Carmelo

Carmelo is the masculine form of Carmela, the Spanish and Italian form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew karmel meaning "garden" and "vinyard". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Carmo (Portuguese) Carmine (Italian)   Male forms: Carmela (Spanish, Italian) Carmen (Spanish, Italian, Romanian, English) Carmel (English, Hebrew) Karmela (Croatian) Karmen (Croatian, Slovene, English) Carmella (English) Carme (Galician, Catalan) Carmelita (Spanish)  

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Porfirio

Porfirio is the Italian and Spanish form of Porphyrios, an Ancient Greek name meaning "purple dye" from Greek porphyra. Purple (also known as Tyrian purple where it was produced) was an expensive dye in the ancient world, created using sea-snails, and was a color that became associated with royalty and power. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Porphyrios (Ancient Greek) … Continue reading Porfirio

Lita

Lita was originally used as a nickname for names ending in -lita such as Rosalita (Spanish diminutive of Rosa, the Latin form of Rose which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally … Continue reading Lita

Manuel

Manuel is the Portuguese and Spanish form of Emmanuel, a  Hebrew male name meaning "God is with us". It seems to have been brought over from the Byzantine empire, belonging to two Byzantine emperors. Manuel is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Manny, Manu (German, French, Spanish, Finnish), Manolo (Spanish) Origin: Hebrew Variants: Emmanuel … Continue reading Manuel

Rio

Rio has two separate origins and meanings. The first is that it is a Spanish and Portuguese word and place name meaning "river" derived from Latin rivus (brook, small stream) which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to flow, to move). It's also a Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian surname derived from the given name referring to someone who lived near … Continue reading Rio

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

Regina

Regina comes from Latin meaning "queen", originally used as a title but also used as a female name. Origin: Latin Variants: Regine (German, Norwegian) Reina (Spanish) Regena (English) Régine (French)   Male forms: Rex (Latin)  

Amara

Amara is an Igbo female name meaning "grace" as well as being a feminine form of Amar, an Indian male name meaning "immortal". Amara is also an Italian, surname, a variant of Amaro, which is an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese surname of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from Arabic given name Omar meaning "flourishing, life" or Ammar "virtuous, devout". … Continue reading Amara

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)

Octavia

Octavia is the feminine form of Octavius, an Ancient Roman family name meaning "eighth" from Latin octavus. Origin: Latin Variants: Ottavia (Italian) Octávia (Portuguese) Otávia (Brazilian Portuguese) Octavie (French)   Male forms: Octavio (Spanish) Octavius (Ancient Roman) Ottavio (Italian) Octávio (Portuguese) Otávio (Brazilian Portuguese) Octave (French)