Elana

Elana is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant spelling of Ilana, which is the feminine form of Ilan, a Hebrew male name meaning "tree", though it could also be a feminine form of Elon, another Hebrew male name meaning "tree, oak tree"; Elana could also be a variant form of Helena, … Continue reading Elana

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Howard

Howard comes from an English surname with several possible sources: it may be derived from Anglo-Norman Huard from Germanic name Hughard meaning "brave heart" from hug (heart, mind) and hard (brave, hardy); it may also be derived from Anglo-Scandinavian Haward derived from Old Norse Hávarðr meaning "high guardian" or "high defender" from Old Norse elements há (high) and varðr (guardian, defender); it may also be derived from Middle English ewehirde meaning "ewe … Continue reading Howard

Dusana

Dusana (pr. du-sa-na) could be a variant form of Dušana (pr. du-sha-na) , without the š symbol. It's the feminine form of Dušan which comes from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit". Origin: Slavic   Variants: Dušana (Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak) Dušanka (Serbian, Slovene, Croatian) Dušica (Serbian) Dushana (English)   Male forms: Dušan (Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, Macedonian) Duško (Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian) Dushan … Continue reading Dusana

Raiden

Raiden is a variant transcription of Raijin, the name of a Japanese god of thunder, lightning, and storms in Japanese mythology. His name means "thunder god" with the kanji rai 雷 (thunder; lightning bolt) and 神 jin (god, spirit). Origin: Japanese Variants: Raijin (Japanese)  

Hudson

Hudson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic name meaning "son of Hudde,", the latter a medieval diminutive of either Hugh, which comes from Germanic element hug meaning "heart, spirit, mind", or a medieval diminutive of Richard, made up of Germanic elements ric (power, rule) and hard (brave, hardy) essentially meaning “strong ruler” or “brave ruler”. Origin: English, Germanic  

Rei

Rei (pr. ray) is a Japanese unisex name though it seems to be more popular for women. Some meanings depending on the kanji are: 玲 "exquisite, clever, sound of jade"; 礼威 "reverence + dominate, intimidate, power"; 礼 (reverence, etiquette, bow); 霊 (soul, spirit, ghost); 玲生 "exquisite, clever, sound of jade + life, existence, being"; 礼唯 "reverence … Continue reading Rei