Mario

Mario is the Italian and Spanish form of Marius, an Ancient Roman family name which could be derived from Latin mas meaning "male" or Latin mare meaning "sea". It could also be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Ares), a name of uncertain etymology though it's possible that Mars was … Continue reading Mario

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Frederica

Frederica is the feminine form of Frederick which comes from Germanic Friedrich meaning “peaceful ruler” from Germanic elements frid (peace) and ric (ruler, power). Nicknames: Freddy/Freddie, Rica, Frieda/Freda, Frida Origin: Germanic Variants: Frederika (Dutch, Flemish, Latvian, English) Fredrika (Swedish, Finnish) Fryderyka (Polish) Friðrika (Icelandic) Frederikke (Danish) Frédérique (French) Friederike (German) Federica (Italian)   Male forms: Fredric (English) Frederick (English) Fredrick (English) Friedrich (German) Frédéric … Continue reading Frederica

Manuel

Manuel is the Portuguese and Spanish form of Emmanuel, a  Hebrew male name meaning "God is with us". It seems to have been brought over from the Byzantine empire, belonging to two Byzantine emperors. Manuel is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Manny, Manu (German, French, Spanish, Finnish), Manolo (Spanish) Origin: Hebrew Variants: Emmanuel … Continue reading Manuel

Rio

Rio has two separate origins and meanings. The first is that it is a Spanish and Portuguese word and place name meaning "river" derived from Latin rivus (brook, small stream) which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to flow, to move). It's also a Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian surname derived from the given name referring to someone who lived near … Continue reading Rio

Cassandra

Cassandra comes from Ancient Greek of uncertain etymology. The second part of the name comes from aner (man) but the first part is a little less certain. It may possibly be derived from kekasmai (to excel, to shine) or Proto-Indo-European *(s)kand- (to glow, shine). In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam of Troy who was given the gift … Continue reading Cassandra

Regina

Regina comes from Latin meaning "queen", originally used as a title but also used as a female name. Origin: Latin Variants: Regine (German, Norwegian) Reina (Spanish) Regena (English) Régine (French)   Male forms: Rex (Latin)  

Amara

Amara is an Igbo female name meaning "grace" as well as being a feminine form of Amar, an Indian male name meaning "immortal". Amara is also an Italian, surname, a variant of Amaro, which is an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese surname of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from Arabic given name Omar meaning "flourishing, life" or Ammar "virtuous, devout". … Continue reading Amara

Isabel

Isabel is the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance". Nicknames: Izzy/Izzie, Bel/Belle Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isabelle (French, English, German, Dutch) Isabell (German, English) Isabella (English, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian) Isabela (Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian) Ysabel (Spanish) Izabel (Brazilian Portuguese) Izabella … Continue reading Isabel

Marta

Marta is a cognate of Martha, which comes from Aramaic meaning "lady, mistress", the feminine form of mar/mara (lord, master). Origin: Aramaic Variants: Martha (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek) Martta (Finnish) Marthe (French, Norwegian) Marte (Norwegian) Márta (Hungarian) Morta (Lithuanian) Maata (Maori) Marfa (Russian)  

Rico

Rico is the Spanish short form of Ricardo, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Richard meaning "brave ruler" or "strong ruler" from Germanic elements ric (power, ruler) and hard (brave, hardy). It's also the Italian short form of Enrico, the Italian form of Henry which means "home ruler" from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, ruler). Rico is also a surname derived from the Old Portuguese word rico meaning "rich" likely … Continue reading Rico