A names, Color, Gold, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Auric

Auric comes from a term in chemistry, an adjective referring to something that is of or containing gold in the trivalent state. It comes from the Au, the chemical symbol for gold, which derives from Latin aurum meaning "gold" derived from a PIE root word. Of course, it's just as possible that Auric is made up from Au (gold) and ric, a… Continue reading Auric

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C names, Color, Female, Gold, Male, Moon, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Cress

Cress is the name of various species of plants with pungent edible leaves such as garden cress, watercress, or winter cress. The name comes from Old English cressa via Middle Low German kerse from Proto-Germanic *krasjon-, deriving from Proto-Indo-European root *gras- (to devour). Cress is also a nickname for names beginning with Cress- such as Cressida (a medieval form of Chryseis, an Ancient Greek female… Continue reading Cress

Ancient Greek, Color, Female, Gold, Greek, Literature, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Orinthia

Orinthia may have been based on Ancient Greek orī́nō meaning "to excite, to stir, to agitate" or it may have been an elaborated form of Orinda, which may have been based on Latin orior meaning "to rise" from a PIE root. It may also have been based on Old Irish ór (gold) which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ews- (to… Continue reading Orinthia

C names, Color, Gold, Male, Nature, Sanskrit, Semitic, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Croceus

Croceus comes from Latin meaning "saffron" and "golden, yellow". The word derives from Ancient Greek krókos (crocus, saffron) which may be from a Semitic origin or it may ultimately comes from Sanskrit kunkumam. Croceus's feminine form, Crocea, was the name of Julius Caesar's sword, Crocea Mors meaning "yellow death". Origin: Semitic, Sanskrit Variants: Crocus (Latin, English)   Female forms: Crocea (Latin,… Continue reading Croceus

Ancient Persian, Color, Female, Gold, Orange, Persian, S names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yellow

Saffron

Saffron is a female given name which comes from the name of a spice which is derived from the flower Crocus sativus (or saffron crocus). The name comes from Old French safran derived from Arabic za'faran which may be derived from Persian possibly meaning "golden leaves". It's also the name of a yellow-orange color. Origin: Persian Variants: Safran (Turkish)  

Color, Female, Gold, Male, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Orla

Orla is an anglicized form of Irish given name Órfhlaith which means "golden ruler" or "golden princess" from Old Irish ór (gold) which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ews- (to shine; dawn, east); and flaith (sovereignty, ruler; prince) which comes from Proto-Celtic *wlatis derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Orla is also a Danish male name of unknown meaning. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Órfhlaith… Continue reading Orla

Color, F names, Female, Gold, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Virtues/Attributes, White, Yellow

Fiona

Fiona seems to have first been coined by Scottish poet James Macpherson who based it on the Fianna, the name of a group of warriors in Irish mythology, or as the feminine form of Fionn. The name comes from Old Irish finn meaning "fair, blond, white" from Proto-Celtic *windos- (white). Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Fionna (English, Scottish)   Male forms: Fionn… Continue reading Fiona

Color, English, Female, G names, Gold, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Unisex, Yiddish

Golda, Goldie

Golda is a Yiddish female name meaning "gold". Goldie could be a nickname for Golda, though it's also an English name, originally used as a nickname for someone who had blond hair or who was a goldsmith, making it a unisex name. Goldie was also used as a nickname for someone who had an unusual… Continue reading Golda, Goldie

Ancient Germanic, Celtic, Color, Female, G names, German/Germanic, Gold, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes

Gilda

Gilda comes from Germanic element gild meaning "sacrifice, value", originally a nickname for Ermenegilda, the Italian feminine form of Ermenegildo, itself the Italian form of Spanish and Portuguese name Hermenegildo which comes from a Visigothic name meaning "complete sacrifice" or "whole sacrifice" from Germanic elements ermen (whole, universal) and gild (sacrifice, value). Gilda could also be from Old English gyldan meaning "to gild, to cover with a thin… Continue reading Gilda