Daedalus

Daedalus is the name of a brilliant inventor in Greek mythology, responsible for designing the labyrinth of the Minotaur for King Minos, as well as constructing an artificial cow so that Minos‘s wife, Pasiphae, could mate with it, resulting in the birth of the Minotaur. Later, in order to escape from King Minos, Daedalus created wings for…

Amalda

Amalda is a female name of uncertain origin. I’ve seen numerous sites list it as deriving from a Germanic origin, likely from Germanic element *amal meaning “work, labor”, and could possibly be considered as a variant of Amalia. Amalda is also the name of a genus of sea snails in the Olividae family (pictured above). There seems to be…

Melia

Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means “ash tree” from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name…

Georgina

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

Amaris

Amaris is a female given name. As a Spanish female name, it could be an elaborated form of Amara, the feminine form of Amaro, which is either the Spanish form of Germanic Adelmar meaning “noble famous” or it could be derived from Latin amarus meaning “bitter; harsh; sour, morose”. It’s also possible that Amaro, as a surname, may be derived from Arabic given…

Ida

Ida is the name of two sacred mountains in Greek mythology, one located on the island of Crete and another in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). The one in Crete is where the god Zeus was supposedly born and hidden, named by two nymphs named Ida and Adrasteia. It may be derived from Ancient Greek í̄d (ἴ̄δη) meaning “wooded hill, wood”…

Emery

Emery comes from an English surname, the Norman form of Emmerich, a Germanic male name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning “power, rule”, the first part of the name is a little more complicated. It could be from Germanic ermen meaning “whole, universal”, amal “work, labor” (which would make it a variant of Amalric), or heim “home”. Emery…

Amal

Amal is an Arabic unisex name and word meaning “hope”. Amal is also a Hebrew male name meaning “work, labor, toil”. Amal is also a Germanic element meaning “work, labor” in reference to the idea of industriousness and fertility. Origin: Arabic, Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Amela (Bosnian) Amaal (Arabic) Amel (Maghrebi Arabic)   Amaal- أمال (Arabic) Amal-أمل (Arabic)…

Amalia

Amalia comes from Germanic element amal meaning “work” connoting ideas of industriousness and fertility. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Amalie (Norwegian, Danish, German) Amalija (Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian) Amelija (Lithuanian) Amelia (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic) Amelie (German) Amélie (French) Émeline (French) Emelia (English) Amilia (English) Amelina (Ancient Germanic) Amálie (Czech) Amália (Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak) Amélia…