Carmine

Carmine is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Carmen which is the Spanish form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew meaning “garden” or more accurately “vineyard of God” from Hebrew kerem (vineyard) and el (god). Carmen is also a Latin word meaning “song, poem; charm” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word meaning “to sing”. Carmine is…

Karmina

Karmina is a variant spelling of Carmina, the Italian and Spanish diminutive of Carmen which has two sources: the first is that it’s the Spanish form of Carmel meaning “garden, vineyard” from Hebrew karmel. Carmina is also the plural form of Latin carmen meaning “song, poem” derived from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n- (to sing). Carmina refers to a collection of poems (also known as the…

Vina

Vina is an Indian and Indonesian female name meaning “lute” which comes from the Sanskrit word veena, which is also a word for the Indian stringed musical instrument. It derives from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wī́nā (lute). Vina is also a short form of names such as Davina (a feminine form of David meaning “beloved” from Hebrew), Alvina (a feminine form of Alvin meaning either…

Carmelo

Carmelo is the masculine form of Carmela, the Spanish and Italian form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew karmel meaning “garden” and “vinyard”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Carmo (Portuguese) Carmine (Italian)   Female forms: Carmela (Spanish, Italian) Carmen (Spanish, Italian, Romanian, English) Carmel (English, Hebrew) Karmela (Croatian) Karmen (Croatian, Slovene, English) Carmella (English) Carme (Galician, Catalan) Carmelita (Spanish)  

Lita

Lita was originally used as a nickname for names ending in –lita such as Rosalita (Spanish diminutive of Rosa, the Latin form of Rose which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally…

Melina

Melina may be an elaborated form of Greek meli meaning “honey” from PIE *mélit (honey) or it could be a variant form of Melissa, which also comes from Greek meaning “bee, honeybee” deriving from a PIE source; or it may be a variant of Melanie meaning “black, dark” from Greek melas from PIE *melh₂- (to grind, to crush). Melina is also a nickname for names ending in -melina such…