Runa has several possible meanings and etymologies such as:
- it is the Scandinavian feminine form of Rune, derived from Old Norse rún meaning “secret lore” which comes from Proto-Germanic *rūnō (whisper, murmur).
- it’s also a Latin word meaning “dart” or “javelin”;
- it’s also a Latvian word meaning “speech, delivery, talk”;
- it’s also a Quechua word meaning “man, person, human being”;
- Runa is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as “precious stone; gem; lapis lazuli + Nara; what?” (琉奈) or “precious stonel gem lapis lazuli + “moon; month” (月); written in hiragana it’s るな
- Runa is also a transliteration of Luna in Japanese written with the katakana ルナ; Luna is the Roman goddess of the moon;
- Runa is also a Bengali female name although I couldn’t find out if it has any particular meaning in its language.
Origin: Proto-Germanic; Latin; Latvian; Quechua; Japanese
- Rúna (Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic)
- Rune (English) u
- Ruuna (Japanese)
- Rune (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish) u
- Rúni (Ancient Scandinavian, Faroese)