Lada

Lada is the name of a Slavic fertility goddess of love, beauty and marriage, often associated with the other goddesses Freya, Isis and Aphrodite. She’s depicted as a young woman with long golden hair with ears of grain braided in it to represent fertility. Lada is also associated with the summer season and her animals are…

Imogen

Imogen was first used by Shakespeare in his play Cymbeline (1609), believed to have been a misspelling of an already existing name, Innogen, a name of uncertain meaning. The name is believed to have been derived from Gaelic inghean meaning “maiden girl” and “daughter” which ultimately derives from PIE root word *ǵenh₁-(to produce, to beget, to give birth). Innogen is…

Virginia

Virginia is the feminine form of Verginius or Virginius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain etymology. It’s long been associated with Latin virgo meaning “maid, virgin” though it’s also possible that it’s related to Vergilius/Virgilius (from which the name Virgil comes from), also of uncertain etymology though associated with Latin virga meaning “young shoot” or “twig, rod; wand”. It seems more likely, however,…

Gina

Gina comes from a short form of names ending in -gina such as Regina (meaning “queen” from Latin), Georgina (the feminine form of George meaning “farmer, earthworker); Aegina (from Greek meaning “of a goat, goat); Virginia (which comes from a Roman cognomen of unknown meaning though often associated with Latin virgo “maid, virgin”); Luigina (the Italian diminutive of Luigia, the Italian feminine form of Louis…

Coretta

Coretta is an English female given name, a diminutive form of Cora, itself the Latinized form of Greek Korë meaning “maiden, girl, young woman” via Proto-Hellenic *kórwā (girl) which could possibly be derived from a pre-Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Korë was an epithet used for Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter and the wife of Hades, making her the queen of the…

Kolina

Kolina is a female given name. I’ve seen many sites claim its from Greek meaning “pure” so I’m assuming it’s somehow related to Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek…

Corinne

Corinne is the French form of Corinna, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Korinna derived from kore meaning “maiden”, from which Korë is derived from, the name of an epithet of Persephone, a Greek goddess. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Corinna (English, German, Latinized Ancient Greek) Corina (English, German, Romanian) Korinna (Ancient Greek) Korina (Greek, English) Corine (English) Korine (English) Coreen (English) Koreen…

Corisande

Corisande is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Its first use was by Castilian writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo (1450-1504) in his most famous work, Amadís de Gaula (Amadis of Gaul in English), a chivalric romance along the lines of the Arthurian romances. He may have based from Spanish corazón meaning “heart” which comes from…

Virgil

Virigl comes from Latin Virgilius (originally spelled Vergilius), a name of unknown meaning. The spelling of the name may have been changed to resemble Latin virgo meaning “maid, virgin” or from Latin virga meaning “young shoot” or “twig, rod; wand”, though it’s likely that Virgilius/Vergilius is of Etruscan origin. Virgil is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Latin, Etruscan Variants: Vergil…