Kalina

Kalina is a Slavic female name meaning “viburnum tree” or “guelder rose”. Kalina is also a Czech, Polish, and German surname originating from the given name or as a locational name from someone who came from any of several places called Kalina in Poland. Kalina is also a Finnish word meaning “clatter, clang, rattle”. Origin:…

Rhonda

Rhonda is a female given name of uncertain meaning. It could be made up from Welsh elements rhon (pike, lance) and da (good). It’s also possible that it may be derived from Rhondda, the name of a valley and former coal mine in Wales. The meaning behind it is also unknown, though it could mean “noisy”, related to…

Torin

Torin is a male given name with several possible etymologies: it’s an Irish Gaelic name meaning “chief”; it could be related to Irish toirneach meaning “thunder” or Old Irish torann meaning “noise; noise of battle; thunder; tumult); Torin could also be a contracted form of Thorfinn or Torfinn, a Scandinavian male name made up of Thor, the Norse god of thunder whose…

Eryx

Eryx is the name of a mythological figure in Greek mythology, the king of an ancient city eponymously named after him (or he after it). He was the son of the goddess Aphrodite and either Poseidon or Butes, one of the Argonauts who was saved by Aphrodite from the Sirens. Eryx was supposed to be an excellent boxer though he…

Celadonia

Celadonia is an elaborated form of Celadon, referring to a pale greenish-gray color as well as also referring to a type of ceramic pottery with pale green glaze. It comes from French céladon which derives from Ancient Greek Keladon, the name of a character in Ovid’s Metamorphosis. I couldn’t find an exact meaning behind it though I’ve seen it…

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…

Juno

Juno is the wife of the the Roman god Jupiter and the Roman goddess of marriage and women, making her the Greek counterpart of Hera. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, it could be linked to Latin iuvenis meaning “youthful, young” from Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life, age, eternity). Juno is traditionally a female given name but…

Tristan

Tristan is the Old French form of Drustan,  a Pictish diminutive of Drust likely derived from Celtic drest meaning “riot” or “tumult”, possibly in reference to the noise of the “clanking of swords”. The spelling was changed to resemble the French word triste meaning “sad, sorrowful”, likely because of the tragic affair of Tristan and Isolde- they fell in love after drinking…