Amal

Amal is an Arabic unisex name and word meaning “hope”. Amal is also a Hebrew male name meaning “work, labor, toil”. Amal is also a Germanic element meaning “work, labor” in reference to the idea of industriousness and fertility. Origin: Arabic, Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Amela (Bosnian) Amaal (Arabic) Amel (Maghrebi Arabic)   Amaal- أمال (Arabic) Amal-أمل (Arabic)…

Asha

Asha is an Indian female name meaning “hope, desire, wish” derived from Sanskrit आशा (āśā). Asha is also an African name, perhaps based on Arabic Aisha meaning “alive, living”. In Zoroastrianism, Asha is a concept of truth and order meaning “truth”. Origin: Sanskrit, Arabic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Eshe (Eastern African, Swahili)  

Shika

Shika is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: shika 鹿 “deer” (it’s also a Japanese surname); shi 史 “history, chronicle” + ka “can; passable, allowed” (史可); shi 志 “purpose, will; aspire; resolve; motives; plans” + ka 佳 “excellent; beautiful, good” (志佳); shi 紫 “purple, violet” + ka 佳 “excellent; beautiful, good” (紫佳); shi 詩 “poem, poetry” + 夏 “summer” (詩夏). I’ve also seen…

Miko

Miko is a Finnish male name, a modern form of Mikko which is the Finnish form of Michael, a Hebrew name meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God; Miko is also a Slavic short form of the variant forms of Michael. Miko is also a Hungarian, Polish, and Czech surname derived…

Sami

Sami is an Arabic male name meaning “elevated, sublime, supreme, high, lofty” as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. It’s also the Finnish diminutive of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning “God has heard” or “name of God”. It could also be an English short form of Samuel and Samantha. Sami is also a Japanese female name with…

Esperanza

Esperanza is a Spanish female name (and word) meaning “hope” derived from Latin sperare (hope) via PIE *speh₁- (to succeed, to prosper, to turn ot well). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sperantia (Late Roman) Shprintza (Yiddish) Shprintze (Yiddish) Shprintzel (Yiddish diminutive of Esperanza)  

Hope

Hope is a virtue name expressing the attitude, desire or belief that something good or wished for will happen. It comes from Old English hopa, hopian which derives from a PIE root word. Hope is also a Scottish and English surname derived from a habitational name for someone who lived in a small, enclosed valley; it derives…

Nadine

Nadine is the French form of Nadia, the diminutive form of Nadezhda, a Russian female name meaning “hope” from Slavic. Nadine could also be a variant spelling of Nadeen, an Arabic female name which is also a variant of Nadia though it comes from an Arabic source meaning “moist, tender, delicate” or “calling”. Origin: Slavic, Arabic Variants: Nadina (Bosnian,…

Hiroyuki

Hiroyuki is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + of; this” (博之); “doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + going; journey” (博行); “doctor; PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + happiness; blessing; fortune” (博幸); “abundant; rich;…