What's in a Name?

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Roman Mythology
Pronunciation:  RAWN-yǝ-lǝs (English)

Meaning & History
Simply means "of Rome."  In Roman legend, Romulus and Remus (brothers) were the founders of Rome.

Gender:  Masculine & Feminine
Usage:  Indian
Pronunciation:  AHR-yah, AHR-yee-ah

Meaning & History
Means "honorable, noble" in Sanskrit.

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical, Hebrew
Pronunciation:  MAWR-dǝ-kie (English), MORE-dǝ-kie (English)

Meaning & History
Means "servant of Marduk" (pro. MAHR-dook) in Persian.  In the Old Testament, Mordecai was the given name of the cousin and foster father of Esther, queen of Persia.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Biblical, English
Pronunciation:  jǝ-MIE-mǝ (English)

Meaning & History
Means "dove" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this was the given name of the oldest of Job's three daughters.

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To each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass, and a book of rules,
And each must make, ere life is flown,
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.