Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Black/Dark, Color, Female, Food, Gaelic, Gray, Hebrew, Honey, L names, Male, Moon, Nature, Nickname names, Norman French, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Laney

Laney originally derived as a nickname for names such as Elaine (which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”). It could also be used as a nickname for any name with… Continue reading Laney

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Color, Female, G names, Gray, Male, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Grayer

Grayer is an English surname of uncertain meaning and origin. It could be an anglicized form of Grauer, a German surname meaning "gray", originally starting out as a nickname for someone who had gray hair or a gray beard. The etymology of the name comes from German grau (gray) derived from Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (gray). Grayer may also have arisen as… Continue reading Grayer

Blue, Color, Female, G names, Gray, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Glauke

Glauce (pr. glaw-kee) is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including the daughter of King Creon of Corinth, whom Jason abandoned Medea to marry and whom Medea murdered as well as the name of several nymphs. The name comes from Ancient Greek glaukós meaning "blue-gray; gleaming, bright, sparkling" which may be derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Glaucus (Latin)… Continue reading Glauke

Blue, C names, Color, Gray, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Caesar

Caesar comes from an Ancient Roman cognomen which later became a Roman imperial title after the rise of Julius Caesar. Though its come to be regarded as an imperial title, its origins are unknown. It's been linked to Latin caesaries meaning "hair", referring to abundant or a luxurious head of hair, derived from a PIE root word. It… Continue reading Caesar

Animals, Birds, Brown, Color, German/Germanic, Gray, Latin, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Raven, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Tawny, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Roan

Roan is a Frisian male name, a form of Ronne which is the Frisian form of Germanic hraben meaning "raven". It could also be a variant spelling of Rowan, an Irish surname which is the anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning “descendant of Ruadhán”, the latter derived from Irish ruadh meaning “red”, derived as a nickname for someone who had red hair or a ruddy complexion.… Continue reading Roan

Ancient Greek, Color, G names, Gray, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Grayson

Grayson comes from an English surname meaning "son of the steward", an occupational name referring to someone who was in charge of an estate. It derives from Middle English greyve (steward) with the -son suffix. It could also mean "son of Gray", referring to either someone who is gray-haired, or from given name Gratus meaning "pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome" from Latin… Continue reading Grayson

Color, Female, G names, German/Germanic, Gray, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Grace

Grace comes from Latin gratia meaning "favor, kindness" and usually referring to qualities of elegance, pleasantness, charm, kindness, courteousness, and attractiveness. It derives from grātus (pleasing, acceptable, agreeable) via PIE *gʷerH- (to favor, approve; praise). I've also seen it listed as having originally been associated with Germanic element gris meaning "gray" though it was later eclipsed with the Latin… Continue reading Grace

Color, Female, Gaelic, Gray, Irish, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Lane

Lane comes from an English surname meaning "lane, path", originally used to refer to someone who lived near a lane as well as being an English word referring to a narrow path or passageway between walls, hedges, or fences. It comes from Old English lane, lanu meaning "lane, street" from Proto-Germanic *lanō perhaps derived from a Proto-Indo-European root. Lane… Continue reading Lane

Battle/War, Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, German/Germanic, Gray, Joy, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yiddish, Z names

Zelda

Zelda was originally used as a nickname for Griselda, a female given name meaning "gray battle" from Germanic elements gris (gray) and hild (battle), though it's now used as a given name in its own right. Zelda is also a Yiddish name, the feminine form of Selig, meaning "blessed, happy" in Yiddish. Origin: Germanic, Yiddish Variants: Selda (English) Griselda Grizel (Scottish) Griselda… Continue reading Zelda