August

Origin: Latin Meaning: a form of Augustus, from Latin meaning “great” or “venerable”. It was originally a title given to the first Roman emperor. Gus and Augie are diminutives of the name. Augusta and Augustine are feminine forms of the name, while Auguste is a unisex name (feminine in German, masculine in French) as well…

Hans

Origin: German, Dutch, Scandinavian Meaning: the German, Dutch and Scandinavian short form of Johannes, the Latin form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Hansel is another variant of Hans while Hansine is the Danish feminine form of the name.

Niles

Origin: English, Scandinavian Meaning: it’s the Scandinavian form of Irish Neil as well as an English surname derived from Neil as well, from Gaelic Niall, possibly meaning “champion” or “cloud”.

Marcus, Markus

Origin: German, Scandinavian, Finnish, Ancient Roman, Norwegian, English, Swedish, Danish Meaning: Markus is the German, Scandinavian, and Finnish form of Mark, whichs comes from the Roman praenomen Marcus probably derived from Mars, which might come from Latin mas  meaning “male” (Behind the name). According to nameberry, it means “warlike”- probably because Mars was the Roman…

Carla, Karla

Origin: German, Scandinavian, Croatian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English Meaning: the feminine form of Charles, derived from a Germanic word meaning “man”. It seems to have been used to describe men who were nor thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society so it connotes the idea of a “free man”…

Tora

Meaning: Scandinavian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Japanese Meaning: thunder; tiger Tora is a form of Thora, which comes from Thor meaning thunder; it also means tiger in Japanese

Kent

Origin: English, Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian Meaning: royal manor; fair and fiery Variants: Kenneth, Kenton Gender: Male A surname name, Kent is also the Scandinavian form of Kenneth, meaning fair and fiery, or a short form of Kenton, which means royal manor.