Sally

Sally originated as a nickname for Sarah, a Hebrew female name meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman” which comes from Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official) which seems to be a cognate of Akkadian šarru (king). Sally is also a surname with several possible meanings: it could have originated as a variant of Sawley, the…

Helix

Helix is used to refer to a spiral or a whorl. In geometry it is used to refer to a curve on the surface of a cylinder or a cone in a way that its angle to a plane is perpendicular to the axis constantly, like a screw or a spiral staircase; anatomically it refers…

Wylie

Wylie comes from an English, Scottish, and Irish surname, a variant spelling of Wiley which either originated as a pet form of William (meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection”) or it came about as an English place name with two possible sources. The first is that it means “willow clearing” from Old English wilig (willow) and leah (wood, clearing, meadow);…

Heligan

Heligan comes from a Cornish word meaning “willow; willow tree”. It’s the name of the Lost Gardens of Heligan which originally belonged to the Tremayne family but was neglected during World War I but which were later rediscovered and restored. Origin: Cornish Variants: Helygen (Cornish)  

Kai

Kai is a name with various origins and meanings: it’s a Hawaiian unisex name meaning “sea”; it’s also a Japanese name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: (海) “sea, ocean”; (貝) “shellfish”; (快) “cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable”; (戒) “commandment”, and other various meanings; as well as also being a compound of…

Willow

Willow comes from Old English welig from Proto-Germanic *wiligaz via Proto-Indo-European *wel meaning “to turn, to wind, twist”. Willow is the name of a tree or shrub from the genus Salix, which grows along damp or watery areas. They are tough and flexible. It’s also a surname originally referring to somone who lived near a willow tree. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  …