Sandra

Origin: English Meaning: short form of Alessandra or Alexandra meaning “defending men” or “defender of men”. Variants: Xandra Advertisements

Colton

Origin: English Meaning: from an English surname meaning “Cola’s town”, cola being an Old English word for charcoal and usually referring to someone swarthy or with a dark complexion. Variants: Colten, Kolten, Koltan

Melior

  Origin: Latin, Breton, English Meaning: it could be a form of Meliora, from Latin melior meaning “better”. It’s used as the motto for the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and translate as “ever better” or “always better” on the idea to always strive to be better. It could also be a corruption of Breton meler meaning “honey-maker”….

Ulysses

Origin: Latin Meaning: Latin form of Greek Odysseus, which either comes from odyssomai “to hate” or oduromai “to lament, bewail” Ulysses is the Roman counterpart to Odysseus Variants: Ulyssa (f); Ulysse (French, m); Ulisse (Italian, m); Ulisses (Portuguese, m); Ulises (Spanish, m)

Iris

Origin: Greek Meaning: rainbow ( Ιρις ) In Greek mythology, Iris is the goddess of the rainbow and the messanger of the gods. Iris is also the name of a genus of flowers as well as being a color referring to shades ranging from blue-violet to violet. Iris is also a term used to describe the…

Somerled

Origin: Scottish Meaning: Anglicized form of Old Norse Somarliðr meaning “summer traveler” or “summer passerby” from Old Norse elements sumar “summer” and liðr “to pass by” Variants: Somhairle, Sorley

Sadey

Origin: English Meaning: a pet form of Sarah meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman” Variants: Sadie

Lester

Origin: English Meaning: There are two possible origins to the name. The first is that it could be a variant of litster, a Middle English word meaning “to dye” or “dye”, referring to a textile dyer. Lester is also derived from the name of a city, Leicester; the first part of the name comes from the name…

Jade

Origin: English, Spanish, French Meaning: derived from Spanish (piedra de) ijada meaning “colic stone” or “(stone of the) flank” relating to the belief that jade could protect the kidneys and intestines from disease. Jade is believed to symbolize purity, wisdom, justice, loyalty, sincerity and truth Variants: Jayde, Jada, Giada (Italian), Jaida, Jayda

Hector

Origin: Greek ( ‘Εκτωρ ) Meaning: “holding fast” from Greek εχω (echo) meaning “to hold, to possess” Hector is a famous figure in the Iliad, the son of King Priam and the brother of Paris. He was one of Troy’s greatest champions against the Greeks and his death by Achilles ultinately spelled the end of Troy. It’s also…

Ayumi

Origin: Japanese Meaning: It has several different meanings depending on the kanji used. 歩, “progress”, “walking”, “a step” 歩美, “walking, beauty” 歩実, “walking, truth” 鮎己, “sweetfish, oneself” 亜由美, “Asia, reason, beauty” 安愉海, “peaceful, pleasure, sea” 明征魅, “bright, conquer, fascination” 充裕実, “provide, abundant, truth” 歩未, “walking”, “not yet” It’s also a very rare surname using the…

Yonah

Origin: Hebrew ( יוֹנָה ) Meaning: Hebrew form of Jonah meaning “dove”  ( יוֹנָה ) Spelled Yona, it becomes a word used in Ancient India (by the Pali and Prakrits) to refer to Greek speakers, (its analogue Yavana was used in Sanskrit) as well as being a transliteration for the Ionians Yonina and Yonit are feminine forms…

Godelieve

Origin: Dutch Meaning: Dutch form of Godeliva, itself a feminine form of Gotelieb meaning “god, dear/beloved” from Germanic elements god “god” and leub “dear, beloved” Lieve is a short form of the name Variants: Godeliva

Simeon

Origin: Hebrew ( שִׁמְעוֹן ) Hebrew ( Симеон ) Bulgarian Serbian Meaning: from Hebrew Shim’on, a variant of Greek Simon meaning “he has heard” or “God is listening”

Lalita

Origin: Indian Lalita ( ललिता ); Lalit ( ललित ) Meaning: playful, charming, desirable Variants: Lalit is the masculine form of Lalita

Ranjit

Origin: Indian  ( रञ्जित, रण्जीत, रणजित ) Meaning: “colored, pleased, delighted” or “charmed, beguiled” Variants: Ranjeet Ranj is a short form/diminutive of Ranjit

Nancy

Origin: English Meaning: It was originally a diminutive of Annis (a medieval form of Agnes meaning “chaste”) or Anne, meaning “favor” or “grace” It’s also a place name in France Variants: Nancie, Nanci, Nancee

Caden

Origin: Gaelic, English Meaning: It could be from Gaelic surname Mac Cadáin (or MacCadden) meaning “son of Cadán”, Cadán meaning “battle” from Celtic kat0 and the diminutive suffix –án, although it’s popularity has more to do with the fact that it shares the same sound as Braden, Hayden, and Aiden Caden is also the name of a commune in Brittany,…

Marisol

Origin: Spanish Meaning: A contracted form of Maria de Soledad, the title of the Virgin Mary meaning “Mary of Solitude”. It could also be a combination of the names Maria (with several possible meanings: to be rebellious; well-fed; bitter, bitterness; or it could come from Egyptian meaning “beloved” or “love”; bitter, drop; myrrh, mistress) and Sol,…

Drago

Origin: Slavic, Italian Драго (Serbian) Meaning: from Slavic element dragu meaning “peace” as well as being a short form of names beginning with the element (such as Dragan, Dragomir, or Dragas, etc.) It’s also an Italian word meaning “dragon”, the Italian form of Latin draco Draga is its feminine form