Gilead

Origin: Hebrew גִּלְעָד (Ancient Hebrew) Gil’ad Meaning: the name of a place in the Old Testament, located east of Jordan, I’ve seen it meaning “monument of testimony”; “harsh”, rude” from Arabic jal’ad; “perptual fountain”, “heap of stones” or “camel hump”. Variants: Gilad It’s pronounced gil-ee-uhd and I’ve posted a link below. http://forvo.com/search/gilead/

Melyonen

Origin: Cornish Meaning: from a Cornish word meaning “violet”, referring to the flower. Pronounced mel-YON-en.  

Lee

Origin: English, Chinese Meaning: an English surname from Old English lēah meaning “clearing” or “meadow”. It’s also a variant spelling of a Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese surname derived  from Chinese character Li (李) meaning “plum” or “plum tree”. Other meanings I’ve come across depending on the kanji are “black”; “reason” or “judge”; “chestnut”, “sharp”, “benefit”, “profit”…

Vidya

Origin: Indian विद्या (Hindi, Sanskrit) Meaning: it means “knowledge, science, learning” in Sanskrit. It was also one of the epithets of the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Also it’s listed as a feminine name on Behind the name, I’ve seen it used as a masculine name, making it a unisex name. Variants: Widya (Indonesian); Vidyā, Vidhya

Jago

Origin: Cornish Meaning: the Cornish form of Jacob meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced jay-go.

Sabienne

Origin: French Meaning: from what I could find, it is possibly a French variation of Sabina meaning “Sabine”. Sabien would be the masculine form of the name. Variants: Savina (Italian); Sabine (French, German); Szabina (Hungarian). Male forms are: Sabinus (Ancient Roman); Sabino, Savino (Italian); Sabian, Sabien

Benton

Origin: English Meaning: a surnamde derived from a place name meaning either “town near the bent grass” from Old English elements beonet (bent grass) + tun (enclosure, settlement), or from Old English bean meaning “beans” in the collective singular.

Billie

Origin: English Meaning: a common nickname for William or Wilhelmina, essentially meaning “resolute protection” from Germanic elements wil “will, desire” and helm “helmet, protection”. Variants: Billy; William; Wilhelmina

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…

Wanda

Origin: Slavic Meaning: possibly from a Germanic name meaning “Wend”, referring to a Slavic people living in eastern Germany. Variants: Vanda (Czech, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak); Lawanda (English); Vonda (English).

Manuel

Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, German Meaning: the Spanish, Portuguese and German form of Emmanuel meaning “God is with us”. Manuela is the feminine form of the name. Manny is a common nickname in English; Manolo and Manu are the Spanish diminutives of the name while Nelinho is the Portuguese diminutive. Manu is also the short form…

Joyce

Origin: English Meaning: from medieval masculine name Josse, derived from Iudocus which is the Latinized form of Breton Judoc meaning “lord”. Originally a masculine name, it later became associated with the Middle English word joise meaning “to rejoice”. Variants: Joisse (u), Josse (m), Jocosa (f)

Saul

Origin: Hebrew שָׁאוּל (Hebrew) Meaning: from Hebrew Sha’ul meaning “asked for” or “prayed for”. Variants: Saoul (Biblical Greek); Sha’ul (Hebrew); Sauli (Finnish); Saulius (Lithuanian); Talut, Shā’ūl (Arabic)

Yuka

Origin: Japanese 優 花 “gentle/tenderness flower” Meaning: I’ve seen it listed as meaning “gentle/tenderness flower”from Japanese elements yu 優 (gentle) and ka 花 “flower”, though like all Japanese names the meaning depends on the kanji used. According to Wikipedia, here are some of the other meanings. 由香, “reason, fragrance” 由華, “reason, beautiful” 由佳, “reason, good” 由花, “reason, flower” 有佳,…

Piers

Origin: English, Medieval French Meaning: a medieval form of Peter from Greek Petros meaning “stone”. Piers is also the plural form of pier. Pier also happens to be the Dutch form of Peter, as well as being the English term for a raised structure extending from land over water and usually used as a landing place…

Graciela

Origin: Spanish Meaning: an elaborate form of Gracia meaning “grace”. Gracília is the Portuguese equivalent of Graça.

Sorin

Origin: Romanian, French, Jewish, Russian, Japanese Meaning: possibly from Romanian soare meaning “sun”. I’ve also seen it as a surname. It could be French in origin, from Old French sor, a diminutive of Sorel, meaning “chestnut”, originally a nickname for someone with reddish hair. It also has a different etymology, a Jewish surname derived from a metronymic of Yiddish…

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…

José

Origin: Spanish, Portuguese Meaning: the Spanish and Portuguese form of Joseph meaning “He will add” or “Yahweh will increase”. Pepe and Pepito are diminutive forms of the name in Spanish, while in Portuguese Zé and Zezé are the diminutive forms of José. Josefa is the feminine form of the name in Spanish and Portuguese (Pepita being…

Karya

Origin: Greek, Hindu Meaning: nut tree In Greek mythology, Karya is one of the Hamadryades, eight nymphs who presided over a particular tree. Karya is the nymph of the nut tree- walnut, hazel and the sweet chestnut. There’s also another myth in which Karya was a Lakonian maiden who was loved by the god Dionysos….