Josephine

Josephine is the feminine form of Joseph, derived from  Hebrew Yosef meaning “Yahweh will increase” or “Yahweh will add”. Nicknames: Jo, Josie, Seffie/Sephie Origin: Hebrew Variants: Josepha (English, German) Joséphine (French) Josèphe (French) Josée (French) Josette (French diminutive of Joséphine) Josephina (English) Josipa (Croatian) Jozefina (Croatian) Josefa (Spanish, Portuguese, Czech) Josefina (Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish) Josefine (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, Scandinavian) … Continue reading Josephine

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Florence

Florence comes from Latin Florentius and its feminine form Florentia which is derived from Latin florens meaning "flourishing, prospering, blossoming" from flos (flower) which ultimately comes from the Proto-Indo-European toot word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Although Florence is commonly used as a girl's name, it was also used as a boy's name. Florence is also the capital of Tuscany as well as a surname derived … Continue reading Florence

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

Lisa

Lisa originated as a short form of Elizabeth, a female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Mawu-Lisa is also the name of a creator goddess in Dahomey mythology in Benin in West Africa, sometimes described as a pair of twins with Lisa being the male part representing the sun and … Continue reading Lisa

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;  … Continue reading Shoji

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is an English female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Nicknames: Lizzie/Lizzy, Beth, Eliza, Izzy, Ella, Ellie Origin: Hebrew Variants: Elisabet (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Biblical Greek) Elisabeth (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English) Zabel (Armenian) Elixabete (Basque) Elisheba (Hebrew) Elisaveta (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Elizabeta (Slovene, … Continue reading Elizabeth

Belia

Belia has several possible meanings and origins such as: it's an Indonesian word meaning "youth"; it may also be a variant of Bella, the short form of Isabella, the Latinate form of Elizabeth, which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance"; Bella also means "beautiful" in Italian from Latin bellus; Belia may also be a … Continue reading Belia

Bellalune

Bellalune is a combination of two names: Bella, which means "beautiful" in Italian and Spanish which comes from Latin bellus (beautiful, pretty, handsome), though it could also be a short form of names like Isabella (the Latinate form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance") or Arabella (a medieval Scottish … Continue reading Bellalune

Ella

Ella comes from Germanic element alja meaning "other, another, foreign" and from which the name Eleanor/Alianor comes from. Ella could also be a nickname for names beginning and ending with ella such as Gabriella (feminine form of Gabriel meaning "God is my strong man" or "God is my strength") and Daniella (feminine form of Daniel meaning "God is my judge"), Elizabeth (meaning "God is an oath" or "my … Continue reading Ella

Felix

Felix comes from a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful, auspicious" in Latin. According to K.M. Sheard's Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names, it seems to have originally been used in Pagan religious ceremonies for trees whose fruit were offered to the gods and that it's original meaning in Latin was "fruit-bearing" and "fertile" from a root cognate with … Continue reading Felix