Udo

Udo is a German male name, a modern form of Odo, an Ancient Germanic male name which started out as a short form of names beginning with the German element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches). I’ve also seen Udo listed as an Igbo unisex name meaning “peace” and is also the name of a place…

Javier

Javier is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Xavier which comes from the name of a Basque place name, Etxeberria meaning “the new house”. Javier is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Javi (Spanish) Origin: Basque Variants: Xavier (Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, English) Zavier (English) Xavior (English) Xzavier (English) Javier (Spanish) Xabier…

Demelza

Demelza is a Cornish female name which comes from a Cornish place name. The most popular meaning I’ve seen listed for it is “fort of Maeldaf” or “Maeldaf’s fort”, a contracted form of Dinas Maeldaf (dinas being the Cornish word for “fort”) while Maeldaf is an obscure Welsh male name, the first element of the name being “prince”….

Yuhan

Yuhan is a Chinese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: yu: 玉 “jade; precious stone; gem; pure, beautiful”; 愉 “happy; pleased; delightful”; 雨 “rain”; 宇 “house; building; universe”; 裕 “abundant, rich, plentiful”   han: 悍 “fierce; brave, courageous; violent, cruel” Origin: Chinese  

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…

Norris

Norris comes from an English surname which comes from Middle English norreis meaning “northerner”, referring to someone who came up from the north or perhaps in reference to a Norseman (Viking), or someone who came from Norway. It could also have been used as a topographical name for someone who lived at the north side of…

Xavier

Xavier comes from the name of a Basque place name, Etxeberria meaning “the new house” and is also a Portuguese and Catalan surname originating from the given name. Origin: Basque Variants: Zavier (English) Xavior (English) Xzavier (English) Javier (Spanish) Xabier (Basque, Galician) Saveriu (Corsican) Xaver (German) Saverio (Italian) Ksawery (Polish)   Female forms: Xaviera (English) Javiera…

Uri

Uri is a Hebrew male name meaning “my light” as well as also being a Korean word and unisex given name meaning “us, we, our” as a pronoun and “house, pen hutch” as a noun. Uri is the name of a canton in Switzerland, also Latinized as Uronia, which seems to derive from Latin ora meaning “border, rim, edge, frontier,…

Emerson

Emerson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning “son of Emery”, Emery being the Norman form of Emmerich, a German name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning “power, rule” from Proto-Germanic *rīks (king, ruler) from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) via *h₃reǵ- (to straighten; move in a straight line). The first part of the name is a little more complicated. It…