Ensifer

Ensifer comes from Latin meaning "sword-bearer" or "sword-bearing" from Latin ensis (sword) and fero (to bear, carry). Origin: Latin Variants: Ensifera (Latin) f Ensis (Latin) u

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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)  

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

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

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

Topher

Topher is a short form of Christopher, which comes from Greek Christophoros meaning "bearing Christ" or "Christ-bearer" from Greek elements pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning "anointed". Origin: Greek Variants: Christopher  

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

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