Gemina

Gemina is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant form of Gemini,  name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor’s father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning “twins” from geminus (twin; double, paired),…

Reijo

Reijo (pr. ray-yo; Forvo) is a Finnish male name, the Finnish form of Gregory, the English form of Latinized Greek form Gregorius deriving from Greek Gregorios meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert” from Greek gregoros ultimately derived from a PIE root word. Reijo (pr. ray-jo) is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used (the ones with stars…

Terumi

Terumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: teru 煕 “shine” + mi 巳 “sign of the Snake”, which is a shortened form of hemi 蛇 meaning “snake, serpent”; teru 光 “light, shine, gleam” + mi 美 “beauty, beautiful” (*for girls only); teru 昭 “shining, bright” + mi 三 “three” (*for boys only); teru 照 “illuminate, shine” + mi 己 “self” (*for boys only);…

Baoyuan

Baoyuan is a Chinese unisex name made up of bao: bao 宝 “treasure, jewel, precious, rare”; bao 褒 “praise, honor; to commend”; bao 苞 “bud; flower calyx; luxuriant; profuse” bao 保 “to ensure, to protect, to keep” yuan: 元 “first, primary; head, chief; Yuan dynasty; dollar” 玉 yu “jade; precious stone” + an 安 “calm, peaceful, content; tranquil, quiet”; 愉 yu “happy, pleased, delightful” + an 安 “calm,…

Adiana

Adiana is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. It’s possible that it’s a variant of Diana, the name of the Roman goddess of the hunt, moon, forests, and childbirth. Though the name is of uncertain origin and meaning, it’s been linked to the PIE *deywós (god), a derivative of root *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). Adiana could also be an…

Jewel

Jewel refers to a gem or precious stone, something that is considered a valuable and costly object. The origin of the word comes from Anglo-Norman juel via Old French jouel meaning “treasure, jewel”. The origin of the word is uncertain though it may be based from Latin iocus (or jocus) meaning “joke, jest” derived from PIE *yek- (to speak); or it could be…

Gemma

Gemma originally derived as an Italian nickname meaning “gem, gemstone, jewel”. It comes from Latin gemma (jewel; bud on a plant) which is either derived from Proto-Indo-European *gembh- (tooth, nail) or Proto-Indo-European *gen- (to produce). Gemma is also an Italian surname originating from the given name. Gemma is used as a term in botany to refer to a…

Rin

Rin is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “dignified; severe, cold” (凛); “ethics; morals” (倫); “look to; face; meet; confront; attend; call on” (臨); “jewel; tinkling of jewelry” (琳); “phosphorous” (燐); “design; figured cloth; twill” (綾); “small bell; buzzer” (鈴); “clear water” (潾); Origin: Japanese In hiragana…

Klervi

Klervi is a Breton female name, the Breton form of Welsh Creirwy possibly meaning “token of the egg” or “mundane egg” from Welsh creir (a token, sacred object, jewel, treasure) while the second part -wy might be from Middle Welsh meaning “egg”. In Welsh mythology, Creiry is the daughter of the enchantress Ceridwen. Origin: Welsh Variants: Creiry (Welsh)