China

China is the name of a country in East China as well as the name of a fine porcelain. The origin behind the name isn't clear-cut. It may have originated from Persian čin چین (China) via Sanskrit Cīna (China) which may have originated from the name of the Qi 秦 (pr. chin) dynasty, the first imperial dynasty of China lasting from …

Carly

Carly is a female given name, the feminine form of Carl which comes from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning "free man" derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, connoting the idea of someone who was free. …

Jaka

Jaka is an Indonesian male name meaning "young (unmarried) man" or "young man", referring to a bachelor, which comes from Javanese. Jaka is also a Slovene male name, the Slovene form of Jacob which comes from Hebrew Ya’aqov meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Origin: Javanese, Hebrew  

Alexavier

Alexavier is a modern English male name, a combination of Alexander (meaning "defending men" or "defender of men"; in Greek mythology, it was another name for the Trojan prince Paris, famous for abducting Helen, wife of Menelaus, which started the ten year Trojan war, as well as also being the name of Alexander the Great, king of …

Farley

Farley comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from any of various places called Farley. The name is made of Old English fearn (fern) and lēah (woodland; clearing). It's also possible that it's a variant of Farrelly, an Irish surname which is an anglicized form of Farrelly which comes from Gaelic Ó Fearghaile meaning "descendant of Fearghal", …

Mariana

Mariana is the feminine form of Marianus, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from Marius, which comes from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible that Mars is related to a much older source, perhaps from …

Lex

Lex is an English and Dutch male name, a shortened form of Alexander which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “defending men” or “defender of men” from Greek elements alexo (to defend, help) and aner (man). In Greek mythology, it was another name for the Trojan prince Paris, famous for abducting Helen, wife of Menelaus, which started the ten year Trojan war. It’s …

Martina

Martina is the feminine form of Martin which ultimately derives from the name of the Roman war of god, Mars, who played a prominent role in Roman worship, including being linked to agricultural functions. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible …

Kari

Kari (pr. kah-ree or care-ee) is a Norwegian female name, a diminutive of Katarina, the Scandinavian form of Katherine which is 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 goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads. Though …

Earl

Earl is the name of an English aristocratic title. It comes from Old English eorl meaning "brave man, warrior" via Proto-Germanic *erlaz (man, nobleman) which seems to derive from an uncertain origin. Earl is also an English surname originating from the title. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Earle (English) Erle (English)   Female forms: Earline (English) Earleen (English) Earlene …

Arlena

Arlena is a female given name, a variant of Arlene which may have originated as a variant of Charlene (a feminine form of Charles, which comes from Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (free man) derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom …

Forsythia

Forsythia is the name of a genus of flowering plants, named after Scottish botanist William Forsyth, Forsyth being a Scottish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Fearsithe meaning "man of peace" or "peaceful man", made up of Scottish Gaelic elements fear (man; husband) and sìth (peace), the latter also being "fairy". It's also possible that Forsyth may have originated as a locational …