Praxilla

Praxilla seems to be a derivative of Ancient Greek praxis meaning “practice, action, deed” via Ancient Greek prassein (to do, practice) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. In philosophy, praxis is a term used to refer to the act of engaging or practicing ideas, as well as also referring to something that is habitual or established practice.

Praxilla is the name of a 5th century Greek poetess who originated from Sicyon, an Ancient Greek city located close to Corinth. There isn’t much known about her, very little of her own work surviving only in fragments, though she is mentioned as one of the nine earthly muses listed by Antipater of Thessalonica (a Greek writer and poet).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “practice, action, deed”

Usage: Ancient Greek

Variants:

  • Praxis (Ancient Greek)
  • Praxedes (Ancient Greek)
  • Praxedis (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Praxidis (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Praxed (Late Greek)
  • Prakseda (Polish, Lithuanian)
  • Praxeda (Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Praxède (French)
  • Praxille (French)
  • Prassede (Italian)

Male forms:

  • Praxis (Ancient Greek)
  • Praxède (French)
  • Praxille (French)

Takuya

Takuya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:

taku:

  • taku 拓 “to expand, to open” 
  • taku 託 “consign, requesting, entrusting with, pretend, hint”
  • taku 卓 “eminent, table, desk, high” 
  • taku 琢 “polish”
  • taku 巧 “clever, skilled, adroit”

ya:

  • 也 “to be”
  • “all the more, increasingly”
  • 哉 “how, what, alas, question mark”- an expression of exclamation or surprise

There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana, it’s たくや.

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: various depending on the kanji used

Usage: Japanese

96a7881217a409b3bf44804309effdba
Pinterest

Sonia

Sonia is a variant spelling of Sonya, a Russian diminutive of Sofiya, the Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian form of Sophia which comes from Ancient Greek sophía σοφῐ́ᾱ meaning “wisdom”, originally connoting the meaning of skill or cleverness, especially in regards to a craft or someone who was wise and learned; it derives from Ancient Greek sophos which originates from an unknown origin.

Sonia is also a popular Indian female name though in this case it seems to be derived from Sanskrit sonā सोना meaning “gold” via suvárna (meaning “gold” as a noun, and “gold, golden color; bright, brilliant hue; good color” as an adjective), which ultimately derives from a PIE origin.

Origin: unknown; Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: ultimately from Sophia meaning “wisdom”; is also an Indian female name meaning “gold”

Usage: English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, French, Greek, Russian, Indian, Hindi

74f00a9ad38036e9cfadc0c7135fdd88
Pinterest

Variants:

  • Sonya (Russian, English)
  • Sonja (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian)
  • Sonje (German)
  • Sofya (Russian)
  • Sophia (Ancient Greek, Greek, English, German)
  • Sofia (Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Italian, Greek, Finnish Estonian, Slovak, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian)
  • Sophie (French, English, German, Dutch)
  • Sophy (English)
  • Sofija (Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian)
  • Sofie (German, Danish, Dutch, Czech)
  • Žofie (Czech)
  • Soňa (Czech, Slovak)
  • Sohvi (Finnish)
  • Sopio (Georgian)
  • Szofi (Hungarian)
  • Zsófia (Hungarian)
  • Szófia (Hungarian)
  • Szonja (Hungarian)
  • Soffía (Icelandic)
  • Zofia (Polish)
  • Žofia (Slovak)

Male forms:

  • Soni (Indian, Hindi)