Yao-ji

Yao-ji is the name of a goddess in Chinese mythology, a mountain goddess of Wu Mountain. Yao-ji is also a Chinese given name with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: yáo 瑶 “jade; mother-of-pearl” + jī 姬 “beauty; imperial concubine” (瑶姬); *female only yào 耀 “shine, dazzle, brilliant” + jī 基 “base; foundation” (耀基); yáo 姚 “handsome, elegant” + jī 基“base;…

Jorie

Jorie is an English female name, a shortened form of Marjorie, a medieval English form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Spelled Jory it’s a Cornish male name, the Cornish form of George which is the English form of Ancient Greek Georgios meaning “farmer, earthworker” via georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Origin: Sanskrit, Ancient Greek Variants: Jory (English, Cornish)…

Dar

Dar is a Hebrew unisex name meaning “nacre, mother-of-pearl”, as well as also being a Hebrew surname originating from the given name. Dar دار  is also an Arabic word meaning “house”, as well as a Russian word meaning “gift”. It’s also an Indian (Kashmiri) surname (also spelled Dhar) which may have originated as a title given to a village…

Pegan

Pegan is a variant form of Pegeen, the anglicized form of Peigín, the Irish form of Peggy which itself is a short form of Margaret meaning “pearl”, derived from a Sanskrit origin. Nicknames: Peg Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Pegeen (Irish, English) Peigín (Irish) Peigi (Scottish)  

Maisie

Maisie originated as a Scottish diminutive of Margaret, an English female name which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl”, which derives from Sanskrit manyari. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Maisy (English) Maizy (English) Maizie (English) Maizee (English) Maisee (English)  

Meg

Meg is a medieval diminutive of Margaret, as well as a nickname for Megan, both of which derive from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Meg could also be used as a nickname for names beginning with Meg such as Megaera or Megawati. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Meggie (English)  

Tamara

Tamara is the Slavic form of Tamar meaning “date palm; date fruit” which derives from a Proto-Semitic origin. Tamar is also the name of a river in England which forms a border between Devon and Cornwall though in this case the name seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning “dark water”. Tamar is also the name of…

Meggie

Meggie is a diminutive form of Margaret or Megan, both of which derive from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Meggy (English) Megan (Welsh, English) Meghan (English) Meaghan (English) Meagan (English) Maegan (English) Maeghan (English) Margaret (English) Marjorie (English) Marjory (English) Margery (English) Margarita (Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman, Greek) Margarid (Armenian)…

Alula

Alula is a name with quite a few origins and meanings to it: Alula (also known as a bastard wing) refers to a small joint in the middle of a bird’s wing, which has three to five small wing feathers (depending on the species) and helps the birds navigate through the air. It means ‘”winglet”, since…

Gretchen

Gretchen originated as a German diminutive of Margareta, the German and Nordic form of Margaret meaning “pearl” which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs (pearl) which either derives from Sanskrit manyari or perhaps from an Iranian source. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Greta (German, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English) Grete (German, Danish, Norwegian) Meta (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Gretel (German) Gretta (English)