August

Origin: Latin

Meaning: a form of Augustus, from Latin meaning “great” or “venerable”. It was originally a title given to the first Roman emperor.

Gus and Augie are diminutives of the name.

Augusta and Augustine are feminine forms of the name, while Auguste is a unisex name (feminine in German, masculine in French) as well as Augustine.

Variants: Augusto (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish); Augustus (Latin); Aukusti (Finnish); Augustas, Augusts (Lithuanian); Avgust (Ukrainian, Russian).

Monica

Origin: Unknown

Meaning: though the name is of unknown meaning, believed to have North African or Phoenician origins, it has been associated with Latin moneo meaning “advisor” and Greek monos meaning “one”.

Variants: Monique (French); Mònica (Catalan); Mónica (Spanish); Mônica (Portuguese); Monika (Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish).

Mona has been used as a diminutive form of the name.

Gabriel

Origin: Hebrew

גַּבְרִיאֵל (Gavri’el) Hebrew

Γαβριηλ (Gabriel) Ancient Greek

Meaning: from Hebrew Gavri’el meaning “God is my strong man”, “strong man of God”, “God is my strength”.

Gabe is a diminutive form of the name.

Gabrielle and Gabriela/Gabriella are feminine forms of the name.

Masculine forms: Gabriele (Italian); Gábor (Hungarian); Gavriil (Russian); Jabril, Jibril (Arabic); Kaapro (Finnish).

Calix

Origin: Latin

Meaning: a short form of Calixtus from Roman Callistus, the Greek form of Kallistos meaning “most beautiful”. The Callistus spelling was perhaps influenced by Latin calix meaning “wine cup”.

Calix is also a Catalan and Portuguese surname, perhaps deriving from Portugeuse cálice or Catalan càlic both meaning “communion cup”. In Catalan it could perhaps be derived from calitx, a type of throwing game.

Variants: Calixtus, Callistus

Rey

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: “king” from Latin rex, regis. It could also be a form of Reynard, from Germanic Raginhard composed of elements ragin “advice” and hard “brave, hardy”

Interestingly enough, Renard is the French word for fox, based on the medieval fables of Reynard the fox, an anthropomorphic red fox who was a trickster and often deceived or played tricks on other animals.

Rey also comes from Old English roege meaning “female roe deer”, which referred to someone of a nervous temperament.

Carla, Karla

Origin: German, Scandinavian, Croatian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English

Meaning: the feminine form of Charles, derived from a Germanic word meaning “man”. It seems to have been used to describe men who were nor thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a “free man”

The spelling Carla is the feminine form of Carlo, which is the Italian form of Charles; it’s also the Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan feminine

form of Carlos, as well as being the English feminine form of German Carl.

The Karla spelling is the German, Scandinavian and Croatian feminine form of Charles