Animals, Astronomy, Birds, Black/Dark, Chinese, Color, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, Joy, Korean, Lamb/Sheep, Love/Beloved, Nature, Old Tupi, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Rooster/Cock, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Y names, Zodiac

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,… Continue reading Yuna

Black/Dark, Color, Female, Male, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Onyx

Onyx is the name of a gemstone, a type of chalcedony with alternating  parallel bands, as well as used to refer to a jet-black color. It comes from Latin onyx via Ancient Greek ónux (claw, nail, fingernail) deriving from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Onix (English, Spanish) Ónix (Spanish)  

Black/Dark, Color, Gaelic, Male, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Nigel

Nigel is an English male name, an anglicized form of Gaelic Niall, a Gaelic name of uncertain meaning though possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". It may also have arisen as an anglicized form of Latin Nigellus meaning "black", Origin: Gaelic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nigellus (Latin) Neil (Irish, Scottish, English) Neal (English) Niles (English)   Female forms: Nigella (English) Neilina… Continue reading Nigel

Ancient Persian, Black/Dark, Bright/Clear, Color, Elamite, Female, Japanese, K names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kira

Kira is the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kyros, the Greek form of Persian Kurush of unknown meaning and origin. Several possible meanings have been attributed to it, however, such as “far-sighted”, “young”, “sun”, “hero”, “one who bestows care”, and “humiliator of the enemy in verbal contest” from Elamite, an extinct language that was once… Continue reading Kira

A names, Animals, Birds, Black/Dark, Color, Eagle, Elements, Female, Latin, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Aquilina

Aquilina is an Ancient Roman cognomen, the feminine form of Aquilinus, a derivative of Aquila meaning "eagle" from Latin aquila which derives from an unknown origin though it could be derived from Latin aquilus (dark-colored, swarthy), though another possible derivation for aquilus is Latin aqua (water) derived from a PIE root word. Aquila is the name of a constellation, the name of a genus of eagles,… Continue reading Aquilina

Black/Dark, Chinese, Color, Female, Food, L names, Male, Plum, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Lee

Lee comes from an English surname, a locational name which comes from Old English lēah meaning "clearing; woodland". Lee is also a variant transcription of Li, a Chinese unisex name with various meanings depending on the characters used such as: 理 "reason, logic"; 立 "stand, establish"; 黎 "black, dark"; 力 "force, power, capability, strength"; *usually masculine; 丽 "beautiful, pretty". Of course there… Continue reading Lee

A names, Black/Dark, Color, Elements, Etruscan, Fire, Illyrian, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Adrienne

Adrienne is the French feminine form of Adrien, the French form of Adrian which comes from Latin Hadrian derived from Roman cognomen Hadrianus meaning “from Hadria” or “from Adria”, Adria being another form of the name. It referred to someone who came from the town of Hadria/Adria situated in Northern Italy. The Adriatic sea received its name from the town. Though the origin behind the… Continue reading Adrienne

A names, Animals, Birds, Black/Dark, Color, Eagle, Elements, Female, Latin, Water

Akulina

Akulina is a Russian female name, a variant of Akilina which is the Russian form of Aquilina, the feminine form of Aquila, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "eagle" which derives from an unknown origin though it could be derived from Latin aquilus (dark-colored, swarthy), though another possible derivation for aquilus is Latin aqua (water) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Latin, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Akilina (Russian) Aquilina… Continue reading Akulina

Black/Dark, Color, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Sullivan

Sullivan comes from a surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin meaning "descendant of Súileabhán", the latter a personal name meaning "little dark-eyed one", made up from Irish elements súil (eye), dubh (black) combined with the diminutive suffix án. Other possible meanings I've seen listed for it are "one-eyed" or "hawk-eyed" though I can't say how accurate those are.… Continue reading Sullivan

Black/Dark, Color, D names, Earth, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Doris

Doris is the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys, and the wife of the sea-god Nereus with whom she had the Nereids, the fifty daughters of Nereus, one of whom was Thetis, the mother of Achilles. She seems have been the goddess of fishing grounds at the mouth of rivers where fresh water mingled with sea… Continue reading Doris