Seija

Seija (pr. say-yah; Forvo) is a Finnish female name meaning “tranquil, serene” from Finnish seijas (tranquil, serene, calm, clear). It’s a fairly modern name in Finland, first invented by Yrjö Karilas, a Finnish writer who was inspired to create the name from Seia, the name of a Roman goddess of agriculture who protects the seeds sown into the…

Suanne

Suanne is a female given name, a combination of Sue or Susan (the English form of Susannah which comes from Hebrew Shoshannah meaning “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”) and Anne (which comes from Hebrew meaning “favor” or “grace”). Origin: Egyptian, Hebrew Variants: Sueanne (English) Suanna (English) Sueanna (English) SuAnne (English) SuAnna (English)…

Sentry

Sentry is an English word which refers to a soldier or a guard stationed at a gate or an opening, or even at a camp, who keeps watch to keep unauthorized people from getting in or coming out. The origin of the word is uncertain. It could have risen as a shortened form of sentinel (referring…

Seeley

Seeley comes from an English surname which comes from Old English sǣliġ meaning “happy, prosperous, fortunate, blessed” via Proto-Germanic *sēlīgaz which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. It originated as a nickname for someone who had a happy or cheerful disposition. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sealey (English) Seely (English) Seelie (English)  

Shulamite

Shulamite is the name of a woman in the Song of Songs (also known as the Song of Solomon) in the Bible because she came from the village of Shunem; her real name is unknown. The Song of Songs is about two unnamed lovers and has some sexually suggestive dialogue within it. The woman is Shulamite,…

Shadow

Shadow is an English word used to refer to a dark figure or image cast on the ground by something that blocks the light, such as a body or an object; it can also be used to refer to something or someplace that is dark and gloomy. The word comes from Old English sceaduwe (shadow; shade)…

Syracuse

Syracuse is the name of several places in the United States, including New York, which was named after the city in Italy, on the island of Sicily. It was originally founded in the 8th century BC as a Corinthian colony. Though the etymology of the name is unclear, it’s possible that it may be derived…

Sola

Sola is a Spanish surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Sola. The name comes from Latin sol meaning “sun”. It’s also possible that it’s an occupational name for a shoemaker which comes from Latin solea meaning “sandal; sole of a shoe”. Sola is also a Latin word meaning “alone,…

Sevilla

Sevilla is the name of a city in Spain, the capital of Andalusia. It has a long history of colonization of various civilizations, first colonized by the Phoenicians who name dit Spal meaning “valley, plain” in the Phoenician language, from sefela (valley, plain). During Roman rule, the name became Hispalis, than Isbilia when the Moors took over, which eventually…

Sophiana

Sophiana is a female given name, either an elaborated form of Sophia, an Ancient Greek female name meaning “wisdom” derived from sophos (clever, skilled; intelligent, wise) via a PIE root word; or it could be a combination of Sophia and Anna/Ana (the Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning “favor” or “grace”). Nicknames: Sophy, Ana/Anna Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew Variants: Sophianna (English) Sofiana (English)…