Jared is the English form of Hebrew name Yared or Yered meaning “descent”, so named because in his time angels descended from Heaven down to earth. Jared could also be related to a root word meaning “to rule, command” and I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “rose”, although I don’t know how accurate that last part is. Jared is also a surname though it doesn’t come from Hebrew but from a patrynomic surname meaning “son of Gerard”, Gerard meaning “brave spear” or “hardy spear” from Germanic elements ger (spear) and hard (brave, hardy);
Origin: Hebrew, Ancient Germanic
- Jarod (English)
- Jarrod (English)
- Jarred (English)
- Jerrod (English)
- Jerred (English)
- Jered (English)
- Iared (Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin)
- Yared (Hebrew, Ethiopian)
- Yered (Hebrew)
Ellison comes from a patrynomic surname meaning “son of Ellis”, Ellis being a medieval form of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning “my God is Yahweh”. Ellison may also be a variant form of Elisedd, a Welsh male given name meaning “kind, benevolent” from Welsh elus. Ellison seems to be very popular as a girl’s name.
Origin: Hebrew, Welsh
- Ellis (English)
- Elisedd (Welsh)
Perry is a nickname for Peregrine, from Latin Peregrinus meaning “traveler”, or Percival, likely based on Welsh Peredur meaning “hard spear” though the spelling of the name was altered to resemble Old French percer val “to pierce the valley”. Perry is also an English surname which comes from Middle English perrie meaning “pear tree”, referring to someone who lived near a pear tree. As a Welsh patrynomic surname it comes from ap Herry meaning “son of Herry”, the latter a medieval English form of Henry meaning “home ruler”. Spelled Perri, it’s an Italian surname derived from given name Peter meaning “stone”.
Origin: Latin, Welsh, Old French, Greek
- Perri (u)
- Peri (u)
- Perrie (u)
Mika is a Japanese female name with various meanings depending on the kanji used. It’s made up of Japanese mi with various meanings of 美 “beautiful”, 実 “reality, truth”, 味 “taste, flavor”, 光 “light”, and ka meaning 佳 “beautiful, good, excellent”, 香 “fragrance”, 加 “add, addition, increase”, 嘉 “praise, auspicious”, though there are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used.
Mika is also a Finnish male name, a short form of Mikael, the Scandinavian and Finnish form of Michael meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. Mika is also a Slavic surname, a patrynomic surname. It’s also possible that Mika could be a nickname for Michaela/Mikaela, the feminine form of Michael.
Origin: Japanese, Hebrew
Jensen is a surname originally of Scandinavian origin meaning “son of Jens”, Jens being the Danish form of John, a Hebrew male name meaning “God is gracious”. It was a patronymic surname referring to the son of a man named Jens.
Meaning: Ander is the Basque form of Andrew, which is the English form of Andreas, a Greek name meaning “manly, masculine”.
Ander is also a surname, perhaps a short form of Scandinavian surname Andersen or Andersson meaning “son of Anders”.
- Andrew (English)
- Andreas (Greek, Ancient Greek, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh)
- Anders (Scandinavian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
- Andreu (Catalan)
- Andria (Corsican, Georgian)
- Andrea (Italian)
- Andor (Hungarian)
- András (Hungarian)
- Andras (Welsh)