Eka

 

Origin: Indonesian, Georgian, Finnish

ეკა (Georgian)

Meaning: an Indonesian unisex name meaning “one, first” derived from Sanskrit eka (एक).

It’s also a Georgian feminine name, a short form of Ekaterine, the Georgian form of Katherine which has several possible meanings: “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”.

I’ve also seen it listed as a Finnish masculine name, a variant form of Ekke possibly meaning “edge” as in the edge of a weapon.

Variants: Eko is the Javanese form of Eka.

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).

Mika

Origin: Finnish, Japanese

美香 (Japanese) “beautiful fragrance”

美加 (Japanese) “beautiful increase”

Meaning: a masculine Finnish name, a short form of Mikael, from Michael meaning “who is like God?”

Mika is also a Japanese feminine name meaning “beautiful fragrance/increase” from Japanese mi 美 (beautiful) combined with ka 香 (fragrance) or ka 加 (increase). There may be other meanings depending on different kanji but these were the two I found.

Ovidia

Origin: Latin, Romanian

Meaning: a feminine form of Ovid, the English form of Latin Ovidius either from Latin ovum meaning “egg” or Latin ovis “sheep”.

It’s also a Romanian feminine form of Ovidiu, the Romanian form of Ovid.

I’ve also seen it listed as a Norwegian feminine form of Ove which has several meanings: “inheritance”; “active, at work”.

Variants: Ovidio (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish); Ovidiu (Romanian); Ofydd (Welsh)

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 (French)

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.

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 counterpart of Greek Ares, both gods of war within their cultures.

Variants: Marcus, Marc, Mark

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.

Kaija

Origin: Finnish

Meaning: Diminutive of Katariina, a Finnish and Estonian form of English 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 pronounced Kie-yah

Links:

http://www.behindthename.com/name/kaija

Timo

Origin: Greek, Finnish, German, Dutch

Meaning: honor, esteem; honoring God; famous people

Timo is the feminine form of masculine Timon, meaning “honor, esteem”; it’s also the German, Dutch and Finnish masculine given name derived from Timothy, meaning “honoring God”; it’s also a German and Dutch name from Thiemo, “famous people”

Petra

Origin: Greek, Finnish, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian,

Meaning: feminine form of Peter, meaning “stone” or “rock”

Variants: Peta, Petrina, Penka