Efisio


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Italian

Meaning: “One from Ephesus.”

Pronunciation: (eh-FEE-zee-oh); (eh-FEE-zhoh)

Nicknames: Fiso, Efo

Detail: From the Latin byname Ephesius, which originally belonged to a person who was from the city of Ephesus, in Ionia.

This was the name of a saint martyred on Sardinia in the 4th century

Honor


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Honor.”

Pronunciation: (ON-er)

Nicknames: Nonie, Noor, Nora, Nori

From the Latin Honorius which meant “honor”.

Names of several saints, Honorina and Honorius.

Female Variations:

  • Annora (English)
  • Honor (English)
  • Honora (Irish, English)
  • Honoria (Roman)
  • Honorina (Roman)
  • Honorine (French)
  • Honour (English)
  • Nóirín (Irish)
  • Nonie (English)
  • Noora (Finnish)
  • Nora (Irish, English, Scandinavian, German, Italian)
  • Norah (Irish, English)
  • Noreen (Irish, English)
  • Norene (Irish, English)
  • Norina (Italian)
  • Onóra (Irish)

Male Variations:

  • Honoré (French)
  • Honorinus (Roman)
  • Honorius (Roman)

Pomona


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Fruit tree.”

Pronunciation: (pah-MOH-nah)

Nicknames: Pomme (French word for apple), Pomy, Poppy, Mona

Detail: From the Latin pomus “fruit tree”. This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.

In the Harry Potter series Pomona Sprout the professor of Herbology.

Volker


Gender: Masculine

Origin: German

Meaning: “People, tribe; army, warrior.”

Pronunciation: (VOHL-ker)

Nicknames: Volk

Detail: Derived from the elements folk “people, tribe” and heri “army, warrior”