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

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Renwick

Renwick comes from a surname derived from a place name meaning "raven settlement", derived from Old English given name Hræfn meaning "raven" from Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz (raven) which comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word word; and wick meaning "village, settlement, dwelling" from Germanic *wīk- (settlement, village, dwelling) via Latin vicus (village; hamlet; street; neighborhood; row of houses) which ultimately derives from Proto-Indo-European *weyḱ- (to settle; settlement). Nicknames: … Continue reading Renwick

Tyler

Tyler comes from an English occupational name for someone who malid down tiles. It derives from Latin tegula meaning "to cover" from Ancient Greek tégos (roof, cover) from a Proto-Indo-European root word *(s)teg- (to cover). Nicknames: Ty Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tylar (English) Tylor (English)  

Vincent

Vincent is the English form of Vincentius, an Ancient Roman name meaning "conquering" from Latin vincere (to conquer) derived from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-(3) (to fight, conquer; to overcome). Vincent is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Vince, Vin, Vinny/Vinnie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vincentius (Ancient Roman) Vincente (Italian) Vincenzo (Italian) Bikendi (Basque) Vicenç (Catalan) Vicent (Catalan) Vinko (Croatian, Slovene) … Continue reading Vincent

Mara

Mara is a female given name with multiple origins and meanings: Mara is a Hebrew female name meaning "bitter", taken on by Naomi from the Old Testament after she had lost her husband and sons, as well as also being a Croatian and Serbian variant of Marija, which comes from the Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning … Continue reading Mara

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 … Continue reading Gemma

Cassian

Cassian is a shortened form of Roman family name Cassianus, a derivative of Cassius, another Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it may be related to Latin cassus meaning "empty, vain" derived from Proto-Indo-European *ḱes- (to cut). The name is either pronounced kash-an or kass-ee-an. Cassian is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Cash, Cass Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kassian (English) … Continue reading Cassian

Creed

Creed is an English word meaning “that which is believed” or to any set of beliefs, religious or political. It comes from Old English credo, creda from Latin credo meaning “I believe” via credere (to believe) ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *kerd-dhe- (to put one's heart, i.e. to believe, to trust in). Creed is also a surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European … Continue reading Creed

November

November is the eleventh month of the year according to the Gregorian calender. It comes from Latin novem meaning "nine" derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥ (nine). It was originally the ninth month of the Roman calender which originally consisted of ten months before the addition of two more months. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Lucille

Lucille is the French form of Lucilla, the Latin diminutive of Lucia which is the feminine form of Lucius, an Ancient Roman name meaning "light" from Latin lux which derives from the Proto-Indo-European word *lewk- (white; light; bright). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lucilla (Ancient Roman, Italian, English) Lucile (French, English) Lucia (Ancient Roman, Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak) Llúcia (Catalan) Luca … Continue reading Lucille