Sidney

Sidney comes from an English surname meaning “wide island” made up from Old English elements sidan (wide) and eg (island). It’s also possible that it comes from the name of a town in Normandy, France, St. Denis, Denis being the medieval French form of Dennis, the English form of Dionysius. Although the etymology of his name isn’t quite clear-cut, the first part of the…

Eurielle

Eurielle is a female given name of uncertain meaning and origin. It could be the French form of Ancient Greek Euryale, the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including one of the Gorgons. The name means “far-roaming” or “wide-roaming” made up from Ancient Greek eurús εὐρῠ́ς (wide, broad, spacious) and álē ἄλη (wandering) or alúō ἀλύω (to wander…

Guy

Guy is the Norman French form of Wido, an Ancient Germanic name which originated as a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element witu “wood” or wit “wide”. Guy as also been used as an anglicized transcription of Gai, a Hebrew male name meaning “valley, gorge, ravine”. As a surname it originated from the given name above, but it…

Vito

Vito is the Italian and Spanish form of Vitus, an Ancient Roman name meaning “life” derived from Latin vita (life, living) from a PIE root word. Vito is also an Italian surname derived from the given name. Apparently it’s been confused with Ancient Germanic Wido which comes from an Ancient Germanic element witu “wood” or wid “wide”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European…

Hiroyuki

Hiroyuki is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + of; this” (博之); “doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + going; journey” (博行); “doctor; PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + happiness; blessing; fortune” (博幸); “abundant; rich;…

Vida

Vida is a Spanish and Portuguese word meaning “life” as well as the Slovene feminine form of Vitus, a Roman name which derives from Latin vita (life) from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeyh₃- (to live). Vida could also be the Slovene feminine form of Wido which comes from an Ancient Germanic element witu “wood” or wid “wide”. Vida…

Eloisa

Origin: Germanic Meaning: Eloisa is the Latinate form of Eloise, the English form of Old French Héloïse which comes from Helewise, the medieval English form of Germanic name Helewidis meaning “healthy, wide” from Germanic elements heil (hale, healthy) and wid (wide). Variants: Eloise (English) Héloïse (French) Heloise (French, English) Helewise (Medieval English) Helewidis (Ancient Germanic) Éloise (French) Eloísa (Spanish) Éloïse (French)