Thelonius

Thelonius is the Latinized form of Tilo, the German form of Tielo, a Low German diminutive of names beginning with Diet such as Dietrich or Dieter, which derives from Proto-Germanic *þeudō (people, tribe) deriving from a PIE root word. I’ve also seen it listed as possibly being the Latinized form of Germanic Tillman, Till being another form of Tielo along with mann (man), though I don’t know…

Colette

Colette is a French female name, a short form of Nicolette, a diminutive of Nicole, the feminine form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” which comes from Ancient Greek Nikolaos. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Collette (French, English) Coletta (Italian, English) Colletta (English)  

Lidda

Lidda seems to be a variant form or a diminutive of Lydia, a Greek female name derived from the name of an ancient kingdom in Asia Minor, used to refer to someone who came from there. It was apparently named after a king, Lydus or Ludos, whose name might mean “beautiful one” or “noble one”. Another possible meaning is that…

Timo

Timo is an Ancient Greek female name, the feminine form of Timon which comes from Ancient Greek timao τιμαω meaning “to honor, to esteem”. Timo is also the Finnish, German, and Dutch shortened form of Timothy, the English form of Timotheos, a Greek name meaning “honoring God” or “to honor God”. Timo is also a variant of Thiemo, a variant of Thietmar or Dietmar, a German…

Nicholas

Nicholas is the English form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos meaning “victory of the people”, made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Nicholas is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Nick, Nicky/Nickie, Cole Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nikolaos (Ancient Greek) Nikolaus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Nickolas (English) Nikola…

Klaus

Klaus (pr. klows; Forvo) is a German male name, a shortened form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people”, the English form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos made up from nike (victory) and laos (people), both deriving from PIE root words. Klaus is also a German surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Claus (German, Danish)  

Nicole

Nicole is the French feminine form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” which comes from Ancient Greek Nikolaos, made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people). Nicole is also a French surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Nikki/Nicky, Cole, Nick/Nik Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nichole (English) Nicholle (English) Nickole (English) Nicolette (French, English) Nicollette (English) Nichola (English) Nikola (German,…

Damocles

Damocles is an Ancient Greek male name meaning “glory of the people” or “the people’s glory” made up of Ancient Greek elements demos (people) and kleos (glory), both deriving from a PIE root word. There’s a famous story named the Sword of Damocles about a man named Damocles who conveyed his amazement and envy to a rich and…

Cole

Cole comes from an English surname from Old English Cola via col meaning “black, charcoal”, originally a descriptive name for someone who had a swarthy appearance. It comes from Proto-Germanic *kulą (coal) derived from PIE root *ǵwelH- (to burn; to shine). Cole is also a shortened form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” coming from Ancient Greek Nikolaos made up from nike (victory) and laos (people), both…