Sedona

Sedona is the name of a city in Arizona, named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877-1950), the wife of the first postmaster. Apparently, Sedona's mother came up with the name because it sounded pretty. According to a user at Behind the Name, it's possible that she may have been inspired by Sidony or Sidonia, the feminine form of Sidonius, a …

Reza

Reza is a Persian male name, the Persian form of Arabic Ridha meaning "satisfaction, contentment" and is also a surname originating from the given name. I've also seen Reza listed as a Croatian female name, a shortened form of Tereza, the Czech form of Theresa,  a name of uncertain origin. The name seems to have first been used by …

Zagreus

Zagreus is the name of an obscure god in Greek mythology who is often identified with Dionysos. Zagreus was worshipped in Orphism, a cult that followed a set of religious beliefs associated with Orpheus, a legendary poet who descended the Greek underworld in an attempt to bring his dead wife Eurydice back to life (and failing). The Orphics believed …

Hunt

Hunt comes from an English surname, originating as an occupational name for a hunter. The name comes from Old English huntian (to hunt) via Proto-Germanic *huntōną (to hunt), of uncertain origin though it could possibly be derived from a PIE root word. Hunt could also be used as a translation of Irish surname Ó Fiach meaning "descendant of Fiach", Fiach a …

Toryanne

Toryanne is an English female name, a combination of Tory and Anne, which comes from Hebrew meaning "favor, grace"; Tory could be a variant of Tori, used as a nickname for Victoria meaning "victor, conqueror"; Tori 鳥 is also a Japanese word meaning "bird". Tory was also the name of a political party in Great Britain, referring to the Conservative party. The ward comes …

Venatrix

Venatrix comes from a Latin word meaning "huntress", making it the feminine form of Venator "hunter". Venatrix is also an epithet for Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt (as well as nature, fertility, and the moon, among other things). Nicknames: Vena, Trix, Trixie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Venator (Latin)    

Zita

Zita is the name of a 13th century Italian saint, the patron saint of maids and servants. The name comes from Tuscan Italian meaning "little girl" or "young girl", and also seems to be a Southern Italian dialect word meaning "bride"; its male form is zito. Zita is also a Hungarian female name, a diminutive …

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 …