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Luca

Luca is the Italian and Romanian form of Luke, 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”)… Continue reading Luca

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Cordelia

Cordelia is the name of the heroine of Shakespeare's tragic play, King Lear (1606), the youngest of King Lear's three daughter and his favorite, though that didn't stop him from banishing her when she didn't shower him with affection as her older sisters did for one third of the kingdom to be divided among them. Shakespeare based… Continue reading Cordelia

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Lux

Lux is a Latin word meaning "light" which comes from PIE root *lewk- (bright; light; to shine). Lux is also a Germanic short form of Lukas via Greek Loukas meaning “from Lucania”, the latter the name of an ancient 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… Continue reading Lux

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Lucas

Lucas is the Latin form of Greek Loukas meaning "from Lucania", the latter the name of an ancient 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… Continue reading Lucas

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Jerica

Jerica is an English female name of uncertain origin and meaning. In English it's presumed to be a blend of Jeri (a short form of names such as Jeremy/Jeremiah, Jerome, and Jerald/Jeraldine meaning "ruler of the spear") and Erica, the feminine form of Eric which comes from Old Norse Eiríkr meaning “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler"; Erica is also the Latin word for "heather". I've also seen Jerica listed as the… Continue reading Jerica

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Luke

Luke is 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”.… Continue reading Luke

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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… Continue reading Lucky

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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)… Continue reading Jerome

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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… Continue reading Lukan