C names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Crion

Crion seems to be a variant spelling of Creon, which is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kreon meaning "king" which derives from Ancient Greek kreíōn (lord, master, ruler) via a PIE root word. Creon is the name of several figures in Greek mythology: the name of a king of Corinth, the father of Glauke (also known by Creusa); and a son of… Continue reading Crion

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Color, Female, Greek mythology, Green, M names, Mythology, Nature, Semitic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Myrtle

Myrtle is the name of an evergreen shrub or small tree belonging to the genus Myrtus. It comes from Ancient Greek myrtos meaning "myrtle" which derives from a Semitic root m-r-r meaning "bitter" from which the Arabi مُرّ‎ murr (bitter) and Hebrew מֹר‎ mor (bitterness, acrimony) derive from. Myrtle is also the name of a shade of green. In Greek mythology,… Continue reading Myrtle

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, L names, Mythology, Nature, Place names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Laura

Laura is the feminine form of Laurus, a Late Latin name meaning "laurel". It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due to a change in dialect. Laurel is also a surname, likely derived as a place name for someone who lived near a laurel tree. The laurel tree, in… Continue reading Laura

Arabic, D names, Female, Greek mythology, Light, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dia

Dia is an Ancient Greek female name and the name of several figures in Greek mythology. It means "heavenly, divine" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). There is also a Roman goddess called Dea Dia which means "divine goddess", who was associated with growth and fertility in Ancient Roman religion. Dia is also a Spanish and… Continue reading Dia

Color, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Literature, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Ianthe

Ianthe is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "purple flower" or "violet flower". In Greek mythology, Ianthe is a ocean nymph, one of the three thousand Oceanids, as well as being the name of a girl who married Iphis, a girl who was raised as a boy in secret by her mother because the father had threatened… Continue reading Ianthe

Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Polexia

Polexia is not a name that has much information behind it. From what I could find, it seems to be the anglicized spelling of Poleksija (the name of a former Serbian princess who also had a sister named Kleopatra), the Serbian form of Polyxena, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "entertaining many guests" or essentially "very hospitable" from Ancient… Continue reading Polexia

Color, Greek, Greek mythology, I names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Iamos

Iamos is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Evadne (the daugher of the sea god Poseidon), and Apollo. Evadne was ashamed of her pregnancy and so, when her son was born, she left him exposed to the elements, lying on a bed of violets, where he survived by being fed honey by two snakes before… Continue reading Iamos

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Achillea

Achillea is the botanical name for the yarrow which derives its name from the Greek mythological hero Achilles. It got its name because the plant was used to staunch the bleeding of his soldiers during the Trojan War. The origin of the name is of uncertain meaning though the first part of his name has been linked… Continue reading Achillea

Blue, Color, Female, G names, Gray, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Glauke

Glauce (pr. glaw-kee) is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including the daughter of King Creon of Corinth, whom Jason abandoned Medea to marry and whom Medea murdered as well as the name of several nymphs. The name comes from Ancient Greek glaukós meaning "blue-gray; gleaming, bright, sparkling" which may be derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Glaucus (Latin)… Continue reading Glauke

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Jealousy, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zelia

Zelia has several possible origins: it could be a variant spelling of Celia, the English form of Caelia, the feminine form of Caelius, an Ancient Roman family name meaning “heaven, sky” from Latin caelum from a Proto-Indo-European root word of uncertain meaning; it's possible that it's also a feminine form of Zelos, an Ancient Greek male name meaning "zeal, ardor, jealousy" also derived… Continue reading Zelia

Ancient Greek, Blue, Color, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, J names, Mythology, Nature

Jacinta

Jacinta is the Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Hyacinthus, the name of a genus of dark-blue flowers. The origin of the name comes from Ancient Greek huákinthos (referring to a type of blue larkspur, or a certain type of blue color) which seems to originate from a pre-Greek origin. In Greek mythology, the name gets its name from… Continue reading Jacinta

Ancient Greek, Animals, Female, Greek mythology, Leopard, Mythology, N names, Proto-Semitic

Nemera

Nemera is a female name of uncertain origin though it could be derived from Hebrew and Arabic namir/nemer meaning "leopard" derived from Proto-Semitic namir- (leopard). Nemera is also the name of a healthcare company which states that its name is a combination of Nemer and Emera, the latter a variant form of Ancient Greek Hemera meaning "day", the name of a Greek goddess who… Continue reading Nemera

Female, Greek mythology, H names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Hermione

Hermione is the name of the daughter of Menelaus and Helen. She was originally betrothed to her cousin Orestes either by her grandfather Tyndareus or her father Menelaus, though Menelaus later promised her to the son of Achilles and Deidamia, Neoptolemus. However, there were some bad feelings between Hermione and Andromache, the concubine of Neoptolemus who was brought back from Troy as a prize (and was the wife of Hector) in which Hermione blamed her… Continue reading Hermione

Earth, Elements, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, O names, Proto-Indo-European

Orestes

Orestes is the name of several figures in Greek mythology though the most famous one is the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. He killed his mother and her lover to avenge their murder of his father. He was later driven mad by the Furies for murdering his mother though he was later purified of his son by the… Continue reading Orestes

C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Clytemnestra

Clytemnestra is the wife of Agamemnon in Greek mythology, the sister of Helen and the mother of Orestes, Iphigenia, Elektra, and Chrysothemis. While her husband is away at war she has an affair and they kill Agamememnon when he returns from the Trojan War. She is later killed by her son Orestes to avenge his father. Clytemnestra is made up of Ancient Greek klytos (famous, noble) and mnester (suitor,… Continue reading Clytemnestra

A names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Agamemnon

Agamemnon is the name of a Spartan king, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Orestes, Iphigenia, Elektra, and Chrysothemis. He led the Greeks to Troy to retrieve his brother's wife Helen after she was abducted by Paris. He was murdered by his wife and her lover Aegisthus after his return, likely in revenge for sacrificing their daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Artemis so… Continue reading Agamemnon

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Ariadne

Ariadne is the name of a Cretan princess, the daughter of King Minos, who helped Theseus escape the labyrinth of the Minotaur by giving him a ball of thread so he could find his way out. However, she is left behind on the island of Naxos where she is discovered by Dionysios and becomes his wife. It means "most holy"… Continue reading Ariadne

Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names

Theseus

Theseus is the name of a Greek hero, the prince of Athens, best known for defeating the Minotaur. Legend goes that every seven years, the Athenians would send seven young men and seven young women as a tribute to Crete for the death of his son in Athens. This went on for some time until Theseus decided to… Continue reading Theseus

Ancient Greek, C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Corinne

Corinne is the French form of Corinna, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Korinna derived from kore meaning "maiden", from which Korë is derived from, the name of an epithet of Persephone, a Greek goddess. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Corinna (English, German, Latinized Ancient Greek) Corina (English, German, Romanian) Korinna (Ancient Greek) Korina (Greek, English) Corine (English) Korine (English) Coreen (English) Koreen… Continue reading Corinne