Chloe

Chloe comes from Ancient Greek khlóē meaning "young green shoot", used as an epithet for the Greek goddess of agriculture Demeter. It comes from Proto-Indo-European ǵʰelh₃- (to flourish, to shine, green, yellow). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Khloe (English) Chloé (French) Cloé (French, Portuguese) Cloe (Spanish, Italian) Chloë  

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Moria

Moria is a female given name with several etymologies and meanings: it's a the name of a Naiad nymph in Greek mythology whose brother Tylos was killed by a dragon, though she later brought him back to life with a magical herb. This myth is similar to the story of Pelops, who had been killed … Continue reading Moria

Letitia

Letitia is a variant form of Laetitia which comes from Latin laetus meaning "joy, happiness, glad". In Roman mythology, Laetitia is the goddess of happiness and gaiety. Nicknames: Letty/Lettie, Tisha Origin: Latin Variants: Laetitia (Ancient Roman, English, French) Lettice (English) Letizia (Italian) Leticia (Spanish) Letícia (Portuguese, Hungarian) Latisha (African-American, English) Lateesha  

Hero

Hero is the name of a lover of Leander, a priestess of Aphrodite. They lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont and every night Leander would swim across to meet up with his lover, who would light a lamp at the top of the tower to help guide his way. One night he got caught … Continue reading Hero

Leander

Leander comes from Ancient Greek Leandros, made up of Ancient Greek elements leon (lion) and aner (man) meaning "lion of a man" or "lion-man". In Greek mythology, Leander was a young man who was in love with Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite, though they both lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont. Every night, Leander would swim across the water guided … Continue reading Leander

Alan

Alan is a male name of uncertain etymology which may possibly mean "little rock" or "noble" from Old Irish ail. It also means "beautiful, handsome" from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning "to nourish, grow" from Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂el- (to grow, … Continue reading Alan

Lisa

Lisa originated as a short form of Elizabeth, a female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Mawu-Lisa is also the name of a creator goddess in Dahomey mythology in Benin in West Africa, sometimes described as a pair of twins with Lisa being the male part representing the sun and … Continue reading Lisa

Dorian

Dorian comes from the name of an ancient Greek tribe called the Dorians. According to mythology, they got their name from their founder, Dorus, which at first glance seems related to Greek doron meaning "gift" from Proto-Indo-European *déh₃rom (gift) from the root *deh₃- (to give). However, the exact origins of the name are not uncertain. It's possible Dorian also derives from Proto-Indo-European … Continue reading Dorian

Lykos

Lykos is an Ancient Greek male name meaning "wolf" from Greek lukos (wolf) derived from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos (wolf), making it a cognate of Latin lupus, Old English wulf, and Russian volk. Lykos is the name of several figures in Greek mythology. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lycus (Latinized Greek)  

Anna-Maria

Anna-Maria is a female given name, a combination of Anna and Maria: Anna is the Latinate form of Hannah which comes from the Hebrew name Channah meaning "grace" or "favor"; Maria comes from the Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that … Continue reading Anna-Maria