Indigo

Indigo is the name of a purplish-blue color which comes from the color of a dye extracted from plants exported from India to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who viewed it as a luxury product. That’s where the origin of the name comes from, from Ancient Greek indikon meaning “Indian dye”; India is named from the Indus…

Liviana

Liviana is an Ancient Roman female name, the feminine form of Livianus which itself comes from Livius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Latin lividus meaning “bluish; envious”. Origin: uncertain, possibly Proto-Indo-European Variants: Livia (Ancient Roman, Italian, Romanian, English) Lívia (Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak) Livie (French, Czech) Liwia (Polish)   Male forms: Livianus…

Blue

Blue is the name of a color, like the color of the sky or the ocean. While the color symbolizes peace and tranquility, it is also associated with depression and sadness. Blue is also an English surname, an anglicized form of German Blau or French Bleu, both of which mean “blue”. It ultimately derives from a PIE…

Hyacinth

Hyacinth is the name of a genus of dark-blue flowers, named after a figure in Greek mythology. His name was Hyacinthus (Hyakinthos in Ancient Greek), a handsome young man who was loved by both the god Apollo and Zephyrus, the West Wind, though Hyacinth preferred Apollo. One day, while they were playing with the discus, Apollo threw it and Zephyrus blew the discus off course, causing…

Cayzer

Cayzer comes from a surname, a variant of Kaiser which derives from the Germanic word for “emperor”; it’s a variant form of Caesar, an Ancient Roman cognomen famously attributed to Julius Caesar which later came to be regarded as an imperial title. Though its origins are unknown, it’s been linked to Latin caesaries meaning “hair”, referring to abundant or a luxurious head of…

Neela

Neela is an Indian female name, a variant transcription of Nila meaning “blue, azure” from Sanskri नीला nila which derives from a Proto-Indo-Iranian root word. Neela is the name of a goddess in Hindu mythology as well as the name of a male character in the Ramayana (spelled Nila), an epic poem of ancient India. Nila also seems to be a…

Liv

Liv is a Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish female name which comes from Old Norse hlíf meaning “protection, cover, defense, shield”, the spelling influenced by the Scandinavian word liv meaning “life”. In Norse mythology, Líf is one of two humans who will survive the events of Ragnarok, along with Lífþrasir. Liv is also a nickname for Olivia or Olive; Olivia may have been based on Latin Oliva meaning…

Odell

Odell comes from an English surname which comes from a place name (Woodhill) near in a town in Bedfordshire. It’s made up from Old English wād meaning “woad” (woad being the name of plant from which blue dye is extracted from the leaves) and hyll (hill) so essentially meaning “woad hill”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: O’dell (English) Odyll…

Azure

Azure is the name of a color, used to describe the color of the sky on a clear blue day and is another name for the lapis lazuli. It comes from Old French azur via Arabic lāzuward لَازَوَرْد (lapis lazuli; azure) ultimately deriving from Persian lāzaward (لاجورد) which seems to have gotten its name from a place. Azure is also a…

Cornflower

Cornflower is the name of a flower (also known as bachelor’s button) so named because it grew in cornfields. It’s made up of corn (a grain or seed of a cereal crop such as oats, wheat, and barley) which comes from Proto-Germanic *kurną (corn, grain, cereal) derived from a PIE root word meaning “grain”; and flower. Cornflower blue is…