Meaning: Man Origin: Greek Latin Protective, Caring, Deep Thinker The Orca The Greek and Latin name Andreas is the original moniker which spawned the ever popular English version – Andrew. Both mean ‘ Man’ and have a confident air about them. Andreas could easily be shortened to Andy, just as Andrew does. It could also […]
Meaning: Of Ares Warlike Origin: Greek Latin Transparent, Companion, Chance Taker The Hammer The name Arius (pronounced AIR-EE-us) is a Latinized Greek name that means ‘Of Ares’ or ‘Warlike’ – as Ares was the god of war. The original ancient Greek name was Areios. Arius was also the name of a Christian elder in post-classical […]
Meaning: Star Origin: Greek Latin Lover, Fighter, Fulfilling The Mermaid Astraea is a Latinized Greek mythological name which means ‘Star’, it derives from Aster. Astraea was the goddess of Justice and Innocence, but she found a new home among the stars as Virgo (the constellation) when she left the world. Astraea has a feminine ring […]
Meaning: Venerable The Increaser Origin: Latin Dutch Slavic Prominent, Generous, Decent The Teacher The meaning of the name Augustus is “Venerable” or “Great, the increaser”. And it has uber cool nicknames Auggie and Gus. Caesar Augustus the Roman Emperor, was actually Julius Caesars maternal great-nephew, named Gaius Octavius Thurinus. When Julius was assassinated, he named Octavius his […]
Meaning:GoldenOrigin:Latin Wise, Fresh, Youthful The Chieftain The meaning of the name Aurelius is “Golden”. This Latin name became famous through the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus. One of his great quotes reads “Very little is needed to make a happy life, it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Elle McPherson also […]
Meaning: Lucky Good Fortune Origin: German Latin Resilient, Cooperative, Skilled The Acrobat The German and Latin name Felicie is a variation of Felicia and means ‘Lucky’ or ‘Good Fortune’. I particularly like this one, it is uncommon and reminds me of names Ilisi, January, Lyris, Katalini, Sashi, Vissi and Revie.
Meaning: Glory Origin: Latin Joyful, Tasteful, Artistic The Poet The meaning of the name Gloriana is “Glory”. It is an elongation of the Latin name Gloria and was first used in the poem ‘The Faerie Queen’. Gloriana is beautiful and blends well with Belladonna, Anamaria and Gabriella. This name was inspired by Jane Gloriana Villanueva […]
Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Dutch Latin Loyal, Loved, People Person The Stallion Henricus is a Dutch/Latin name, hailing from the original Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. Heinrich also bore the ever popular Henry. There is also the Citie of Henricus (also known as Henricopolis or Henrico Town) a very early English settlement in Viginia, America. This […]
Meaning: Archway Of Janus Origin: Latin Eager, Swift, Piercing The Arctic Wolf The names January has Latin origins, it derives from the god Janus, whose name means ‘Archway’. Janus was the god of new beginnings in Roman mythology. In Latin it is spelled Ianuarius and in Old French is Janvier. The Portuguese version is Janeiro […]
Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Dutch German Latin Vivacious, Light-Hearted, Effervescent The Seahorse Johanna is a variation of the name John, meaning ‘God is Gracious‘. In countries such as Sweden and Germany this name is commonly pronounced with a Y sound at the start. Nicknames such as Joey, Jo, Hannah and Anna are all sweet […]
Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Dutch German Accepting, Audacious, Courageous The Lion The adored Kai is a Dutch and German diminutive of the name Niklaus. Niklaus originates from the Greek name Nikolaos, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Nikolaos also bore the common English name Nicholas. Kai is much more modern than it’s other variant […]
Meaning: Light Wolf Origin: Latin Skilful, Empathique, Beautiful The Wolf The name Lucas means ‘Light’, a strong and masculine name that can be easily shortened to Luke. This Latin name is widely used in the English, Portuguese and Spanish language. It hails from the name Luke, which can be linked to the Greek name Loukas, […]
Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Latin Nautical, Conqueror, Social The Shark Maccius (pronounced MAX-ee-us or mark-ee-us) is an Old Roman name which is a derivative of Matthew. It was made famous by Titus Maccius Plautus, a comedic Roman playwrite, known simply as ‘Plautus’. He is noted for being the Father of Comedy. Maccius is the […]
Meaning: Bitterness Origin: Latin Brave, Strong, Hopeful The Workhorse The name Maria came about as a Latin variation of Maryam, ultimately deriving from the Hebrew name Miriam, which means ‘Bitterness’. Miriam, the woman from the Old Testament of the Bible, was Moses sister. She was born during the Israelites time of slavery in Egypt, thus […]
Meaning:NewOrigin:Latin Shiny, Adored, Athletic The London Lover The Latin name Nova comes from root word: novus New Hence the name Nova means ‘New’. Nova is also an astrological word that describes the birth of a new star, which is bright at first and slowly fades. Nova is fresh and peppy, it blends well with names […]
Meaning: Pepper Pipe Player Origin: English Latin Romanian Scandinavian Darling, Lively, Fervent The Red Herring The meaning of the name Piper is “Pepper” or “Pipe Player”. As described in our post on the name Pepper, Piper is a Latin word used for the Black Pepper Vine, but is also an English/Romanian/Scandinavian surname used for someone who plays […]
Meaning: Spear Origin: Latin German Keen, Cogent, Influential The Warrior The name Quirin is short for Quirinus, which means ‘Spear’. Publius Sulpicius Quirinus was a governor of Syria mentioned in the Bible. Judea was a part of Quirinus’ territory at the time that Caesar Augustus issued the decree for a census to be taken. This […]
Meaning: Saint, Sacred Origin: Italian, Latin, Spanish Rosy, Playful, Relatable The Flower-Child Sancia, pronounced either san-SEE-ah or SAN-sha, is of Italian, Latin and Spanish origin, clearly because it’s too gorgeous to belong to just one heritage. It makes a great alternative to lovers of Game Of Thrones’, Sansa. Some other variants include the Spanish – […]
Meaning: Saint, Sacred Origin: Italian, Latin, Spanish Discerning, Melodious, Dancer The Lyrebird Santina derives from the Latin “Sanctus” and is a variation of the name Sancia. Traditionally a feminine name, its masculine variants being Santo/Santino in Italian, or Santos/Sancho in Spanish. Similar names include Sefina, Santana, Rimini and Marina.
Meaning: Seven Origin: Latin Inspired, Challenging, Clued In The Feline The Latin name September means ‘Seven’. Originally it was the name for the seventh month in the Roman calendar, it is now used for our ninth month, after January and February were added to the initial ten month year in around 700 BC. September is […]
Meaning:VictoryOrigin:Latin Chill, Meek, Dancer The Flower Child The Latin name Victoriana means ‘Victory’. It is a variation of Victorianus, from Victor – the original name. Victoriana is long and elegant, it reminds me of Viviana, Anamaria and Margaretta.
Meaning:VisionaryOrigin:Latin Sanguine, Euphoric, Spirited The Gypsy The meaning of the name Vissi is ‘Visionary’. Short form of the Latin name Vissia, deriving from the word visum, meaning, ‘one who has had a vision’. Also the name of a saint, the Catholic Saint Vissia of Fermo was a virgin martyr, whose feast day is celebrated on April […]
Meaning: Life Origin: Latin Italian Spanish Praised, Athletic, Quirky The Dancer The name Viviana is a vivacious choice which means ‘Life’. It derives from Latin root word: vivus Alive Viviana reminds me of names Liliana, Anamaria and Clariana. But if you are specifically looking for ‘V’ names; Vissi, Vokki or Velta may be of interest.