Color, E names, Elves, Female, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White

Elvira

Elvira (pr. el-vye-ra or el-vee-ra though I prefer the former pronounciation) is a female given name, the Spanish form of a Visigothic name of uncertain meaning. Some possible meanings listed for it are: "all true" from Germanic elements ala (all) and wer (true); it could also be made up from Proto-Germanic *alja (other, foreign) and wer (true); it could be a variant of Guilvira, an Old… Continue reading Elvira

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Color, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Literature, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Ianthe

Ianthe is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "purple flower" or "violet flower". In Greek mythology, Ianthe is a ocean nymph, one of the three thousand Oceanids, as well as being the name of a girl who married Iphis, a girl who was raised as a boy in secret by her mother because the father had threatened… Continue reading Ianthe

Arthurian legends & myths, F names, Fairy, Female, Gaelic, Mythological creatures, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fay

Fay is a female given name which derives from several sources: the first is that it's another word for "fairy", coming from Middle English faie via Latin fata meaning "destiny, fate" derived from PIE root word *bʰeh₂- (to speak, say). In Arthurian legend, it's the epithet of Morgan le Fay (meaning Morgan the fairy); it's also been used as a nickname for… Continue reading Fay

Female, Greek mythology, Mermaid/Siren, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sirina

Sirina is a female given name with various meanings attributed to it such as: it's a variant spelling of Serena meaning "calm, tranquil, serene" from Latin serenus; it could also be a variant of Sirin, also a name of uncertain meaning though it could be an elaborated form of Siri, a short form of Sigrid meaning "victory + beautiful, fair" made… Continue reading Sirina

Ancient Greek, Animals, Birds, C names, Dragon, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Snake/Serpent, Swallow, Virtues/Attributes

Celinda

Celinda is a female given name, probably a blend of Celia (which either means "heaven, sky" from Latin Caelia or from a shortened form of Cecelia meaning "blind) and Linda, originally a short form of Germanic element linde or lindi meaning “soft, tender” or “linden tree, lime tree” though it could also be associated with Germanic lind meaning “serpent, dragon, snake”. It's also possible that it's a variant form… Continue reading Celinda

Dragon, Japanese, Male, Mythological creatures, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tatsuya

Tatsuya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: tatsu 達 "accomplished, attain; master" + ya 也 "to be" (達也); tatsu 達 "accomplished; attain; master" + ya 矢 "dart; arrow" (達矢); tatsu 竜 "dragon; imperial" + ya 也 "to be" (竜也); tatsu 竜 "dragon; imperial" + ya 哉 "how, what, alas, question mark" (竜哉); tatsu 竜 "dragon; imperial" + ya 弥 "all the more; increasingly" (竜弥); tatsu 辰 "dragon fifth sign of… Continue reading Tatsuya

Blue, Color, Elves, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Jealousy, L names, Latin, Mythological creatures, Nickname names, Old Norse, Virtues/Attributes

Livia

Livia is an Ancient Roman name, the feminine form of Livius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it's been linked to Latin liveo meaning "to envy" or lividus meaning "blue, envious". Livia could also be a short form of Olivia, which either derives from Latin Oliva meaning “olive” or as a feminine form of Oliver, which either derives from Germanic name Alfher from Old… Continue reading Livia

Ancient Greek, Elements, Female, G names, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Galina

Galina is the Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenus, the Latin form of Ancient Greek Galenos meaning "calm, tranquil". In Greek mythology, Galene is a Nereid nymph who was the personification of calm seas. Nicknames: Galya (Russian), Gala (Russian), Gal (English), Gale (English), Lina (English) Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Galena (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Galene (Ancient Greek) Halina (Polish) Halyna (Ukrainian)… Continue reading Galina

C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Calista

Calista could be the variant form of Callisto, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "most beautiful" derived from Ancient Greek kalós (beauty, beautiful, good) which comes from a Proto-Indo-European source kal-wo-s, a form of *kal- (beautiful). In Greek mythology Callisto was a nymph and a follower of the goddess Artemis who was seduced by Zeus and ended up bearing him a son, Arcas. Callisto was… Continue reading Calista

African, C names, Efik/Ibibio, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Calypso

Calypso is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was the lover of Odysseus when he ended up shipwrecked on her island Ogygia for seven years though some sources differ on the number of years, as well as whether they had children together. Either way, she refused to let him leave until Zeus sent Hermes to her with instructions to… Continue reading Calypso

Chestnut, Color, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Sun, Surname names, Unicorn, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sorin

