Asa

Asa is a Hebrew male name meaning “doctor, healer”; in the Old Testament, it was the name of the third king of Judah who reversed all the problems he inherited when he became king. Asa is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: asa 朝 “morning”; asa 旦 “morning; dawn; daybreak”;…

Enda

Enda is an Irish male name, an anglicized form of Énna which may mean “birdlike”, from Old Irish én (bird) via Proto-Celtic *ɸetnos (bird) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Énna (Irish) Éanna (Irish)  

Yuna

Yuna is a Japanese female name with various meanings depending on the kanji used: it means “night, evening” in the Ryukyu (Okinawan) dialect of Japanese (夕な); yu 由 “wherefore, a reason, cause” + na 奈 “Nara, what?” (由奈); yu 由 “wherefore, a reason, cause” + na 那 “what?” (由那); yu 優 “tenderness, gentleness; good, excellent, superior” + na 奈 “Nara, what?” (優奈) yu 結 “tie, bind, join, organize” + na 愛 “love,…

Gal

Gal is a Hebrew unisex name meaning “wave”, as well as a Slovene male name, a short form of Gallus, an Ancient Roman name meaning “rooster, cock” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Gal is also a Hebrew and Slovenian, Slovak, and Polish surname originating from the given names. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Female forms:…

Henley

Henley comes from an English surname, originally used as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Henley. While the second element comes from Old English lēah meaning “wood; clearing; meadow”, the first element may possibly be derived from Old English héan via heah meaning “high, tall”, or from Old English henn “hen”. It’s also possible…

Hayato

Hayato is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: haya 隼 “falcon” + to 人 “person” (隼人); haya 早 “early, fast” + to 人 “person” (早人); haya 勇 “courage; bravery, heroism; cheer up, be in high spirits” + to 人 “person”; haya 颯 “sudden, quick; sound of wind” + to 斗 “Big Dipper” (颯斗); haya 隼 “falcon” + to 斗 “Big Dipper” There are other…

Ajax

Ajax is the name of two heroes in Greek mythology, both of whom fought in the Trojan War on the side of the Greeks, known as Ajax the Great (son of Telamon) and Ajax the Lesser (son of Locris). Ajax is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Aias meaning of the name is uncertain though there are a…

Jinx

Jinx is an English word referring to a charm, a spell, or a hex, something that brings bad luck. It’s a variant spelling of Jynx, the name of a genus of birds; the name comes from Latin Iynx via Ancient Greek iunx meaning “wryneck”. In Greek mythology Iynx was a nymph who supposedly used a magical charm to make Zeus fall in…

Alcyone

Alcyone is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, the name of one of the Pleiades. Another Alcyone was the name of a Thessalian princess married to Ceyx. They loved each other very much and would call each other “Zeus“ and “Hera“, angering Zeus. When Ceyx was at sea, the god caused his ship to sink and him…

Gemina

Gemina is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant form of Gemini,  name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor’s father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning “twins” from geminus (twin; double, paired),…