Reuven

Reuven is a Hebrew male name meaning “behold, a son” or “vision of a son”, the name of the eldest son of Jacob and Leah from the Old Testament. Nicknames: Reu, Rue Origin: Hebrew Variants: Reuben (Hebrew, English) Rouben (Armenian, Biblical Greek) Ruben (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian) Rubèn (Catalan) Rúben (Portuguese) Rubem (Brazilian Portuguese) Rubens (Brazilian…

Raniya

Raniya is an Arabic female name meaning “looking at” from a root word meaning “to gaze” or “to stare”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Ranya (Arabic) Rana Ranna  

Amphithea

Amphithea is the name of several women in Greek mythology, including the wife of Autolycus and the mother of Anticlea who was the mother of Odysseus. From what I could find, Amphithea comes from the same word for amphitheater, referring to an open, outdoor theater used for sports and entertainment. It’s composed from Ancient Greek elements amphí (on both sides) via…

Miro

Miro comes from Slavic element miru meaning “peace; world” from Proto-Slavic *mȋrъ derived from a Proto-Indo-European source. Miro is a Slovene and Croatian short form of Miroslav, a Slavic male name meaning “peaceful glory”; though it may also be a short form of names ending in -miro such as Edelmiro (the Spanish form of Ancient Germanic Adelmar meaning “noble famous”). Miro is also an Italian surname derived…

Raya

Raya is a female given name with a variety of origins and meanings such as: it’s used as a short form of Rayna, either a Bulgarian form of Regina meaning “queen” or the feminine form of Rayno derived from Slavic rad meaning “happy, willing”; Raya is also used as a Russian nickname for Raisa, a Russian name of unknown meaning though it may have been…

Roya

Roya is a Persian female name meaning “dream, vision” which comes from Arabic r-ʾ-y  (ر ء ي), related to seeing with one’s eyes. Origin: Arabic Variants: Röya (Turkish) Rüya (Turkish)   رویا (Persian)