Liv

Liv is a Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish female name which comes from Old Norse hlíf meaning "protection, cover, defense, shield", the spelling influenced by the Scandinavian word liv meaning "life". In Norse mythology, Líf is one of two humans who will survive the events of Ragnarok, along with Lífþrasir. Liv is also a nickname for Olivia or Olive; Olivia may have been based on Latin Oliva meaning…

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Fortesque

Fortesque is a variant spelling of Fortescue, an English surname which originally derived as a nickname for a brave and valiant warrior which comes from Old French fort-escu "strong shield", made up from fort (strong, brave, powerful) via Latin fortis, fortem (strong) derived from a PIE root word; and escu (shield) via Latin scutum (shield) which also derives from a PIE root…

Ilian

Ilian is the Bulgarian and Romanian form of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning "my God is Yahweh" or "Yahweh is my God". Ilian is also an old Swedish form of German Ilgen via Gilgen, an Old High German form of Aegidius, a Latin male name meaning “young goat; kid” which comes from Ancient Greek aegis (shield; defense) via Ancient Greek aigis (goatskin) from a…

Randi

Randi is primarily a feminine spelling of Randy though it's been used for men as well. Randy is a short form of Randall which derives from Germanic name Randolf meaning “shield of a wolf” or “wolf’s shield” from Germanic elements rand (rim ‘of a shield’) and wulf (wolf). I've also seen it listed as a nickname for Miranda, a female name derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful" from Latin mīrus (wonderful, marvelous,…

Giles

Giles is the medieval English form of Aegidius, a Latin male name meaning "young goat; kid" which comes from Ancient Greek aegis (shield; defense) via Ancient Greek aigis (goatskin) from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂eyǵ- (goat). Giles is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gyles (English) Gilles (French) Gidie (Medieval French) Gil (Spanish, Portuguese) Gillis (Dutch) Egidio…

Randall

Randall is a variant spelling of Randel, a medieval diminutive of given name Randolf, a Germanic male name meaning "shield of a wolf" or "wolf's shield" from Germanic elements rand (rim 'of a shield') and wulf (wolf). Randall is also a surname. Nicknames: Randy, Rand Origin: Ancient Germanic   Variants: Randel (Medieval English) Randell (English) Randle (English) Randolf (German, English) Randolph (English)…

Aegeus

Aegeus is the name of the father of Theseus in Greek mythology, the king of Athens, and who gave his name to the Aegean Sea. His name may be derived from Greek aigeios meaning "of a goat" though it may also be derived from Greek aigis meaning "goatskin" or "shield", the latter referencing the shield of Zeus or Athena.…