Belladonna Cove/Onomatology

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This is the onomatology (study of names) page for Belladonna Cove.

Belladonna - A combination of "Bella" and "Donna" which -Combined- means "Beautiful Lady" in Italian
Cove - A small sheltered bay

The Baldwin family[edit | edit source]

  • Baldwin: "bold friend."
  • Benjamin: "son of the south."
  • Isabel: "girl," "lass," "sweetheart," "strumpet." Also, a Spanish form of Elizabeth.
  • Sofia: from Sophos, "wisdom," "wise," "loving."
  • Marcus: related to Mars, Roman god of war.

The Cho family[edit | edit source]

  • Cho: East Asian surname possibly from Japanese 蝶 (Butterfly) or Korean 조 (Jo).
  • Vivian: English form of French Viviane, meaning "lively".
  • Etsu: Japanese name meaning 'delightful'

The Riley family[edit | edit source]

  • Riley: Variant spelling of "Reilly"
  • Timothy: Comes from the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timotheos) meaning honouring God, in God's honour, or honored by God.
  • Sally: Diminutive of "Sarah".

The Cleveland family[edit | edit source]

  • Cleveland: a variant of cliff.
  • Jason: From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "to heal". In Greek mythology Jason was the leader of the Argonauts.
  • Marisa: Variant of "Marisa", which is an Italian, Spanish and Portuguese combination of "Maria" and "Luisa".

The Rutherford Household[edit | edit source]

  • Rutherford: Originally taken by families who lived near the town of Ruddervoorde, Belgium. It means "a knight's river crossing" in Flemish. The name dates back to the 10th century.
  • Geoff: Shortened form of "Geoffrey".
  • Weir: ?
  • Connor: Variant of Conor, which is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar which means "dog lover" or "wolf lover".

The Contender family[edit | edit source]

  • Contender: Meaning "To struggle in opposition", "To strive in rivalry", "Dispute earnestly".
  • Carlos: Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan form of "Charles", meaning "Man".

The Cordial family[edit | edit source]

  • Cordial: Meaning "Of or for the heart," "heartfelt, from the heart"
  • Samantha: Feminization of Samuel meaning "told by God"
  • Kimberly: Kimberly is a South African diamond town name

The DeBateau family[edit | edit source]

  • DeBateau: French form of "Boat".
  • Armand: French form of "Herman" which means "Army Man"
  • Tara: Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means "elevated place" in Gaelic.

The Peterson family[edit | edit source]

  • Peterson: Means "Son of Peter".
  • Jessica: This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock.

The Patel family[edit | edit source]

  • Patel: A South Asian surname, land, unit of land.
  • Ana: Shortened form of "Anna".
  • Ramir: Catalan form of Ramirus.

The Green Household[edit | edit source]

  • Green: Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
  • Gabriel: From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man". Gabriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition.
  • Gere: Variant of Geer, Gehr or Geary, all related to the Old High German element gēr (Old English gār, Old Norse geirr) meaning "spear, arrow".
  • Chastitiy: From the English word chastity, which is ultimately from Latin castus "pure".