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…

Jory

Jory is a Cornish male name, the Cornish form of George which is the English form of Ancient Greek Georgios meaning “farmer, earthworker” via georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). As a female given name, Jory could be used as a short form of Marjory, a variant spelling of Marjorie (a Medieval English variant of Margery) which comes from Margaret via Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived…

Georgiana

Georgiana 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, Gia, Giana, George, Anna Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Georgianna (English) Georgeanna (English) Georgia (English, Greek) Georgina (English, Dutch, German, Spanish) Georgine (English) Georgene (English) Georgette (French) Georgine (French) Georgelle (English) Jorja (English)…

Karya

Karya is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the name of one of the hamadryads (eight nymphs who presided over a particular tree). Karya is the nymph of the nut tree- the walnut, hazel, and sweet chestnut. There’s also another myth in which Karya was a Lakonian maiden who was loved by the god…

Yorick

Yorick is an English variant of Danish and Norwegian Jørg, a short form of Jørgen, from Jürgen, a Low German form of English name George derived from Greek name Georgios meaning “earthworker, farmer” from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Yorick is a character in Shakespeare’s Hamlet; he is a dead court jester whose skull is…

Millicent

Millicent is a female given name, the English form of Germanic Amalasuintha meaning “strong labor” or “strong work” made up from Proto-Germanic elements amal (work, labor) and *swinþaz (strong). Nicknames: Millie/Milly, Mili Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Milicent (English) Melisent (English) Melisende (Medieval French) Mélisande (French) Melicent (Old English) Amalasuintha (Ancient Germanic)