E names, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Numbers, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ennis

Ennis comes from an Irish surname with two possible meanings behind it. The first is that it derives from Irish inis meaning "island" via Proto-Celtic *enistī (island) derived from a PIE root word. The second is that it derives from Angus, an anglicized form of Aonghus, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning “either one strength” or “one choice”, made up from Old Irish óen… Continue reading Ennis

A names, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Numbers, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Angus

Angus is an anglicized form of Aonghus, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning "either one strength" or "one choice", made up from Old Irish óen (one) via Proto-Celtic *oinos (one) deriving from a PIE root word; while the second element could either be derived from gus meaning “strength, vigor” via Proto-Celtic *gustu-; or from Proto-Celtic *gus (choose). Spelled Aengus, it becomes the name of the Irish… Continue reading Angus

D names, Female, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Greek mythology, Irish mythology, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Delia

Delia is a female given name, derived from Greek Delos meaning "of Delos", referring to someone who came from the island of Delos. It's the name of an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis who was born there. The name comes from Ancient Greek delos meaning "visible, clear; conspicuous; manifest" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven).… Continue reading Delia

Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, M names, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Midir

Midir is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the son of the Dagda and the lover of Étain, who was turned into water, a worm, and a butterfly (or a fly in some versions) by his jealous wife Fuamnach. The meaning of Midir is unknown though it may be related to Old Irish midithir meaning "to… Continue reading Midir

A names, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, Gaelic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Hawaiian, Irish mythology, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes

Alana

Alana is the feminine form of Alan, an English 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… Continue reading Alana

B names, Female, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Brigid

Brigid is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, the goddess of fire, poetry, healing, and fertility, among a few other things. I've seen it listed as meaning "exalted one" from Proto-Celtic *briganti (high, elevated; exalted) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brighid (Irish) Bridget (Irish, English) Bridgette (English) Brigit (Irish) Bríd… Continue reading Brigid

F names, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ferguson

Ferguson comes from a Scottish surname, a patronymic name meaning "son of Fergus", Fergus being the anglicized form of Fearghas, a Gaelic name meaning “man of vigor” composed from fear (man) and gus (vigor). It’s the name of several figures in Irish and Scottish mythology. Nicknames: Fergie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Fergus (Irish, Scottish) Fearghas (Irish, Scottish)  

A names, Earth, Elements, Female, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Greek mythology, Irish mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Alison

Alison is a medieval French diminutive of Aalis (Alice) which comes from Germanic Adelais, itself a short form of Adalheidis "noble kind, type" or "of a noble kind", made up from Germanic elements adal (noble) and heid (kind, sort, type). Alison is also an English and Scottish surname with several possible meanings: it may have originated as a matronymic surname… Continue reading Alison

B names, Celtic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Brian

Brian is an Irish name of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Old Celtic element bre meaning “hill” which, by extension, also means “high, noble”. It could also be related to Celtic brig- or brigant- meaning “high”, briga- meaning “might” and “power”, or brigh- meaning “noble, strong, virtuous”. Brian is also a surname originating from the given name. Brian… Continue reading Brian

Animals, E names, Female, Gaulish, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Horses/Stallions, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Eponine

Eponine is the anglicized form of Éponine, a French female name popularized by Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables (1862). It's the French form of Epponina, a Gaulish name which could be based on Epona, a Celtic goddess of horses who was popular not only in Celtic religions but also among the Romans as well. It means "horse" from Gaulish epos via Proto-Celtic *ekʷos… Continue reading Eponine