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: “Fortune, Luck.”
Nicknames: Tuna, Tuni, Fora
Detail: The goddess Fortuna controls the destiny of every human being. She is the goddess who permits the fertilization of humans, animals and plants.
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
Meaning: “Fruit tree.”
Nicknames: Pomme (French word for apple), Pomy,
Detail: From the Latin
pomus “fruit tree”. This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
Harry Potter series Pomona Sprout the professor of Herbology.
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Nicknames: Max, Maxime, Maxus
Detail: From the Roman byname derived from the Latin
This was the name of a 7th century monk and theologian from Constantinople, Saint Maximus.
Maxence (French) [mak-SAHN-seh]
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Maximus (Ancient Roman)
Maxima (Ancient Roman)
Meaning: “Voyager, traveller.”
Pronunciation: (VEE-ah-triks); (VAHY-ah-triks)
Nicknames: Vi, Via
Detail: Earlier form of Beatrix
Viatrix is a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator (VAHY-ah-tor) which meant “voyager, traveller”.
Viatrix or Beatrix was a 4th-century saint who was strangled to death during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Nicknames: Avo, Vito
Detail: From a Roman family name which meant “ancestral” in Latin. This was the name of an emperor who briefly reigned over the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century.
It was also the name of several saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Vienne.