Γαβριέλα (Gabriella) – Γρίβας (Grivas)

Γαβριέλα, Gavriela, Gabriella: God is my strong man, from the Hebrew גַבְרִיאֵל..

Γαβριήλ, Gavriel, Gabriel: God is my strong man, from the Hebrew גַבְרִיאֵל..

Γαβριηλίτσα, Gavrielitsa, Gabrielitsa: Diminutive of Γαβριέλα (Gabriella) God is my strong man, from the Hebrew גַבְרִיאֵל..

Γαβρίλα, Gavrila, Gabrila: Diminutive of Γαβριέλα (Gabriella) God is my strong man, from the Hebrew גַבְרִיאֵל..

Γαβρίλης, Gavriles, Gabriles: Diminutive of Γαβριήλ (Gabriel) God is my strong man, from the Hebrew גַבְרִיאֵל..

Γαβριλίτσα, Gavrilitsa, Gabrilitsa: Diminutive of Γαβριέλα (Gabriella) God is my strong man, from the Hebrew גַבְרִיאֵל..

Γαβρίλος, Gavrilos, Gabrilos: Diminutive of Γαβριήλ (Gabriel) God is my strong man, from the Hebrew גַבְרִיאֵל..

Γαϊτανιά, Gainania, Gaetane: From Caieta, a town and harbor in Latium, now Gaëta. There is a possible etymological link with Καιάδας, a cliff near Sparta from which prisoners or those deemed unfit were executed.

Γαμαλιήλ, Gamaliel: The benefit if God, in Hebrew.

Γαρουφαήλ, Garouphael: Of a carnation. From the Italian garofalo (< καρυόφυλλον), carnation, and the ersatz Bible-esque ending “-ael” (as in Raphael). 

Γεδεών, Gedeon, Gideon: From the Hebrew גִּדְעוֹן meaning “feller” or “hewer”.

Γεθσημανή, Gethsemane: Oil barrel, in Aramaic.

Γενεβιέβη, Geneviève: From Genovefa, a tribe woman, in Gaulois.

Γενοβέφα, Genovefa, Geneviève: From Genovefa, a tribe woman, in Gaulois.

Γεράρδος, Gerardos, Gerard:  Tough as a spear. From the Germanic ger  (spear) and hard.

Γερβασία, Gervasia: Poignant. From the Germanic ger  (spear).

Γερβάσιος, Gervasius: Poignant. From the Germanic ger  (spear).

Γερμανός, Germanos, Germanus: Brotherly. from the Latin germanus, of a brother or sister.

Γερτρούδη, Gertrude: Strong and spear-like. From the Germanic ger (spear) and thrud (strength). 

Γεσθημανή, Gesthemane: Oil barrel, in Aramaic.

Γιάγκος, Giagkos, Yagkos, Johnny: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιακουμής, Giakomis, Yakoumis, Giacomo: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιάνης, Gianis, Yanis, John: Of the grace of God. A somewhat poseurish form of  Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιάννα, Ginna, Yianna, Janna: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννα (Joanna), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιαννάκης, Giannakes, Yiannakis, Johnny: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιαννακός, Giannakos, Yiannakos, Johnny: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιάννης, Giannis, Yiannis, John: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιαννίκος, Giannikos, Yiannikos, Johnny: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιάννος, Giannos, Yannos, Johnny: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιαννούλα, Giannoula, Yannoula: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννα (Joanna), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιασεμή, GIaseme, Jasmin: Jasmin. From the Persian name Yasamen for the plant in question.

Γιασεμίνα, Giasemina, Jasmina: Jasmin. From the Persian name Yasamen for the plant in question.

Γιοβάνα, Giovana, Giovana: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννα (Joanna), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιοβάννα, Giovana, Giovanna: Of the grace of God. A diminutive of  Ἰωάννα (Joanna), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιολανός, Giolanos, Yolanos: Possibly related to the  Latin viola,  the violet, the stock-gillyflower.

Γιολάντα, Giolanta, Yolanda: Possibly related to the  Latin viola,  the violet, the stock-gillyflower.

Γιουβανέλης, Giouvaneles: Of the grace of God. A form of  Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

Γιούστα, Giousta, Justa: Just. From the Latin justus, meaning just, rightful, true.

Γιουστίνα, Gioustina, Justina: Just. From the Latin justus, meaning just, rightful, true.

Γιουστίνη, Gioustine, Justine: Just. From the Latin justus, meaning just, rightful, true.

Γκασπάρ, Gaspard, Casper, Jasper:  Treasurer, in Persian.

Γκάσπαρος, Gasparos, Gaspard, Casper, Jasper:  Treasurer, in Persian.

Γκίκας, Gkikas: Possibly from a Vlachic word for μανούρι, a type of cheese.

Γκρέτα, Greta: Pearl-like. From the Latin Margarita, a reborrowing from the Greek μαργαρίτης (pearl).

Γουλιέλμος, Goulielmos, Guillaume, Wilhelm, William:  From the Germanic wil (will) and helm (helmet, protection).

Γρίβας, Grivas: A silver-colored horse. From the Gothic grêwa, grey.

© Paul Pan

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2 thoughts on “Γαβριέλα (Gabriella) – Γρίβας (Grivas)

  1. Γιουβενάλης, Giouvaneles: Of the grace of God. A form of Ἰωάννης (Ioannis), from the Hebrew Yohanan meaning Yahweh is gracious”.

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