Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, P names, Surname names

Pedro

Pedro is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Peter, the English form of Ancient Greek Petros meaning “stone, rock” derived from an unknown source. Pedro is also a surname originating from the given name. The name was used by Shakespeare for one of his characters in his play Much Ado About Nothing (1598-99). Nicknames: Pedrinho (Portuguese) Origin: Ancient Greek Variants… Continue reading Pedro

African, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, L names, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Sun, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Zulu

Liana

Liana is the name of a type of long-stemmed wooded vines that grows in the jungle, derived from Middle French lien (to bind) via Latin ligo (to bind) which derives from PIE root word *leyǵ- (to bind, tie). Liana is also derived as a short form of names ending in -liana such as Eliana (a possibly a variant of Aeliana, the feminine form… Continue reading Liana

Breton, Hebrew, J names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Joel

Joel is a male given name which comes from Hebrew yoel meaning "Yahweh is God". Joel is also a surname though it derives from two possible origins. The first is from the given name above; the second is that's a variant of Jewell, derived from a Breton name, Judikael via French Judicaël, which comes from Old Breton Iudicael "meaning generous lord" or… Continue reading Joel

C names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Carlos

Carlos is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Charles, which comes from Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (free man) derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, connoting the idea of a “free man”. Carlos is also a… Continue reading Carlos

Female, Hebrew, M names, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes

Magda

Magda is a Scandinavian short form of Magdalena, a Latinate form of Magdalene, originally a title meaning “of Magdala” in reference to someone who came from the town or village of Magdala, originally located at the Sea of Galilee. Magdala comes from Hebrew migdal meaning “tower”. Origin: Hebrew  

E names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Eduardo

Eduardo is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Edward, made up of Old English elements ead (wealth, fortune, rich) and weard (guard, guardian) meaning “rich guardian” or "wealthy guard". Nicknames: Ed, Eddie/Eddy, Lalo (Spanish), Dado, Du, Duda, Dudu, Edu (Portuguese) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Duarte (Portuguese) Edward (English, Polish) Eadweard (Old English) Eduard (German, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, Romanian,… Continue reading Eduardo

B names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Basilio

Basilio is the Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Basil, the English form of Latin Basilius via Ancient Greek Basileios/Basileus meaning “king, kingly”. It comes from Proto-Hellenic *gʷatiléus (chief; king) which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps from Lydian battos (king). The plant basil, used in cooking, gets its name from the source above. Basilio is also a surname originating… Continue reading Basilio

D names, Hebrew, Male, Nickname names, Old Norse, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Dan

Dan is a Hebrew male name meaning "to judge". It's used as a given name in its own right though it's often used as a nickname for Daniel, meaning "God is my judge". Dan is also a Scandinavian male name, a byname meaning "Dane", referring to someone who came from Denmark or had Danish ancestry. Dan… Continue reading Dan

A names, Aramaic, Female, Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Avara

Avara comes from an Italian surname, the feminine form of Avaro which may be derived from an Italian word meaning "mean, miser; avaricious" via Latin avarus (covetous, greedy, avaricious) derived from a PIE root word. Avara is also a Spanish and Portuguese word which means the same thing as the Italian word above. Avara could also be… Continue reading Avara