Majesty by Wolfgang Weber
Meaning: “Great warrior; lion-king.”
Nicknames: Arto, Art, Artie, Tax
Detail: Artaxes (ar-TAK-seez) is the Greek form of Persian Artachshatra. In the bible, this is the name of the son and successor of Khshayarsha as emperor of Persia. His Hebrew name is Artachshashta.
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Meaning: “Song of the hero.”
Nicknames: Rod, Rodo
Detail: Rodion comes from the Greek name Heroides meaning “song of the hero” from
heros “hero, warrior” and oides “song, ode”.
Rodion is the central character of
Crime and Punishment by Feodor Dostoevsky.
Meaning: “Forest; keeper of the forest.”
Nicknames: Fos, Foz
Detail: Derived from Middle English occupational words referring to a forester, scissor maker, or woodworker.
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Origin: Literay – Tolkien
Meaning: “Son of red king.”
Nicknames: Rory, Mac
Detail: Possibly derived from the Gaelic
rori meaning “red king” and mac “son of”
Rorimac is grandfather of Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck. He was present at Bilbo’s famous Birthday Party, and was noted as being the first to suspect that Bilbo’s disappearance at that party meant that “Mad Baggins” had gone off on another adventure. He was nearly a hundred years old at that time, and commonly known as “Old Rory”.
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Meaning: “Man from Laurentum.”
Nicknames: Lozo, Enzo, Renzo, Lenzo
Detail: Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius, which meant “from Laurentum”, its name probably deriving from Latin laurus “laurel”.
Saint Laurence was a 3rd-century deacon and martyr from Rome.
In the Middle Ages this name was common in England (in a variety of spellings), partly because of a second saint by this name, a 7th-century archbishop of Canterbury.
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Absorbed in Robinson Crusoe by Collinson
Nicknames: Stone, Gato, Tony
Detail: Gaston serves up a bit of trouble as the main antagonist of Disney’s film Beauty and the Beast.
Friends by John George Brown
Meaning: “Brave counsel.”
Detail: Cord is the contracted form of Conrad. Derived from the Germanic elements
kuoni “brave” and rad “counsel”.