Blade

Blade refers to the sharp edge of a knife, a sword, or any other tool; in botany, it refers to the thin, flat part of a leaf or grass. The origin of the word comes from Old English blæd (leaf; broad, flat blade of a utensil, e.g. an oar or spade) via Proto-Germanic *bladą (leaf "of a plant"; …

Lidda

Lidda seems to be a variant form or a diminutive of Lydia, a Greek female name derived from the name of an ancient kingdom in Asia Minor, used to refer to someone who came from there. It was apparently named after a king, Lydus or Ludos, whose name might mean “beautiful one” or “noble one”. Another possible meaning is that …

Nanaho

Nanaho is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 "seven" + ho 帆 "sail" (七帆); na 菜 "vegetable; side dish; green" + na 々 (repetition of a kanji) + ho 帆 "sail" (菜々帆); nana 七 "seven" + ho 保 "protect; guarantee; keep; preserve; sustain; support" (七保); na 南 "south" + na 々 (reputation of a kanji) + ho 朋 "friend; companion" (南々朋); na 菜 "vegetable; side dish; green" + na 奈 "Nara; what?" + ho 葉 "leaf; needle; blade" (菜奈葉). There …

Phyllis

Phyllis is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the daughter of a king of Thrace who was in love with a man named Demephon (or Acamas in some versions) who promised to return to her on a certain day. When he didn't, she killed herself and was transformed into an almond tree. The name means …

Fulla

Fulla (also known as Volla) is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology, a hand-maiden of Frigg. Her name is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be related to Old Norse fullr meaning "full" and essentially meaning "bountiful", derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *pleh₁- (to fill); or from Old Norse fyl meaning "foal" derived from Proto-Germanic *fulją. Fulla is also a Catalan …