Battle/War, Male, R names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Ranjit

Ranjit is an Indian male name meaning "colored, pleased, delighted" or "charming, beuiling". It's also possible that it means "victory in battle" from Sanskrit ran रण (battle) and jit जीत (victory). Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Ranjeet (Hindi, Indian, Marathi, Bengali)  

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Battle/War, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Q names, Virtues/Attributes

Quenilda

Quenilda comes from a medieval English name, a medieval form of Cwénhild meaning "wife battle", made up from Old English cwen (woman, wife, queen) and hild (battle, war). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cwénhild (Anglo-Saxon) Quenild (Old English) Cwenhilde (Old English) Quenylda (Old English) Quenilla (Old English) Quenilla (Old English) Quenella (Old English)  

Battle/War, C names, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Caden

Caden comes from an Irish and Scottish surname, a short form of McCadden which is the anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cadáin meaning "son of Cadán", Cadán possibly deriving from Old Irish cath (battle, fight) with the diminutive -an suffix. Caden could also be a variant form of Cade, an English occupational surname for a cooper which comes from Old French cade (barrel, cask) via Latin cadus (bottle, jar,… Continue reading Caden

African, Battle/War, C names, Elements, Kanuri, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Chad

Chad is a male given name with two different etymologies. The first is that it comes from Old English Ceadda, a given name of unknown meaning though it could be derived from Welsh cad meaning "battle, army" via Proto-Celtic *katus (battle) derived from a PIE root word. Chad is also the name of a country in Africa, named after… Continue reading Chad

Ancient Greek, Animals, Battle/War, Black/Dark, Color, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, L names, Lion, Male, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Lewis

Lewis is the medieval English form of Louis, the French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Germanic name Ludwig, from Chlodovech, meaning "famous battle" or "famous in battle" from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle). It could also be used the anglicized form of Lughaidh (Lugaid), derived from Lugh. Lewis is also a surname with two… Continue reading Lewis

Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Female, G names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Guiomar

Guiomar is a Spanish and Portuguese name, possibly deriving from Wigmar, a Germanic name meaning "famous in battle" made up from wig (war, battle) and māri (famous, renowned). It was the name of a male cousin of Guinevere's in the Vulgate cycle who becomes the lover of Morgan le Fay. Guiomar is also a surname likely derived from the given name. In… Continue reading Guiomar

Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, I names, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Isola

Isola is a female given name of uncertain etymology. It's an Italian word meaning "island, isle" via Latin īnsula (island) of uncertain origin. It could be derived from Ancient Greek nêsos (island) though it could also possibly be pre-Greek in origin. It's also been linked to Proto-Celtic *enistī (island) via a PIE root. It's also possible that Isola… Continue reading Isola

A names, Animals, Battle/War, Boar, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Averill

Averill is an English unisex name derived from a surname via Anglo-Saxon female given name Eoforhild meaning "boar battle" made up from Old English eofor (boar) via a PIE root word; and hild (battle, war) also derived from a  PIE root word. However, I've also seen some sources list the surname Averill as a variant form of Avril, the French form… Continue reading Averill

Battle/War, Etruscan mythology, Female, Latin, Light, M names, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Marcella

Marcella is the feminine form of Marcellus, an ancient Roman cognomen which originated as a diminutive of Marcus, a Roman praenomen which may be derived from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars. It's a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though it might also be from Latin marcus meaning… Continue reading Marcella

Aramaic, B names, Battle/War, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Male, Surname names

Bartholomew

Bartholomew is the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "son of Talmai" made up from Aramaic bar (son) and Talmai, the latter either a Hebrew name meaning "furrow", either referring to a ploughman or someone who owned land; or it could be related to Ptolemy meaning “warlike, aggressive” which comes from Ancient Greek pólemos (war, battle) derived from a pre-Greek origin. Bartholomew… Continue reading Bartholomew

