Emerson

Emerson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Emery", Emery being the Norman form of Emmerich, a German name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning "power, rule" from Proto-Germanic *rīks (king, ruler) from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) via *h₃reǵ- (to straighten; move in a straight line). The first part of the name is a little more complicated. It … Continue reading Emerson

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Georgette

Georgette is the French feminine form of George which is the English form of Greek Georgios, which means “farmer, earthworker” from georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Nicknames: George, Georgie, Ettie Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Georgia (English, Greek) Georgiana (English, Romanian) Georgina (English, Dutch, German, Spanish) Georgeanna (English) Georgine (English) Georgene (English) Georgine (French) Jorja (English) Gergana (Bulgarian) Đurađa … Continue reading Georgette

Lita

Lita was originally used as a nickname for names ending in -lita such as Rosalita (Spanish diminutive of Rosa, the Latin form of Rose which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally … Continue reading Lita

Amara

Amara is an Igbo female name meaning "grace" as well as being a feminine form of Amar, an Indian male name meaning "immortal". Amara is also an Italian, surname, a variant of Amaro, which is an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese surname of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from Arabic given name Omar meaning "flourishing, life" or Ammar "virtuous, devout". … Continue reading Amara

Melina

Melina may be an elaborated form of Greek meli meaning "honey" from PIE *mélit (honey) or it could be a variant form of Melissa, which also comes from Greek meaning "bee, honeybee" deriving from a PIE source; or it may be a variant of Melanie meaning "black, dark" from Greek melas from PIE *melh₂- (to grind, to crush). Melina is also a nickname for names ending in -melina such … Continue reading Melina

Hana

Hana is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings: it is the Czech, Slovak, and Croatian form of Hannah, which comes from Hebrew Channah meaning "grace" or "favor"; it's also an Arabic female name meaning "bliss, happiness"; Hana is also a Korean female name meaning "one"; it's also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings … Continue reading Hana

George

George is the English form of Greek Georgios, which means "farmer, earthworker" from georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). George is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Georgios (Ancient Greek, Greek) Georgius (Latinized Greek) Giorgos (Modern Greek) Yiorgos (Greek) Yorgos (Greek) Gjergj (Albanian) Gevorg (Armenian) Kevork (Armenian) Gorka (Basque) Georgi (Bulgarian) … Continue reading George

America

America is a unisex given name usually given in honor of the United States of America. It comes from Italian male name Amerigo, the medieval Italian form of Emmerich, a Germanic male name. While the second element of the name comes from ric (power, rule), the first part of the name is a little more complicated. It could be … Continue reading America

Issachar

Issachar (pr. ee-sah-kahr; Forvo) comes from a Hebrew male name of uncertain etymology possibly meaning "man of hire" or "there is reward" from Hebrew shakhar (hire, wage, reward, recompense). Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yissachar (Hebrew) Yissakhar (Hebrew)  

Emmeline

Emmeline is an Old French form of Germanic name Amalia, derived from Germanic word amal meaning "work" in reference to the idea of industriousness and fertility. Origin: Germanic Variants: Emmaline (English) Emmalyn (English) Emmelyn (English) Emelina (Spanish) Amelina (Ancient Germanic) Amalia (German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Romanian) Amelia (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German) Émeline (French)