Monica

Origin: Unknown Meaning: though the name is of unknown meaning, believed to have North African or Phoenician origins, it has been associated with Latin moneo meaning “advisor” and Greek monos meaning “one”. Variants: Monique (French); Mònica (Catalan); Mónica (Spanish); Mônica (Portuguese); Monika (Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish). Mona has been used…

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…

Shiva

Origin: Indian, Persian शिव (Hindi, Sanskrit) شیوا (Persian) שבעה (Hebrew) Meaning: a masculine Sanskrit name meaning “benign, kind, auspicious”. It’s also a feminine Persian name meaning “charming, elegant”. In Hindu mythology, Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and renewal, the husband of the goddess Parvati. Variants: Siva (Hini, male). In Judaism, Shiva is a…

Bathsheba

Origin: Hebrew בַּת־שֶׁבַע (Hebrew) Meaning: “daughter of the oath” or, alternatively, “daughter of seven” since the last part of the name (sheba) is similar to both the word for oath and seven. For a more detailed etymology of the name, I posted the link below. Variants: Bat-Sheva, Batsheva Sheba could be a short form of…

Kensa

Origin: Cornish Meaning: from a Cornish word meaning first

Nanaho

Origin: Japanese (七 帆 ) Meaning: seven sail from nana七 (seven) and ho 帆 (sail) though there are probably different meanings depending on the different kanji. This was the only definitive meaning I could find online

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

Una

Origin: Irish, Latin, Old Norse, Scottish Meaning: possibly from Irish uan meaning “lamb”; in Latin it means “one”; or it comes from an Old Norse verb meaning “to enjoy” Variants: Oona, Oonagh

Isingoma

Origin: Eastern African, Ganda, Luganda Meaning: first of twins

Alpha

Origin: Greek, English Meaning: it comes from the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the English-speaking world, it’s used to describe something as being the first of the beginning of something, or a dominant person, a leader

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…

Deuce

Origin: English Meaning: a playing card, as well as a slang word for two

Horatio

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: hour, time Variants: Horatius, Horace, Orazio (Italian), Horacio (Spanish), Horatia (feminine)

Nona

Origin: Roman Meaning: nine As well as being one of the names of the 3 Fates in Roman mythology, it also comes from the praenomen Nonus, which means ninth. Variants: Nonna

Yuya

Origin: Japanese Meaning: hundred nights

Seith

Origin: Welsh Meaning: Seven Variants: Saith Gender: Male Pronounced “Sayth”, this was a difficult name to find any information on. According to the few sites I could find, it’s a Welsh name meaning 7. Either way, Seith is a pretty uncommon name. I’m not sure where I came upon it but I used it for…