Aila

Aila is a Finnish female name, the Finnish form of Áile which is the Sami form of Helga, a Scandinavian female name meaning "holy, blessed". Aila could also be a variant spelling of Ayla, a Turkish female name meaning “moonlight, halo”, the first element coming from Turkish ay meaning “moon; month” and often used in female given names to indicate beauty. …

Adonis

Adonis is the name of a young man in Greek mythology, the lover of Aphrodite. His mother was Myrrha, the princess of Cyprus, who had an unnatural lust for her father, Cinyras; it was a curse given to her by Aphrodite when Myrrha's mother bragged that her daughter was more beautiful than the goddess herself. Myrrha managed to trick her father into having …

Muse

Muse is a word that refers to a source of inspiration, someone or something that inspires an artist, writer, thinker or any creative endeavor. It comes from the Muses, nine goddesses in Greek mythology who inspired the arts, literature, science, and music, the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne (the Titaness of memory): Calliope(the goddess of epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato …

Diona

Diona is a female given name, a variant of Dione, the name of a few figures in Greek mythology, including a Titaness who is, in some sources, listed as being the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus. The name is the feminine form of Dios meaning "of Zeus" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven), so Dione would mean …

Thorfinn

Thorfinn comes from Old Norse Þórfinnr, made up of Thor (the name of the Norse god of thunder) and Finnr meaning “Sámi, Finn, Laplander”, a byname used to refer to someone who came from Finland or was part of the Sami people (also known as Lapps). Although the origin behind  finnr is uncertain it has been linked to Old Norse meaning …

Makenna

Makenna is a variant of McKenna, an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha meaning "son of Cionaodh", Cionaodh meaning "beloved of Aodh" composed of Irish cion (love, affection; regard) and Aodh (also spelled Áed, the name of the Celtic god of fire) meaning "fire". It could also be a variant of Cináed meaning "born of fire", also anglicized as Kenneth.  Nicknames: Kenna Origin: Proto-Indo-European   …

Alethea

Alethea is an English female name, coined from Ancient Greek aletheia meaning "truth, true", made up of negative prefix a- (not) and lethe (forgetfulness, oblivion) derived from PIE root word *leh₂- (to be hidden, to be covered). In Greek mythology, Aletheia is a daemon (spirit, personification) of truth. Nicknames: Al, Ally/Allie, Thea, Althy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Altheia (Ancient Greek) Aletha …

Despina

Despina is a Greek female name, the modern Greek form of Despoina which means "lady, mistress of the home" from *des-potnia "mistress of the house" (the feminine form of *déms pótis "master of the house") derived from PIE *dṓm (home; house) and *pót-nih (wife, mistress). In Greek mythology, Despoina is the daughter of Demeter and Zeus, goddess of the Arkadian cults; Despoina was also used as an epithet …

Xanthe

Xanthe is the name of several minor figures in Greek mythology. It means "yellow" or "blonde-haired" derived from Greek xanthos (yellow), given to someone who had blonde hair but could also be applied to horses of bay or chestnut coloring. The origin of the word is unknown. Origin: unknown Variants: Xanthi (Modern Greek) Xantho (Ancient Greek) Xanthia …

Pollux

Pollux is the twin brother of Castor in Greek mythology, one of the Dioscuri, regarded as the protectors of sailors and associated with St. Elmo's fire, worshipped by both the Ancient Greek and the Romans. Pollux and Castor are the sons of the Spartan Queen Leda; Pollux is the son of her husband, Tyndareus, while Castor is the son of Zeus. When Castor and Polluxwere dying, Zeus offered Pollux immortality …

Metis

Metis is the name of a Titaness in Greek mythology, the personification of good counsel, prudence, cunning, and wisdom. She was the one who made a potion to force Cronus to throw up the children he had swallowed, helped Zeus during the war of the Olympian gods against the Titans, and was his first wife. However, a …

Castor

Castor is the name of one of the Dioscuri (meaning "the boys of Zeus"), the twin brother of Pollux in Greek mythology.Their mother was Leda, the queen of Sparta and the wife of Tyndareus, but Castor and Pollux had different fathers- Castor was the son of Tyndareus while Pollux was the son of Zeus. Castor was skillful in managing and taming wild horse while Pollux was …