Earth, Elements, Female, Latin, Nature, P names, Place names, Spanish, Surname names, Telugu, Water

Penna

Penna comes from Latin meaning "feather, plume, wing". It's also an Italian surname, either derived from the given name, or from Spanish Peña meaning "rock, cliff", a locational surname referring to someone who lived near a cliff or rocky land. There's also the Penna river in India (also known as Penneru) which comes from the Telugu words penu (grand)… Continue reading Penna

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Arabic, Hungarian, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Z names

Zafir

Zafir is an Arabic male name, a variant spelling of Zafar meaning "victory, triumph, success". It's also a surname derived from the given name. Spelled zafír (with the accent on the i), it becomes the Hungarian word for "sapphire". Origin: Arabic Variants: Zafeer Zafar  

Ancient Germanic, Female, German/Germanic, M names, Virtues/Attributes

Melisent

Melisent seems to be a variant spelling of Millicent, the English form of Germanic Amalasuintha meaning "strong labor" or "strong work" from amal (work, labor) and swinth (strong). Melisent, and Melisende, are the Norman French form of the name. Origin: Germanic   Variants: Melicent (English) Melisende (Medieval French) Mélisande (French) Amalasuintha (Ancient Germanic) Millicent (English) Melisande (English, French) Mélisande (French)  

A names, Color, Earth, Elements, Hebrew, Male, Physical Attributes, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Adam

Adam is a male name that derives from Hebrew. It has various meanings such as "man", "earth, soil, ground", and "red". According to Judaism, Christianty, and Islam, Adam was the first man ever created, along with Eve. It's also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Addy is a Medieval diminutive for Adam. Origin:… Continue reading Adam

Female, Food, Indo-Aryan, Male, P names, Pepper, Sanskrit, Surname names, Unisex, Word names

Piper

Piper comes from an English surname meaning "pipe player", from Old English pipere referring to someone who played the pipes. The name is derived from Latin piper meaning "pepper" via Greek piperi  from Sanskrit pippali (long pepper). Origin: Sanskrit, Indo-Aryan Variants: Pyper  

Female, Gaelic, Male, S names, Surname names, Unisex

Shae

Shae is a variant spelling of Shea, which comes from O'Shea, which is the anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Séaghdha meaning "descendant of Séaghdha", Séaghdha being a male given name of uncertain meaning though I've seen several possible meanings listed for it such as "admirable" or "hawk-like"; "esteem" and "regard"; or "fine, fortunate". Origin: Gaelic… Continue reading Shae

Earth, Female, G names, Gaelic, Male, Nature, Surname names, Unisex

Glenn

Glenn comes from a Scottish surname meaning "valley" from Gaelic gleann, originally used to refer to someone who lived near a valley. Origin: Gaelic Variants: Glen (English, Scottish) Glyn (Welsh) Glynn (Welsh)   Female forms: Glenna (English, Scottish) Glenne (English)  

A names, Ancient Greek, Animals, Female, Greek, Lamb/Sheep, Virtues/Attributes

Agnes

Agnes is the Latinized form of Hagne, a Greek female name meaning "pure, chaste" from Greek hagnos (pure, chaste). The name later became associated with Latin agnus meaning "lamb" because of a virgin-martyr who died for her faith in ancient Rome, even though the name has nothing to do with it. Nicknames: Aggie Origin: Greek Variants: Hagne (Ancient Greek) Hagno (Ancient… Continue reading Agnes

German/Germanic, M names, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Manfred

Manfred comes from an Old German name though there seems to be some uncertainty as to the first element of the name. The second element comes from Germanic frid (peace) while the first part of the name either comes from Germanic man (man) or magan (strength) so the name could mean either "strong peace" or "man peace/ peaceful man". As well… Continue reading Manfred

Ancient Egyptian, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, M names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Maureen

Maureen is the Anglicized form of Máirín, a diminutive of Máire, the Irish form of Mary which ultimately comes from Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian name… Continue reading Maureen

C names, Greek, Male, Virtues/Attributes

Christopher

Christopher is the English form of Christophoros, a Late Greek name meaning "bearing Christ" from Greek pheros (to carry, to bear, to bring) and Greek given name Christos meaning "anointed". Nicknames: Chris, Christie/Christy, Topher, Kit Origin: Greek Variants: Christofer (English) Cristofer (English) Kristopher (English) Kristoffer (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Scandinavian) Christoffer (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Christophe (French) Christoph (German) Christoforos (Greek)… Continue reading Christopher

Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zoe

Zoe is a Greek female name meaning "life", derived from PIE root word *gʷeyh₃- (to live). It was used as a calque of Eve by Jews (a calque being a loan translation of a word or phrase that means the same thing in another language), as well as being the name of several figures in the Ancient world… Continue reading Zoe

Hebrew, J names, Kin/Family, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Jensen

Jensen is a surname originally of Scandinavian origin meaning "son of Jens", Jens being the Danish form of John, a Hebrew male name meaning "God is gracious". It was a patronymic surname referring to the son of a man named Jens. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jenson (English)    

German/Germanic, Male, Virtues/Attributes, W names

William

William comes from Germanic name Willahelm meaning "desiring protection" or "willful protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Nicknames: Will, Willy/Willie, Bill, Billy/Billie, Liam Origin: Germanic Variants: Willahelm (Ancient Germanic) Wilhelm (German, Polish)   Female forms: Wilhelmina (Dutch, German, Polish, English) Wilhelmine (German) Willa (English)  

A names, Animals, Arabian mythology, Arabic, Birds, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Alita

Alita is a very rare name, possible a variant of Alethea, a Greek female name meaning "truth". It could also be a variant spelling of Alida, the Dutch, Hungarian, and German diminutive of Adelaide meaning "noble kind, noble type" from Germanic elements adal (noble) and heid (kind, type, sort). It's just as likely that Alita could be a short… Continue reading Alita

Hebrew, Latin, Male, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sinjin

Sinjin is the phonetic spelling of St. John, which has always been a little confusing for me because I've always pronounced it as Saint John, pronouncing the saint. The pronounciation could be derived from Norman-French, much like Sinclair comes St. Clair. Sinjin is both a first name and a surname, apparently originally used to honor… Continue reading Sinjin