Pollux

Pollux is the twin brother of Castor in Greek mythology, one of the Dioscuri, regarded as the protectors of sailors and associated with St. Elmo's fire, worshipped by both the Ancient Greek and the Romans. Pollux and Castor are the sons of the Spartan Queen Leda; Pollux is the son of her husband, Tyndareus, while Castor is the son of Zeus. When Castor and Polluxwere dying, Zeus offered Pollux immortality …

Castor

Castor is the name of one of the Dioscuri (meaning "the boys of Zeus"), the twin brother of Pollux in Greek mythology.Their mother was Leda, the queen of Sparta and the wife of Tyndareus, but Castor and Pollux had different fathers- Castor was the son of Tyndareus while Pollux was the son of Zeus. Castor was skillful in managing and taming wild horse while Pollux was …

Kartika

Kartika is an Indian female name, the feminine form of Kartik, which is a variant of Kartikeya, the name of the Hindu god of war (also known by numerous other names including Skanda, Murugan, Kumara, and Subhramany). The name is made up of Sanskrit kṛttikā कृत्तिका meaning "the cutters" via root word kṛt कृत् (to cut in pieces, to divide) which ultimately derives from a …

Thania

Thania ثانية is an Arabic word meaning "second", a feminine singular form of iṯnān اِثْنَان (two). Thania has also been used as a female given name but I couldn't find a specific meaning or usage. It could be Spanish (I've seen some usage for it as a Spanish name) and if so, it could be a variant of Tania, …

Hyades

Hyades is the name of a star cluster named after a group of nymphs in Greek mythology, the daughters of Atlas (and sisters of the Pleiades) who brought rain. They were turned into stars after the death of their brother, Hyas, who was killed by a lion. Hyades means "the rainy ones" or "rain bringers" via Ancient Greek huo …

Orion

Orion is the name of a legendary giant hunter in Greek mythology, the son of Poseidon and Euryale, the daughter of King Minos of Crete, and features in Homer's Odyssey in which Odysseus sees his shade in the underworld. Because of his father, Orion had the ability to walk on water. There are several stories regarding Orion and his adventures. Orion was a …

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, …

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 …

Cairo

Cairo is the name of the capital city of Egypt. It comes from Arabic al-qahira اَلْقَاهِرَة meaning "the victorious", which seems to have received its name from the medieval Arabic name of the planet Mars, al-Najm al-Qāhir (النجم القاهر‎), or "the conquering star", apparently because it was visible above the city at the time of its founding. Origin: Arabic   Variants: …

Çolpan

Çolpan is a Turkish female name meaning "Venus" as in the planet, as well as a Turkish surname. From what I could find, the etymology behind the name is uncertain and rather interesting. It may have originally derived from a Persian word meaning "shepherd", perhaps because shepherds used the Morning Star to lead their flock …

Starr

Starr is a variant spelling of Star, the English word used to refer to “any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, which appear as fixed luminous points in the sky at night” (dictionary.com). It comes from Old English steorra (star) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Starr is also a surname originating from the word. …

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), …