Odilia either derived from Germanic element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches), or from Germanic odal meaning “fatherland”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Odilie (German) Oda (Ancient Germanic, German, Norwegian) Auda (Ancient Germanic) Odila (Ancient Germanic) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odelia (English) Odélia (French, Portuguese) Odélie (French) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odalie (French) Odile (French)…