London

London is the name of the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. The name comes from Old English Lunden which is borrowed from Latin Londonium, the etymology of which is unknown though it seems likely that it may have been derived from a Celtic or pre-Celtic origin, perhaps meaning “wild” although that is unattested; in The History…

Savina

Savina is an Italian female name, the Italian form of Sabina, the feminine form of Ancient Roman cognomen Sabinus meaning “Sabine”, referring to a member of an ancient tribe in Italy that was eventually assimilated into the Roman Empire. From what I could find, it supposedly means “of one’s own” derived from a PIE root word, however I’ve seen…

Fiera

Fiera is a word in Esperanto meaning “proud”; it’s also a word in Spanish meaning “wild animal, wild beast” and also “wild” which comes from Latin fera (wild animal, beast) via ferus (wild, savage; uncivilized) which ultimately derives from PIE *ǵʰwer- (wild; wild animal). Fiera is also an Italian word meaning “fair, exhibition” which comes from Late Latin feria (festival, holy…

Wylda

Wylda is a female given name, a variant spelling of Wilda, which is a German locational surname from someone who came from any place called Wildau. It could possibly be derived from Middle High German wilde meaning “wild” derived from a PIE root word. Of course, Wilda/Wylda could just be a feminized form of the English word wild referring to something…

Gael

Gael (pr. ga-el or gale) is an anglicized spelling of Gaël, a Breton male name of uncertain origin and meaning. It could be derived from a contracted form of Gwenaël, a French name meaning “generous” or “white +genereous” from Breton gwenn (white, fair, blessed) derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white); and hael (generous). I’ve also seen it linked to Gael, the ethonym of an ethnic group related to Ireland,…

Agrippina

Agrippina is the feminine form of Agrippa, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning and origin. It’s been linked to Greek agrios (wild) and hippos (horse) meaning “wild horse” (both deriving from a PIE source), though it seems more likely that the name is derived from an Etruscan source. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Etruscan Female forms: Agrafena (Russian) Agrippa (English)…

Bradamante

Bradamante is the name of a female knight who features in the Italian epic poem Orlando Innamorato (1483-1495) by Matteo Maria Boiardo and Orlando Furioso (1532) by Ludovico Ariosto, a continuation of Boiardo’s poem. Bradamante is portrayed as brave, fierce, and who falls in love with the Saracen knight Ruggerio with whom she marries in the end…

Sheridan

Sheridan comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Sirideáin meaning “descendant of Sirideán”, the latter meaning “searcher” in Gaelic. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “wild man” or “elf”. Origin: Gaelic  

Terry

Terry is an English unisex name originally used as a diminutive of Terence (which comes from Roman family name Terentius which is of uncertain meaning though it could be derived from Latin terens meaning “rubbing, wearing away” from Latin terere (to rub, to wear out) though it might also be related to Sabine terenus meaning “soft”) or Theresa ( comes from Greek Therasia, the name of…