Nebula

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

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”….

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…

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:…

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”…

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…

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…

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….

Trendafilka

Origin: Macedonian Meaning: from Macedonian trendafil meaning “eglantine, sweet briar”. Trena is a diminutive form of the name.

Belladonna

Origin: Italian Meaning: from Italian bella (beautiful) and donna (lady) meaning “beautiful lady”. Belladonna is also the name of a deadly nightshade, which apparently got its name because it was used by women as eyedrops to  dilute their pupils to make them look more seductive.

Beverly

Origin: English Meaning: a surname that means “beaver stream” from Old English beofer meaning “beaver” and licc meaning “stream”, denoting someone who lived near one. Beverly was originally used as a masculien name before becoming more popular for women. Bev and Verlie are diminutives of the name. Variants: Beverley

Marwan

Origin: Arabic مروان‎‎ (Arabic) Meaning: from what I could find, it supposedly means “solid stone” Variants: Maruan, Marouane, Merouane, Merwan, Mervan

India

Origin: Sanskrit Meaning: the name comes from the Indus river, which comes from Greek Indus/Indos which is ultimately derived from Sanskrit sindhu meaning “river”, “flood”, “sea” and “ocean”. India is the Latinate form of the name.

Sidero

Origin: Greek Meaning: iron In Greek mythology, Sidero was the second wife of Salmoneus and the stepmother of his daughter Tyro, whom she apparently mistreated. This earned her the hatred of Tyro’s sons and was killed by Tyro’s son Pelias, who killed her on the altar of Hera and earned the goddess’s hatred.

Sohrab

Origin: Persian سهراب (Persian) Sohrab Meaning: it means either “illustrious, shining” or “red water”. In the Persian epic of Shahnameh Sohrab is the name of the son of the hero Rostam. It’s rather a tragic story. Rostam is searching for his lost horse Rakhsh and enters the kingdom of Samangan, becoming the guest of the king whose…

Gyatso

Origin: Tibetan རྒྱ་མཚོ (Tibetan) Meaning: from a Tibetan name, Rgya-mtsho, meaning “ocean”

Perun

Origin: Slavic Meaning: “thunder”. I’ve also seen it listed as coming from an Indo-European root word parg meaning “to strike, to slay”, or perhaps coming from another Proto-Indo-European root word perku “oak”. In Slavic mythology, Perun is the god of thunder and lightning and the highest god in the Slavic pantheon. He’s also associated with the oak tree.