B names, Female, Germanic mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Bertha

Bertha is a female given name originating as a short form names beginning with Germanic element beraht meaning "bright, famous". Berchta (also spelled Perchta) is the name of a Germanic goddess. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Berta (German, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Slovene) Berhta (Ancient Germanic) Berthe (French) Bertille (French diminutive of Berthe) Bertina (English)   Male forms:… Continue reading Bertha

B names, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bethel

Bethel is the name of a town in the Old Testament, meaning "house of God" made up from Hebrew beth (house) and el (God), both of which derive from a Proto-Semitic origin. Bethel is also a Welsh surname, an anglicized form of ab Ithel meaning "son of Ithael", Ithael coming from Old Welsh Iudhail meaning "bountiful lord". Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European    

B names, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bastien

Bastien is a French male name, a short for of Sébastien, the French form of Sebastian. It comes from Latin Sebastianus meaning “from Sebaste”, Sebaste being a city in Asia Minor (in what is now modern day Turkey). The name is derived from Ancient Greek sebastos meaning “venerable, august, exalted” (a Greek translation of Latin Augustus) via Ancient Greek sebázomai (to feel awe, revere) and… Continue reading Bastien

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Brigham

Brigham comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a town called Brigham. It's made up of Old English brycg (bridge) and hamm (enclosure; or referring to a low-lying meadow), essentially referring to a bridge that crossed an enclosure or meadow. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Briggam (English) Brigam (English)  

B names, Female, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Bunty

Bunty originated as a Scottish and English pet-name for a girl. It may have originated from Scottish buntin meaning "plump"; it may also be derived from bunt meaning "to butt", in reference to a lamb that butts with its head. The term bunting (which is also a surname) is used as a term of endearment for a child;… Continue reading Bunty

B names, Elements, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

Boreas

Boreas is the name of the Greek god of the north wind who brought winter. His Roman counterpart is Aquilo. Boreas means "north wind" which seems to be derived from an unknown origin, either from Proto-Slavic *gorà (mountain; hill; any mountainous elevation) or a PIE root word. Origin: uncertain, perhaps from a PIE root word Variants: Borrhâs… Continue reading Boreas

B names, Color, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Bowie

Bowie comes from an Irish and Scottish surname which seems to be derived from Scottish Gaelic buidhe meaning "yellow", possibly originating as a nickname for someone who was fair-haired. It's also possible that it may be an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh meaning "descendant of Buadhach", Buadhach deriving from buaidh meaning "victory, triumph". The Bowie knife was named after American pioneer Jim… Continue reading Bowie

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Benedetta

Benedetta is an Italian female name, the feminine form of Benedetto, the Italian form of Benedictus meaning “blessed” made up from bene (good) and dicere (to say, speak) both of which derive from a PIE origin. Nicknames: Bettina (Italian) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Benedikte (Danish, Norwegian) Benedicte (Norwegian) Bénédicte (French) Benoîte (French) Benedikta (German) Benedicta (Late Roman) Benedykta (Polish) Benedita (Portuguese) Benita… Continue reading Benedetta

B names, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Bodhi

Bodhi is a concept in Buddhism that refers to the state of enlightenment that occurs when one reaches the state of nirvana, which ends the cycle of death and rebirth and all suffering that comes with it. Bodhi comes from Sanskrit meaning "awakened, enlightened", essentially referring to someone who has obtained perfect knowledge and wisdom, deriving from… Continue reading Bodhi