Yelena

Yelena is a Russian female name, the Russian form of Helen which comes from Ancient Greek Helene, a name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world….

Julissa

Julissa is a Spanish and English female given name, an elaborated form of Julia, the feminine form of Julius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god…

Sindri

Sindri is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology who, along with his brothers Brokkr and Eitri, created many magical objects for the gods. The name comes from Old Norse sindri meaning “sparkling” or “spark”. It’s a popular name in Iceland. Origin: Old Norse Variants: Sindre (Norwegian)  

Seija

Seija (pr. say-yah; Forvo) is a Finnish female name meaning “tranquil, serene” from Finnish seijas (tranquil, serene, calm, clear). It’s a fairly modern name in Finland, first invented by Yrjö Karilas, a Finnish writer who was inspired to create the name from Seia, the name of a Roman goddess of agriculture who protects the seeds sown into the…

Tyche

Tyche (pr. ty-kee; Forvo) is the goddess of fortune, chance, providence, and fate in Greek mythology, who also governed the prosperity, fortune, and destiny of a city. Her names means “fortune, chance” via Ancient Greek túkhē τῠ́χη (fortune, providence, fate; chance) derived from a PIE root word *dʰewgʰ- (to produce; to be strong, have force). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Origen

Origen is the name of a third-century Christian theologian. I’ve seen two possible meanings for it- the first is that it could possibly be a combination of Horus (a god in Egyptian mythology whose name possibly means “falcon” or “high”, essentially meaning “the distant one” or “one who is high/above”) combined with genes meaning “born”; or it could…

Medea

Medea is the name of a sorceress in Greek mythology, daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis and the granddaughter of Helios, the sun god; she is also the niece of Circe, another sorceress who was involved with Odysseus. When the Greek hero Jason arrives for the Golden Fleece, Medea falls in love with him and helps him; they get married and…

Alianor

Alianor is a variant 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 uncertain meaning and etymology though it could also be derived…

Lir

Lir is the Irish cognate of Llyr, the name of the Welsh god of the sea in Welsh mythology. The name means “sea” or “ocean”. In Irish mythology, Lir is the Irish god of the sea and the father of Manannan mac Lir, also a sea deity. There’s also an Irish legend called The Children of Lir, in…

Martina

Martina is the feminine form of Martin which ultimately derives from the name of the Roman war of god, Mars, who played a prominent role in Roman worship, including being linked to agricultural functions. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s possible…