Roland

Origin: Germanic Meaning: from Germanic elements hrod “fame” and land “land” meaning “famous land”. Rolande is the French feminine form of the name, while Rolanda is also a feminine form of the name. Variants: Rolland, Rowalnd, Orlando (Italian), Rolando (Italian, Spanish) Advertisements

Soma

Origin: Hungarian, Indian, Greek, Japanese Meaning: from Hungarian som meaning “dogwood, cornel tree” Soma is also the name of a plant (and a Hindu god) from which an intoxicating drink is used from that plant for an ancient Vedic ritual. Soma is also the name of a Rigvedic god who somehow became merged or equated with…

Bianca, Bianka

Origin: Italian, German, Hungarian, Polish Meaning: white

Piroska

Origin: Hungarian Meaning: most of the sites I’ve gone to list it as the Hungarian form of Priscilla, meaning “ancient” but Behind the Name (a site I go to frequently) lists it as coming from the word piros, which means red in Hungarian, with a diminutive suffix. Since piros does mean red in Hungarian, it could very…

Cato, Kato

Origin: Ancient Roman, Dutch, Hungarian, Japanese, African, Eastern African (Luganda), Ganda Meaning: wise; “pure, chaste” or “each of the two; singly”; “torture” or “my consecration of your name”; “add/increase” + “wisteria”; “second of twins” In Latin, Cato means wise and is the name of several Roman figures. It’s also the short of feminine names Catharina…

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

Attila

Origin: Hungarian, Turkish Meaning: little father Gender: Male Since I’ve posted female names so far, I thought I’d start this with a male name today. Attila is the name of one of my male characters as well as being the name of the great Hun leader.