Female, Greek mythology, Hazelnut, K names, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Karya is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the name of one of the hamadryads (eight nymphs who presided over a particular tree). Karya is the nymph of the nut tree- the walnut, hazel, and sweet chestnut. There’s also another myth in which Karya was a Lakonian maiden who was loved by the god… Continue reading Karya

A names, Ancient Germanic, Brown, Chestnut, Color, Female, Food, Hazelnut, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Aveline is the Norman French form of Germanic Avelina, a diminutive of Avila which derives from Germanic element avi, of unknown meaning though possibly meaning "desired" or "wished for". Aveline is also the French word for "hazelnut" which comes from Occitan avellana via Latin abellana. Abella or Avella is a town in Campania, Italy, derived from PIE *h₂ébōl (apple). Origin: Ancient Germanic, Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Aveline

Brown, Color, Female, Food, H names, Hazelnut, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Word names, Yellow


Hazel is the name of a tree and the name of a light-brown or yellowish-brown color. The origin of the word comes from Old English hæsel (hazel) via Proto-Germanic *hasalaz (hazel) which derives from a PIE root word. Hazel is also an English surname likely derived as a place name for someone who lived near a hazelnut… Continue reading Hazel