Meaning: “Loved, healthy.”
Nicknames: Ama, Amy, Matti, Taz, Sana
Detail: A given name in early 14th century Italy.
Pronunciation: (roo-BAY-us); (ROO-bee-us)
Detail: Derived from the Latin word ruber.
Rubeus Hagrid is a character in the Harry Potter books.
“Hagrid”, according to Rowling in an interview, comes from the word “hagridden”, meaning to have a nightmarish night, particularly when hung over.
Meaning: “The highest.”
Nicknames: So, Sopi, Sopa,
Possibly derived from the Latin supra meaning “high”.
Little is known of Soprata and her sister Eustolia, however they were revered as saints since the 7th century.
Origin: Gaulish; Roman ; Latin
Meaning: “Alder; Man; True.”
Details: It is probable that this name could derive from a Norman surname, which was itself derived from a Gaulish word meaning “alder”.
It is also possible that the name originated from the Roman name Virilius “man”, but this is not confirmed.
It could also be connected to the medieval name Ver, derived from the Latin Verus “True”. Ver enjoyed some popularity with this usage in medieval England to honor a 4th century bishop. Thus, the exact lineage of the name is unknown, but could come from any one of these roots.
Meaning: “Jewel, gem.”
Pronunciation: (OH-puh-leen); (OH-puh-line)
Nicknames: Opal, Opie
Detail: The word derives from Sanskrit upala meaning “jewel”, which also gave the Greek opallios, the Latin opalus, and the English opal.
The opal is an iridescent gemstone, popular for many centuries. It is the birthstone of October.
Meaning: “Little bear.”
Nicknames: Ursa, Sula, Ulla
Deatail: Saint Ursula is a Chistian saint.
In Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Ursula is a waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Leonato’s daughter, Hero.
In the Harry Potter series, Ursula Black is the wife of Phineas Nigellus Black, a former Headmaster of Hogwarts.