Khosrow

Khosrow is the name of several kings of Persia, including Khosrow II, who is featured in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh (meaning Book of Kings, an epic long poem about the mythical history of the Persian empire), as well as an epic poem titled Khosrow and Shirin (also known as Shirin and Farhad); while the Shahnameh focused on the battles of Khosrow, the…

Basilio

Basilio is the Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Basil, the English form of Latin Basilius via Ancient Greek Basileios/Basileus meaning “king, kingly”. It comes from Proto-Hellenic *gʷatiléus (chief; king) which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps from Lydian battos (king). The plant basil, used in cooking, gets its name from the source above. Basilio is also a surname originating…

Elroy

Elroy is an English male name, either a variant form or an altered spelling of (inspired by Spanish) of Leroy meaning “the king” which derives from French le roi. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Elroi (English) Leroy (English) Leroi (English)    

Kent

Kent comes from an English surname which originated as a locational name for someone who came from the name of a county in England. In Old English the name was spelled as Cent which originated from Latin Cantium, meaning “coastal district” or “corner-land, land on the edge”, derived from a Brythonic source. Kent is also used as…

Sarra

Sarra is the Biblical Greek and Latin form of Sarah which comes from Hebrew meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman” via Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official) which seems to be a cognate of Akkadian šarru (king). Sarah seems to have been used as a title for royal women. Sarra is also an Italian surname, the…

Shahin

Shahin is an Arabic and Persian male name meaning “falcon”, referring to the Barbary falcon. The name comes from Middle Persian *šāhēn meaning “majestic, kingly” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Shahin is also an Arabic surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Shaheen (Persian) Şahin (Turkish)   Shahin- شاهین (Arabic, Persian)  

Basil

Basil is an English male name which comes from Latin Basilius via Ancient Greek Basileios/Basileus meaning “king, kingly”. It comes from Proto-Hellenic *gʷatiléus (chief; king) which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps from Lydian battos (king). The plant basil, used in cooking, gets its name from the source above. Basil is also an Arabic male name meaning “brave,…

Aldrich

Aldrich comes from an English surname via an Old English personal name. The second element comes from Germanic element ric meaning “ruler, power, king” while the first element seems to be a little less certain, either derived from ald (old), ælf (elf, sprite, fairy), and adal (noble). Nicknames: Al, Aldo, Rich Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aldric (French, Ancient Germanic) Aldéric (French)…

Arturo

Arturo is the Italian and Spanish form of Arthur, the name of the legendary king of the Arthurian legends, the king of the Britons who defended against Saxon invaders. The meaning behind the name is unknown though it has often been linked to Celtic *artos meaning “bear” combined with rīxs meaning “king” meaning “bear king” or gwr (man) meaning “bear man”. The name may…

Nalani

Nalani is a Hawaiian unisex name (though more popular for girls) meaning “the heavens” or “the chief”, made up from nā, the plural definite article (the) and lani (sky, heavens; chief, king; royal, majesty). Origin: Hawaiian Variants: Nālani (Hawaiian)