Solanus comes from the Latin name of the east wind meaning “of the east” or “of the sun”, made up of Latin sōl (sun) and the Latin suffix -ānus (of, pertaining to). However, it’s also likely that Solanus is a Latinized form of Solano, a Spanish locational name for someone who came from a place called Solano, likely deriving from Latin solanum, a derivative of sol meaning “sun”, perhaps referring to a place that was often sunny or received a lot of sun. It’s also possible that solanum is made of Latin solor (soothe, comfort), and it’s also a Latin word meaning “nightshade”.
- Solano (Spanish)
- Solana (Spanish, Catalan)