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)  

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Color, Female, G names, Gold, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yellow

Gold

Gold is the name of a precious metal with the symbol Au for gold, as well as referring to a bright yellow color. It comes from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (gold) which derives from a PIE root word. Gold is also an English and Jewish surname which could have originated as an occupational name for someone who worked with… Continue reading Gold

B names, Blue, Color, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Word names

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… Continue reading Blue

Color, Female, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Red

Red is the name of a color which has long been associated with courage and sacrifice, love and passion, as well as anger, aggression, and war- to the ancient Romans, the color red was associated with Mars, their god of war, and the planet Mars received its name because of its red color. In many Asian countries,… Continue reading Red

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

Animals, Boar, Color, Elements, Green, I names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Irvin

Irvin comes from a surname with a few possible meanings tied to it: it comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic O'hEireamhoin meaning "descendant of Eireamhan", the latter a given name of uncertain origin; it may also be derived from Old English given name Eoforwine meaning "boar friend", made up from Old English elements eofor (boar) and wine (friend, protector, lord);… Continue reading Irvin

Color, F names, Gray, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Floyd

Floyd is a variant of Lloyd, which comes from a Welsh surname meaning “gray” via Welsh llwyd, derived from a PIE root word. It was originally a descriptive name referring to someone with gray hair. Floyd is also a Welsh surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lloyd (English) Loyd (English) Llwyd (Welsh)  

Blue, Color, Female, Greek mythology, H names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Unisex

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… Continue reading Hyacinth

Blackthorn/Sloe, Brown, Color, Female, Food, Nature, P names, Plum, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Prunella

Prunella is the name of a genus of herbaceous plants, also known as the self-heals, heal-alls, and allheal as well as the name of a genus of birds. It's a variant spelling of Medieval Latin brunella, made up from Latin brunus (brown) combined with diminutive suffix ella. Prunella is also the name of a fabric which in this case seems to derive… Continue reading Prunella

C names, Color, Female, Gold, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Semitic, Virtues/Attributes

Cressida

Cressida is a female given name, seemingly a Medieval English and Renaissance variant of Chryseis, an Ancient Greek female name, a patronymic meaning "daughter of Chryses"; Chryses is an Ancient Greek male name meaning "gold, golden" which seems to be derived from a Semitic source. Chryseis's real name was Astynome. Chryseis features in the Iliad, the daughter of an Apollon priest who… Continue reading Cressida