Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, G names, Irish mythology, Kernel/Grain, Love/Beloved, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Grania

Grania is a Latinized form of Gráinne, an Irish female name of uncertain meaning though it could be derived from Old Irish grán meaning "grain" via Proto-Celtic *grānom derived from PIE *ǵr̥h₂nóm (grain). Another possible etymology is from Scottish Gaelic gráidh, the genitive singular of gràdh (love) or even from Old Irish grían (sun). Grania is also the name of a gens (the name of a Roman… Continue reading Grania

E names, Elements, Female, Fire, Food, Irish, Irish mythology, Kernel/Grain, Mythology, Nature

Enya

Enya is the anglicized form of Eithne, an Irish female name meaning "kernel, grain" (though it's also been anglicized as Edna and Etna). However, some sources cite it as a feminine form of Aidan,which comes from Old Irish áed with the diminutive suffix -an meaning "little fire" or "little fiery one" although it seems to be a stretch; and it… Continue reading Enya

Food, Kernel/Grain, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Spike

Spike is an English word referring to a very large nail or a surge in power, and is often used as a nickname than an actual name. It's also an English surname, either originally derived as a nickname for a tall, thin person, or perhaps derived from Latin spica meaning "ear or a head of grain". It… Continue reading Spike