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Damiana

Damiana is the Italian feminine form of Damian which comes from Latin Damianus via Ancient Greek Damianos meaning “to tame, subdue, control” and also “to kill”, deriving from the PIE root *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Damjana (Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian) Damijana (Slovene)   Male forms: Damian (English, Polish, Dutch) Damianus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Damianos (Ancient Greek) Damien (French) Damion (English) Damon (English)… Continue reading Damiana

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Rami

Rami is an Arabic male name and surname meaning "archer, thrower" which comes from Arabic ramy رَمْي (throwing, flinging shooting); or it could be derived from ram (رام) meaning "to aspire,  to wish, to aim at, to dream, to be ambitious". However, ram (رام) is also a Persian word meaning "tame, meek, docile". Rami is also from Hebrew Ram (רָם)… Continue reading Rami

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Damon

Damon is a variant form of Damian meaning "to tame, subdue, control" and also "to kill" derived from PIE root *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). Damon is also an English and Scottish surname, either originating from the given name or as a variant form of D'Amont, a French surname which originally referred to someone who lived up on a hill from French à… Continue reading Damon

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Deidamia

Deidamia is the Latinized form of Deidameia, the name of several figures in Greek mythology, the most prominent being the daughter of King Lycomedes of Scyros. She was the lover of Achilles when he hid at the court of Lycomedes disguised as a girl under the alias Pyrrha and they had a son, Neoptolemus (in some versions they have 2 sons, the other being Oneiros).… Continue reading Deidamia

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Damian

Damian comes from Latin Damianus derived from Ancient Greek Damianos meaning "to tame, subdue, control" and also "to kill", deriving from the PIE root *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). Damian is also a surname derived from the given name. According to Greek legend, Damon and Pythias were best friends in Syracuse in 4th century BC. Their friendship was tested when Pythias wasaccused of treason… Continue reading Damian

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Diamanto

Diamanto is a Greek female name meaning "diamond" from Old French diamant which comes from Latin adamas derived from Greek adamas meaning "unconquerable, invincible, untamed" made up from Ancient Greek a- (not) and damao (to tame, subdue) which comes from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Diamond (English) Diamantina (Greek)  

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Dominic

Dominic is the English form of Late Latin Dominicus meaning "of the Lord" from Latin dominus meaning "master, lord, ruler" derived from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). It was traditionally given to a child born on a Sunday. Dominic is also a surname derived from the given name, Nicknames: Dom, Nic, Nicky/Nickie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Domenic (English) Dominick (English) Dominicus (Late Latin,… Continue reading Dominic