Seymour

Seymour comes from an English surname via a Norman source, a locational name referring to someone who came from the town of Saint Maur(us) in northern France. It could also be a variant form of Seamer, an English surname meaning “sea lake” from Old English elements sae (sea or lake) and mere (pond, lake). Origin: Ancient…

Samar

Samar is an Arabic female name meaning “evening conversation” or “companion in evening talk”, derived from Arabic root س م ر‎ s-m-r (to stay awake; to speak at night). Samar is also a Hindu male name meaning “battle”, “war” derived from Sanskrit samara समर. Samar is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic, Sanskrit Variants: Samira (Arabic,…

Susa

Susa is the name of an ancient city in the Middle East (also known as Shush and Shushan), which was ruled by the Elamites, a pre-Iranian civilization that ruled across much of what is present day Iran. Susa derives its name from a local god, Inshushinak, the god of darkness and the afterlife; his name may mean…

Sharon

Sharon is the name of a biblical place in the Old Testament, as well as the name of several places in the United States and United Kingdom. It means “plain”, referring to a fertile plain though it’s also been connected to Hebrew yashar meaning “straight,” or “to be level”, or that it could come from a…

Simone

Simone (pr. see-mawn) is the French feminine form of Simon meaning “he who hears” or “he has heard” derived from Hebrew shama (to hear, listen). Simon is also a Greek name which derives from Ancient Greek simos meaning “flat-nosed, snub-nosed”. Simon is also an Italian male name (pr. see-maw-nee), the Italian form of Simon (its feminine form is Simona). Simone is also an Italian…

Saxony

Saxony is the name of a region in Germany with a long history. The name comes from the Saxon tribe who originally inhabited the area. Their name may have originated from the name of a type of dagger they used, from Middle English sax from Old English seax meaning “dagger” or “knife” from Proto-Germanic *sahsą (dagger, knife) derived from PIE root word *sek- (to…

Soraya

Soraya is the Persian form of Thurayya, an Arabic female name used to refer to the “Pleiades”, a bright cluster of seven stars that are able to be seen with the naked eye. In Greek mythology, the Pleiades are named for the seven daughters of Pleione, a sea-nymph, and the Titan Atlas. Thurayya also means “chandelier” as well as meaning…

Stanton

Stanton comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “stone settlement”, referring to a place built on or near stony ground, or in some cases a town built near some prehistoric stone monuments. Nicknames: Stan Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Staunton (English)  

Sloane

Sloane comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Sluaghadháin meaning “descendant of Sluaghadhán”, the latter derived from Irish sluaghadh, combined with a diminutive suffix, meaning “raid, expedition”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sloan (English)