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Nana

Nana is both a female and male given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: Nana is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 "seven"; na 菜 "greens; vegetables" + na "Nara; what?" (菜奈); na 奈 "Nara; what?" + na 々 (used to indicate the repetition of the kanji before it);… Continue reading Nana

Color, Female, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Rossa

Rossa is an Italian word meaning "red", the feminine singular of rosso (red) which comes from Latin russus (red) derived from a PIE root word. Rossa is the name of several places located in Italy and is also an Italian surname originating from the locational name. Rossa could also be used as a feminine form of Ross, a Scottish… Continue reading Rossa

Blue, Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Jealousy, L names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Liviana

Liviana is an Ancient Roman female name, the feminine form of Livianus which itself comes from Livius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Latin lividus meaning "bluish; envious". Origin: uncertain, possibly Proto-Indo-European Variants: Livia (Ancient Roman, Italian, Romanian, English) Lívia (Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak) Livie (French, Czech) Liwia (Polish)   Male forms: Livianus… Continue reading Liviana

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, Food, Nature, P names, Pear

Perina

Perina could be a variant spelling of Pierina, an Italian diminutive of Piera, the feminine form of Piero which is the Italian form of Peter meaning "stone, rock" from Greek Petros. It's also an elaborated form of pera, the Italian word for "pear"; it's the name of the heroine in the Italian folktale The Little Girl Sold with the Pears. Origin: Ancient… Continue reading Perina

Female, Literature, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Novella

Novella is an Italian female name, the feminine form of Novello meaning "new, young; early" which comes from Latin novellus (new, young, fresh), made up from novus (new), a diminutive of nova, combined with the suffix -ellus. A novella is also used to refer to a story that is shorter than a novel but longer than a short story. Novella… Continue reading Novella

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, L names, Mythology, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

Loretta

Loretta is a female given name, a variant spelling of Lauretta, an Italian diminutive of Laura, the feminine form of Laurus, a Late Latin name meaning “laurel”. It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due to a change in dialect. Loretta could also possibly be a variant of Lora. The laurel… Continue reading Loretta

African, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, L names, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Sun, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Zulu

Liana

Liana is the name of a type of long-stemmed wooded vines that grows in the jungle, derived from Middle French lien (to bind) via Latin ligo (to bind) which derives from PIE root word *leyǵ- (to bind, tie). Liana is also derived as a short form of names ending in -liana such as Eliana (a possibly a variant of Aeliana, the feminine form… Continue reading Liana

B names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Benedetta

Benedetta is an Italian female name, the feminine form of Benedetto, the Italian form of Benedictus meaning “blessed” made up from bene (good) and dicere (to say, speak) both of which derive from a PIE origin. Nicknames: Bettina (Italian) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Benedikte (Danish, Norwegian) Benedicte (Norwegian) Bénédicte (French) Benoîte (French) Benedikta (German) Benedicta (Late Roman) Benedykta (Polish) Benedita (Portuguese) Benita… Continue reading Benedetta

Ancient Greek, Female, L names, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Surname names, Unisex

Loren

Loren is an English unisex name, either a variant spelling of Lauren, which is the feminine form of Laurence, or as a shortened form of Laurence, derived from Roman cognomen Laurentius meaning "from Laurentum", Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning "laurel". It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older… Continue reading Loren

A names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Alexia

Alexia is a female given name, the feminine form of Alexis, which is originally an Ancient Greek male name meaning "helper, defender". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Alexina (English) Alesia (English) Alessia (Italian) Alexis (Greek, Ancient Greek, English, German, French) Alexus (English) Aleksa (English)   Male forms: Alexis (Greek, Ancient Greek, English, German, French) Alexius (Latinized Ancient Greek)… Continue reading Alexia