A names, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Greek, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Amos

Amos comes from Hebrew meaning "carried (by God)" which comes from a Hebrew verb meaning "to carry, load; burden". It's also a surname which could be derived from the given name, but it also has another origin as an English surname derived from Old French Amis, originally a nickname meaning "friend" which comes from Latin amicus (friend), a… Continue reading Amos

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Female, Proto-Indo-European, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Veronique

Veronique is the anglicized form of Véronique, the French form of Veronica which is the Latin transliteration of Berenice, itself the Latinized form of Macedonian Berenike from Greek Pherenike meaning “bringing victory” or “bringer of victory” from Greek elements pheros (to bring) and nike (victory). However, the name has also been associated with Latin vera iconica meaning “true image” in reference to Saint Veronica who apparently wiped… Continue reading Veronique

C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Christobal

Christobal is a Spanish male name, a variant spelling of Cristóbal, the Spanish form of Christopher meaning "bearing Christ" made up from Greek elements pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning “anointed”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cristóbal (Spanish) Cristobal (Spanish, English)  

Ancient Germanic, Ancient Greek, D names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Gaelic, Gaulish, Gothic, Love/Beloved, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Drew

Drew is used as a short form of Andrew, which is the English form of Greek male name Andreas, derived from Greek andreios meaning “manly, masculine”. It's also the anglicized form of Drogo, itself an Ancient Germanic personal name either derived from Gothic meaning "to bear", "to carry" or from an Old Saxon root meaning "ghost" or "phantom". Drew is also a surname… Continue reading Drew

Ancient Greek, B names, Female, Greek, Virtues/Attributes

Berenice

Berenice is the Latinized form of Macedonian Berenike derived from Greek Pherenike meaning “bringing victory” or “bringer of victory” from Greek elements pheros (to bring) and nike (victory). It's pronounced be-re-NEE-che in Italian, be-re-NEE-see, or ber-nees in English). Origin: Greek Variants: Bernice (English) Berniece (English) Bérénice (French) Pherenike (Ancient Greek) Bernike (Biblical Greek) Berenike (Macedonian, Ancient Greek) Veronica (Latin transliteration of Berenice)  

Female, Greek, Latin, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Place names, Surname names, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Verona

Verona is the name of a city in Italy. The origin behind the name is unknown though there are some theories such as that it was a short form of Versus Romae meaning "in the direction of Roma" or that it comes from an expression, Vae Romae meaning "alas Roma" or "cursed Roma". Verona is also a German contraction… Continue reading Verona

Animals, B names, Bears/Bear cubs, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Male, Nickname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Bernie

Bernie is a nickname for names like Bernard, a Germanic male name meaning "brave bear" or "hardy bear" from Germanic elements bern (bear) and hard (brave, hardy); Bernadette and Bernardine, both feminine forms of Bernard; and Bernice, a variant spelling of Berenice, which is the Latinized form of Macedonian Berenike from Greek Pherenike meaning “bringing victory” or “bringer of victory” from Greek elements pheros (to bring) and nike (victory). Origin: Germanic, Greek Variants: Berny (English)… Continue reading Bernie

Latin, Male, P names, Surname names, Word names

Porter

Porter comes from an English surname meaning "gatekeeper, doorkeeper" from Old French portier via Latin porta meaning "gate"; it was an occupational name for someone who was a gatekeeper of a town or a large house. Porter could also refer to someone who carried loads for a living with their own strength rather than a cart or a horse,… Continue reading Porter

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Male, N names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Nika

Nika is a unisex given name with several possible meanings. It's a Russian short form of Veronika which ultimately comes from Greek Pherenike meaning "bringer of victory, bringing victory", or any name ending in -nika, as well as also being a short form of Nikita, the Russian form of Greek Niketas meaning "winner, victor". Nika is also the feminine form of male given name Nikola, the… Continue reading Nika

C names, Greek, Male, Virtues/Attributes

Christopher

Christopher is the English form of Christophoros, a Late Greek name meaning "bearing Christ" from Greek pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning "anointed". Nicknames: Chris, Christie/Christy, Topher, Kit Origin: Greek Variants: Christofer (English) Cristofer (English) Kristopher (English) Kristoffer (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Scandinavian) Christoffer (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Christophe (French) Christoph (German) Christoforos (Greek)… Continue reading Christopher

Female, Greek, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Veronica

Origin: Greek Meaning: Veronica is the Latin transliteration of Berenice, itself the Latinized form of Macedonian Berenike from Greek Pherenike meaning "bringing victory" or "bringer of victory" from Greek elements pheros (to bring) and nike (victory). However, the name has also been associated with Latin vera iconica meaning "true image" in reference to Saint Veronica who apparently wiped Jesus's face with the towel… Continue reading Veronica