Ancient Greek, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Seasons, Surname names, Unisex, Word names

Summer

Summer refers to the warmest season of the year in which the days are long and the nights short and has been used as a (primarily) female given name. It comes from Middle English somer, sumer (summer) from Old English sumor via Proto-Germanic *sumaraz (summer) derived from a PIE root word. Summer is also a word used to refer to a… Continue reading Summer

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Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sunny

Sunny is an English unisex name which comes from the English adjective referring to a day with a lot of sunshine or applied to someone who is cheerful. It comes from Old English sunne (sun) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sunnie (English) Sunni (English)  

Female, Hebrew, Physical Attributes, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sadey

Sadey is a variant spelling of Sadie, itself originally a diminutive form of Sarah meaning "lady, princess, noblewoman" which derives from Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official) which seems to be a cognate of Akkadian šarru (king). Origin: Hebrew Variants: Sadie (English) Sadee (English)  

Animals, Elements, Female, Fire, Hebrew, S names, Snake/Serpent, Virtues/Attributes

Seraphina

Seraphina is the feminine form of Seraphinus which derives from Hebrew s’rafím, the plural form of saráf which means “to burn” as well as "seraph; venemous serpent". Seraph refers to the highest order of angels with six wings, hands, and feet. They supposedly emit such a bright light that no one can look straight at them which is why they are known as… Continue reading Seraphina

Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Assyrian mythology, Babylonian mythology, Male, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shalmaneser

Shalmaneser is an Akkadian male name, the name of several Assyrian kings. The name means "Shulmanu is foremost" or "Shulmanu is distinguished", Shulmanu (also spelled Shulman) being the name of a Mesopotamian god of the underworld, fertility, and war. Shulmanu means "health" or "well-being". Origin: Akkadian Variants: Šulmānu-ašarēdu  

Female, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Word names

Stella

Stella comes from Latin meaning "star" derived froma  PIE root word. It's also possible that Stella is a diminutive form of Styliani, a Greek female name maning "pillar, column, support" . Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Styliani (Modern Greek) Steliana (Romanian form of Stylianos) Stela (Romanian) Estelle (English, French) Estella (English) Estela (Portuguese, Spanish) Estrella (Spanish)   Male… Continue reading Stella

Female, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Steffie

Steffie is the diminutive form of Stephanie, the feminine form of Stephen, an English male name derived from Greek Stephanos which means “crown, wreath” or more literally “that which surrounds, encircles”. In Ancient Greece, it was used as a word to refer to a winner of a contest. It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Stefani (English) Stephani… Continue reading Steffie

Arabic, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Quechua, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Sami

Sami is an Arabic male name meaning "elevated, sublime, supreme, high, lofty" as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. It's also the Finnish diminutive of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning “God has heard” or “name of God”. It could also be an English short form of Samuel and Samantha. Sami is also a Japanese female name with… Continue reading Sami

Male, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, S names

Septimus

Septimus is a male given, derived from an Ancient Roman given name meaning "seventh" in Latin, originally used to refer to the seventh-born child or one born in the seventh month. It comes from Latin septem from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥ (seven). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Septimius (Ancient Roman) Settimio (Italian) Septimiu (Romanian) Séptimo (Spanish)   Female forms: Septimia (Ancient Roman) Septima… Continue reading Septimus

Female, Greek mythology, Mermaid/Siren, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sirina

Sirina is a female given name with various meanings attributed to it such as: it's a variant spelling of Serena meaning "calm, tranquil, serene" from Latin serenus; it could also be a variant of Sirin, also a name of uncertain meaning though it could be an elaborated form of Siri, a short form of Sigrid meaning "victory + beautiful, fair" made… Continue reading Sirina

Hebrew, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Silas

Silas is a contracted form of Silvanus, a Roman cognomen meaning "wood, forest; orchard, grove" derived from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Silvanus is the name of a god of the forest. It's also possible that Silas may be the Ancient Greek form of an Aramaic form of Hebrew Saul meaning "asked for, prayed for". Silas is also… Continue reading Silas

Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names

Scipio

Scipio is a Roman cognomen which comes from Latin meaning "staff, walking stick" derived from PIE root word *skabh- (scratch; cut). The most famous bearer of the name is Scipio Africanus, a Roman general and consul regarded to be one of the greatest military minds in the ancient world alongside Hannibal, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar. He defeated Hannibal during the… Continue reading Scipio

Female, S names, Sanskrit, Semitic

Sappho

Sappho is an Ancient Greek female name possibly related to Greek sappheiros meaning "sapphire" either derived from a Semitic source or possibly from Sanskrit sanipriya meaning "dark-colored stone" or more literally "dear to Saturn". The name is famously associated with a 7th century Greek poetess and as a symbol of female homosexuality. Origin: Semitic, Sanskrit    

Female, Hebrew, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Sal

Sal is often used as a nickname for names beginning with Sal such as Salvatore (Italian) or Salvador (Spanish) which both come from Latin salvator meaning "savior" derived from PIE root word *solh₂- (whole); or Sally, originally an English diminutive of Sarah meaning "lady, princess, noblewoman" derived from Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew  

Japanese, Male, Numbers, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shinji

Shinji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: shin 真 "true; reality; genuine" + ji 二 "two"; shin 信 "truth; trust; faith" + ji 二 "two"; shin 信 "truth; trust; faith" + ji 治 "reign; govern; administrate; regulate" ( 信治); shin 真 "true; reality; genuine" + ji 治 "reign; govern; administrate; regulate" (真治); shin 伸 "lengthen; increase; expand" + ji 志 "purpose; will; resolve; determination" (伸志); shin 伸 "lengthen;… Continue reading Shinji

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sibella

Sibella is a variant form of Sibyl meaning "sybil" which originally referred to female oracles or prophetesses who were sent visions by the gods in Greek and Roman legend. The name comes from Ancient Greek sibulla. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Sibyl (English) Sybil (English) Sybella (English) Cybill (English) Cybil (English) Sibylle (French, German) Sybille (French, German) Sibylla (Greek,… Continue reading Sibella