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)    

Sadaf

Sadaf is an Arabic female name meaning “seashell, mother-of-pearl”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Sedef (Turkish)   Sadaf- صدف (Arabic)  

Margaret

Margaret is an English female name which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl”, which either derives from Sanskrit manyari. Nicknames: Marge, Margie/Margy, Maggie, Midge, Madge, Mame, Mamie, May, Peg, Megan, Peggy/Peggie, Molly Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Marjorie (English) Marjory (English) Margery (English) Margarita (Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman, Greek) Margarid (Armenian) Margarit (Armenian) Margarida (Catalan, Portuguese, Galician,…

Juan

Juan (pr. hwan; Forvo) is a Spanish and Manx name, the Spanish form of John which comes from Hebrew meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Juan is also a Chinese female name meaning 娟 “beautiful, graceful” though there are other meanings depending on the characters used. Juan is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji…

Megan

Megan is a Welsh female name, originally used as a diminutive of Margaret, which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Nicknames: Meg, Meggie Origin: Sanskrit Variants: 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…