Sidon

Sidon (pr. sy-don) was the name of a chief city in ancient Phoenicia (now known as Saida, Lebanon) which was founded in the 3rd millennium BC which was once famous for its purple dye. The name most likely comes from Phoenician Tzidhon meaning “fishing place” or “fishery” via tzud (to hunt, to fish, to catch). Origin: Phoenician Variants:…

Theresa

Theresa is a variant spelling of Teresa, a female given name of uncertain origin. The name seems to have first been used by the Spanish wife of St. Paulinus of Nola, a Roman poet, writer, and senator; her name was Therasia. The name may have come from the name of a Greek island, it’s origin unknown. It could be…

Tessa

Tessa is a diminutive of Teresa/Theresa, a name of uncertain etymology. It could be derived from Greek theros meaning “summer; harvest, crop; heat” or from Greek therizo meaning “to reap, cut”. It could also possibly be related to Greek ther meaning “wild beast; beast of prey” or Greek thēráō “to hunt”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tess (English, Dutch) Tessie (English) Teresa (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish,…

Tressa

Tressa is a female given name, a variant of Theresa, a name of uncertain etymology. It could be derived from Greek theros meaning “summer; harvest, crop; heat” or from Greek therizo meaning “to reap, cut”. It could also possibly be related to Greek ther meaning “wild beast; beast of prey” or Greek thēráō “to hunt”. Tressa is also a Cornish female name which comes…

Theron

Theron is an Ancient Greek male name derived from Greek therao meaning “to hunt”, essentially meaning “hunter”. It comes from Greek ther (θήρ) “wild beast, beast of prey, especially a lion” deriving from PIE root word *ǵʰwer- (wild; wild animal). Potnia Theron is an Ancient Greek title meaning “Mistress of the Wild Animals”, an epithet used for the Greek goddess of…

Tess

Tess is a diminutive of Teresa/Theresa, a name of uncertain etymology. It could be derived from Greek theros meaning “summer; harvest, crop; heat” or from Greek therizo meaning “to reap, cut”. It could also possibly be related to Greek ther meaning “wild beast; beast of prey” or Greek thēráō “to hunt”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tessa (English) Tessie (English) Teresa (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Finnish,…

Tracy

Tracy is an English unisex given name derived from a surname originally from a place name in Normandy, France. It derives from Gallo-Roman given name Thracius with a locational suffix meaning “Thracian’s settlement” or “domain of Thracius”, Thracius being a Roman name referring to someone who came from Thrace or was a Thracian. The name comes from Latin thrax which may…

Terry

Terry is an English unisex name originally used as a diminutive of Terence (which comes from Roman family name Terentius which is of uncertain meaning though it could be derived from Latin terens meaning “rubbing, wearing away” from Latin terere (to rub, to wear out) though it might also be related to Sabine terenus meaning “soft”) or Theresa ( comes from Greek Therasia, the name of…

Chase

Chase is a given name derived from an English surname meaning “chase, hunt” derived from Old French chacier (to hunt) via Latin captiare (catch). It was an occupational surname for a huntsman or given as a nickname for an exceptionally skilled hunter. Origin: Latin Variants: Chace (English)