Vivaldi

Origin: Germanic, Latin, Italian Meaning: it could be a Latin form of Vivaldus meaning “power, strength in combat” from Old German elements wig (fight, battle, warrior) and walda (might, power). I’ve also seen it listed as coming from Latin vita meaning “life”. Vivaldi is an Italian surname, most famously worn by Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, a Baroque composer whose best known…

March

Origin: Latin, Welsh,  English Meaning: from Latin Martius, named after the Roman god of wars Mars, whose name comes from Latin mas meaning “male” or “manly”. I’ve also seen it listed as a Welsh form of Mark (pronounced the same) which also comes from Mars. As well as being the third month of the year, march is…

Melior

  Origin: Latin, Breton, English Meaning: it could be a form of Meliora, from Latin melior meaning “better”. It’s used as the motto for the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and translate as “ever better” or “always better” on the idea to always strive to be better. It could also be a corruption of Breton meler meaning “honey-maker”….

Ulysses

Origin: Latin Meaning: Latin form of Greek Odysseus, which either comes from odyssomai “to hate” or oduromai “to lament, bewail” Ulysses is the Roman counterpart to Odysseus Variants: Ulyssa (f); Ulysse (French, m); Ulisse (Italian, m); Ulisses (Portuguese, m); Ulises (Spanish, m)

Stella

Origin: Latin Meaning: star

Saturday

Origin: Latin, English Meaning: from Latin meaning “Saturn’s day”, after the Roman god Saturn

Palmer

Origin: English, Latin Meaning: from an English surname meaning “pilgrim” denoting those who had gone on a pilgramage to the Holy Land. It comes from Latin palma meaning “palm tree”

Milo

Origin: Latin, Old Germanic Meaning: an Old Germanic form of Miles, possibly connected to Slavic milu meaning “generous” or associated with Latin miles meaning “soldier”

Justinian

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin Iustinianus, from Justus meaning “just” Variants: Justin

February

Origin: Latin Meaning: it comes from the Roman festival of purification called Februa, from latin februum meaning “purification”. There’s also a Roman god called Februum though from what I gathered, he was named after the festival and not the other way around Variants: Februarius

January

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin ianuarius after the Roman god Janus, whose name means archway. Janus was the god of doors and beginnings and is depicted as having two heads, one looking backwards and the other forwards. Variants: Januarius, Janvier

Astra

Origin: Greek, Latin Meaning: from Greek aster meaning “star”

Dominic

Origin: Latin, English Meaning: from Latin Dominicus meaning “of the Lord” Variants: Dominick, Dominik

Serenity

Pinterest Origin: English, Latin Meaning: “serenity, tranquility” from Latin serenus meaning “clear, calm”

Taurus

Origin: Latin Meaning: bull

Sarra

Origin: Greek, Latin Meaning: the Greek and Latin form of Sarah, meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman” Variants: Sarah, Sara

Clarence

Origin: Latin, English Meaning: the name of a Dukedom created in 1362 from Latin title Clarensis for the son of King Edward III when he married the heiress of a powerful family of de Clare (meaning bright, clear, famous).

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.

Julius

Origin: Latin Meaning: a Roman family name meaning “downy-bearded”, or it could also be related to Jupiter, from dyeus (referring to the Greek god Zeus meaning shine or sky) and pater, meaning “father”.

December

Origin: English, Latin Meaning: from Latin decem meaning “ten” because, originally, it was the tenth month of the year in the Roman calender, which began with March