Rita

Rita is a short form of Margarita, the Latinate form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning "pearl" ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. I've also seen it listed as also being an Indian female name, derived from Sanskrit rit meaning "true, enlightened, luminous, brave, honest" . Rita is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the … Continue reading Rita

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Alexander

Alexander is the Latinized form of Greek Alexandros meaning "defending men" or "defender of men" from Greek elements alexo (to defend, help) and aner (man). In Greek mythology, it was another name for the Trojan prince Paris, famous for abducting Helen, wife of Menelaus, which started the ten year Trojan war. It's also the name of Alexander the Great, king of … Continue reading Alexander

Rozalia

Rozalia is the Polish and Romanian form of Rosalia, which comes from Late Latin rosa meaning "rose". Origin: Latin Variants: Rozália (Hungarian) Rosalia (Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Rosália (Portuguese) Rosalía (Galician, Spanish) Rozalija (Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian) Rosalie (French) Rozaliya (Russian)  

Andrea

Andrea is both a male name in Italy, the Italian form of Greek Andreas meaning "manly, masculine", while it's also a female name in other parts of the world, being the feminine form of Andrew, which also happens to be the English form of Greek Andreas. Origin: Greek Male variants: Andreas (Ancient Greek) Andrew (English)   Female forms: Andreina … Continue reading Andrea

Alita

Alita is a very rare name, possible a variant of Alethea, a Greek female name meaning "truth". It could also be a variant spelling of Alida, the Dutch, Hungarian, and German diminutive of Adelaide meaning "noble kind, noble type" from Germanic elements adal (noble) and heid (kind, type, sort). It's just as likely that Alita could be a short … Continue reading Alita

Demeter

Demeter is the goddess of agriculture who presides over all growing things, particularly crops, the mother of Persephone, and the sister of Zeus. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, the second element of the name is from Greek meter meaning "mother". The first part of the name is a little tricky. It could be linked … Continue reading Demeter

Roland

Roland is a male name composed from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and land (land) meaning "famous land", though it's possible that the second part of the name may derived from nand meaning "brave, daring". As well as being a given name, Roland is also a surname. The Song of Roland (Fr: La Chanson de Roland) is a medieval French epic poem about Charlemagne's fighting … Continue reading Roland

Martin

Origin: Latin Meaning: Martin comes from the Roman name Martinus meaning "belonging to Mars", Mars being the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning "male". However, it's possible that Mars is related to a much … Continue reading Martin