Samina

Samina is an Arabic female name, a variant transcription of Thamina meaning “valuable, precious” from Arabic ṯamīn ثَمِين. Samina is also a feminine adjective word of samīn سَمِين meaning “fat, corpulent” likely used in the context of something that is fertile. It’s also possible that Samina is a variant form of Samine, itself a Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish feminine form of Samuel, a Hebrew male…

Kate

Kate is one of the many nicknames for Katherine or Kaitlin, both of which derive from 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…

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…

Etzel

Etzel is the Germanic form of Attila, its most famous bearer being the 5th century leader of the Huns, an ancient Nomadic people across central Europe, and who was feared by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Though often depicted as savage, barbaric and merciless, these depictions were made out by his enemies; a closer look by…

Katina

Katina is a Greek and Macedonian contracted 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…

Anna

Anna is the Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning “favor” or “grace”. Anna (also spelled Ana) is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: a 亜 “Asia; rank next; come after” + na 奈 “Nara; what?” (亜奈); an 安 “calm, peaceful; safe, secure” + na 南  “south” (安南); an 杏 “apricot” + 奈 “Nara; what?” (杏奈); an 安 “calm, peaceful;…

Samuel

Samuel is a male given name meaning either “name of God” or “God has heard” and is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Sam, Sammy/Sammie/Sami Origin: Hebrew Variants: Shemu’el (Hebrew) Yishma’el (Hebrew) Shmuel (Hebrew) Samuli (Finnish) Samouel (Biblical Greek) Isma’il (Arabic) Ismail (Arabic, Uyghur) Esmail (Persian, Arabic) İsmail (Turkish) Ismael (Spanish, Biblical…

Katherine

Katherine 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 often been associated with Greek hekas meaning “far away”…

Kainoa

Kainoa is a Hawaian unisex name, though far more popular for boys than girls. It means “the namesake” made up of ka (the) and inoa (name; namesake), though it’s also been interpreted as being composed of kai (sea) and noa (free of taboo; a commoner). Nainoa is a variant of the name with the same meaning. Origin: Hawaiian Variants: Nainoa…

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…