Adalind

Adalind comes from an Ancient Germanic name composed of Germanic elements adal (noble) and lind meaning “soft tender” or “linden, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. The name could essentially mean “noble dragon” or “noble linden tree” or “gentle noble”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adalinde (Medieval French) Adalinda (Old High German) Adalindis (Anglo-Saxon)…

Melinda

Melinda is a female given name, an elaborated form of names such as Melanie (which comes from Latin Melania derived from Ancient Greek melas meaning “black, dark”) or Melissa (which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “bee” or “honeybee” from PIE *mélit (honey) and *leyǵʰ- (to lick). In Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph who took care of a young Zeus when he was hidden from his father Cronus (though…

Delinda

Delinda is a female given name which seems to be a modern coinage, probably a combination of the prefix De- combined with Linda, originally a short form of Germanic element linde or lindi meaning “soft, tender” or “linden tree, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. It’s also possible that it rose up as a shortened…

Belina

Belina was the name of a 12th century French saint who died protecting her virginity. It’s seems the name is a Gascon diminutive of Isabel, the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Belina is also a Croatian, Slovene, and Serbian word meaning “whiteness”. It’s also…

Linaeve

Linaeve is a modern female name, seemingly a combination of Linnea and Maeve (though it could also be a combination of any name beginning with Lin such as Linda, Linnet, etc). Linnea is the name of a genus of flowers (also known as the twinflower) which was named after Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus; his last name comes from lind (linden tree, lime tree)…

Celinda

Celinda is a female given name, probably a blend of Celia (which either means “heaven, sky” from Latin Caelia or from a shortened form of Cecelia meaning “blind) and Linda, originally a short form of Germanic element linde or lindi meaning “soft, tender” or “linden tree, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. It’s also possible that it’s a variant form…

Belinda

Belinda is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Though the first part of the name is often associated with Italian  bella meaning “beautiful” (which comes from Latin bellus “beautiful, pretty, handsome”), the name has an older Germanic source, Betlindis, so it seems more likely that the first element is Germanic in origin. While the second…

Linden

Linden comes from a surname as well as a place name meaning “linden tree” or “lime tree” from Germanic element lind, which comes from Proto-Germanic *lindo meaning “soft, tender, flexible”. It was used to refer to someone who lived near a lime/linden tree. Spelled Lindon, or Lyndon, it comes from an Old English surname derived from a place…

Linda

Origin: Germanic, Spanish, Portuguese Meaning: Linda was originally a short form of Germanic element linde or lindi meaning “soft, tender” or “linden tree, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. Linda is also the Spanish and Portuguese word for “beautiful”. Linda is also the name of the mother of Kalevipoeg in Estonian mythology….