Lamar

Lamar seems to be derived from a surname, a variant of Lamarre, which comes from a locational name via Old French la marre meaning “the pool”, perhaps describing someone who lived near a pool of water, such as a pond or a lake. It also seems to be a Spanish surname, perhaps composed of article la (the) and mar (sea)….

Loren

Loren is an English unisex name, either a variant spelling of Lauren, which is the feminine form of Laurence, or as a shortened form of Laurence, derived from Roman cognomen Laurentius meaning “from Laurentum”, Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning “laurel”. It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older…

Joel

Joel is a male given name which comes from Hebrew yoel meaning “Yahweh is God”. Joel is also a surname though it derives from two possible origins. The first is from the given name above; the second is that’s a variant of Jewell, derived from a Breton name, Judikael via French Judicaël, which comes from Old Breton Iudicael “meaning generous lord” or…

Milagros

Milagros is a Spanish female name meaning “miracles”, a plural form of milagro (miracle; wonder) which comes from Latin miraculum (wonder, marvel, miracle) via mirus (wonderful, marvelous) derived from PIE *sméyros (laughing, smiling) from root word *smey- (to laugh, to be glad). It comes from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Milagros (Our Lady of Miracles).  Nicknames: Mila, Millie/Milly Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:…

Carlos

Carlos is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Charles, which comes from Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (free man) derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, connoting the idea of a “free man”. Carlos is also a…

Pilar

Pilar (pr. pee-lar) is a Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan female name meaning “pillar”, taken from the title of the Virgin Mary. Pilar is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Griselda

Griselda is an English female name derived from a Germanic origin meaning “gray battle” via Germanic elements gris (gray) and hild (battle). Nicknames: Zelda, Selda Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Griselde (German) Grisold (German) Grizeldisz (Hungarian) Grizelda (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, English) Grizel (Scottish) Grissel (Medieval English) Griseldis (English) Grisilde (English)  

Eduardo

Eduardo is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Edward, made up of Old English elements ead (wealth, fortune, rich) and weard (guard, guardian) meaning “rich guardian” or “wealthy guard”. Nicknames: Ed, Eddie/Eddy, Lalo (Spanish), Dado, Du, Duda, Dudu, Edu (Portuguese) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Duarte (Portuguese) Edward (English, Polish) Eadweard (Old English) Eduard (German, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, Romanian,…

Basilio

Basilio is the Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Basil, the English form of Latin Basilius via Ancient Greek Basileios/Basileus meaning “king, kingly”. It comes from Proto-Hellenic *gʷatiléus (chief; king) which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps from Lydian battos (king). The plant basil, used in cooking, gets its name from the source above. Basilio is also a surname originating…

Leocadia

Leocadia seems to be a variant of Leucadia, the name of a Greek island in the Ionian Sea (also known as Lefkada, Lefkas, and Leukas) which may be derived from Ancient Greek leukos meaning “bright, shining, light, white” derived from PIE root word *lewk (bright; light; white). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Leokadia (Polish) Leocádia (Portuguese) Leucadia (Latin) Leukadia (Latinized Ancient Greek) Léocadie (French)…