Margaret

Margaret is an English female name which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl”, which either derives from Sanskrit manyari or from an Iranian source. 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)…

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…

Terumi

Terumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: teru 煕 “shine” + mi 巳 “sign of the Snake”, which is a shortened form of hemi 蛇 meaning “snake, serpent”; teru 光 “light, shine, gleam” + mi 美 “beauty, beautiful” (*for girls only); teru 昭 “shining, bright” + mi 三 “three” (*for boys only); teru 照 “illuminate, shine” + mi 己 “self” (*for boys only);…

Jory

Jory is 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). As a female given name, Jory could be used as a short form of Marjory, a variant spelling of Marjorie (a Medieval English variant of Margery) which comes from Margaret via Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived…

Marguerite

Marguerite is the French form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Marguerite is also the French word for the oxeye daisy. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Margaret (English) Margot (French) Margaux (French)  

Greta

Greta is a female given name, originating as a nickname for Margareta, a variant of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari.  Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Gretta (English) Grete (German, Norwegian, Danish) Gretchen (English, German) Gretel (German diminutive of Grete)  

Dara

Dara is a given name with a variety of meanings and origins: Dara is a male name in Irish which comes from dair meaning “oak” which comes from Proto-Celtic *daru deriving from a PIE root word. Dara is also an anglicized form of Dáire meaning “fruitful, fertile” and is the name of several figures in Irish mythology; it’s also a…

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…