Sun-Hye

Sun-Hye is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used such as: 선 (線) seon “thread, line” 선 (仙) seon “fairy; celestial being; immortal” 선 (善) seon “good, nice” 선 (先) seon “to advance; ahead” 선 (船) seon “ship, vessel”   혜 (慧) hye “bright, intelligent” 혜(蕙) hye “orchid” 혜 (惠) hye “grace” 혜 (暳) hye…

Sterling

Sterling comes from a Scottish surname, a variant spelling of Stirling which comes from the name of a Scottish city. The name itself is of uncertain origin and meaning though it could be related to Scottish Gaelic strì meaning “strife, contention; battle” and linne (pool, pond). As an English surname, Sterling could have originated as a variant…

Yuka

Yuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 香 “incense, smell, perfume” (由香); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 華 “splendor, flower, petal” (由華); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 佳 “beautiful, good; excellent” (由佳); yu 結 “tie, fasten, join, organize; end, conclude” + ka 花 “flower” (結花); yu 有 “exist; have; possess”…

Hester

Hester is the Latin form of Esther, a name of uncertain etymology though it could be related to a Persian word meaning “star”; it’s also possible that the name could be related to Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of love, fertility, and war, though the meaning is unknown. Hester is also a surname though it originates from…

Tara

Tara comes from an anglicized form of Irish Teamhair meaning “high place” or “high hill” from temair. The name comes from a place in Ireland called the Hill of Tara which according to tradition was the seat of the high kings of Ireland. Although more commonly used as a female name, it’s also had use as a…

Astra

Astra is a female given name meaning “star” which comes from Latin astrum via Ancient Greek astron which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. In Hindu mythology, an astra refers to a supernatural weapon controlled by a god and which later came to mean any weapon that was released from one’s hand (arrow, spear, sword, etc.) Origin:…

Dara

Dara is a given name with a variety of meanings and origins: Dara is a male name in Irish which comes from dair meaning “oak” which comes from Proto-Celtic *daru deriving from a PIE root word. Dara is also an anglicized form of Dáire meaning “fruitful, fertile” and is the name of several figures in Irish mythology; it’s also a…

Elyria

Elyria seems to be a variant spelling of Illyria, an Ancient Greek name which was originally the name of a region in the western part of what is now the Balkan Peninsula. Apparently it derived its name from its founder, Illyrios, who was the son of Cadmus (a Greek king who founded Thebes) and Harmonia, the Greek goddess of harmony…

Tariq

Tariq is an Arabic male name which comes from the Arabic verb taraqa meaning “to knock, rap, pound” in reference to a nocturnal visitor, hence its other meaning “night visitor”. The reference comes about to a visitor who came about at night to avoid the scorching heat of day. Tariq may also have originally been used to refer…