Sorin is a Romanian male name, possibly from Romanian soare meaning "sun" from Latin sol (sun) derived from Proto-Indo-Europan *sóh₂w (sun). Sōrin (宗 麟) also seems to be a Japanese masculine given name, such as Ōtomo Sōrin (who also went by other names), who was a daimyo of the Ōtomo clan in the 16th century (1530-1587). It means "religion; sect; denomination;  main point; … Continue reading Sorin

Ancient Greek, Animals, Daemons/Spirits, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Irish, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nickname names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tracy

Tracy is an English unisex given name derived from a surname originally from a place name in Normandy, France. It derives from Gallo-Roman given name Thracius with a locational suffix meaning "Thracian's settlement" or "domain of Thracius", Thracius being a Roman name referring to someone who came from Thrace or was a Thracian. The name comes from Latin thrax which may… Continue reading Tracy

Ancient Greek, Daemons/Spirits, Elements, Greek, Greek mythology, K names, Latvian, Male, Maori, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Word names

Korus

Korus could be a variant spelling of Chorus, a word referring to a group of people singing in unison. It comes from Latin chorus derived from Ancient Greek khorós meaning "ring dance, round dance; band, troop" perhaps derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word of uncertain meaning, perhaps from *gher- (1) (to enclose) or *gher- (2) (to like, want). Korus is also a Latvian word,… Continue reading Korus

Black/Dark, Color, Demons, Female, Hindu mythology, K names, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kali

Kali is the name of a Hindu goddess associated with death and destruction and the consort of Shiva. The name derives from Sanskrit meaning "black, dark-colored", which also comes from the same root word as kali, which is kala meaning "time, era, age, epoch"; kali is the feminine form of kala. Kali iss also being the name of a (male) demon whose name… Continue reading Kali

Animals, Birds, D names, Dragon, Duck, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Drake

Drake comes from an English surname meaning "dragon, snake"  from Old English Draca, which comes from Latin draco (dragon) derived from Proto-Indo-European drakon (dragon, serpent) from *derḱ- (to see). Drake is also a Middle English word meaning "male duck" from Proto-Germanic *anudrekô, made up of *anudz via Proto-Indo-European *h₂énh₂ts (duck) and Proto-Germanic *rekô (king, chief) via Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (king, chief). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Drayke (English) Draki (Old Norse) Draco (Latinized Ancient… Continue reading Drake

Elves, Emotion/Feelings, English, Female, Gaelic, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, Mythological creatures, Nature, Nickname names, Old English, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Indo-Iranian, Sanskrit, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vina

Vina is an Indian and Indonesian female name meaning "lute" which comes from the Sanskrit word veena, which is also a word for the Indian stringed musical instrument. It derives from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wī́nā (lute). Vina is also a short form of names such as Davina (a feminine form of David meaning "beloved" from Hebrew), Alvina (a feminine form of Alvin meaning either… Continue reading Vina

A names, Elves, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Alfred

Alfred is an English male name meaning "elf counsel", made up from Old English elements aelf (elf) via Proto-Germanic *albiz (elf, fairy), of uncertain origin though it's been linked to Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white); and raed (counsel) which also comes from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz (advice, counsel) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂reh₁- (to think, count, reason; arrange). Alfred is also an English surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Alf, Alfie/Alphie, Fred,… Continue reading Alfred

Arabic, Brazilian mythology, Elements, Female, Food, Hebrew, Honey, Insects, Japanese, Mermaid/Siren, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Old Tupi, Persian, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Turkish, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Y names

Yara

Yara is a female name with multiple origins and meanings: Yara is a Persian female name meaning "courage, strength, power" from Persian yâvar (strength, power), a cognate of Avestan zāvar (strength, power); it's also a Turkish word meaning "wound"; it's a Hebrew female name meaning "honeycomb" or "honeysuckle" though it may also be related to Hebrew ya'ar יַעַר meaning "forest, woods, woodland";… Continue reading Yara

A names, Color, Elves, Female, Mythological creatures, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Alba

Alba is a female given name which has a few different meanings and etymologies: it's a feminine form of Albus, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright". The name may be derived from Latin albus meaning “white, bright, clear” from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white); Alba may also be derived from Germanic element alb meaning "elf" from Proto-Germanic *albiz (elf, fairy) which ultimately derives from the same… Continue reading Alba

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, O names

Oenone

Oenone (pr. ee-no-nee) is the name of a mountain nymph in Greek mythology, who was the first wife of Paris before he left her for Helen of Sparta. They had a son together, Corythus. When Paris was seriously wounded in the Trojan War, Oenone was the only one who could save him but she refused at… Continue reading Oenone