Taharqa

Origin: Ancient Egyptian Meaning: the name of a 7th century Egyptian pharaoh of the Nubian dynasty, of unknown meaning. He’s mentioned in the Bible, known as Tirhakah, who went to war against the Assyrian emperor Sennacherib at the king of Judah Hezekiah’s request, stalling the army and eventually forcing Sennacherib to abandon the siege. Variants:…

Lucretia

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: feminine form of Lucretius, either from Latin lucrum meaning “profit, wealth” or Latin lucror meaning “to gain” or “to acquire”. Variants: Lucretius (m); Lucrezia is the Italian feminine form of the name while Lucrecè is the French unisex variant of the name.

Titus

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: a Roman praenomen possibly related to Latin titulus meaning “title of honor” or titio “fire-brand”, though it’s more likely of pre-Roman origin since it belonged to a Sabine king, Titus Tatius, who co-ruled with Romulus for some years. Variants: Tita and Titia are feminine forms of the name.

Makeda

Origin: Ethiopic, Hebrew Meaning: This is a name that has quite a few possible meanings but nothing quite concrete. It’s the Ethiopian name given to the Queen of Sheba which might mean “greatness”, “beautiful”, or derived from the Semitic word for “queen”. It could also come from a Biblical Canaanite town called Makkedah which means…