Polina

Polina is either a Slavic and Greek form of Paulina (the feminine form of Paulinus, a Roman cognomen meaning “small” or “humble” via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word) or it’s a Russian diminutive of Apollinariya, the Russian feminine form of Apollinaris which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. The name is of uncertain etymology and…

Pablo

Pablo is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Paul which comes from a Roman family name, Paulinus, meaning “small” or “humble” via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Pablito (Spanish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants Paulino (Spanish, Portuguese) Paulinus (Ancient Roman) Paulus (Ancient Roman) Paolino (Italian) Paul (English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian)…

Pavo

Pavo is a Latin word meaning “peacock” via Ancient Greek taos (peacock) which derives from an unknown origin though perhaps from Tamil. It’s also possible that it is onomatopoeic, deriving from Latin paupulo. Pavo is also the Croatian short form of Pavao, the Croatian form of Paul meaning “small” or “humble” via Latin paulus (little, small) which derives from a PIE root word, *peh₂w- (few, little). Pavo…

Vail, Vale

Vale is an English word meaning “valley” which comes from Old French val via Latin vallis (valley, vale) which derives from an unknown origin, although it’s been linked to a PIE root word. Vale is chiefly used as a poetic word for valley, which refers to a tract of land lying between two hill ranges sometimes with a…

Pauline

Pauline is a French feminine form of Paul which comes from a Roman family name, Paulinus, meaning “small” or “humble” from Latin paulus (little, small) which derives from a PIE root word, *peh₂w- (few, little). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Paulene (English) Pauleen (English) Paulina (Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Lithuanian, English, Ancient Roman) Pavlina (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek) Polina (Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek) Polya…

Shinji

Shinji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: shin 真 “true; reality; genuine” + ji 二 “two”; shin 信 “truth; trust; faith” + ji 二 “two”; shin 信 “truth; trust; faith” + ji 治 “reign; govern; administrate; regulate” ( 信治); shin 真 “true; reality; genuine” + ji 治 “reign; govern; administrate; regulate” (真治); shin 伸 “lengthen; increase; expand” + ji 志 “purpose; will; resolve; determination” (伸志); shin 伸 “lengthen;…

Paul

Paul is from Roman family name Paulus meaning “small” or “humble” in Latin. It’s also a surname as well. A nickname for Paul is Paulie/Pauley. Origin: Latin Variants: Paulus (Latin) Bulus (Arabic) Boulos (Arabic) Paulo (Portuguese, Galician) Pablo (Spanish) Pavlo (Ukrainian) Pavlos (Greek) Paulu (Corsican) Pavel (Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian) Paol (Breton) Paavali (Finnish) Pauli (Finnish)…