Midir

Midir is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the son of the Dagda and the lover of Étain, who was turned into water, a worm, and a butterfly (or a fly in some versions) by his jealous wife Fuamnach. The meaning of Midir is unknown though it may be related to Old Irish midithir meaning “to…

Akim

Akim is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Joachim, a male name which is a contracted form of either Jehoiachin meaning “established by Yahweh”, or Jehoiakim meaning “raised by Yahweh”. Akim is also a Kazakh word meaning “mayor” or “governor, ruler” which seems to be derived from Arabic hakim حَاكِم (judge, ruler). Origin: Hebrew, Arabic Variants: Yakim (Russian)…

Dina

Dina is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Deen/Dīn meaning “religion, creed” though it also means “debt, loan”, “duty, obligation, law” and “judgement, ruling”; it seems to be derived from a Proto-Semitic root word in reference to a legal sense (obligated conduct; decisions of morality or ethics, judgement, decree, ruling), and is a cognate with…

Daniela

Daniela is the feminine form of Daniel, a Hebrew name meaning “God is my judge”. Nicknames: Dani/Danni/Dannie, Ela, Ella Origin: Hebrew Variants: Daniella (English) Danielle (French, English) Danièle (French) Dana (Romanian, Czech, Slovak, German, Hebrew) Danijela (Slovene, Croatian, Serbian) Daniëlle (Dutch)   Male forms: Daniel (English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish,…

Ela

Ela is a female given name with several possible etymologies: Ela is a Turkish female name which comes from the word meaning “hazel” as in the color; Ela is also a Polish diminutive of Elżbieta, the Polish form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”; it’s also possible that…

Jadin

Jadin is a variant spelling of Jaden,  and while seemingly a modern American name that has become increasingly popular in the last two decades with the aden suffix (alongside Aiden, Hayden, Caden), it’s possible that it arose as a variant spelling of Jadon, a Hebrew male name of uncertain meaning though I’ve seen it listed as either meaning “thankful” or…

Danuta

Danuta is a female given name, the Polish form of Danutė, a Lithuanian female name of uncertain origin though it could possibly be a feminine form of Daniel, a Hebrew male name meaning “God is my judge”, or possibly as a diminutive of Dana, which may have originated as a variant of Dane, referring to someone who came from Denmark…

Danina

Danina is a female given name of uncertain meaning and etymology. At first glance it seems like a feminine form of Daniel meaning “God is my judge” and in some cases it may be based on that; but it also seems to have older roots than that, as the name of one of a pair of pre-Christian…

Dinah

Dinah (pr. die-nah) is a Hebrew female name meaning “judged” or “vindicated” in Hebrew. It was the name of Jacob and Leah’s daughter in the Old Testament. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Dina (Hebrew, English)