Tahan

Tahan is a Hebrew male name meaning “encampment” from verb hana חנה (to camp down, park) or hanan חנן (to be gracious, merciful). It belongs to two men in the Bible. Tahan is also an Arabic and Jewish (Sephardic) surname derived from Arabic tahhān طحان meaning “miller,” an occupational name for someone who was a miller. Origin: Hebrew, Arabic  

Remiel

Remiel is the name of an archangel in the Book of Enoch, who is responsible for divine visions as well as guiding the souls of the faithful to heaven. Remiel could be a variant spelling of Ramiel meaning “thunder of God”, made up from Hebrew ra’am (thunder) and el (god), though I’ve also seen Remiel listed as meaning “mercy…

Karen

Karen is the Danish shortened 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 her name is of uncertain meaning it’s…

Abdul-rahman

Abdul-rahman is an Arabic male name meaning “servant of the merciful”, made up from abdul (servant of the) and rahman (merciful, compassionate). Abdul-rahman is also a surname originating from the given name. Rahman can also be used as a given name on its own. Nicknames: Rahman Origin: Arabic Variants: Abdulrahman (Arabic) Abdul-Rahman (Arabic) Abd al-Rahman (Arabic) Abd Ar-Rahman…

Mercedes

Mercedes is a Spanish female name meaning “mercies” which comes from the Spanish title María de las Mercedes (Mary of Mercies). It’s the plural form of Mercy, a virtue name referring to someone who is compassionate, forgiving, and kind towards another person. It derives from Latin mercēs meaning “pay, wages, reward” via merx (merchandise, commodity; goods) which could be derived from Proto-Italic *merk- via a…

Klement

Klement is the Czech and Slovak form of Late Latin Clemens meaning “merciful, lenient, gentle” which derives from a PIE root word. Klement is also a German surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Klemens (German, Danish, Swedish, Polish) Clement (English) Clemens (Late Roman, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Kliment (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian) Klemen…

Shira

Shira is a Hebrew female name meaning “poetry” or “singing/song”. Shira is also a Jewish surname originating from the given name though it could also be an Americanized spelling of Shearer, an occupational name for someone who sheared sheep, or someone who used scissors to trim finished cloth or cut off any excessive fabric. The origin of…

Genji

Genji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 二 “two” (元二); gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 児 “newborn babe; child; young of animals” (元児); gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 慈 “mercy” (元慈); gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 翔 “soar; fly” (元翔); gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 治 “govern; regulate; administer” (元治); gen 源 “source; origin” + ji 二 “two” (源二); gen 源 “source;…

Hanan

Hanan is a Hebrew male name meaning “gracious” from a Hebrew verb meaning “merciful, compassionate”. Hanan is also an Arabic female name meaning “mercy, compassion”. Hanan is also a Jewish surname derived from the given name or as a short form of names such as Elchanan or Johanan though it could also be an Arabic surname also derived…