Dina

Dina is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Deen/Dīn meaning “religion, creed” though it also means “debt, loan”, “duty, obligation, law” and “judgement, ruling”; it seems to be derived from a Proto-Semitic root word in reference to a legal sense (obligated conduct; decisions of morality or ethics, judgement, decree, ruling), and is a cognate with…

Sonoko

Sonoko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: sono 園 “garden; park” + ko 子 “child” (園子); sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + o 乃 (a possessive particle; from, whereupon, accordingly) + ko 子 “child” (苑乃子); sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + ko 子 “child”; sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + ko 胡 “”barbarian; foreign” (苑胡); sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + ko 香…

Saladin

Saladin is an anglicized form of Salah Al-Din, an Arabic male name meaning “righteousness of the faith” made up from Arabic salah (righteousness) and din (religion, faith). The most famous Saladin in history is the Kurdish Muslim warrior and the first sultan of Egypt and Syria who founded the Ayyyubid dynasty. Saladin is also a surname originating from…

Deanna

Deanna is an English female name which could be the feminine form of Dean, either from Middle English dene meaning “valley”, a habitional name for someone who lived near one; or else it’s an occupational surname meaning “dean”, referring to a person who was a dean or someone who worked for one, referring to an ecclesialtical head of a cathedral….

Dean

Dean is from an English surname, either derived from Middle English dene meaning “valley” or else it’s an occupational surname meaning “dean”, referring to a person who was a dean or someone who worked for one, referring to an ecclesialtical head of a cathedral. It’s derived from Latin decanus meaning “chief of ten” in reference to someone who was…