Françoise

Origin: French Meaning: the feminine form of François, the French form of Franciscus meaning “Frenchman”. Variants: François (m); Francis, Frances Advertisements

Nebula

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin meaning “cloud”. Nebula is also used in astronomy to refer to an intersteller cloud of gas and dust.

Zara

Origin: English, Bulgarian, Arabic Зара (Bulgarian) Zara زهرة (Arabic) Zahrah- blooming flower زهراء (Arabic) Zahrah’- bright, shining, radiant زهرا (Arabic)- Zahra- bright, shining, radiant Meaning: English form of Zaïre, a name used by Voltaire for a play. He may have based it on Arabic Zahrah ( زهرة) meaning “blooming flower” or Zahrah’ (زهراء) meaning “bright, shining, radiant”….

Emi

  Origin: Japanese, English 恵美 (Japanese)- Emi “blessing, kindness + beautiful” 絵美 (Japanese)- Emi “picture, painting + beautiful” 恵美 子 (Japanese)- Emiko “blessing, kindest + beautiful/child” 絵美子 (Japanese)- Emiko “picture, painting +beautiful/child” Meaning: a Japanese name me composed of kanji e (恵) “blessing, kindness” + mi (美) “beautiful” meaning “blessing, kindness + beautiful” or from e (絵) “picture, painting”…

Amina

Origin: Arabic أمينة (Arabic) Aminah- truthful آمنة (Arabic) Amina- feel safe Meaning: feminine form of Amin (امين) meaning “truthful”. It could also be derived from Arabic amin (أمن) meaning “safe” or “feel safe”. Variants: Aminah, Ameena, Ameenah, Aamina, Aaminah; Emina (Bosnian); Amin (m) Interesting fact: There was a female warrior queen in the northwest of Nigeria named…

Drucilla

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: a variant spelling of Drusilla, the feminine form of Drusus which is supposedly derived from the name of a Gallic chief killed by a Roman soldier, Drausus, possibly meaning “strong”. I’ve also seen it listed as being derived from Greek drosos meaning “dew”. I’ve also come across as it being derived from Celtic daru-…

Perry

Origin: English, Welsh Meaning: an English surname meaning “pear tree”. It’s also a Welsh surname from ap Herry meaning “son of Herry”, the later a medieval English form of Henry meaning “home ruler”. Perry or Peri is also a short form of Peregrine meaning “traveler, stranger” or “pilgrim”. Spelled Perri, it becomes an Italian surname derived from…

Virginia

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: the feminine form of Roman Verginius or Virginius; though originally of unknown meaning it has long been associated with Latin virgo meaning “maid, virgin”. Virgie, Ginny and Gigi are diminutive forms of the name. Variants: Virginia; Virginie (French); Verginius, Virginius (Ancient Roman)

Bay

Origin: English, Germanic, Gaelic/Scottish, Turkish Meaning: from Latin baca meaning “berry”, originally referring to the berries of a bay tree. As a surname it comes from Old English Beaga (m) and Beage (f) which mean “garland”, “crown” and “treasure thing”. Bay is also an English word referring to an area of water bordered by land on three…

Holland

Origin: Dutch, English, Irish Meaning: from Middle Dutch holtland meaning “wooded land” or “wood land”. It’s also derived from an English locational name meaning “ridge land”. I’ve also seen it as being an Anglicized form of Gaelic surname O’hÓileáin from personal name Faolan meaning “wolf”, or the Anglicized form of Ó’hUallacháin meaning “descendent of Uallachán”, the latter meaning…

Rainey

Origin: Gaelic, English Meaning: from what I could find, it’s a Scottish or Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Gaelic O’Raighne meaning “descendent of Raonull”, the latter being either a form of Ronald which means “advice,counsel +power,ruler” or a form of Reynold meaning “advice+rule”. It can also be a variant spelling of English rainy. Variants:…

Eve

Origin: English, Hebrew חַוָּה (Ancient Hebrew) Chawwah Meaning: from Hebrew Chawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”. Eve is also an English word referring to evening, or the day before a date or event. Evie/Evy is a dimunutive form of the name. Variants: Eva, Ava; Chawwah (Hebrew); Hawa (Arabic)

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

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

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).

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)