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)

Gabriel

Origin: Hebrew

גַּבְרִיאֵל (Gavri’el) Hebrew

Γαβριηλ (Gabriel) Ancient Greek

Meaning: from Hebrew Gavri’el meaning “God is my strong man”, “strong man of God”, “God is my strength”.

Gabe is a diminutive form of the name.

Gabrielle and Gabriela/Gabriella are feminine forms of the name.

Masculine forms: Gabriele (Italian); Gábor (Hungarian); Gavriil (Russian); Jabril, Jibril (Arabic); Kaapro (Finnish).

Ovidia

Origin: Latin, Romanian

Meaning: a feminine form of Ovid, the English form of Latin Ovidius either from Latin ovum meaning “egg” or Latin ovis “sheep”.

It’s also a Romanian feminine form of Ovidiu, the Romanian form of Ovid.

I’ve also seen it listed as a Norwegian feminine form of Ove which has several meanings: “inheritance”; “active, at work”.

Variants: Ovidio (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish); Ovidiu (Romanian); Ofydd (Welsh)

Tatiana

Origin: Latin

Meaning: the feminine form of Tatianus, a derivative of Tatius, of unknown meaning.

Tatiana is a name mentioned once in Book 4 (The Miserable Mill), as a friend of the author Lemony Snicket.

Tanya/Tania is a short form of the name.

Variants: Tatyana (Russian); Tatjana (Finnish, German), Tatianna, Tatyanna (English); Tatianus (m); Tatienne (French)

Beatrice

Origin: Italian

Meaning: the Italian form of Latin Beatrix. This name has somewhat of a tricky meaning. Beatrix comes from Latin Viatrix, a feminine form of Viator meaning “voyager, traveler”. It could also mean “blessed” from Latin beatus, the spelling altered to resemble it.

I’ve also seen Beatrice listed as meaning “happy”, also from latin beatus so I’m not sure if they mean the same thing.

Beatrice is the name found in every dedication of A Series of Unfortunate Events and (spoiler alert) it turns out she is the mother of the Baudelaire siblings. I read that there are plenty of literary allusions in the series and if so, Beatrice would probably be an allusion to Dante’s Divine Comedy. Apparently, Beatrice Baudelaire is the great love of Lemony Snicker, who rejected him and married the Baudelaire children’s father, however it’s his unrequited love for her that makes him chronicle the misadventures of the Baudelaire orphans.

Runa

Origin: Old Norse, Japanese

Meaning: feminine form of Rune meaning “secret, lore”, which comes from Old Norse Rúni which comes from Norse element run.

I’ve also found the name listed as a Japanese female name, as well as a Bengali name, though I couldn’t find any meanings for them. The closest I could find a meaning was that maybe it’s a transliteration of Luna (moon) in Japanese since there seems to be some difficulty with the L/R pronouncation- but that’s all purely conjecture on my part.

According to http://nookofnames.com/2011/09/22/incan-inspiration/ , Runa is also a Quechuan word meaning “man, adult, mankind”

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 counterpart of Greek Ares, both gods of war within their cultures.

Variants: Marcus, Marc, Mark

Guiomar

Origin: Germanic

Meaning: derived from Germanic name Wigmar, from elements wig “war, battle” and meri “famous”.

According to Wikipedia, it’s a surname ranging from Portuguese, French and Swedish. It was also the name of a male cousin of Guinevere’s in the Lancelot-Grail cycle. In modern Portugual and Spain, it is used as a feminine name.

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.

Eva

Origin: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Russian, Georgian, Biblical

Meaning: form of Eve, meaning to breathe or to live

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