Airi

Airi is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ai 愛 “love”;   ri 莉 “jasmine”; ri 梨 “pear”; ri 理 “logic; arrangement; reason; justice; truth”; ri 里 “village” a 亜 “Asia; rank next; come after”;i 依 “reliant; depend on; consequently; therefore; due to”; ri 梨 “pear” Written in hiragana it’s あいり. Airi is also a Finnish female name which seems to be derived from…

Tori

Tori is often used as a nickname for Victoria, the feminine form of Victor meaning “victor, victory” via Latin victor (victor, conqueror) which derives from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Victoria is the name of the Roman goddess of victory (the Roman counterpart of Nike). Tori 鳥 is also a Japanese word meaning “bird; chicken”, as well as also being the…

Justinian

Justinian is the English form of Latin Iustinianus meaning “just, lawful, righteous” which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew- (justice, law) from the root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life age, eternity). Nicknames: Just, Justin Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Justin (English, French, Slovene) Iustinus (Latin) Iustus (Latin) Justinus (Ancient Roman) Justus (Late Roman, German, Dutch) Juste (French) Giustino (Italian) Justinas (Lithuanian) Justyn (Polish) Iestyn…

Jeston

Jeston seems to be a variant spelling of Jestin, the Welsh form of Justin meaning “just, lawful, righteous” which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew- (justice, law) from the root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life age, eternity). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Jestin (Welsh) Iestin (Medieval Welsh) Iestyn (Welsh) Yestin (Cornish)  

Almanzo

Almanzo was a name I first came across years ago when I was a girl, reading the Little House on the Prairie books, a series of autobiographical books featured around its author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, growing up in the American Midwest from the 1870s to the 1890s. Almanzo first appears in Farmer Boy (1933) which focuses on his…

Rika

Rika is a Swedish and Dutch short form of Fredrika (the Swedish and Finnish feminine form of Frederick meaning “peaceful ruler”) and Henrika (the Swedish feminine form of Henry meaning “home ruler”) and any names ending in rika. Rika is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ri 理 “reason, logic; arrangement; justice; truth” + ka 香 “incense; smell; fragrance”…

Justin

Justin is the English form of Latin Justinus (or Iustinus) meaning “just, lawful, righteous” which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew- (justice, law) from the root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life age, eternity). Justin is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Iustinus (Latin) Iustus (Latin) Justinus (Ancient Roman) Justus (Late Roman, German, Dutch) Juste (French) Giustino (Italian) Justinas (Lithuanian)…

Shoji

Shoji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “correct; justice; righteous; a number of 1040+ reign;  be at peace;  calm down;  subdue;  quell;  govt;  cure;  heal;  rule;  conserve” (正治); “prosperous; bright; clear + two” (昌二); “shining; bright + two” (昭二); “level + director;  official;  govt office;  rule;  administer” (庄司); “auspicious; …

Justine

Justine is the French feminine form of Justin which comes from Latin Justus meaning “just, lawful, righteous”, derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew- (justice, law) from the root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life age, eternity). Justin is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Justina (English, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Late Roman) Justýna (Czech) Justyna (Polish) Giustina (Italian) Iustina (Late Roman)…