Ancient Egyptian, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, M names, Nature, Nickname names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Molly

Molly originally started out as a diminutive of Mary (which comes from Hebrew Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from mr “love”) and Margaret (which comes… Continue reading Molly

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Elements, Female, Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Pearl

Pearl refers to a smooth rounded bead produced within the shell of a mollusk. This happens when a microscopic object becomes trapped within the mollusk. Natural pearls that occur without human intervention are very rare, making them very valuable. The name comes from Old French perle from Latin perla from perula meaning "little bag" derived from Ancient Greek pḗra (bag, satchel, wallet). It… Continue reading Pearl

Female, M names, Nature, Sanskrit

Margery

Margery is a medieval English form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” or "cluster of flowers" ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Marjorie (English) Marjory (English) Margaret (English) Margarita (Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman, Greek) Margarid (Armenian) Margarit (Armenian) Margarida (Catalan, Portuguese, Galician, Occitan) Margareta (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovene, Dutch,… Continue reading Margery

Female, Japanese, Nature, Nickname names, R names, Sanskrit

Rita

Rita is a short form of Margarita, the Latinate form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning "pearl" ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. I've also seen it listed as also being an Indian female name, derived from Sanskrit rit meaning "true, enlightened, luminous, brave, honest" . Rita is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the… Continue reading Rita