Leanne

Leanne is an English female name, a combination of Lee (which comes from an English surname meaning “clearing”) and Anne (which comes from Hebrew meaning “favor, grace” via a Proto-Semitic root). 

It could also be a variant spelling of Liane, itself the German and French form of the Liana plant, a type of long-stemmed wooded vine that grows in the jungle. The word derives from Middle French lien (to bind) via Latin ligo (to bind) which derives from PIE root word *leyǵ- (to bind, tie); though Liane is also used as a shortened form of names such as Éliane (the French form of Aeliana, the feminine form of Aelius, a Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Ancient Greek helios meaning “sun”) or Juliane (the French and German form of Julian from Ancient Roman name Julius of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Greek ioulos (downy-bearded) or related to Jupiter, the name of the Roman god derived from Indo-European *Dyeu-Pater meaning “sky father”).

OriginProto-Indo-European, Proto-Semitic; uncertain

Meaning: a combination of given names Lee and Anne “clearing + favor, grace”; could also be a variant spelling of Liane, the German French form of liana, a type of long-climbing vine; also a shortened form of names such as Éliane (the French form of Aeliana, of uncertain meaning, possibly related to helios “sun”), or Juliane (the feminine form of Julian, related to Jupiter “sky father”).

Usage: English

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Variants:

  • Lianne (English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish)
  • Liane (German, French)
  • Leann (English)
  • Lee-Ann (English)
  • Lee-Anne (English)
  • Lee Ann (English)
  • Lee Anne (English)
  • Li-Anne (English)

Eliam

Eliam is the name of two figures in the Bible, the name of the father of Bathsheba (the wife of King David and the mother of Solomon), as well as the name of one of David’s Thirty Warriors. The name means “God’s people” or “people of God” though I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “God is my nation”, composed of Hebrew el אל (god) and am עם (people, nation).

Origin: Proto-Semitic, Hebrew

Meaning: “God’s people” or “people of God” or “God is my nation”

Usage: Hebrew

Variants:

  • Eliyam (Hebrew)
  • Elyam (Hebrew)
  • Ammiel (Hebrew)- a transposed form of Eliam

Abner

Abner is a Hebrew male name meaning “my father is light” or “father’s light”, made up from Hebrew av אָב (father) and ner נֵר (lamp; light), both derived from a Proto-Semitic origin.

Abner is the name of a figure in the Old Testament, the cousin of Saul, the first king of Israel, and the commander of his army.

Abner is also an English surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Semitic

Meaning: “my father is light” or “father’s light”

Usage: Hebrew, English

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Variants:

  • Avner (Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew)
  • Abenner (Biblical Greek)

Ibrahim

Ibrahim is the Arabic form of Abraham, the name of an important figure in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Abraham’s name was originally Abram meaning “high father” but was changed by God to Abraham meaning “father of many”, to reflect that the than childless Abraham and his wife Sarai (whose name was also changed to Sarah) would have a son long past their childbearing age, Isaac, from whom the Hebrew people descended from, and that he would have many descendants (which he did). Abraham also had another son with his wife’s Egyptian servant, Hagar; his name was Ishmael, considered the ancestor of the Arab people.

Ibrahim is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Semitic

Meaning: “father of many” or “father of multitudes”

Usage: Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian, Albanian, Dhivehi

Nicknames: Brahim, Ibro (Bosnian), Rahim

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Variants:

  • Ebrahim (Arabic, Persian)
  • Ibraheem (Arabic)
  • Abraham (Hebrew, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Avraham (Hebrew)
  • Ibragim (Chechen, Ossetian)
  • Aabraham (Finnish)
  • Aapo (Finnish)
  • Abraam (Biblical Greek, Georgian)
  • Ábrahám (Hungarian)
  • Abramo (Italian)
  • Abraão (Portuguese)
  • İbrahim (Turkish)
  • Ibrahima (West African)
  • Abram (Russian, Georgian, Hebrew, English)
  • Avram (Hebrew)
  • Avrum (Yiddish)

Ibrahim- إبراهيم (Arabic)

Ibraaheem- އިބްރާހީމް (Dhivehi)