Teruko

Teruko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: teru 照 "to illuminate, to shine" +ko 子 "child" (照子); teru 曦 "the sun" + ko 子 "child" (曦子); teru 輝 "radiance, shining, brightness" + ko 子 "child" (輝子); teru 光 "light, shine, gleam" + ko 子 "child" (光子); teru 映 "reflect, reflection, projection" + ko 湖 "lake" (映湖) There are other meanings …

Diona

Diona is a female given name, a variant of Dione, the name of a few figures in Greek mythology, including a Titaness who is, in some sources, listed as being the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus. The name is the feminine form of Dios meaning "of Zeus" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven), so Dione would mean …

Luck

Luck is an English word referring to something that happens by chance, usually something good or advantageous. It seems to have been borrowed from Middle Dutch luc, a shortened form of gheluc "good fortune", deriving from an unknown origin. Luck is also a German and English surname which comes from the given name Luke, the English form of Greek Loukas meaning …

Castor

Castor is the name of one of the Dioscuri (meaning "the boys of Zeus"), the twin brother of Pollux in Greek mythology.Their mother was Leda, the queen of Sparta and the wife of Tyndareus, but Castor and Pollux had different fathers- Castor was the son of Tyndareus while Pollux was the son of Zeus. Castor was skillful in managing and taming wild horse while Pollux was …

Cadmium

Cadmium is the name of a chemical element (symbol Cd) with an atomic number of 48. It's a soft silvery-white bluish color and can be coated to metals to prevent corrosion, and  is also used to make rechargeable batteries and in the control rods of nuclear reactors. Cadmium can also be used as a colored pigment …

Diotima

Diotima is an Ancient Greek female name made up of Dio- meaning "of Zeus" combined with Ancient Greek timao τιμαω meaning “to honor, to esteem”, so the name essentially means "to honor Zeus" or "esteemed by Zeus". Diotima of Mantinea was an Ancient Greek priestess/prophetess who features in Plato's Symposium (380-385 BCE), in which Socrates tells of her ideas of platonic love. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Deotyma …

Roxanne

Roxanne is a female given name which comes from Persian Roshanak meaning “bright, light, shining” either from Avestan raoxšna- (radiant, shining) or Middle Persian rōšn (light; bright light). It derives from PIE *lówksneh₂ (moon) from root word *lewk- (bright; to shine; to see). Nicknames: Rox, Roxy/Roxie, Anne, Annie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Roxane (French, English, Ancient Greek Roxana (Latinized Ancient Greek, English, Spanish, Romanian) Roksana …

Zeno

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

Jair

Jair (pr. ja-yir or ya-ir; Forvo) comes from a Hebrew name meaning "he shines" or "he will light up". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yair (Hebrew, Spanish) Jaír (Biblical Spanish) Iair (Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek) Iairus (Biblical Latin) Iairos (Biblical Greek) Jairus (Biblical) Jairo (Spanish) Jahir (Spanish) Jaïr (French, Dutch)  

Julissa

Julissa is a Spanish and English female given name, an elaborated form of Julia, the feminine form of Julius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god …

Sherlock

Sherlock is an English surname most famously associated with the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by British author Arthur Conan Doyle who first appeared in 1887. As I've mentioned, the name itself comes from an English surname meaning "bright lock", likely in reference to someone who had fair hair. It comes from Old English schir (bright, shining, fair) …

Demetrius

Demetrius is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Demetrios, itself the masculine form of Demeter, the name of the Greek goddess of agriculture and the mother of Persephone. 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 linked …