Battle/War, H names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Herbert

Herbert is an English male name meaning "bright army" made up from Germanic elements hari (army) from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (army) derived from a PIE root word; and beraht (bright) via Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (bright, shining) also derived from a PIE root word. Herbert is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Herb, Herbie, Bert, Bertie/Berty Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Heribert (Germanic) Haribert (Ancient… Continue reading Herbert

Battle/War, Female, Kin/Family, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Madison

Madison comes from an English surname, a matrynomic surname meaning "son of Maud", referring to a man whose mother's name was Maud, a medieval diminutive of Matilda meaning "strength in battle” or “might in battle”. Despite its meaning, Madison is a popular name for girls. Nicknames: Maddie/Maddy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Maddison (English) Maddyson (English) Madisyn (English) Madyson… Continue reading Madison

Battle/War, Celtic, K names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Kimball

Kimball is a male name derived from an English surname which either derives from Cynbel, an Ancient Celtic name meaning "war chief" or "chief of war" from Old Welsh cyn (chief) and bel (war); or it could be derived from Old English Cynebald meaning "brave royal" from Old English cyne (royal, kingly) derived from a PIE root word, and beald (bold, brave). Nicknames: Kim… Continue reading Kimball

Battle/War, Etruscan mythology, Female, Latin, Light, M names, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Marsha

Marsha is a variant spelling of Marcia, the feminine form of Marcius, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from Marcus which seems to be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though… Continue reading Marsha

Battle/War, Female, L names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Louisa

Louisa is the feminine form of Louis, the French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Germanic name Ludwig, from Chlodovech, meaning "famous battle"  or "famous in battle" from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle). Nicknames: Lou/Lu, Lulu, Louie/Louey Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Louise (French, English, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, German) Lovisa (Swedish) Lovise (Danish, Norwegian) Luise (German)… Continue reading Louisa

Battle/War, E names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Estrild

Estrild is the Medieval English form of Middle English Éastorhild; the second element comes from Old English hild (battle, war) while the first part of the name comes from Eostre, the name of a Germanic goddess of spring and fertility. The origin of the name comes from Proto-Germanic *Austrǭ (Easter, springtime) derived from PIE root word *h₂ews- (dawn; east). Estrildis is the name of a… Continue reading Estrild

Battle/War, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vivaldi

Vivaldi is an Italian surname of uncertain meaning. It could be derived from Latin Vivaldus meaning "power in combat" or "strength in battle" made up from Old English wīġ (war, battle) via Proto-Germanic *wīgą (fight, battle) derived from a PIE root word; and walda (might, power, authority) also derived from a PIE root word. Vivaldi could also be related to Wigbald, a Germanic name… Continue reading Vivaldi

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

Brunhild

Brunhild is a variant spelling of Brünhild, an Ancient Germanic name meaning "armor, protection + battle" made up from Proto-Germanic *brunjǭ (breastplate) and Proto-Germanic *hildiz (battle, fight) derived from a PIE source. In Germanic mythology, Brunhild (also spelled Brynhildr) is a shieldmaiden and valkyrie. Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brünhild (German) Brunhilde (German, Ancient Germanic) Brunihild (Ancient Germanic) Brynhildr (Ancient Scandanavian, Norse mythology)… Continue reading Brunhild

Battle/War, Female, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Mafalda

Mafalda is the Italian and Portuguese form of Matilda, an English female name which comes from Old German Mahthildis meaning “strength in battle” or “might in battle” from Germanic elements maht (might, strength) derived from PIE root word *megʰ- (to be able); and hild (battle) which also derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Matilda (English, Swedish, Finnish) Mahthildis (Ancient Germanic) Mathilda… Continue reading Mafalda

B names, Battle/War, Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Bella

Bella is often used as a short form of Isabella, the Latinate and Italian form of Isabel, the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Bella is also the Italian and Spanish word for "beautiful" which derives from Latin bellus meaning “beautiful, pretty, handsome” via PIE duenos/duonos (good), the diminutive of *dew- (to… Continue reading Bella