Arabic, Color, Female, H names, Red/Crimson, Virtues/Attributes

Humaira

Humaira is an Arabic female name, a variant transcription of Humayra meaning "red". Origin: Arabic Variants: Humayra (Arabic) Homeyra (Arabic) Homeira (Arabic)   Humaira, Humayra- حميراء (Arabic) Humaira- حمیرا (Arabic)  

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Animals, Arabic, Color, Gazelle, R names, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Reem

Reem is an Arabic female name meaning "white gazelle" and which is used to refer to the Arabian sand gazelle. It's a cognate of Hebrew r'em meaning "oryx" which is also a cognate of Akkadian rimu (referring to aurochs or buffalo). Reem is also a nautical word (also spelled ream) meaning "to open (the seams of a vessel's planking)".… Continue reading Reem

A names, Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Addison

Addison comes from an English patrynomic surname meaning "son of Adam", Adam coming from Hebrew with various possible meanings such as “man”, “earth, soil, ground”, and “red”. Inspite of its meaning, however, it's become a modern popular name for girls. Nicknames: Addy, Addie Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Ind-European Variants: Addyson (English)  

Color, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, V names, Violet/Purple

Violante

Violante is the Latin form of Yolanda, the Spanish form of French Yolande which seems to be possibly influenced from Greek Iolanthe meaning “violet flower” from Greek elements iole (violet) and anthos (flower), though it’s just as likely that it’s a derivative of Latin viola meaning "violet", related to Ancient Greek ion (violet) which seems to be from a pre-I.E.… Continue reading Violante

Virtues/Attributes, Female, Male, Unisex, Color, Word names, V names, Green, Proto-Indo-European, Blue

Viridian

Viridian is the name of a bluish-green pigment and color though more green than blue. The name comes from Latin viridis meaning "green; young, fresh, lively, blooming" with the -ian suffix, deriving from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Black/Dark, Color, Female, Greek mythology, M names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Melinoe

Melinoe is the name of an obscure figure in Greek mythology, portrayed as the daughter of Persephone and Zeus (though in some versions it's Hades). She is a chthonic goddess or nymph who presided over propitiations offered to the ghosts of the dead. She seems to appear only in the Orphic Mysteries and is depicted as being black on… Continue reading Melinoe

Animals, Bright/Clear, Color, Female, L names, Light, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Wolf, Word names

Lux

Lux is a Latin word meaning "light" which comes from PIE root *lewk- (bright; light; to shine). Lux is also a Germanic short form of Lukas via Greek Loukas meaning “from Lucania”, the latter the name of an ancient region in southern Italy. Though the name is of uncertain meaning, Lucania could be related to Greek leukos “white”, “light, bright, shining”, a cognate of… Continue reading Lux

Blue, Color, Female, Male, S names, Sanskrit, Semitic, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sapphire

Sapphire is the name of a gemstone that is commonly associated with a deep-blue color though it can also be any other color except red. The word comes from Old French saphir via Latin sapphirus which comes from Ancient Greek sappheiros which either derives from a Semitic source or it derives from Sanskrit sanipriya meaning "dear to Saturn". Sapphire is the… Continue reading Sapphire

Blue, Color, Elements, I names, Male, Sanskrit, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Indio

Indio seems to be either a male form of India, the name of a country in South Asia; the name comes from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean”. I've also seen it listed as a variant form of Indigo, the color of a purplish-blue color. The word comes from Ancient Greek indikon meaning "of India" or "Indian dye"… Continue reading Indio

Brown, Color, Female, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, S names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yellow

Sienna

Sienna is the name of a city in Tuscany, Italy, notable for the clay used to make the pigment known as sienna, which is a reddish-brown pigment when heated (yellowish-brown in its raw form), and from which the city gets its name from. The city itself was founded over two thousand years ago by the Etruscans;… Continue reading Sienna

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

Color, Female, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, W names, White

Wynne

Wynne is an English unisex given name which seems to be derived from Welsh gwyn meaning "blessed, fair, white" deriving from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Wynne may also derive from another source, from Old English wine (friend, lord, protector) via Proto-Germanic *winiz (loved one, friend) derived from a PIE root word. Wynne is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Wynne

Brown, Color, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, U names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Umber

Umber comes from Latin umbra meaning "shadow; shade" derived from a PIE root word. It's the name of a reddish-brown pigment clay pigment that, when heated, becomes intensified and is known as burnt umber. Its name comes from Italian terra d'ombra (earth of Umbria) the region it was originally extracted from. Umbria comes from the Umbri people, an ancient Italic tribe… Continue reading Umber

Ancient Greek, Color, Female, Nature, Surname names, V names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Violet

Violet is both the name of a flower and a color. It comes from Old French violette via Latin viola meaning "violet" which is related to Ancient Greek íon (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean source. Violet is also an English and French surname. Origin: Ancient Greek   Variants: Violette (French) Viola (Latin, Italian, Swedish,… Continue reading Violet

Animals, Color, Female, Horses/Stallions, Nature, Nickname names, Persian, Pink, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Roz

Roz is a female given name which came about as a short form of names such as Rosalind, Rosamund, Rose, or any similar sounding names. Rose is the name of a flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose… Continue reading Roz

B names, Brown, Color, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Bruno

Bruno is a male given name which derives from a Germanic source, either from Old High German brun meaning "brown" which derives from a PIE root word; or it comes from Proto-Germanic *brunjǭ meaning "breastplate; armor, protection". Bruno is an Italian and Portuguese word meaning "brown" as well as also being an Italian and Portuguese surname derived… Continue reading Bruno

Black/Dark, Color, Male, N names, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sabine/Oscan, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Nero

Nero comes from a Roman cognomen, a name of uncertain meaning. It could be derived from a Sabine origin meaning "strong, vigorous", or it could be derived from a PIE root word *h₂nḗr (power, force, vital energy; man); alternatively, it could also mean "man" from the same root word. Nero is also a Finnish word meaning… Continue reading Nero

Animals, Bright/Clear, Color, L names, Light, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, White, Wolf

Lucas

Lucas is the Latin form of Greek Loukas meaning "from Lucania", the latter the name of an ancient region in southern Italy. Though the name is of uncertain meaning, Lucania could be related to Greek leukos “white”, “light, bright, shining”, a cognate of Latin lux “light”. It could also be derived from the Latin word lucus (a cognate of lucere “shining, bright”) meaning “sacred… Continue reading Lucas

Color, Earth, Elements, Gold, Male, O names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Orville

Orville is a male given name that seems to have some mystery behind its origin. Some sites I've went to claim it was invented by English author Fanny Burney for her novel Evelina (1778) while it's also possible that the name comes from a French place name. Either way, the name seems to be derived from French or… Continue reading Orville