Hans

Origin: German, Dutch, Scandinavian Meaning: the German, Dutch and Scandinavian short form of Johannes, the Latin form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Hansel is another variant of Hans while Hansine is the Danish feminine form of the name. Advertisements

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…

Tatiana

Origin: Latin Meaning: the feminine form of Tatianus, a derivative of Tatius, of unknown meaning. Tatiana is a name mentioned once in Book 4 (The Miserable Mill), as a friend of the author Lemony Snicket. Tanya/Tania is a short form of the name. Variants: Tatyana (Russian); Tatjana (Finnish, German), Tatianna, Tatyanna (English); Tatianus (m); Tatienne…

Olaf

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: from Old Norse Áleifr meaning “ancestor’s descendant” or “ancestor’s relics” from Old Norse elements anu (ancestor, father) and leifr (descendant, heir, heritage). Variants: Olav (Norwegian, Danish); Oluf (Danish). Count Olaf is the main antagonist of the series, relentlessly pursuing the Baudelaire children for their fortune.

Klaus

Origin: German Meaning: German short form of Nicholas, meaning “victory of the people” Pronounced KLOWS, Klaus Baudelaire is the middle child and only brother. He’s a voracious reader and remembers nearly everything he’s ever read, which has helped him and his sisters out of a few tight spots.

Hugo

Origin: English Meaning: Latinized form of Hugh meaning “heart, mind, spirit” from Germanic element hug. Hugo is a hunchback working in the carnival in the 9th book (The Carnivorous Carnival).

Ylva

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: “she-wolf” derived from Old Norse úlfr meaning “wolf” Ulf is a masculine form of the name. ~The photo above are actually coyotes, not wolves, but I seriously love this photo~

Dorothea

Origin: Greek ( Δωροθεα ) Meaning: from Greek doron “gift” and theos “god” meaning “gift of God” Variants: Dorothy, Dora

Runa

Origin: Old Norse, Japanese Meaning: feminine form of Rune meaning “secret, lore”, which comes from Old Norse Rúni which comes from Norse element run. I’ve also found the name listed as a Japanese female name, as well as a Bengali name, though I couldn’t find any meanings for them. The closest I could find a meaning…

Marcus, Markus

Origin: German, Scandinavian, Finnish, Ancient Roman, Norwegian, English, Swedish, Danish Meaning: Markus is the German, Scandinavian, and Finnish form of Mark, whichs comes from the Roman praenomen Marcus probably derived from Mars, which might come from Latin mas  meaning “male” (Behind the name). According to nameberry, it means “warlike”- probably because Mars was the Roman…

Helena

Origin: Greek, Latin Meaning: Latin form of Helen, which comes from Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, or possibly related to selene meaning “moon” ‘Ελενη (Greek) Helena has different pronounciations depending on where you’re from. It’s he-LE-nah, hay-LAY-nah or he-le-nah. I prefer the he-le-nah pronounciation.

Nora

Origin: English, Italian, Irish Meaning: a diminutive/nickname form of names such as Eleanor/Eleanora/Leonora/Leanora ( meaning “the other Aenor”), or Honora (honor)

Maximilian

Origin: German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish Meaning: derived from Latin Maximus, meaning “greatest”

Eva

Origin: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Russian, Georgian, Biblical Meaning: form of Eve, meaning to breathe or to live

Karen

Origin: Danish, Norwegian, German, English, Armenian Meaning: it’s a Danish form of Katherine which could mean “pure, chaste” from the Greek katharos; or it could come from hekateros, “each of the two; singly”; or from Greek aikia meaning “torture”. It could also be a Coptic name meaning “my consecration of your name”. It’s also a masculine…

Jonas

Origin: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak Meaning: it’s both a Greek form of Jonah (dove) or a Lithuanian form of John (God is gracious)

Asta

Origin: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish Meaning: short form of Astrid, meaning “god + beautiful, beloved”

Edith

Origin: English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch Meaning: wealth, fortune + war variants: Editha, Edytha, Edythe, Edit

Marius

Origin: Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French, English Meaning: comes from either the Roman god of war, Mars, meaning “male” or comes from Latin word mare meaning “sea”

Christina

Origin: Latin, English, Swedish, German, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch Meaning: feminine form of Christian, meaning “Christian” Variants: Christine, Kristina, Kristine, Kristin, Kristen