In European and Assyrian usage, the name Toma is a version of Thomas, originating from Aramaic t’om’a, meaning twin.[ citation needed ] In the Russian language, Toma may be a diminutive of the male first name Avtonom.
It is also a female name, meaning "date palm tree", derived from Tamar, which is a Hebrew Bible name.
In Japan, it is a male name which is unrelated with the Bible nor "Thomas." The meaning will vary by which kanji are used to write this name. Another name, Tōma, may also be Latinized as "Toma."
Alexandra is the feminine form of the given name Alexander. Etymologically, the name is a compound of the Greek verb ἀλέξειν and ἀνήρ. Thus it may be roughly translated as "defender of man" or "protector of man". The name was one of the epithets given to the Greek goddess Hera and as such is usually taken to mean "one who comes to save warriors". The earliest attested form of the name is the Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀩𐀏𐀭𐀅𐀨, written in the Linear B syllabic script.
The German word Müller means "miller". It is the most common family surname in Germany, Switzerland, and the French départements of Bas-Rhin and Moselle and is the fifth most common surname in Austria. Other forms are "Miller" and "Möller". Of the various family coats of arms that exist, many incorporate milling iconography, such as windmills or watermill wheels.
Novak, Novák, Nowak or Novack is a surname and masculine given name, derived from the slavic word for "new", which depending on the exact language and usage, translates as "novice", "new man", "newcomer", or "stranger".
Kovač, meaning "blacksmith" in Slavic languages, is a common surname in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Serbia. In Slovakia the surname is Kováč.
Sanda may refer to:
Danielle is the Hebrew female variant of the male name Daniel, meaning "God is my judge" in the Hebrew language. The name appears in the Bible, where Daniel survives a night in a den of lions.
Pavel is a masculine given name. It is a Slavic cognate of the name Paul. Pavel may refer to:
Medvedev and female Medvedeva (Медве́дева), from Russian medved’ (медве́дь), meaning the animal "bear", are Slavic surnames. Notable bearers of the name include:
Marin or Marín is a common surname in Romance-speaking Europe and Latin America, while also being a given name in Croatia, Albania and Bulgaria. It is a variant of the Latin name Marinus.
Anna is a Latin form of the Greek: Ἅννα and the Hebrew name Hannah, meaning "favor" or "grace" or "beautiful". Anna is in wide use in countries across the world as are its variants Anne, originally a French version of the name, though in use in English speaking countries for hundreds of years, and Ann, which was originally the English spelling. Saint Anne is traditionally the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary, which accounts for its wide use and popularity among Christians. The name has also been used for numerous saints and queens..
Petra is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of Peter, which is derived from the Greek word "πέτρα" meaning "stone, rock". It is also a common first name in German-speaking countries, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Slovakia.
Nina is a feminine given name with various origins. It is a predominantly east European and Slavic name that has later been used globally.
Vera is a female first name of Slavenic origin, and by folk etymology it has also been explained as Latin vera meaning true. In Slavenic languages, Vera means faith. The name Vera has been used in the English speaking world since the 19th century and was popular in the early 20th century.
Antonia, Antónia, Antônia, or Antonía is a feminine given name and a surname. It is of Roman origin, used as the name of women of the Antonius family. Its meaning is "priceless", "praiseworthy" and "beautiful". Antonia is a Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish name used in the United States, most of Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Western Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, part of Serbia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Greenland, Estonia, Republic of Karelia, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
Luca is a given name used predominantly for males, mainly in Latin America, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Georgia. It is derived from the Latin name Lucas, which itself is derived from the Latin word "lux" (light). It may also come from the Latin word "lucus" meaning "sacred wood". The name is common among Christians as a result of Luke the Evangelist. Similarly, the name Luka is also commonly found as a male given name in Eastern Europe and particularly the Balkans with the name sharing the same origin. Luca is also a Hungarian and Croatian female given name, but pronounced differently as "LOO-tsah" the equivalent of the English name Lucy.
Valentina is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of the Roman name Valentinus, which is derived from the Latin word "valens" meaning "healthy, strong".
Mara can be either a surname or a first name. As a surname, it may be:
Stefania [in all languages except for Polish pronounced like Ste-pha-knee-ah] is a female name in Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Stefánia Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Ukrainian and Russian, originating from Old Greek meaning crowned or the winning.
Varga or Vargha is a Hungarian occupational surname derived from the Hungarian term varga, meaning, ”shoemaker” or “cobbler”.
Antonina and Antoņina are feminine given names and nicknames. It is a Bulgarian, Latin, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian given name that is an alternate form of Antonia in use in Israel, Vietnam, Moldova, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. It is a Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian and Swedish diminutive form of Antonia in use in Greenland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, parts of the Republic of Karelia, Germany, Italy, Northern Estonia, Austria, eastern Switzerland, and parts of Romania and Hungary. Antoņina is a Latvian alternate form of Antonia in use in Latvia. Notable people with this name include the following:
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