Verna

Verna is the feminine form of Vernon, derived from a Norman surname and place name meaning “alder” from Gaulish word vern referring to someone who lived near a grove of alders. Verna has also been associated with the Latin word vernus meaning “spring”, as well as also being a Latin word meaning “house servant, family slave”, either…

Primavera

Primavera means “spring” in many Romance languages (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Asturian) which comes from Vulgar Latin *prīmavēra (spring) made up from Latin primus (first) and *vēra (summer), essentially meaning “first summer”. Apparently vera, which is the plural form of Latin ver (spring), originally meant spring before it somehow shifted to mean “summer” in Vulgar Latin. Nicknames: Prima, Vera Origin: Proto-Indo-European…

Erinna

Erinna comes from an Ancient Greek name of unknown origin though it’s been linked to Greek êrinos meaning “spring” or as a variant of Herinna, a variant reconstruction of the name made up from Greek hêrôs meaning “hero” combined with the feminine suffix -inna. There’s a Greek poetess named Erinna belived to have lived around 600 BCE on the island of Telos,…

Rabia

Rabia is an Arabic and Turkish female name which comes from two sources depending on the transliteration. The first is that it comes from Rabīʿa ربيعة meaning “spring” or Rāabiʿa رابعة meaning “fourth” from arbaʿa أَرْبَعَة (four). Origin: Arabic Variants: Raa’bia (Arabic) meaning “fourth” Rabi’a (Arabic) meaning “spring”   Male forms: Rabi (Arabic) meaning “spring”

Vorin

Vorin is a Norwegian female name, the Norwegian form of Vårin, which could be an elaborated form of Old Norse vár meaning “spring (season)” derived from a PIE root word. Vár also has several different meanings in Old Norse such as “truth”, “woman (poetic)”, and “solemn vow, oath”. In Norse mythology, Vár is a goddess associated with oaths…

Estrild

Estrild is the Medieval English form of Middle English Éastorhild; the second element comes from Old English hild (battle, war) while the first part of the name comes from Eostre, the name of a Germanic goddess of spring and fertility. The origin of the name comes from Proto-Germanic *Austrǭ (Easter, springtime) derived from PIE root word *h₂ews- (dawn; east). Estrildis is the name of a…

Eranthis

Eranthis is the name of a genus of flowering plants in the buttercup family. The name means “spring flower” or “flower of spring” from Ancient Greek elements er/éar (spring) which derives from PIE *wésr̥(spring); and anthos (flower; blossom). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Greek  

Shun

Shun is a Japanese unisex name (though it seems to be very popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “sagacious; genius, excellence” (俊); “high; steep” (峻); “spring, springtime” (春); “true, truth; real” (洵); “type of morning glory; rose of Sharon” (舜) *this kanji seems to be used only for…

Aviva

Aviva is a Hebrew female name, the feminine form of Aviv meaning “spring”. Aviva may also be a variant of Viva derived from Latin vīvus meaning “alive, living” which derives from a Proto-Indo-European root word meaning “to live”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Aviv (Hebrew)