Gemina

Gemina is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant form of Gemini,  name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor’s father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning “twins” from geminus (twin; double, paired),…

Tamsin

Tamsin is an English female name, a contracted form of Thomasina, the feminine form of Thomas which derives from Aramaic Ta’oma meaning “twin”. Origin: Aramaic Variants: Tamsyn (English) Tamsen (English) Tamsen (English) Tamzin (English) Tamzyn (English) Thomasin (English) Thomasina (English) Thomasyn (English) Thomazin (English) Thomazine (English) Thomasine (English) Thomasia (English) Tomasa (Spanish)   Male forms: Thomas (English, French, German,…

Yima

Yima is the Ancient Avestan form of Jam (also known as Jamshid), the name of a mythological king of Persia in Persian mythology. It seems to mean “twin”, making it a cognate of Sanskrit Yama (which also means “twin”). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Jam (Persian) Cem (Turkish) Yama (Sanskrit)  

Remus

Remus is the twin brother of Romulus, the mythical founders of Rome in Roman mythology, who was later killed by him over a dispute on where to build their city. His name is of unknown meaning though it’s possible that the name possibly means “twin”. Remus is also a surname, either from a Germanic given name derived…

Ymir

Ymir is the name of a giant in Norse mythology, the ancestor of all the giants, and the grandfather of Odin, Ve, and Vili, who later killed him and used his corpse to create the world- his blood was used to create the seas and lakes, his bones became mountains and boulders and stones; the trees…

Tamlin

Tamlin (or Tam Lin) is the name of a Scottish ballad, the shortened version of which is that a woman falls in love with a man who was abducted by the Queen of the Fairies. He tells her that the only way to save him is to pull him off a white horse and hold…

Thomasin

Thomasin is the feminine form of Thomas, the Greek form of an Aramaic name, Ta’oma, meaning “twin”. Origin: Aramaic Variants: Thomasyn (English) Thomazin (English) Thomazine (English) Thomasine (English) Thomasina (English) Thomasia (English) Tomasa (Spanish) Tamsin (English) Tamsen (English) Tamsyn (English) Tamzen (English)   Male forms: Thomas (English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek) Tomas (Swedish, Norwegian, Lithuanian,…

Gemini

Gemini is the name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor‘s father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning “twins” from geminus (twin; double, paired), possibly deriving from PIE *yem- (to pair, match). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Geminus (Ancient Roman)…

Tamas

Tamas is the anglicized form of Tamás (pr. taw-mash), the Hungarian form of Thomas, the Greek form of Aramaic name Ta’oma meaning “twin”. Tamas is also a philosophical concept in Hindu philosophy which derives from Sanskrit meaning “darkness” which comes from a PIE root word *temH- (dark). It is one of the three gunas (translated as “quality”, it refers to three principles or tendencies that are everywhere…