Peregrine

Peregrine is the English form of Late Latin Peregrinus which means "traveler, foreigner" from Latin peregrē (foreign, abroad) made up from Latin per (through, by means of) deriving from Proto-Indo-European *per- (to go over); and ager (field, farm) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field, pasturage). Peregrine is also a surname usually given to those who went on a pilgrimage so it also connotes the idea of a "pilgrim". It's … Continue reading Peregrine

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René, Renée

René is the French form of Renatus, a Late Roman name meaning "born again" or "reborn" deriving from Latin nascor (born; begotten) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce, beget, to give birth). René is the traditional masculine name used in French while Renée is the feminine form of the name, however in English-speaking countries René is used for both males and females. Rene … Continue reading René, Renée

Regina

Regina comes from Latin meaning "queen", originally used as a title but also used as a female name. Origin: Latin Variants: Regine (German, Norwegian) Reina (Spanish) Regena (English) Régine (French)   Male forms: Rex (Latin)  

Dominic

Dominic is the English form of Late Latin Dominicus meaning "of the Lord" from Latin dominus meaning "master, lord, ruler" derived from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). It was traditionally given to a child born on a Sunday. Dominic is also a surname derived from the given name, Nicknames: Dom, Nic, Nicky/Nickie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Domenic (English) Dominick (English) Dominicus (Late Latin, … Continue reading Dominic

Claire

Origin: Latin Meaning: Claire is the French feminine form of Clara, the feminine form of Clarus, a Latin name meaning "clear, bright, famous". Variants: Clara (Italian, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Swedish, Danish, Late Roman) Klara (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian) Klára (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak) Klāra (Latvian) Chiara (Italian) Clare (English) … Continue reading Claire

Leo

Origin: Latin, Germanic Meaning: Leo comes from Latin word leo meaning "lion". It's a constellation representing to the Ancient Greeks the Nemean lion killed by the Greek demigod and hero Herakles (Hercules) as one of his twelve labors. Leo is also one of the signs of the Zodiac, belonging to those born between July 22nd to August … Continue reading Leo

Veronica

Origin: Greek Meaning: Veronica is the Latin transliteration of Berenice, itself the Latinized form of Macedonian Berenike from Greek Pherenike meaning "bringing victory" or "bringer of victory" from Greek elements pheros (to bring) and nike (victory). However, the name has also been associated with Latin vera iconica meaning "true image" in reference to Saint Veronica who apparently wiped Jesus's face with the towel … Continue reading Veronica