Adalind

Adalind comes from an Ancient Germanic name composed of Germanic elements adal (noble) and lind meaning “soft tender” or “linden, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. The name could essentially mean “noble dragon” or “noble linden tree” or “gentle noble”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adalinde (Medieval French) Adalinda (Old High German) Adalindis (Anglo-Saxon)…

Bora

Bora is a multi-cultural name with various meanings depending on the origin: it’s a Turkish male name meaning “storm, squall” which ultimately derives from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. Boreas means “north wind” which seems to be derived from an unknown origin, either from Proto-Slavic *gorà (mountain; hill; any mountainous elevation) or a PIE root…

Carew

Carew comes from a Welsh and Cornish surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Carew. In Welsh it means “fort on the hill”, made up from Welsh elements caer (castle, fort) and rhiw (slope, hill), though it’s also possible that the second element may be composed of Welsh yw meaning “yew”,…

Melinda

Melinda is a female given name, an elaborated form of names such as Melanie (which comes from Latin Melania derived from Ancient Greek melas meaning “black, dark”) or Melissa (which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “bee” or “honeybee” from PIE *mélit (honey) and *leyǵʰ- (to lick). In Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph who took care of a young Zeus when he was hidden from his father Cronus (though…

Barclay

Barclay comes from a Scottish surname via a locational name for someone who came from a place called Barclay. The name itself comes from English Berkeley meaning “birch wood” or “birch clearing”, made up from Old English elements beorc (birch) and lēah (wood, clearing) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Berkeley (English) Barkley (English)    

York

York comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from the city of York in northern England. The name was originally named from Latin Eboracum meaning “yew tree place” which comes from Proto-Celtic *eburos “yew”, combined with the Proto-Celtic possessive suffix *-ākos. The name later became associated with Old English Eoforwic meaning “boar settlement” or “boar village”…

Lourdes

Lourdes is a Spanish female name which comes from the name of a town in France. It’s a site of pilgrimage for Catholics due to the claims of a 14 year-old peasant girl having seen apparitions of the Virgin Mary. The origin of the name seems uncertain. Apparently the town was named after a Moorish leader…

Loretta

Loretta is a female given name, a variant spelling of Lauretta, an Italian diminutive of Laura, the feminine form of Laurus, a Late Latin name meaning “laurel”. It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due to a change in dialect. Loretta could also possibly be a variant of Lora. The laurel…

Yuna

Yuna is a Japanese female name with various meanings depending on the kanji used: it means “night, evening” in the Ryukyu (Okinawan) dialect of Japanese (夕な); yu 由 “wherefore, a reason, cause” + na 奈 “Nara, what?” (由奈); yu 由 “wherefore, a reason, cause” + na 那 “what?” (由那); yu 優 “tenderness, gentleness; good, excellent, superior” + na 奈 “Nara, what?” (優奈) yu 結 “tie, bind, join, organize” + na 愛 “love,…