Earth, Elements, Female, Japanese, Latin, Male, Mythology, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Place names, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Saga

Saga is the name of an Old Norse goddess of wisdom and seems to be another name for the goddess Frigg. The name seems to come from Old Norse sjá meaning "to see", likely in reference to the fact that she is a seeress. Saga is also a word derived from Old Norse saga meaning "saga, story", cognate with… Continue reading Saga

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Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, R names, Sanskrit, Sun

Ravi

Ravi is an Indian male name meaning "sun" in Sanskrit as well as also being a synonym with Surya which also means "sun" in Sanskrit. In Hindu myth, Surya is the god of sun and Ravi is one of many names he is known by. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Rabi (Bengali)  

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

Emmeline

Emmeline is an Old French form of Germanic name Amalia, derived from Germanic word amal meaning "work" in reference to the idea of industriousness and fertility. Origin: Germanic Variants: Emmaline (English) Emmalyn (English) Emmelyn (English) Emelina (Spanish) Amelina (Ancient Germanic) Amalia (German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Romanian) Amelia (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German) Émeline (French)  

Emotion/Feelings, F names, Fruit, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Felix

Felix comes from a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful, auspicious" in Latin. According to K.M. Sheard's Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names, it seems to have originally been used in Pagan religious ceremonies for trees whose fruit were offered to the gods and that it's original meaning in Latin was "fruit-bearing" and "fertile" from a root cognate with… Continue reading Felix

Female, J names, Latin, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

June

June is the sixth month of the year according to the Julian calendar. The name derives from the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and goddess of marriage and women; Hera is her Greek counterpart. Her name is possibly related to Latin iuvenis meaning "youthful" from Proto-Indo-European *yeu- meaning "vital force", related to her role as a goddess of… Continue reading June

Earth, Elements, Female, Hindu mythology, M names, Mythology, Nature

Mythili

Mythili is an Indian female name likely meaning "princess of Mithila", Mithila being the name of a kingdom in which she was found. Mithila seems to mean "soil". It was an epithet of Sita, the name of a Hindu goddess in the Rigveda as well as also being the name of the wife of Rama (who was the avatar… Continue reading Mythili

Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, V names

Varun

Varun is an Indian male name, a variant of Varuna, the name of an ancient Hindu god, one of the oldest in Hindu myth, who was the supreme leader of the cosmos, god of the sky, rain, celestial ocean, a well as keeper of the law and the underworld, responsible for the moral laws of the… Continue reading Varun

Arabic, Celtic, Earth, Female, Gaulish, Hawaiian, L names, Light, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Slavic, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Lana

Lana is an Arabic female name deriving from a root word meaning "soft, tender, gentle". It's also a short form of names like Svetlana, a Slavic female name meaning "light" from Slavic svet (light), or Alana, feminine form of Alan, a Celtic name of uncertain etymology though it's been linked to meaning either "little rock" or "handsome" though it might also be… Continue reading Lana

Arabic, H names, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hussein

Hussein is a variant spelling of Husayn, a diminutive of Hasan meaning "handsome, beautiful, comely, good, goodly". It's also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Husayn (Arabic) Husain (Arabic) Hussain (Arabic) Hisein (Arabic) Hasan (Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian) Hossein (Persian) Hüseyn (Azerbaijani) Husein (Bosnian) Khasan (Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian, Ingush, Tatar, Bashkir) Hüseyin… Continue reading Hussein

Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Earth, H names, Hebrew, Lion, Male, Nature, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Haroun

Haroun is the Arabic form of Aaron, possibly meaning "high mountain", "bright" or "exalted", though the etymology behind the name is uncertain. It seems more likely that it comes from an Egyptian origin whose meaning has long since been lost. However, according to Wiktionary, it's likely related to an Ancient Egyptian aha rw meaning "warrior lion" although… Continue reading Haroun

Ancient Greek, Black/Dark, Color, Female, M names

Melanie

Melanie is the English form of Mélanie, the French form of Latin Melania derived from Ancient Greek melas meaning "black, dark". Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Mélanie (French) Melany (English) Mellony (English) Mellanie (English) Melánie (Czech) Melaina (Greek) Melánia (Hungarian, Slovak) Melania (Italian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman) Melanija (Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene, Latvian, Lithuanian) Melani (Croatian, Slovene, Modern Greek, English)  

Latin, Male, Middle Dutch, Nickname names, Numbers, Old French, T names, Word names

Trip

Trip comes from a word referring to a journey or a voyage, or it refers to someone who stumbles and falls. It comes from Old French tripper (strike with the feet, tread or skip lightly) which comes from a Germanic source; or it could be from Middle Dutch trippen meaning "to skip, hop, trot, stamp, trample". Tri- is also a Latin… Continue reading Trip

Ancient Greek, C names, Female, Greek, Physical Attributes, Spanish, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Colista

Colista is a female name that could be a variant spelling of Calista, the feminine form of Callistus, the Latin form of Greek Kallisto meaning "most beautiful" from kalos (beautiful). It could also be a combination of Colette (the short form of Nicolette, feminine form of Greek Nicholas meaning "victory of the people") and Calista. Colista is also a Spanish word, apparently referring to the bottom or… Continue reading Colista

African, Coptic, Eastern African, Greek, Japanese, K names, Kin/Family, Latin, Luganda, Male, Numbers, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Kato

Kato is an African male name meaning "second of twins" in Luganda, as well as also being a Japanese surname (also spelled Katō or Katou) meaning "increase wisteria" (加藤) though it could have other meanings if other kanji are used. It's pronounced ka-toe in Japanese. Kato could also be a variant spelling of Cato, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “wise”… Continue reading Kato

African, Battle/War, Black/Dark, Color, Female, Igbo, Japanese, Maori, Nickname names, O names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yoruba

Onika

Onika is an African female name though there doesn't seem to be a lot of accurate information on it. I've seen it with various meanings of "warrior", or it could be derived from Yoruba meaning "one in possession of", or it could be a short form of Onyekachi, an Igbo name meaning "who is greater than… Continue reading Onika