Dejan

Dejan (pr. day-yan; Forvo) is a South Slavic male name derived from South Slavic word dejati meaning “to act, to do” via Proto-Slavic *děti (to put, to place; to do) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *dʰeh₁- (to do, put, place). I’ve also seen it listed as possibly being related to Latin deus meaning “god, deity” derived from PIE *deywós (god) via root…

Judith

Judith comes from Hebrew Yehudit meaning either “woman of Judea” or perhaps a feminine form of Judah meaning “praised”. Nicknames: Jude, Judy/Judie/Judi Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yehudit (Hebrew) Ioudith (Biblical Greek) Iudith (Biblical Latin) Judita (Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak) Judit (Hungarian, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish) Giuditta (Italian) Judyta (Polish) Judite (Portuguese)  

Graciela

Graciela is a Spanish female name, an elaborated form of Gracia meaning “grace” in Spanish which comes from Latin gratia (grace) deriving from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Gracie, Ciela Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gracia (Spanish) Graciana (Spanish, Portuguese) Gratiana (Ancient Roman) Graziana (Italian) Gracília (Portuguese) Graça (Portuguese) Grazia (Italian) Graziella (Italian diminutive of Grazia) Gratia (German, Latin) Grace…

Leandra

Leandra is the feminine form of Leander, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Leandros  meaning “lion of a man” or “lion man”. In Greek mythology, Leander was a young man who was in love with Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite, though they both lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont. Every night, Leander would swim across the water guided…

Patricia

Patricia is a female given name, the feminine form of Patrick, an Irish and English name which comes via Latin Patricius meaning “patrician” used to refer to the elite of the Roman aristocracy descended from the founding fathers of Rome. It derives from Latin patres “father” which is the plural form of pater meaning “father; head of the household” derived from a…

Enrique

Enrique is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Henry which comes via Germanic given name Heimirich meaning “home ruler” made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule). Enrique is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Kike (Spanish), Quique (Spanish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Henry (English) Heimirich (Ancient Germanic) Heinrich (Ancient Germanic, German) Henricus (Dutch, Latinized Ancient…

Alma

Alma is a Spanish and Portuguese word meaning “soul” which comes from Latin anima (soul, spirit, life) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word, and as a Spanish name derives from this source. However, as an English female name it could possible be derived from Latin almus meaning “nourishing”. In Azerbaijani and Hungarian, alma is a word…

Avila

Avila is the name of a city in Spain (spelled Ávila). The origin of the name is unknown; it may have been originally named as Abula. Avila may also be derived from Germanic avi, of unknown meaning though possibly meaning “desired” or “wished for”. Ávila is also a surname, a locational name for someone who came from…

Lino

Lino is the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician form of Linus, the name of a son of the god Apollo in Greek mythology. The name comes from Greek linos meaning “flax” of uncertain etymology though it could possibly be derived from a PIE root word. Lino is also a shortened form of names ending in -lino such as Angelino which derives from Latin Angelus. It…