Delinda

Delinda is a female given name which seems to be a modern coinage, probably a combination of the prefix De- combined with Linda, originally a short form of Germanic element linde or lindi meaning “soft, tender” or “linden tree, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. It’s also possible that it rose up as a shortened…

Cain

Cain is the name of the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel. It seems to be derived from Hebrew qanah meaning “acquired, acquisition” or perhaps related to a root word meaning “to create”; it could also be from qayin meaning “spear” or “smith” Cain is also a Welsh word and female name meaning “lovely,…

Waylon

Waylon is an English male name, a variant of Wayland which comes from Weland, the Old English cognate of Wieland, made up of Germanic elements wig (war) and nandaz (daring, brave), or land (land). I’ve also seen it listed It could be derived from Germanic elements wela (skill) and land (land). In Germanic mythology, Wayland the Smith was a legendary blacksmith and craftsman who had no…

Celina

Celina seems to be a variant spelling of Selena at first glance, the name of the Greek goddess of the moon, which fittingly means “moon”; though it may also be a short form of Marcelina (or any name ending in celina), the Polish feminine form of Marcellus, an ancient Roman cognomen which originated as a diminutive of Marcus, a Roman praenomen which…

Griselda

Griselda is an English female name derived from a Germanic origin meaning “gray battle” via Germanic elements gris (gray) and hild (battle). Nicknames: Zelda, Selda Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Griselde (German) Grisold (German) Grizeldisz (Hungarian) Grizelda (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, English) Grizel (Scottish) Grissel (Medieval English) Griseldis (English) Grisilde (English)  

Keene

Keene comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Keen which comes from Middle English kene via Old English cēne meaning “keen, fierce, bold”. It could also be an anglicized form of Gaelic O’ Cathain meaning “descendant of Cathan”, Cathan being a diminutive of cath meaning “battle”. Keen is also an English word referring to something that is sharp or piercing, or referring…

Samar

Samar is an Arabic female name meaning “evening conversation” or “companion in evening talk”, derived from Arabic root س م ر‎ s-m-r (to stay awake; to speak at night). Samar is also a Hindu male name meaning “battle”, “war” derived from Sanskrit samara समर. Samar is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic, Sanskrit Variants: Samira (Arabic,…

Everild

Everild is an English female name, the anglicized form of Old English Eoforhild meaning “boar battle”, made up of eofor (boar) and hild (battle). Nicknames: Ev, Evie, Ever Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Everilda (English, Old English) Eoforhild (Old English) Averil (English) Averill (English)  

Bellona

Bellona is the name of a Roman goddess of war, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Enyo. Bellona comes from Latin bellum meaning “war “which comes from an older form of the word, duellum, from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂w-, *dew- (to injure, destroy, burn). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Gunther

Gunther is the name of a historical king who appears in the Germanic saga Nibelungenlied, wanting to marry Brunhild, a shieldmaiden or valkyrie, but a fiercely strong and independent woman. She sets a series os tasks for Gunther that are impossible for him to do, so his oath-brother (and later brother-in-law) Siegfried took his place with the aid…