Carmine

Carmine is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Carmen which is the Spanish form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew meaning “garden” or more accurately “vineyard of God” from Hebrew kerem (vineyard) and el (god). Carmen is also a Latin word meaning “song, poem; charm” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word meaning “to sing”. Carmine is…

Maddoc

Maddoc is a variant spelling of Madoc, a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning though possibly derived from Welsh mad meaning “fortunate, lucky; good” via Proto-Brythonic *mad (good) from Proto-Celtic *matis which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. According to Welsh folklore, there was a Welsh prince (Madog ab Owain Gwynedd) who apparently set sail and discovered America about three hundred years…

Pier

Pier is the Italian and Dutch masculine form of Peter meaning “stone” from Greek petros. In Italian, Pier is usually used in conjunction with another name, like Piermario or Pierluigi. Pier is also a surname, likely derived from Peter, but I’ve also seen it listed as being Dutch or Middle Low German meaning “worm, earthworm”. Pier is also…

Crimson

Crimson refers to a deep purplish-red color originally derived from Arabic qirmiz from Persian kermes, the name of the insects from which the dye was originally prepared from; the name comes from Sanskrit krmi-ja meaning “produced by a worm” or “worm-made”. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Krimson (English)