Nicknames: Oene (ee-nee)
Detail: In Greek mythology, Oenone (or Oinone) was a naiad (of the water) nymph. She was the first wife of Paris, until he abandoned her when Aphrodite awarded him the hand of Helene in marriage. Later during the Trojan War when Paris had been wounded by the poisoned arrow of Philoktetes, he sought her healing skills, but Oenone, remembering his past treatment of her, would not heal him, so he was taken back to Troy. Oenone, meanwhile, with a change of heart, left to Troy to find and heal him; when she found him dead she hanged herself.
Nicknames: Zari, Iza, Izi
Meaning: “Divine ruler.”
Nicknames: Oz, Ozzy
Detail: Osrick is a courtier, treated with contempt by Hamlet in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Meaning: “Leader, head.”
Nicknames: Cora, Ypha
Detail: From the Greek koruphaios meaning “head”. Name of a species of palm.
Meaning: “Glistening, shining.”
Nicknames: Ar, Argo, Gus
Detail: Derived from the Greek argos meaning “glistening, shining”.
In Greek myth this name belonged to both the man who built the Argo and a man with a hundred eyes.
In the Harry Potter series Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts School.
Meaning: “Poppy flower.”
Detail: From the word for the red flower, derived from Old English popæg.
In the Harry Potter series Poppy Pomfrey is the Hogwarts school nurse.
Meaning: “Vendor of sewing materials.”
Nicknames: Mer, Mero
Detail: Transferred use of the surname, in origin an occupational name for a trader of sewing materials (Old French mercier, from Late Latin mercarius, a derivative of merx meaning “merchandise”).