A names, Arabic, Breton, Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Uncategorized

Alia

Alia is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Ali meaning "high, exalted, lofty, sublime". Alia is also an Ancient Germanic form of Ella, the Norman form of Germanic element alja meaning “other, another, foreign”; it could also be a short form of names ending in -ella such as Gabriella and Daniella. Alia could also be the short form of Alianor, a variant… Continue reading Alia

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A names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Alden

Alden comes from an English surname derived from personal given name Ealdwine meaning "old friend" made up from Old English eald (old) via Proto-Germanic *aldaz (old, grown up) derived from a PIE root word; and wine (friend, lord, protector) which also derives from a PIE root word. Alden could also be a variant form of Aldan or Haldan, a Swedish form of Halfdan, the… Continue reading Alden

A names, Ancient Greek, Female, Nickname names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Angelina

Angelina is a female given name which originated as a diminutive of Angela, the feminine form of Latin Angelus. It comes from Greek angelos “messenger”, though it seems to have an older source, perhaps related to angaros (mounted courier) which might come from an Asian language, though it might also be related to Sanskrit ajira (swift). Nicknames: Angie, Lina Origin: Ancient Greek, Sanskrit Variants:… Continue reading Angelina

A names, Ancient Germanic, Animals, Birds, Female, Hebrew, Irish, Persian, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Ava

Ava is a female given name with a multitude of origins and meanings: it could be related to Latin avis meaning "bird" which derives from a PIE root word; it could be a variant spelling of Eva, the Latin form of Eve which derives from Hebrew hawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”; it could also be an anglicized form of Aoife, an Irish… Continue reading Ava

A names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Anthion

Anthion is a Greek male name meaning "flower, blossom" which comes from Greek anthos (blossom, flower) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Anthos (Ancient Greek)   Female forms: Anthea (Latinized Ancient Greek, English) Antheia (Ancient Greek) Anthousa (Ancient Greek) Anfisa (Russian) Antha (English) Anthy (English)  

A names, Ancient Greek, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, Gaelic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Light, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Alaina

Alaina is a variant form of Alana, itself the feminine form of Alan, an Irish and Scottish name of uncertain etymology. It may possibly mean “little rock” or “noble” from Old Irish ail. It also means “beautiful, handsome” from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning… Continue reading Alaina

A names, Color, Gold, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Auric

Auric comes from a term in chemistry, an adjective referring to something that is of or containing gold in the trivalent state. It comes from the Au, the chemical symbol for gold, which derives from Latin aurum meaning "gold" derived from a PIE root word. Of course, it's just as possible that Auric is made up from Au (gold) and ric, a… Continue reading Auric

A names, Female, Hebrew, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Adiana

Adiana is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. It's possible that it's a variant of Diana, the name of the Roman goddess of the hunt, moon, forests, and childbirth. Though the name is of uncertain origin and meaning, it’s been linked to the PIE *deywós (god), a derivative of root *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). Adiana could also be an… Continue reading Adiana

A names, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Greek, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Amos

Amos comes from Hebrew meaning "carried (by God)" which comes from a Hebrew verb meaning "to carry, load; burden". It's also a surname which could be derived from the given name, but it also has another origin as an English surname derived from Old French Amis, originally a nickname meaning "friend" which comes from Latin amicus (friend), a… Continue reading Amos

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Attila

Attila is a male name, its most famous bearer the 5th century leader of the Huns, an ancient Nomadic people across central Europe, and who was feared by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Though often depicted as savage, barbaric and merciless, these depictions were made out by his enemies; a closer look by historians… Continue reading Attila

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Achillea

Achillea is the botanical name for the yarrow which derives its name from the Greek mythological hero Achilles. It got its name because the plant was used to staunch the bleeding of his soldiers during the Trojan War. The origin of the name is of uncertain meaning though the first part of his name has been linked… Continue reading Achillea

A names, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Apricot, Assyrian mythology, Babylonian mythology, Birds, Eagle, Female, Food, Japanese, Male, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Sky/Heavens, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Anzu

Anzu is a Japanese female name meaning "apricot" with the kanji 杏子 and 杏. There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it's あんず. Anzu (Anzû) is also the name of a divine bird or monster in several Near Eastertn mythologies (Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian), depicted as a massive bird with the head… Continue reading Anzu

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Abel

Abel is a Hebrew male name possibly derived from Hebrew hevel (הֶבֶל) meaning “breath, vapor; vanity” or from Akkadian ablu meaning “son”. Another possible meaning I’ve seen for the name is that it may be related to a word meaning “herdsman”, in reference to Abel’s role as a shepherd while his brother Cain was a farmer. Abel is also a surname… Continue reading Abel

A names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Agamemnon

Agamemnon is the name of a Spartan king, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Orestes, Iphigenia, Elektra, and Chrysothemis. He led the Greeks to Troy to retrieve his brother's wife Helen after she was abducted by Paris. He was murdered by his wife and her lover Aegisthus after his return, likely in revenge for sacrificing their daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Artemis so… Continue reading Agamemnon

A names, Ancient Greek, Female, Literature, Nature, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Angelica

Angelica is a female given name derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic" or something that pertains to angels. It comes from Greek angelos “messenger”,though it seems to have an older source, perhaps related to angaros (mounted courier) which might come from an Asian language, though it might also be related to Sanskrit ajira (swift). Angelica is also the name of a genus of… Continue reading Angelica

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Ariadne

Ariadne is the name of a Cretan princess, the daughter of King Minos, who helped Theseus escape the labyrinth of the Minotaur by giving him a ball of thread so he could find his way out. However, she is left behind on the island of Naxos where she is discovered by Dionysios and becomes his wife. It means "most holy"… Continue reading Ariadne

A names, Anise, Arabic, Egyptian, Female, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

Anisa

Anisa is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Anis meaning "friendly, friend, companion, companionable". Anisa is also a variant form of Anise, the name of a flowering plant in the Mediterranean used as an herb and spice. The name comes from Latin anisum meaning "anise" derived from Ancient Greek anison which seems to be derived from an Egyptian source.… Continue reading Anisa

A names, Color, Female, Insects, Japanese, Male, Red/Crimson, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ageha

Ageha is a Japanese unisex name (and word) meaning "swallowtail butterfly" (揚羽), made up from age 揚 (raise, elevate, hoist) and ha 羽 (feathers; counter for birds, rabbits). There are also other meanings depending on the kanji used such as: age 緋 "scarlet" + ha 芭 "banana" (緋芭); a 亜 "Asia; rank next; come after" + ge 夏 "summer" + ha 葉 "leaf; needle; lobe; blade (of a plant) (亜夏葉); a 亜 "Asia;… Continue reading Ageha