Klervi

Klervi is a Breton female name, the Breton form of Welsh Creirwy possibly meaning “token of the egg” or “mundane egg” from Welsh creir (a token, sacred object, jewel, treasure) while the second part -wy might be from Middle Welsh meaning “egg”. In Welsh mythology, Creiry is the daughter of the enchantress Ceridwen.

Origin: Welsh

Variants:

  • Creiry (Welsh)

 

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Lucky

Lucky is an English word referring to something or someone having or is marked by good luck or someone or something that is fortunate, and often used as a nickname for someone who is lucky though it could also be used as a given name. Lucky is also a surname derived from the given name Luke/Lucas, the English form of Greek Loukas meaning “from Lucania”, the name of a region in southern Italy. Though the name is of uncertain meaning, Lucania could be related to Greek leukos “white”, “light, bright, shining”, a cognate of Latin lux “light”. It could also be derived from the Latin word lucus (a cognate of lucere “shining, bright”) meaning “sacred wood” or Greek lykos meaning “wolf”.

Origin: Greek, Latin

 

Variants:

  • Luck

 

Jerome

Jerome is the English form of Hieronymus, a Greek male name meaning “sacred name” from Greek hieros (sacred) and onuma (name).

Nicknames: Jerry

Origin: Greek

Variants:

  • Hieronymos (Ancient Greek)
  • Hieronymus (Ancient Greek, Dutch, German)
  • Jeronim (Croatian, Albanian)
  • Geronim (English)
  • Gérôme (French)
  • Jeroen (Dutch)
  • Jérôme (French)
  • Geronimo (English, Spanish)
  • Gerónimo (Spanish)
  • Jerónimo (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Jerônimo (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Ieronimus (Medieval Latin)
  • Gerolamo (Italian)
  • Girolamo (Italian)
  • Geronimus (Latin)
  • Jeronimus (Latin)

 

Lukan

Lukan is a variant spelling of Lucan, derived from Roman Lucanus meaning “from Lucania”, referring to someone who came from the city of Lucania located in southern Italy. The name seems to be derived from Ancient Greek *leukos meaning “white” and “bright, shining”, or it could be derived from Latin lucus meaning “sacred wood” or “sacred grove” (lucus is also a cognate of lucere meaning “shining, bright” from the same root word as *leukos). Lucan is also a place name in Ireland, deriving its name from Gaelic Leamhcán meaning “place of the elms” from leamhán (elm) and ceann (headland, point).

As well as being a given name, Lukan is also a surname which seems to be derived from the given name. Lucan is also the name of a character in the Arthurian legend, a knight of the Round Table, as well as Butler of the royal court.

Origin: Ancient Greek, Latin, Gaelic

Variants:

  • Lucan (English, Ancient Roman)
  • Lucanus (Ancient Roman)
  • Loukanos (Ancient Greek)