Verlie

Verlie could be used as a short form for Beverly, an English surname which originated as a location name meaning “beaver stream”, made up from Old English elements beofor (beaver) and lēac (stream). Beverly was originally used as an male name though it became popular in the early 20th century as a female name. Verlie could also be a short Verla or Verlene,…

Amina

Amina is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Amin meaning “truthful, honest, trustworthy” (امين) or “safe, protected” from amn (أمن). Interesting fact: there was a female warrior queen in the northwest of Nigeria named Amina (1533-1610), in a state now known as Zaria (formerly Zazzau). She was a Hausa Muslim warrior and known as a renowned military warrior, expanding…

Verity

Verity comes from an English word meaning “truth, true” via Latin veritas (truth) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *weh₁- (true). Verity is also an English surname which originated as a nickname for a truthful person, or someone who played the part of Truth in a play. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vera (English, Russian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish,…

Saladin

Saladin is an anglicized form of Salah Al-Din, an Arabic male name meaning “righteousness of the faith” made up from Arabic salah (righteousness) and din (religion, faith). The most famous Saladin in history is the Kurdish Muslim warrior and the first sultan of Egypt and Syria who founded the Ayyyubid dynasty. Saladin is also a surname originating from…

Fay

Fay is an English unisex name which derives from several sources: the first is that it’s another word for “fairy”, coming from Middle English faie via Latin fata meaning “destiny, fate” derived from PIE root word *bʰeh₂- (to speak, say). In Arthurian legend, it’s the epithet of Morgan le Fay (meaning Morgan the fairy); it’s also been used as a nickname for…

Veracity

Veracity is an English word referring to something that is accurate and truthful. The origin of the word comes from Old French veracitie from Medieval Latin veracitas (truthfulness) via verax (truthful) from verus (true, real) derived from PIE root word *weh₁- (true). Nicknames: Vera, Vere Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Verity Vera   Male forms: Verus (Ancient Roman, Latin)  

Shinji

Shinji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: shin 真 “true; reality; genuine” + ji 二 “two”; shin 信 “truth; trust; faith” + ji 二 “two”; shin 信 “truth; trust; faith” + ji 治 “reign; govern; administrate; regulate” ( 信治); shin 真 “true; reality; genuine” + ji 治 “reign; govern; administrate; regulate” (真治); shin 伸 “lengthen; increase; expand” + ji 志 “purpose; will; resolve; determination” (伸志); shin 伸 “lengthen;…

Truman

Truman comes from an English surname meaning “trusty man, faithful man” from Middle English trewe (true) via Old English treow (truth, fidelity) which comes from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (true, faithful) from PIE *drew-, *deru- (firm, hard, solid, steadfast); combined with man from Proto-Germanic *mann (man) from PIE *mon- (man, human being). It may have originated as a nickname for someone who was an honest or faithful man. Truman is…

Vera

Vera is a Russian female name meaning “faith” which comes from Proto-Slavic *vě̀ra (faith, belief) derived from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁- (true), though it’s also been associated with Latin verus meaning “true, truthful, real”, also derived from the same Proto-Indo-European source. Vera is also an Albanian female name derived from verë meaning “summer”. Vera is also a Spanish surname meaning “shore, riverbank; side”, a place name…