García

García is a Spanish male name of uncertain etymology, the name of several kings of Pamplona and Navarre. It may have derived from a Basque origin, either from Basque hartz meaning "bear" or gazte meaning "young". It may also possibly be derived from a Germanic source, perhaps meaning "war" or "young warrior", or perhaps from Visigothic garxa or garcha …

Zona

Zona is an English female name meaning "girdle, belt". The name comes from Latin zona (belt, girdle; zone) via Greek zōnē (belt, sash, girdle), referring to a type of belt worn by women in Ancient Rome. Zona is also a word in several languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Serbian, Croatian, Georgian, Italian) meaning "zone"; in Hebrew it means "prostitute". Origin: …

Mariposa

Mariposa comes from a Spanish and Portuguese word meaning "butterfly" and is the name of several places in the U.S., Canada, and Peru. I don't believe it's used as an actual name in Spanish-speaking countries. Mariposa is also the name of several lily-like plants in the genus Calochortus found in the western U.S. and Mexico, which received …

Pastor

Pastor comes from Latin noun pastor meaning "shepherd, herdsman" via pastus (fed, nourished; pastured) derived from PIE root word *peh₂- (to protect, feed; to shepherd). In Christianity, pastor refers to a leader of a congregation as well as also being the name of a genus of bird known as the rosy starling. Pastor is also a surname, likely originating …

Adelaide

Adelaide is the French and English form of Adalheidis, a Germanic name meaning “noble kind, type” or “of a noble kind” made up from Germanic elements adal (noble) and  heid (kind, sort, type). Adelaide is the name of the capital city of South Australia. Nicknames: Addie/Addy, Della, Ada Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adélaïde (French) Adalheidis (Ancient Germanic) Adelheid (German, Dutch) Adelais …

Mariana

Mariana is the feminine form of Marianus, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from Marius, which comes from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible that Mars is related to a much older source, perhaps from …

Nico

Nico is often used as a short form of Nicholas or its feminine form Nicole, or Nicodemus or any named beginning (or ending) with Nico- Nicholas is the English form of Nikolaos meaning "victory of the people", made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people). Nicodemus is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Nikodemos meaning "victory of the people". Nico is also an Italian surname, likely …

Saber

Saber refers to a type of backsword with a curved blade. The word comes from French sabre (single-edged sword) via German Säbel via Hungarian szablya (saber) via szab (to cut), which itself derives from an uncertain source. It could be derived from a Turkic origin or a Tungusic one. Saber is also a Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician, and Occitan …

Brio

Brio is the name of a musical term, con brio (with vigor),  brio meaning "vigor, vivacity, liveliness". The word comes from Spanish brío (vigor, mettle, zeal, verve) via Old Occitan briu (wild, vigor) from Proto-Celtic *brigos (might, power, strength) derived from a PIE root word. It's also possible that brio originated as a shortened form of ebrius, a Latin word meaning "drunk, intoxicated". Origin: …

Gaia

Gaia is the name of the primordial goddess of the earth in Greek mythology, and mother of the many Olympian gods, the Titans, and the giants. Her name means "earth" which may be derived from Ancient Greek gê (earth), of uncertain origin though perhaps deriving from a pre-Indo-European origin. Gaia is also the feminine form of Gaius, …

Ira

Ira (pr. eye-rah) is a Hebrew male name meaning "watchful". In Russia and other Slavic countries, Ira (pr. ee-rah) is a female given name, a diminutive of Irina, the Slavic form of Irene, which comes from Greek Eirene meaning “peace”. In Greek mythology, Eirene is the Greek goddess of peace and the season of the spring, and is one of the Horae/Horai, goddessess of …

Asa

Asa is a Hebrew male name meaning "doctor, healer"; in the Old Testament, it was the name of the third king of Judah who reversed all the problems he inherited when he became king. Asa is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: asa 朝 "morning"; asa 旦 "morning; dawn; daybreak"; …