Seulgi

Seulgi is a Korean unisex name meaning “wisdom, intelligence”. Origin: Korean Variants: Seul-ki Seul-gi Sul-ki   Seulgi 슬기 (Korean hangul)  

Shun

Shun is a Japanese unisex name (though it seems to be very popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “sagacious; genius, excellence” (俊); “high; steep” (峻); “spring, springtime” (春); “true, truth; real” (洵); “type of morning glory; rose of Sharon” (舜) *this kanji seems to be used only for…

Kenna

Kenna is a Scottish female name, the feminine form of Kenneth, itself the anglicized form of two Gaelic names: Coinneach which derives from Gaelic caoin meaning “handsome, fair, beautiful, kind”; and Cináed meaning “born of fire”. Kenneth is also a surname derived from the given name. Kenna is also a Scottish and Irish surname deriving from the given name, as well…

Senna

Senna is the name of a genus of flowering plants. The etymology derives from Arabic senna (سنا) which may be derived from ṣanʿā meaning “splendor, radiance, brilliance”. Senna is also a surname with various possible meanings and origins: it could be derived from a habitional name for someone who lived near a place where senna grew or perhaps derived…

Deirdre

Deirdre is the name of a tragic heroine in Irish legend, which is why she’s known as Deirdre of the Sorrows. Before she was born her beauty was foretold by a druid, a beauty that would only bring strife and sorrow as kings and lords would go to war over her. King Conchobhar (Connor) decided to…

Tomoyo

Tomoyo is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “wisdom; knowledge; intellect; reason + generation; world; society” (智世); “ethics; companion + generation; world; society” (倫世); “to know; wisdom + generation; world; society” (知世); “wisdom; knowledge; intellect; reason + substitute; change; convert; world; society” (智代); “friend + generation; world;…

Shannon

Shannon is the name of a river in Ireland, the anglicized form of Sionainn, which may be related to Old Irish sen meaning “old, ancient” or it may mean “wise river” from Old Irish sen (wise) and abhainn (river). It may have derived its name after a goddess named Sionnan who went to the river in order to find the well where the Salmon of…

Vikram

Vikram is an Indian male name, the modern form of Vikrama meaning “stride, pace” (in reference to someone who undertakes purposeful action) or “valor” in Sanskrit, referring to one who is wise, brave, and strong as well as victorious. It was used as another name for Hindu god Vishnu, the protector and preserver of the universe. Vikramaditya is the…

Dana

Dana is an English unisex name though it has multiple origins and meanings. As an English given name it’s derived from a surname, a variant of Dane, referring to someone who came from Denmark or had Danish descent. It could also be a variant of D’Aunay, a Huguenot French name derived from several place names in France called Aunay,…

Kato

Kato is an African male name meaning “second of twins” in Luganda, as well as also being a Japanese surname (also spelled Katō or Katou) meaning “increase wisteria” (加藤) though it could have other meanings if other kanji are used. It’s pronounced ka-toe in Japanese. Kato could also be a variant spelling of Cato, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “wise”…

Fahima

Fahima is the feminine form of Fahim, an Arabic male name meaning “intelligent, scholar” though it also means “understanding, comprehension”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Faheema (Arabic) Fehime (Turkish) Fahmida (Urdu)   Male forms: Fahim (Arabic) Faheem (Arabic) Fehim (Turkish)   فهمة (Arabic)  

Ara

Ara is the Latin word for “altar” as well as the name of a constellation in the southern hemisphere. According to Greek mythology, it received its name when the Greek gods overthrew the Titans and the smoke from the altar was what the Milky Way represented. Other possible meanings in Latin are “refuge” and “protection,…

Chika

Chika is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings, from Japanese elements chi meaning: 千 (thousand); 智 (knowledge, wisdom); 散 (scatter); 知 (to know, wisdom); and ka meaning: 佳 (beautiful, good, excellent); 花 (flower); 加 (add, addition, increase); 可 (permitted, allowed, licensed); 嘉 (praise, auspicious); 夏 (summer); 賀 (congratulate, greet, celebrate); 香 (fragrance);…

Rei

Rei (pr. ray) is a Japanese unisex name though it seems to be more popular for women. Some meanings depending on the kanji are: 玲 “exquisite, clever, sound of jade”; 礼威 “reverence + dominate, intimidate, power”; 礼 (reverence, etiquette, bow); 霊 (soul, spirit, ghost); 玲生 “exquisite, clever, sound of jade + life, existence, being”; 礼唯 “reverence…

Vidya

Vidya is an Indian unisex name meaning “knowledge, science, learning”, “correct knowledge”, “clarity”, coming from the same root word as Veda from Sanskrit vetti (to know, to understand) from Proto-Indo-European root word *weyd (to see). It’s also one of the epithets of the Hindu goddess Sarasvati (also spelled Saraswati). Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Widya (Indonesian)  

Veda

Veda is an Indian female name meaning “knowledge, understanding”, “true knowledge”, “knowledge of ritual” or “sacred knowledge, sacred lore” deriving from Sanskrit vetti (to know, to understand) whic comes from the root word vid (to know) from Proto-Indo-European root word *weyd (to see). The Vedas are the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism. There are four Vedas: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and the…

Sofia

Sofia is a variant of Sophia, which comes from Greek meaning “wisdom”. Origin: Greek Variants: Sophia (Greek, English, German) Sophie (French, German, Dutch, English) Sofie (German, Danish, Dutch, Czech) Sohvi (Finnish) Žofia (Slovak) Sofiya (Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Russian) Sofya (Russian) Sofija (Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian) Žofie (Czech) Sopio (Georgian) Zsófia (Hungarian) Szonja (Hungarian) Soffía (Icelandic)…

Cato

Cato is an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “wise” in Latin. Cato is also a Dutch diminutive of Catharina, the Dutch and Swedish form of Katherine. Katherine comes from Greek name 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…

Sonia

Origin: Greek Meaning: a variant of Sonya, which is a Russian diminutive of Sophia, a Greek name meaning “wisdom”. Variants: Sonya (Russian, English) Sophia (Greek, English, German, Ancient Greek) Sofia (Norwegian, Swedish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Slovak, Romanian) Sophy (English) Sophie (French, English, German, Dutch) Sofie (German, Danish, Dutch, Czech) Sofiya (Russian,…