Animals, F names, Female, Fox, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Fox comes from the name of the animal, which has gained a reputation of being and wily, depicted as tricksters in folktales, such as Reynard the fox. Fox is also a surname, originally given as a nickname for someone who was cunning, or who had red hair. The word comes from Proto-Germanic *fuhsaz (fox) derived from a… Continue reading Fox

Animals, Apple/Apple tree, Female, Food, Fox, Greek mythology, Honey, M names, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Nymphs, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Kartvelian, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means "ash tree" from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name… Continue reading Melia

Animals, Female, Fox, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Vox is a Latin word meaning "voice" via Proto-Italic *wōks (voice) derived from PIE root noun *wṓkʷs (voice, speech) from root word *wekʷ- (to speak, to sound out). Vox is also an English surname which arose as a variant form of Fox, the name of the animal; it was likely originally derived as a nickname for someone who was cunning and… Continue reading Vox

Ancient Greek, Animals, B names, Fox, Male, Nature, Virtues/Attributes


Bessarion is a Late Greek male name of uncertain etymology. It could be related to Greek bessa βῆσσα meaning "wooded valley, glen". It's been connected with Ancient Greek bathus meaning "deep; thick"  perhaps originating from a PIE root word, but it doesn't seem likely that bessa comes from that source. I've also seen it as possibly being derived from… Continue reading Bessarion

Animals, Fox, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Reynard is the English form of Germanic Reginhard meaning “brave counsel” from ragin (advice, counsel) and hard (brave, hardy). Reynard features heavily in medieval English, French, Dutch, and German fables as an anthropomorphic red fox who is a trickster figure. Because of the popularity of Reynard the fox, renard became a word in French meaning “fox”. Reynard is also an English and French surname originating… Continue reading Reynard

Animals, Deer/Roe, Elements, Fox, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Rey is a Spanish male name (and word) meaning "king" derived from Latin rex (king, ruler) via a PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). It could also be a short form of Reymundo, a variant spelling of Raymundo, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Raymond, the English form of Germanic Raginmund meaning “advice protector” or “counsel protector… Continue reading Rey

Animals, Color, F names, Female, Fox, German/Germanic, Nature, Proto-Germanic, Red/Crimson, Violet/Purple


Fuchsia (pr. fyoo-shuh) is the name of a genus of flowers as well as the name of a vivid purplish red color derived from the color of the flower. It was named after botanist Leonard Fuchs; Fuchs is a German surname meaning "fox", originally derived as a nickname for someone who was sly and cunning, or for someone who… Continue reading Fuchsia