Lada

Origin: Slavic; Georgian Meaning: it could mean “young girl” from Slavic mlada, or “bride” or “girl, maid”; the etymology is not clear. I’ve also seen the name listed as the feminine form of Lado, a Georgian masculine short form of Vladimer from Russian Vladimir meaning “famous ruler” or “peaceful ruler”. In Slavic mythology, Lada (also known as…

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…

Eteri

Origin: Georgian ეთერი (Georgian) Meaning: ether, air Eteriani (the tale of Eteri) is a medieval Georgian folk romance based on two lovers Eteri and Abesalom. They love each other and want to marry but Abesalom’s father, the king, refuses to allow the marriage. A courtier, Murman, is also in love with Eteri and sells his soul…

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…

Melia

Origin: Greek, English, Gaelic, Georgian Μελια (Greek) Meaning: a derivative of meli meaning “honey” as well as being the word for “ash tree”. It could also be a diminutive of Amelia, a variant of Amalia from Germanic element amal meaning “work, labor”. I’ve also seen Melia listed as a surname of Gaelic origins, from O’Maille/O’Maele, referring to male descendants…

Ilya, Ilia

Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian Илья (Russian) ილია (Georgian) Илия (Bulgarian) Meaning: Ilya is the Russian form of Elijah meaning “My God is Yahweh”. Ilia is also a variant transcription of Ilya, but it’s also the Georgian form of Elijah or also a variant transcription of Bulgarian Iliya (also the Bulgarian form of Elijah) Ilyusha and…

Tsiuri

Origin: Georgian Meaning: heavenly, celestial

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

Boris

Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, German, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Georgian Meaning: could possibly mean wolf, short, or snow leopard