Bright/Clear, D names, Emotion/Feelings, Japanese, Joy, Kin/Family, Male, Numbers, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Daijirou

Daijirou is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 "large, big" + ji 二 "two" + ro 郎 "son" (大二郎); dai 大 "large, big" + ji 二 "two" + ro 朗 "bright, clear; melodious; cheerful, merry" (大二朗); dai 大 "large, big" + ji 次 "next, order; sequence" + ro 郎 "son" (大次郎); dai 大 "large, big" + ji 治 "reign; govern; regulate" + ro 郎 "son" (大治郎); There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used.… Continue reading Daijirou

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Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sunny

Sunny is an English unisex name which comes from the English adjective referring to a day with a lot of sunshine or applied to someone who is cheerful. It comes from Old English sunne (sun) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sunnie (English) Sunni (English)  

Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Joy, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Joy

Joy is used to refer to a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. It comes from Old French joie via Late Latin gaudia, the plural form of gaudium (joy, delight) derived from a PIE root word meaning "to rejoice". Joy is also an English surname derived from the given name, originally given as a nickname for someone who was cheerful and… Continue reading Joy

Breton, Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Jewel

Jewel refers to a gem or precious stone, something that is considered a valuable and costly object. The origin of the word comes from Anglo-Norman juel via Old French jouel meaning "treasure, jewel". The origin of the word is uncertain though it may be based from Latin iocus (or jocus) meaning "joke, jest" derived from PIE *yek- (to speak); or it could be… Continue reading Jewel

Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, G names, Hebrew, Joy, Kin/Family, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Gael

Gael (pr. ga-el or gale) is an anglicized spelling of Gaël, a Breton male name of uncertain origin and meaning. It could be derived from a contracted form of Gwenaël, a French name meaning "generous" or "white +genereous" from Breton gwenn (white, fair, blessed) derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white); and hael (generous). I've also seen it linked to Gael, the ethonym of an ethnic group related to Ireland,… Continue reading Gael

Animals, Brown, Color, Emotion/Feelings, F names, Fawn, Female, Joy, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yellow

Fawn

Fawn is the term for a young deer as well as a light yellowish-brown color. It comes from Old French faon via Latin fētus meaning "pregnant, full of young" derived from PIE *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse). Fawn is also an English word, a verb used to refer to someone who is seeking favor from someone through flattery, or to behave affectionately over… Continue reading Fawn

Ancient Greek, Coptic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Joy, K names, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Numbers, Old Norse, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kati

Kati (pr. kah-tee) is a variant spelling of Káti, an Old Norse male name meaning "merry, cheerful" from Old Norse kátr (jolly, merry, cheerful, glad). Kati is also a Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian short form of Katariina (Finnish, Estonian) and Katalin (Hungarian, Basque) which both derive from Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from… Continue reading Kati

C names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Joy, Literature, Mythology, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Carissa

Carissa is a variant spelling of Charissa, itself an elaborated form of Charis which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “grace, kindness, beauty, elegance” derived from khaírō (to be happy) from Proto-Hellenic *kʰəřřō (to rejoice) ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (to yearn for).In Greek mythology, a Charis refers to one of the Charites, referring to some minor goddesses (also known as the Graces) of charm, beauty, grace,… Continue reading Carissa

A names, Bright/Clear, Emotion/Feelings, Japanese, Joy, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, Virtues/Attributes

Akihiko

Akihiko is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: aki 明 "bright; light" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (明彦); aki 昭 "shining; bright" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (昭彦); aki 彰 "obvious; clear" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (彰彦); aki 聡 "intelligent, clever, bright" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (聡彦); aki 晶 "clear, crystal, sparkle" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (晶彦); a 亜 "Asia; rank next; come after"… Continue reading Akihiko

Anatolian, C names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Greek mythology, Joy, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Cherise

Cherise comes from the Norman-French word for cherry (the modern French word is cerise) which comes from Latin cerasus meaning "cherry; cherry tree" via Ancient Greek kerasós (cherry tree) derived from an ancient Anatalion source. Cherise could also be a variant form of Charisse, a variant spelling of Charissa which is an elaborated form of Charis, an Ancient Greek female name meaning “grace, kindness, beauty,… Continue reading Cherise

Emotion/Feelings, Japanese, Joy, Male, Night/Evening, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shoya

Shoya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: sho 祥 (auspicious, happiness, blessed, good fortune) + ya 也 (to be); sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 哉 (how, what, alas, question mark); sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 也 (to be); sho 将 (leader, commander, general) + ya 也 (to be); sho 星 (star) + ya 也 (to be); sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 夜 (night, evening); sho 勝 (victory, win, excel, prevail)… Continue reading Shoya

Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Joy, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Winston

Winston comes from an English surname derived from a place name with two possible meanings: it could either be derived from Wynnstan, an Old English name meaning "joy stone" from Old English elements wyn (joy) which comes from Proto-Germanic *wunjō (joy, delight, pleasure) derived from PIE *wenh₁- (to love); and stan (stone) which also derives from a PIE root word; Winston may also derive from… Continue reading Winston

Animals, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Lamb/Sheep, Literature, Norse, Numbers, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Una

Una (pr. oo-na or yoo-na) is a female given name with various possible meanings and origins: it's an anglicized form of Irish Úna which derives from uan meaning "lamb" from Proto-Celtic *ognos from PIE *h₂egʷnós (lamb); it may also be derived from Latin una, the feminine form of unus meaning "one" though it also means "together, simultaneously". It derives from Latin unus (one, single; alone) from PIE *óynos (one; single). It was used… Continue reading Una

A names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Alair

Alair comes from Allaire, an Old French personal name derived from Hilaire, the French form of Hilarius, an Ancient Roman name meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word. From what I could find it could be used either a male or female name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Alaire (French) Allaire… Continue reading Alair

E names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Eleri

Eleri is a Welsh female name of unknown meaning though I've seen several possible meanings attributed to it such as: "very bitter", "overflowing; more than full", or it's possibly a Welsh form of Elerius or Hilarius, an Ancient Roman name meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word.… Continue reading Eleri

Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, H names, Japanese, Joy, Male, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Hiroyuki

Hiroyuki is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + of; this" (博之); "doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + going; journey" (博行); "doctor; PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + happiness; blessing; fortune" (博幸); "abundant; rich;… Continue reading Hiroyuki

Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Joyce

Joyce was originally a masculine name before becoming more popular for women. It derives from medieval masculine name Josse, the Old French form of Latin Iudocus which comes from Breton Judoc meaning "little lord" from Breton iudh (lord, chief, king) with the diminutive suffix -an. It derives from a Proto-Indo-European source. It later became associated with the Middle English word joise meaning "to rejoice". Joyce is also… Continue reading Joyce

Ancient Greek, Coptic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Japanese, Joy, K names, Malay, Male, Mythology, Night/Evening, Numbers, Place names, Sanskrit, Surname names, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kaya

Kaya is a given name with a variety of meanings and origins such as: it's a Malay word meaning "wealthy" and "rich, affluent"; Kaya is a Turkish male name meaning "rock" as well as a Turkish surname derived from the same origin as the given name; Kaya could also be an elaborate form of Kay, either… Continue reading Kaya