Rhian

Origin: Welsh Meaning: from Welsh rhiain meaning “maiden” Variants: Rhianu It’s pronounced ree-an

Derek

Origin: English Meaning: from an Old English name Dederick, a Low German form of Theodoric meaning “ruler of the people” Variants: Derrick

Kendall

Origin: English Meaning: from a surname meaning “valley on the river Kent” Variants: Kendell

Faris

Origin: Arabic (فارس) Meaning: knight

Letitia

Origin: English Meaning: from Late Latin Laetitia meaning “joy, happiness” Letitia is the name of a Roman goddess, the personification of happiness Variants: Leticia, Laetitia, Lettice Lettie and Letty are diminutive/nickname forms of the name

Miguel

Origin: Spanish, Portuguese Meaning: Spanish and Portuguese form of Michael meaning “who is like God?”

Violetta

Origin: Italian, Russian Виолетта (Russian) Meaning: Italian and Russian form of Violet, from the flower, which ultimately comes from Latin viola meaning “violet” In Russian, it’s pronounced vee-ah-LYE-tah

Soma

Origin: Hungarian, Indian, Greek, Japanese Meaning: from Hungarian som meaning “dogwood, cornel tree” Soma is also the name of a plant (and a Hindu god) from which an intoxicating drink is used from that plant for an ancient Vedic ritual. Soma is also the name of a Rigvedic god who somehow became merged or equated with…

Queenie

Origin: English Meaning: diminutive form of Queen, which comes from Old English cwen meaning “woman, wife”. Also a word name referring to a female monarch/sovereign

Felice

Origin: Italian, English Meaning: Italian masculine form of Felix, meaning “lucky, successful”. It’s also a feminine variant of Felicia, also a feminine form of Felix It’s pronounced fe-LEE-che in Italian and fe-leese in English

Raquel

Origin: Spanish, Portuguese Meaning: the Spanish and Portuguese form of Rachel, meaning “ewe”

Destry

Origin: French Meaning: form of Destrier from Anglo-Norman word destrer meaning “warhorse” Variants: Destrie, Destrey

Leilani

Origin: Hawaiian Meaning: composed of Hawaiian elements lei “flowers, lei” and lani “heavenly” meaning “heavenly flower” or “heavenly lei”

Travis

Origin: English, French Meaning: an English surname, an occupational name for a collector of tolls. It’s also from Old French traverser (from late Latin transversare) meaning “to cross”, referring to someone who lived near a bridge or ford

A short break

I’m going to take a short break from this blog for a while so I won’t be posting anything for the rest of the week. Hopefully I’ll be back by the next week or two.

Kensa

Origin: Cornish Meaning: from a Cornish word meaning first

January

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin ianuarius after the Roman god Janus, whose name means archway. Janus was the god of doors and beginnings and is depicted as having two heads, one looking backwards and the other forwards. Variants: Januarius, Janvier

Nanaho

Origin: Japanese (七 帆 ) Meaning: seven sail from nana七 (seven) and ho 帆 (sail) though there are probably different meanings depending on the different kanji. This was the only definitive meaning I could find online

Akim

Origin: Russian ( Аким ) Meaning: Russian form of Joachim which is either a contracted form of Jehoiachin (established by Yahweh) or Jehoiakim (raised by Yahweh). Variants: Yakim

Evangelia

Origin: Greek ( Ευαγγελία ) Meaning: feminine form of Evangelos, meaning “bringing good news” or “bringer of good news” Variants: Evangeline, Evangelina