Orla

Orla is an anglicized form of Irish given name Órfhlaith which means "golden ruler" or "golden princess" from Old Irish ór (gold) which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ews- (to shine; dawn, east); and flaith (sovereignty, ruler; prince) which comes from Proto-Celtic *wlatis derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Orla is also a Danish male name of unknown meaning. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Órfhlaith … Continue reading Orla

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Albert

Albert comes from Germanic Adalbert meaning "noble bright" from Germanic elements adal (noble) derived from Proto-Germanic *aþalaz (noble) and and beraht (bright, famous) derived from Proto-Indo-European root word *bhereg- (to shine). Albert is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Al, Albie, Bert, Bertie Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adalbert (Ancient Germanic, German, Polish) Adalberht (Ancient Germanic) Albertus (Latin, Dutch) Adelbert (German, Dutch) Albrecht (German) … Continue reading Albert

Tyson

Tyson comes from an English surname, either a variant of Dyson, a matronymic surname meaning "son of Dye", Dye being a medieval form of Dionysia, the female form of Dionysius, the Greek god of vine, wine, pleasure, festivity, madness, and wild frenzy, who represented both the intoxicating madness of wine as well as its beneficient qualities. Although the etymology of his name isn’t quite … Continue reading Tyson

Dmitri

Dmitri is the Russian form of Demetrios, a Greek male name meaning "belonging to Demeter", Demeter being the name of the Greek goddess of agriculture. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, the second element of the name is from Greek meter meaning “mother”. The first part of the name is a little tricky. It could be … Continue reading Dmitri

Cassandra

Cassandra comes from Ancient Greek of uncertain etymology. The second part of the name comes from aner (man) but the first part is a little less certain. It may possibly be derived from kekasmai (to excel, to shine) or Proto-Indo-European *(s)kand- (to glow, shine). In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam of Troy who was given the gift … Continue reading Cassandra

Belinda

Belinda is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Though the first part of the name is often associated with Italian  bella meaning "beautiful" (which comes from Latin bellus "beautiful, pretty, handsome"), the name has an older Germanic source, Betlindis, so it seems more likely that the first element is Germanic in origin. While the second … Continue reading Belinda

Zenon

Zenon is an Ancient Greek male name which is derived from the name of the Greek god Zeus which which comes from Proto-Indo-European *Dyeus likely meaning “to shine” or “sky, heaven, god”. Zenon is also a Greek, Spanish, and French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Zeno (Latinized Ancient Greek, Italian)

Chloe

Chloe comes from Ancient Greek khlóē meaning "young green shoot", used as an epithet for the Greek goddess of agriculture Demeter. It comes from Proto-Indo-European ǵʰelh₃- (to flourish, to shine, green, yellow). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Khloe (English) Chloé (French) Cloé (French, Portuguese) Cloe (Spanish, Italian) Chloë  

Shoji

Shoji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "correct; justice; righteous; a number of 1040+ reign;  be at peace;  calm down;  subdue;  quell;  govt;  cure;  heal;  rule;  conserve" (正治); "prosperous; bright; clear + two" (昌二); "shining; bright + two" (昭二); "level + director;  official;  govt office;  rule;  administer" (庄司); "auspicious;  … Continue reading Shoji

Hana

Hana is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings: it is the Czech, Slovak, and Croatian form of Hannah, which comes from Hebrew Channah meaning "grace" or "favor"; it's also an Arabic female name meaning "bliss, happiness"; Hana is also a Korean female name meaning "one"; it's also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings … Continue reading Hana