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Nana

Nana is both a female and male given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: Nana is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 "seven"; na 菜 "greens; vegetables" + na "Nara; what?" (菜奈); na 奈 "Nara; what?" + na 々 (used to indicate the repetition of the kanji before it);… Continue reading Nana

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

Hesper

Hesper is the English form of Hesperia, the Latin and Ancient Greek feminine form of Hesperos meaning "evening; western". In Greek mythology, Hesperos is the personification of the evening star, which refers to the planet Venus. The Hesperides (belonging to Hesperus) refers to a group of nymphs, the daughters of either Atlas or Hesperos, who were the nymphs of evening and the golden… Continue reading Hesper

Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Female, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Light, Lion, Literature, Mythology, Near East mythology, Nickname names, P names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Polina

Polina is either a Slavic and Greek form of Paulina (the feminine form of Paulinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "small" or "humble" via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word) or it's a Russian diminutive of Apollinariya, the Russian feminine form of Apollinaris which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. The name is of uncertain etymology and… Continue reading Polina

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

Loretta

Loretta is a female given name, a variant spelling of Lauretta, an Italian diminutive of Laura, 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. Loretta could also possibly be a variant of Lora. The laurel… Continue reading Loretta

C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Chione

Chione (pr. kee-oh-nee) is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of the Oceanid Callirrhoe, who was turned into a snow cloud by Hermes. Chione is also the name of an Aurae (wind nymph) who was the goddess of the snow and winter, and daughter of Boreas (god of the north wind, who also had a lover… Continue reading Chione

B names, Elements, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

Boreas

Boreas is the name of the Greek god of the north wind who brought winter. His Roman counterpart is Aquilo. Boreas means "north wind" which seems to be derived from an unknown origin, either from Proto-Slavic *gorà (mountain; hill; any mountainous elevation) or a PIE root word. Origin: uncertain, perhaps from a PIE root word Variants: Borrhâs… Continue reading Boreas

Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, N names

Niobe

Niobe is the name of a queen of Thebes, the daughter of Tantalus and the wife of Amphion in Greek mythology. They had fourteen children together, seven boys and seven girls, and Niobe boasted of having more children than the goddess Leto, the mother of the twins Artemis and Apollo. As revenge, the twins kill Niobe's children with arrows. However, there… Continue reading Niobe

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

Amphion

Amphion is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including the son of Zeus and Antiope, daughter of a river god, and the twin brother of Zethus. Amphion and Zethus built Thebes and Amphion was married to Niobe with whom he had fourteen children, seven boys and seven girls. When Niobe boasted of having more children than Leto, her children Artemis and Apollo killed… Continue reading Amphion

Animals, Color, D names, Gold, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dior

Dior comes from a French surname, apparently a locational name for someone who came from a Diors, Indre, in France. The name could perhaps be related to French d'or meaning "golden". It's also possible that it may be related to Greek dios meaning “of Zeus”, though it could also be related to PIE *dyew" (sky, heaven, god; shining). Dior… Continue reading Dior

A names, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Arlena

Arlena is a female given name, a variant of Arlene which may have originated as a variant of Charlene (a feminine form of Charles, which comes from Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (free man) derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom… Continue reading Arlena