Shiori

Shiori is a Japanese unisex name (though far more commonly used for girls) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: shi 詩 “poem; poetry” + ori 織 “weave; fabric” (詩織); *girls only shiori 栞 “bookmark; guidebook”; shiori 撓 “lithe; bend”; shi 史 “history; chronicle” + ori 織 “weave; fabric” (史織); shio 汐 “eventide; tide; saltwater; opportunity” + ri 里 “village; hometown”; (汐里) There are other meanings depending on the kanji…

Shika

Shika is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: shika 鹿 “deer” (it’s also a Japanese surname); shi 史 “history, chronicle” + ka “can; passable, allowed” (史可); shi 志 “purpose, will; aspire; resolve; motives; plans” + ka 佳 “excellent; beautiful, good” (志佳); shi 紫 “purple, violet” + ka 佳 “excellent; beautiful, good” (紫佳); shi 詩 “poem, poetry” + 夏 “summer” (詩夏). I’ve also seen…

Carmine

Carmine is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Carmen which is the Spanish form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew meaning “garden” or more accurately “vineyard of God” from Hebrew kerem (vineyard) and el (god). Carmen is also a Latin word meaning “song, poem; charm” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word meaning “to sing”. Carmine is…

Posey

Posey is a variant spelling of Posy, a shortened form of poesy which originally referred to a small bunch or a bouquet of flowers, or as an archaic word for a motto inscribed inside a ring. The word poesy means “poem” from Middle French poesie (poetry, poem) via Latin poesis (poem, poetry) derived from Ancient Greek poíēsis (poetry, poem; a creation) via poiein (to create, compose) derived from a…

Rishi

Rishi is an Indian male name meaning “sage, poet” whoch was originally used for a poet who was inspired by Vedic hymns, as well as the name and term of several characters in Hinduism. The origin of the name derives from Sanskrit via Proto-Indo-Iranian *r̥šíš (seer). Rishi is also a Japanese male name with several different meanings…

Karmina

Karmina is a variant spelling of Carmina, the Italian and Spanish diminutive of Carmen which has two sources: the first is that it’s the Spanish form of Carmel meaning “garden, vineyard” from Hebrew karmel. Carmina is also the plural form of Latin carmen meaning “song, poem” derived from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n- (to sing). Carmina refers to a collection of poems (also known as the…

Shoji

Shoji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “correct; justice; righteous; a number of 1040+ reign;  be at peace;  calm down;  subdue;  quell;  govt;  cure;  heal;  rule;  conserve” (正治); “prosperous; bright; clear + two” (昌二); “shining; bright + two” (昭二); “level + director;  official;  govt office;  rule;  administer” (庄司); “auspicious; …

Ula

Ula is a diminutive of Urszula, the Polish form of Ursula meaning “little bear”, itself a diminutive of ursa meaning “she-bear”. It could also be a short form of Ulalume, the name of a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe which seems to have been based on Latin ululare meaning “to wail” or lumen meaning “light”. An ula is also a poetic device used…

Chika

Chika is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings, from Japanese elements chi meaning: 千 (thousand); 智 (knowledge, wisdom); 散 (scatter); 知 (to know, wisdom); and ka meaning: 佳 (beautiful, good, excellent); 花 (flower); 加 (add, addition, increase); 可 (permitted, allowed, licensed); 嘉 (praise, auspicious); 夏 (summer); 賀 (congratulate, greet, celebrate); 香 (fragrance);…