Alessio

Alessio is the Italian form of Alexis, an English unisex name meaning “helper, defender” derived from Ancient Greek alexo (to defend, to help) from Proto-Hellenic *aléksō (to protect) derived from a PIE root word. Alessio is also an Italian surname derived from the given name. Alessio is also the Italian form of Lezhë, the name of an Albanian town Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:…

Alesia

Alesia (pr. a-lee-see-yah) was the name of an ancient Gaulish city in which a decisive battle between Julius Caesar against the Gauls determined the victor of the Gallic tribes and Gaul (the Romans won). I’m not sure what the origin or meaning behind the name is. It might be derived from Greek alexis meaning “defender, helper”. In the…

Ophelia

Ophelia was first coined in 1504 by Italian poet Jacobo Sannazaro for his poem Arcadia though it’s famously connected to William Shakespeare’s character in Hamlet although whether Shakespeare was inspired by Sannazaro or came up with it himself independently isn’t clear. The name was inspired from Greek ōphéleia (ὠφέλειᾰ) meaning “help, aid, succor” though it could also be related to Greek óphelos…

Socorro

Socorro is a Spanish and Portuguese female given name (as well as a Spanish word) meaning “help, relief, succor”. It’s taken from a title of the Virgin Mary (Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro, or Our Lady of Pepertual Succor). It derives from Latin succurrere (to bring aid, run to the rescue). It’s also a place name as well…

Risa

Risa is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, made of Japanese elements ri meaning: 梨 “pear”, 里 “village, hometown”, 理 “reason, logic”, 莉 “jasmine”; and sa meaning: 紗 “gauze”, 沙 “sand”, 佐 “assistant, help”; and likely other meanings. It could also be a short form of names like Parisa, a Persian name meaning “fairy, like a fairy” or Marisa, a combination of given names Maria (the Latin…

Susumu

Susumu is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: 進 “advance, make progress”; 丞 “to help, rescue”; 前進 “in front, before + advance, make progress”; 進歩 “advance, make progress + walk, a step”; and other meanings depending on the kanji used. Origin: Japanese