Vincent

Vincent is the English form of Vincentius, an Ancient Roman name meaning "conquering" from Latin vincere (to conquer) derived from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-(3) (to fight, conquer; to overcome). Vincent is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Vince, Vin, Vinny/Vinnie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vincentius (Ancient Roman) Vincente (Italian) Vincenzo (Italian) Bikendi (Basque) Vicenç (Catalan) Vicent (Catalan) Vinko (Croatian, Slovene) … Continue reading Vincent

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Svetlana

Svetlana is a Slavic female name meaning "light" which comes from Russian svet (light) derived from Proto-Slavic *svě̑tъ (light; world) which ultimately comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos (bright; white). Nicknames: Lana, Sveta Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Svjetlana (Croatian, Serbian) Světlana (Czech) Svitlana (Ukrainian) Svetlina (Bulgarian)  

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

Marta

Marta is a cognate of Martha, which comes from Aramaic meaning "lady, mistress", the feminine form of mar/mara (lord, master). Origin: Aramaic Variants: Martha (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek) Martta (Finnish) Marthe (French, Norwegian) Marte (Norwegian) Márta (Hungarian) Morta (Lithuanian) Maata (Maori) Marfa (Russian)  

Richard

Richard is a male name made up of Germanic elements ric (power, rule) and hard (brave, hardy) essentially meaning "strong ruler" or "brave ruler". Shakespeare wrote two history plays based on King Richard II and King Richard III. Richard is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Richie, Ricky/Rickie, Dick, Dickie/Dicky, Rich Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Ricohard … Continue reading Richard

Dana

Dana is an English unisex name though it has multiple origins and meanings. As an English given name it's derived from a surname, a variant of Dane, referring to someone who came from Denmark or had Danish descent. It could also be a variant of D'Aunay, a Huguenot French name derived from several place names in France called Aunay, … Continue reading Dana

Alexander

Alexander is the Latinized form of Greek Alexandros meaning "defending men" or "defender of men" from Greek elements alexo (to defend, help) and aner (man). In Greek mythology, it was another name for the Trojan prince Paris, famous for abducting Helen, wife of Menelaus, which started the ten year Trojan war. It's also the name of Alexander the Great, king of … Continue reading Alexander

Peter

Peter is the English form of Greek Petros meaning "stone, rock". It's also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Pete, Petey/Petie Origin: Greek Variants: Petros (Greek, Armenian) Petrus (German, Dutch) Pieter (Dutch) Pier (Dutch, Italian, English) Piers  (Medieval English, Medieval French) Peers (English) Peder (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Petter (Swedish, Norwegian) Butrus (Arabic) Botros (Arabic) … Continue reading Peter

Helena

Helena is the Latinate form of Helen, the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it's been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. Helena has different pronounciations depending on where you’re from. It’s he-LE-nah, hay-LAY-nah or he-le-nah. I prefer the he-le-nah pronounciation. Origin: Ancient Greek … Continue reading Helena

Marcel

Marcel comes from Marcellus, a Roman family name that was originally a diminutive of given name Marcus which seems to be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though it might also … Continue reading Marcel