Mayura

Mayura comes from Sanskrit mayūra (मयूर) meaning "peacock", an Indian male name. In Hindu mythology, the peacock is a sacred bird believed to have been created from the feathers of the Garuda, also a legendary bird in HIndu myth. Mayura is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "cocoon + … Continue reading Mayura

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Noctiluca

Noctiluca is a female name meaning "something which shines by night" from Latin nox (moon) which derives from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (night) and luceo (to shine) which also derives from Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (to shine, bright; to see); so the name could essentially refer to a moon or a lantern or a lamp or anything that lights up during the night. Noctiluca is the … Continue reading Noctiluca

Samira

Samira is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Samir meaning "companion in evening talk" or "night conversation companion", referring to someone who stayed up into the evening talking to friends. Samira is also an Indian female name, also the feminine form of Samir, an Indian male name meaning "wind, air" in Sanskrit. Origin: Arabic, Sanskrit Variants: Sameera … Continue reading Samira

Sukey

Sukey originally came about as a nickname for Susan or Susannah, which comes from Hebrew name Shoshannah meaning “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”. It could also be a variant spelling of Tsuki, a Japanese word and name meaning "moon" (月) though it's also used as a karate term meaning "thrust" (突き). Suki … Continue reading Sukey

Menodora

Menodora is a Greek female name meaning "gift of the moon" or "moon's gift" from Ancient Greek elements mene (moon) and doron (gift). It’s the name of a 4th century martyr who, along with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphadora, were tortured and killed for refusing to renounce their religion. Nicknames: Meno, Dora, Mena Origin: Ancient Greek   Variants: Minodora (Romanian) … Continue reading Menodora

Quilla

Quilla is the strictly feminine fom of Quill, referring to a quill pen made out of a feather's bird, or referring to a spindle or bobbin used in yarn, meaning "fragment of reed" and "shaft of a feather" which may be derived from Low German quiele from Middle High German kil (quill, large feather) though the origin behind that … Continue reading Quilla

Lita

Lita was originally used as a nickname for names ending in -lita such as Rosalita (Spanish diminutive of Rosa, the Latin form of Rose which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally … Continue reading Lita

Eleanora

Eleanora is a variant form of Eleanor which is the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly a Germanic name of unknown meaning, though it’s been linked to Adenorde or Adenor, made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and nord (north), or even as a contracted form of Azenor, a Breton name of … Continue reading Eleanora

Yotaka

Yotaka is a Japanese male name with various meanings depending on the kanji used: "buzzard" (鵟); "night + hawk" (夜鷹); though the literal meaning is "nighthawk", referring to the bird which belongs to the nightjar family, it also has a secondary meaning of streetwalker/prostitute. Origin: Japanese

Amaya

Amaya is a Basque and Spanish female name, a variant spelling of Amaia meaning "the end" in Basque, as well as a surname derived from a place name. Amaia is also a Greek name, used as an epithet for the goddess Demeter possibly meaning "without a midwife" or "not yet delivered" from prefix a- (without) and maia (mother, nurse, midwife, lady). Amaya may … Continue reading Amaya