Color, Female, Hungarian, I names, Nature, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ibolya

Ibolya (pr. ee-bow-ya) is a Hungarian female name meaning "violet", derived from Latin viola via an Ancient Greek source. Origin: Ancient Greek  

Color, Female, Nature, V names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Violaine

Violaine is a French female name, which seems to be a variant form of Violette, the French form of Violet, the name of a flower and a color. it comes from Latin viola meaning “violet” which is related to Ancient Greek íon (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean source. It's also possible that it may be a… Continue reading Violaine

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

Ancient Greek, Color, Female, Nature, V names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Violetta

Violetta is the Italian, Russian, and Hungarian form of Violet, the name of a flower and a color. It comes from Old French violette via Latin viola meaning “violet” which is related to Ancient Greek íon (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean source. Nicknames: Letta, Violet Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Violett (English, Swedish, German) Violette (French) Viola… Continue reading Violetta

Color, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple

Iola

Iola (pr. ei-o-la or ee-O-la) is an English female name which seems to be variant of Iole, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "violet" via Ancient Greek ion (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-I.E. Mediterranean language. In Greek mythology, Iole was the daughter of Eurytus, king of Oechalia, and beloved by Heracles, which would ultimately lead to his death. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Iole (Ancient… Continue reading Iola

Animals, Color, Deer/Roe, Female, Japanese, Male, Nature, S names, Seasons, Surname names, Unisex, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Shika

Shika is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: shika 鹿 "deer" (it's also a Japanese surname); shi 史 "history, chronicle" + ka "can; passable, allowed" (史可); shi 志 "purpose, will; aspire; resolve; motives; plans" + ka 佳 "excellent; beautiful, good" (志佳); shi 紫 "purple, violet" + ka 佳 "excellent; beautiful, good" (紫佳); shi 詩 "poem, poetry" + 夏 "summer" (詩夏). I've also seen… Continue reading Shika

Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, White

Shira

Shira is a Hebrew female name meaning "poetry" or "singing/song". Shira is also a Jewish surname originating from the given name though it could also be an Americanized spelling of Shearer, an occupational name for someone who sheared sheep, or someone who used scissors to trim finished cloth or cut off any excessive fabric. The origin of… Continue reading Shira

C names, Color, Iberian, Insects, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Carmine

Carmine is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Carmen which is the Spanish form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew meaning "garden" or more accurately "vineyard of God" from Hebrew kerem (vineyard) and el (god). Carmen is also a Latin word meaning "song, poem; charm" which ultimately derives from a PIE root word meaning "to sing". Carmine is… Continue reading Carmine

Color, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Iole

Iole (pr. ee-O-lee or ei-o-lee) comes from a Greek female name meaning "violet" which derives from Ancient Greek ion (violet) which seems to be from a pre-I.E. Mediterranean language. In Greek mythology, Iole is the daughter of Eurytus, king of Oechalia. He was a very skillful archer, having even taught Heracles, which is ironic later on when Eurytus offers his… Continue reading Iole