Oriole

Oriole is the name of a family of passerine birds. The name comes from Old French oriol which derives from Latin aureolus meaning “gold, golden”, a diminutive of aureus (gold) via Latin aurum (gold) which derives from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Ori Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Ottilie

Ottilie is a German female name, the German form of Odilia either derived from Germanic element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches), or from Germanic odal meaning “fatherland”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Odilie (German) Oda (Ancient Germanic, German, Norwegian) Auda (Ancient Germanic) Odila (Ancient Germanic) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odelia (English) Odélia (French, Portuguese) Odélie (French) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odalie (French) Odile (French)…

Odyssia

Odyssia is the feminine form of Odysseus, the name of a famous Greek hero in Greek mythology. The etymology of Odysseus is uncertain. It’s been linked to Greek odússomai meaning “to hate” or “to be angry” from Proto-Indo-European root *h₃ed- (to hate), though it’s also possible that derives from a Pre-Greek origin. The word odyssey which refers to a long voyage…

Ozanne

Ozanne is a variant spelling of Osanne, the French form of Italian Osanna which comes from Hosanna, a Hebrew female name derived from a Hebrew liturgical word meaning “deliver us” or “save us”. Ozanne is the name of a river in France as well as also being a French and English surname originating from Hosanna. Nicknames: Oz Origin: Hebrew…

Oleia

Oleia seems to be a variant spelling of Olea, a Latin word meaning “olive; olive tree” via Latin oleum (oil; olive oil) which comes from Ancient Greek elaíā (olive tree; olive “fruit”) which may be derived from a Pre-Greek origin. I’ve also seen it listed as deriving from a Greek origin meaning “smooth” or “one who is smooth” but I…

Odette

Odette is the French diminutive of Oda, a Germanic female name derived from Germanic aud meaning “wealth, fortune” derived from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches), though it may also be derived from Germanic odal meaning “fatherland”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Odetta (English) Oda (Ancient Germanic, German, Norwegian) Auda (Ancient Germanic) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odila (Ancient Germanic) Odelia (English) Ottoline (English) Ottilie (German) Odilie (German) Ute…

Oakley

Oakley comes from an English surname, from a place name meaning “oak clearing” composed from Old English āc (oak) and lēah (clearing, meadow). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Oakeley (English) Oaklie (English) Oaklee (English)  

Ovidia

Ovidia is the feminine form of Ovid, the English form of Latin Ovidius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could be related to Latin ovis meaning “sheep” derived from a PIE root, or from Latin ovum meaning “egg” which also derives from a PIE root word. Ovidia could also be a variant spelling of Ovedia, which is not only…

Orinthia

Orinthia may have been based on Ancient Greek orī́nō meaning “to excite, to stir, to agitate” or it may have been an elaborated form of Orinda, which may have been based on Latin orior meaning “to rise” from a PIE root. It may also have been based on Old Irish ór (gold) which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ews- (to…