Ginger

Ginger is name of a flower and spice which comes from Old English gingifer (influenced by Old French gingembre) derived from Latin zingiberi from Ancient Greek zingíberis from Prakrit (Middle Indic) singabera derived from Sanskrit srngaveram meaning “horn body” from srngram (horn) and vera (body), though it may also be derived from an Old Tamil word inchi-ver meaning “ginger root”;

  • it may also be a nickname for Virginia, the feminine form of an Ancient Roman family name Verginius or Virginius, of unknown meaning though it has been associated with Latin virgo (maiden, virgin);
  • Ginger also refers to a reddish-brown color.

Origin: Sanskrit, Old Tamil

Variants:

  • Jinger

 

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Vadim

Vadim is a Russian male name of unknown meaning. It’s been used as the Russian form of Bademusthe name of a Persian Christian martyr who was killed in Persia and later recognized as a saint. I’ve seen the name as possibly originating from Persian badian meaning “anise, aniseed”. Vadim could also be a short form of Russian Vadimir composed of Slavic elements vaditi (accuse, blame, slander) and miru (peace, world).

Vadim is also a surname which seems to have originated from the given name.

Nicknames: Vadik is the Russiam diminutive of Vadim

Origin: Persian, Slavic

Variants:

  • Vadimir (Russian)

 

Вадим (Russian) Vadim

Lakisha

Lakisha is a female name which is composed of the French prefix La meaning “the” combined with the given name Kisha, a variant spelling of Keisha which could be a variant spelling of Keziah meaning “cassia, cinnamon”.

Origin: Hebrew

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Variants:

  • Lakeisha
  • LaKisha
  • LaKeisha
  • Lakeshia