Sterna

Sterna is a Yiddish female name meaning "star" via Yiddish shtern which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. It's also been occasionally used as the Yiddish form of Esther, a name of uncertain etymology though it could be related to a Persian word also meaning “star”. Sterna is the also the name of a genus of seabirds. …

Zalman

Zalman is a Yiddish male name, the Yiddish form of Solomon meaning “peace” from Hebrew shalóm (peace) derived from Proto-Semitic *šalām- (peace, well-being, welfare). Origin: Proto-Semitic Variants: Solomon (Hebrew, English) Soloman (English) Sulayman (Arabic) Sulaiman (Arabic, Indonesian, Malay) Shelomoh (Biblical Hebrew) Salomo (Dutch, German) Salomon (French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical French, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek) Salomone (Biblical Italian) Süleyman (Turkish) …

Herschel

Herschel is a variant spelling of Hershel, originating as a pet form of Hirsh, a Yiddish male name meaning "deer". Apparently, the deer was commonly associated with the tribe of Naphtali. Herschel is also a German surname which may not only be derived from Yiddish Hirsh but it could also derived from German Hirsch which also means "deer, stag", originally an occupational …

Pan

Pan is the name of a Greek god of the wild, nature, shepherds, and flocks, depicted as a man with the horns, legs, and tail of a goat, and who often played the pan-pipes. His name is somewhat tricky to pin down- it may be related to Greek pan meaning "all"; it could mean "shepherd" or it …

Golda, Goldie

Golda is a Yiddish female name meaning "gold", derived from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (gold) derived from a PIE root word, as well as a surname originating from the given name. Golda was also an Old English male name meaning "gold" (Golde being the feminine form of the name). Goldie is also a variant form of Golda, as well …