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…

Laertes

Laertes (pr. lay-er-tees) is an Ancient Greek male name meaning “gatherer of the people” made up from Ancient Greek elements lāós (people) and eírein (to fasten together; tie, join). In Greek mythology, Laertes is the father of Odysseus though some sources list Sisyphus as his father. In the Odyssey, Laertes has been grieving over his son’s absence, keeping to himself on a…

Kolina

Kolina is a female given name. I’ve seen many sites claim its from Greek meaning “pure” so I’m assuming it’s somehow related to Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek…

Derek

Derek is a contracted form of Dederick, a Low German form of Theodoric, a Germanic name meaning “ruler of the people” composed from Proto-Germanic elements *þeudō (people, nation) and *rīks (king, ruler) both of which derive from Proto-Indo-European. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Dederick (English) Derrick (English) Deryck (English) Derick (English) Derric (English) Deric (English) Diederich (German) Theodoric (Latinized form of Dietrich) Theodoricus…