Pax

 

Origin: Latin, English

Meaning: it means “peace” in Latin, the name of the Roman goddess of peace in Roman mythology.

It could also be a variant spelling of an English surname, Packs or Pachs referring to a place name Pacca, as well as from Old French pasques meaning “Easter”. Pax is also an English word  meaning peace.

Camilla

Origin: Latin, Etruscan

Meaning: feminine form of Latin Camillus, a term referring to an acolyte, a youth employed in rituals and sacrifice of ancient Roman religion.

Camilla is also the name of a warrior in the Aenead, whose name likely comes from Etruscan origin of unknown meaning. In the Aenead, Camilla was a member of the Volsci and daughter of King Metabus and his wife Casmilla (of whom she was likely named after). When Metabus was overthrown he fled with his infant daughter. When he got to the river Amasenus he tied baby Camilla to a spear, prayed to the goddess Diana (Artemis’s Greek counterpart) and promised her his daughter’s servitude and virginity if she made it safely across, which she did. When Camilla grew up she was a great warrior, and so swift she could run across water without getting her feet wet. She also sided against Aeneas and the Trojans but was killed in battle.

Variants: Camille (French, unisex); Kamilla, Kamila, Camillus (Ancient Roman), Camila (Spanish, Portuguese)

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)

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

Roma

Рома (Russian)

Origin: Russian, Italian

Meaning: In Russian, it’s a diminutive form of the name Roman, which comes from Latin Romanus meaning “Roman”. It’s also the Italian name of the city of Rome; in ancient Roman mythology, Roma was the female personification of the city

Sol

Origin: Latin, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese

Meaning: sun; short form of Solomon being peace

In Roman mythology, Sol is a sun god; it also means sun in Spanish and Portuguese; Sol is also the short of Solomon, meaning peace

Sól is also the Norse goddess of the sun, the equivalent of Sunna, goddess of the sun in Germanic mythology.

Variants: Soleil (French), Sola

Jupiter

Origin: Latin, Roman

Meaning: God-father

Variants: Iuppiter, Iovis, Jove, Jupe

Gender: Male

King of the gods in Roman mythology, as well as being the god of sky and lightning, Jupiter is an interesting name. I’ve used this for a female character of mine as well as a male character; I tend to use the same name more than once, especially if it’s a favorite. Interestingly enough, it’s also the name of the female protagonist of the upcoming sic-fi movie Jupiter Rising, coming out next month. She also shares the same first and last name as Jupiter Jones of the Three Investigators series, about a trio of boys who solve cases in their hometown, although whether that’s a coincidence or intentional, I don’t know.