Nyx, Nix

Nyx is the name of the primordial goddess of the night in Greek mythology, the wife of Erebos (the god of darkness) and mother of their numerous children, including Aether and Hemera, and the Moirai (the three Fates). Nyx is also a homonym for Nix, a word derived from German nix meaning “nothing” and used as a…

Lorelei

Lorelei comes from the name of a rock headland located on the River Rhine in Germany, originally spelled Loreley. In German legend, Lorelei refers to a siren-like maiden who lures men to their deaths with her song. The second element of the name seems to come from Old German ley, lei meaning “rock” derived from a Celtic origin;…

Melior

Melior is a female given name, a variant form of Meliora, which could come from Latin meliora meaning “ever better” or “always better”, the neuter plural form of Latin melior meaning “better” derived from PIE root word *mel- (strong, great). It’s also possible that the name is a corruption of Breton meler meaning “honey-maker” which derives from Latin mel (honey) via PIE root *mélit (honey). Melior…

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…

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”;…