Karen

Karen is the Danish shortened form of Katherine, which is the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads. Though her name is of uncertain meaning it’s…

Katina

Katina is a Greek and Macedonian contracted form of Katherine, which is the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads. Though her name is of uncertain meaning…

Kit

Kit originated as a nickname for Christopher (the English form of Greek Christophoros meaning “bearing Christ” from Greek pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning “anointed”) or Katherine (the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the…

Eka

Eka is an Indonesian unisex name meaning “one, first” via Sanskrit eka (one) from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Háykas (one) derived form PIE root word *óynos (one; single). Eka is also Georgian female name, a short form of Ekaterine, the Georgian form of Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning…

Guillermo

Guillermo (pr. gee-yehr-mo; Forvo) is the Spanish form of William, the English form of Germanic Willahelm meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection” from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Nicknames: Memo (Spanish), Guille (pr. gee-yay; Forvo) Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Liam

Liam is a shortened form of William meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Asha

Asha is an Indian female name meaning “hope, desire, wish” derived from Sanskrit आशा (āśā). Asha is also an African name, perhaps based on Arabic Aisha meaning “alive, living”. In Zoroastrianism, Asha is a concept of truth and order meaning “truth”. Origin: Sanskrit, Arabic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Eshe (Eastern African, Swahili)  

Willard

Willard comes from an English surname via a Germanic personal name made up from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and hard (brave, hardy). Nicknames: Will Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Willihard (Ancient Germanic) Wilheard (Anglo-Saxon)  

Shika

Shika is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: shika 鹿 “deer” (it’s also a Japanese surname); shi 史 “history, chronicle” + ka “can; passable, allowed” (史可); shi 志 “purpose, will; aspire; resolve; motives; plans” + ka 佳 “excellent; beautiful, good” (志佳); shi 紫 “purple, violet” + ka 佳 “excellent; beautiful, good” (紫佳); shi 詩 “poem, poetry” + 夏 “summer” (詩夏). I’ve also seen…