Animals, English, Food, Male, Nature, Old English, Persian, Phoenician, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Rhodes

Rhodes is the name of an island in Greece with quite a few possible meanings. The first is that it comes from Greek rhódon meaning "rose" which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. It may also be based on Greek rhoíā meaning "pomegranate". Rhodes may also be pre-Greek in origin,… Continue reading Rhodes

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Ancient Egyptian, Arabic, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Z names

Zane

Zane is an English surname of unknown meaning though there have been attempts to link it as a shortened form of Zanelli and Zanetti, both Italian surnames deriving from the given name Zani which is the Italian form of John, the English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of Greek Ioannes from Hebrew Yochana meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Other possible origins include: it may have… Continue reading Zane

Black/Dark, Color, Female, Food, Honey, M names, Nature, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Melrose

Melrose comes from an English surname derived from a place name in Scotland meaning "barren moor" or "barren heath" from Welsh moel (bare, barren; bald) from Proto-Celtic *maylos; and rhos (moor, heath), though the second element may also be derived from Old Irish ros meaning "promontory". However, Melrose as a given name could also be a combination of Mel, either a short… Continue reading Melrose

Arabic, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, W names, Word names

Warda

Warda is an Arabic unisex name (though more common for girls) meaning "rose, rosette, rosebush; flower". Warda was also used as a nickname for someone who had a rosy or reddish complexion. Warda is also a Latin word meaning "watch, watchpost, protection" from Frankish *warda via Proto-Germanic *wardō ultimately deriving from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to heed, notice). Origin: Arabic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wardah (Arabic)… Continue reading Warda

Ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Female, Hebrew, Nature, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Z names

Zuzu

Zuzu seems to be a variant form of Zuza, the Czech and Polish nickname for Zuzana, itself the Czech and Slovak form of Susanna which is the Greek form of Hebrew name Shoshannah which means “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”. Zuzu is also a Chinese word or name meaning "full"… Continue reading Zuzu

Ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Egyptian, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Moon, Nature, Nickname names, S names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sukey

Sukey originally came about as a nickname for Susan or Susannah, which comes from Hebrew name Shoshannah meaning “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”. It could also be a variant spelling of Tsuki, a Japanese word and name meaning "moon" (月) though it's also used as a karate term meaning "thrust" (突き). Suki… Continue reading Sukey

Animals, Female, German/Germanic, Horses/Stallions, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Royce

Royce comes from an English surname which derives from a medieval female name Royse, a variant of Rose, the name of the flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning… Continue reading Royce

Akkadian, Ancient Greek, Animals, Elements, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Horses/Stallions, L names, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Night/Evening, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

Lita

Lita was originally used as a nickname for names ending in -lita such as Rosalita (Spanish diminutive of Rosa, the Latin form of Rose which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally… Continue reading Lita

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Male, Nature, O names, Unisex, Word names

Oleander

Oleander is the name of a flowering shrub belonging to the genus Nerium, which is poisonous to humans if ingested. The name comes from Late Latin lorandrum from Ancient Greek rhododendron meaning "rose tree" from Ancient Greek elements rhodon (rose) and dendron (tree). The spelling of the name may have been changed to resemble Latin olea meaning "olive tree" because it apparently resembles an olive tree.… Continue reading Oleander

Animals, Female, German/Germanic, Horses/Stallions, Nickname names, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Rose

Rose is the name of a flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning "rose" via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning "sweetbriar". Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning "fame", originally spelled Rohese or Roese. Rose is also a short form of names like Rosamund,… Continue reading Rose

Ancient Egyptian, Egyptian, Female, Hebrew, Nature, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Suzanne

Suzanne is the French form of Susanna, the Greek form of Hebrew name Shoshannah which means "lily"; it also means "rose" in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning "lotus". Nicknames: Suzie/Suzy Origin: Hebrew, Ancient Egyptian Variants: Susanna (Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Greek) Sousanna (Greek) Susannah (English) Shoshannah (Hebrew) Shoshana (Hebrew) Sawsan (Arabic) Suzana (Croatian,… Continue reading Suzanne

Female, Latin, Male, Nature, R names, Unisex, Word names

Rosaire

Rosaire is a French male name meaning "rosary" as well as also the French word for rosary. It comes from Latin rosarium meaning "rose garden" from rosa (rose) and arium (place for). It seems to have been very rare as a given name, and in spite of being a French male name Rosaire also seems to have some use as a… Continue reading Rosaire

Ancient Germanic, German/Germanic, Hebrew, J names, Male, Nature, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Jared

Jared is the English form of Hebrew name Yared or Yered meaning "descent", so named because in his time angels descended from Heaven down to earth. Jared could also be related to a root word meaning "to rule, command" and I've also seen it listed as meaning "rose", although I don't know how accurate that last part is. Jared… Continue reading Jared

Ancient Germanic, Color, Female, German/Germanic, Latin, Nature, Physical Attributes, Pink, R names, Red/Crimson, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Rosie

Rosie is usually treated as a nickname for Rose, the Norman form of Rohese meaning "famous type, famous kind" from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and heid (kind, sort, type). Rose later became associated with Latin Rosa meaning "rose", referring to the flower. Spelled Rosy, it refers to a pinkish-red color as well as used to refer to something that is cheerful, bright, and optimistic, or it can… Continue reading Rosie

Female, Late Roman, Latin, Nature, R names

Rozalia

Rozalia is the Polish and Romanian form of Rosalia, which comes from Late Latin rosa meaning "rose". Origin: Latin Variants: Rozália (Hungarian) Rosalia (Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Rosália (Portuguese) Rosalía (Galician, Spanish) Rozalija (Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian) Rosalie (French) Rozaliya (Russian)