Homa

Homa هما is a Persian female name which comes from the name of a mythical bird in Persian mythology. The Homa (also spelled Huma) is said to fly eternally, never landing on earth. It’s said that if its shadow fell upon a person it was considered good luck, signaling a blessed and happy fortune for that person. It has some similarities to the phoenix, thought to live a long life before dying in flames and rising anew from the ashes.

Although the exact meaning behind the name is uncertain, it has popularly been given that the first part of the name, hu, represents “spirit” while the second part comes from Arabic ma مَاء “water”.

Origin: uncertain

Meaning: the name of a mythical bird in Persian mythology, the meaning behind the name is unknown though it’s been linked to hu “spirit” + ma “water”

Usage: Persian

Variants:

  • Huma (Persian)

Kokoro

Kokoro is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:

  • kokoro “heart, mind, soul”
  • kokoro “love, affection”
  • kokoro 愛心 “love, affection” +heart, mind, soul”
  • kokoro “idea; mind; heart; desire”
  • kokoro “tenderness, gentleness; kind, good”

There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s こころ.

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: several depending on the kanji used

Usage: Japanese

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