Female, J names, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

July

July is the name of the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calenders, named after Julius Caesar. Julius comes from 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),… Continue reading July

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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

Female, J names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Junia

Junia is an Ancient Roman name, the feminine form of Junius which seems to be derived from the name of the Roman goddess Juno. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, it could be linked to Latin iuvenis meaning “youthful, young” from Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life, age, eternity). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Iunia (Latin) Iuno (Ancient Roman) Iounia… Continue reading Junia

A names, Female, Hebrew, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Adiana

Adiana is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. It's possible that it's a variant of Diana, the name of the Roman goddess of the hunt, moon, forests, and childbirth. Though the name is of uncertain origin and meaning, it’s been linked to the PIE *deywós (god), a derivative of root *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). Adiana could also be an… Continue reading Adiana

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Love/Beloved, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Venus

Venus is the Roman goddess of love and sex and the Roman counterpart of Aphrodite. In Roman mythology, she is also the mother of the Roman people through her son Aeneas, an important figure in Greco-Roman mythology, who survived the fall of Troy and fled, eventually settling down in what would become the Roman empire and the ancestor… Continue reading Venus

Etruscan mythology, Female, Latin, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Mars

Mars is the name of the god of war in Roman mythology, making Ares his Greek counterpart, although Mars played a more prominent role in Roman worship, including being linked to agricultural functions. Mars is also the name of a planet. Much like the previous two posts, I consider this a unisex name. As for the etymology… Continue reading Mars

Female, J names, Japanese, Korean, Male, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Juno

Juno is the wife of the the Roman god Jupiter and the Roman goddess of marriage and women, making her the Greek counterpart of Hera. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, it could be linked to Latin iuvenis meaning “youthful, young” from Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life, age, eternity). Juno is traditionally a female given name but… Continue reading Juno

Astronomy, Female, J names, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Jupiter

Jupiter is the name of the chief god of Roman mythology and the Roman counterpart of Zeus in Greek myth, as well as the name of a planet named after him. Traditonally a male name, it has been used as a female name for the 2015 sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending. Does that automatically make it a unisex… Continue reading Jupiter

Battle/War, Etruscan mythology, Female, Latin, Light, M names, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Marsha

Marsha is a variant spelling of Marcia, the feminine form of Marcius, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from Marcus which seems to be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though… Continue reading Marsha

Hebrew, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Silas

Silas is a contracted form of Silvanus, a Roman cognomen meaning "wood, forest; orchard, grove" derived from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Silvanus is the name of a god of the forest. It's also possible that Silas may be the Ancient Greek form of an Aramaic form of Hebrew Saul meaning "asked for, prayed for". Silas is also… Continue reading Silas

Female, Mythology, Roman mythology, Sabine/Oscan, T names

Tatiana

Tatiana is the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning though it could be of Sabine origin. I've seen a few possible meanings attached to it such as Latin tata meaning "daddy", a term used by children; or that it could be from Ancient Greek táttō, the… Continue reading Tatiana

Bright/Clear, D names, Female, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Diana

Diana is the name of the Roman goddess of the hunt, moon, forests, and childbirth, making her the Roman counterpart of Greek goddess Artemis. Though the name is of uncertain origin and meaning, it's been linked to the PIE *deywós (god), a derivative of root *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). Diana is also a Finnish word meaning "slide" and a Spanish… Continue reading Diana

Color, Female, Hebrew, L names, Moon, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes, White

Levana

Levana is the name of an ancient Roman goddess involved in the rituals of childbirth. The name comes from Latin levare meaning "to lift" which derives from PIE *h₁lengʷʰ- (light (not heavy)). Levana is also a variant transcription of Lebanah, a Hebrew name meaning "white" from Hebrew laban though it is also used as a poetic term for "moon". Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew… Continue reading Levana

Apple/Apple tree, Elements, Female, Japanese, M names, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Marina

Marina is the feminine form of Marinus, an Ancient Roman name meaning "of the sea" or "belonging to the sea", derived from a PIE root word *móri- (sea, ocean; body of water), though Marinus could also be derived from Marius which could be derived from Latin mas meaning “male” or Latin mare meaning “sea”. It could also be derived from Mars, the… Continue reading Marina

F names, Female, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Flora

Flora is the name of the Roman goddess of flowers, nature, and spring and the wife of Favonius, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god of the west wind; her Greek counterpart is Chloris. Flora comes from Latin flos meaning "blossom, flower" derived from PIE root word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Flora is also used to refer to plant life. It's also a… Continue reading Flora

A names, Apple/Apple tree, Female, Food, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Taíno, Virtues/Attributes

Anona

Anona could be a variant spelling of Annona, the name of the Roman personification of the yearly harvest. It comes from Latin annona meaning "yearly produce; corn, grain; means of subsistence" derived from annus (year) derived from a PIE root word. Annona is the name of a genus of plants known as the sugar apple; in this case the name… Continue reading Anona

Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Etruscan mythology, Greek mythology, Latin, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Marek

Marek is the Slavic form of Mark which is the English form of Marcus, an Ancient Roman name which seems to be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though it might also… Continue reading Marek

Elements, F names, Female, Fire, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

February

February is the name of the second month of the year. It comes from the Roman festival of purification called Februa from Latin februum meaning “purification, purging”; the word is of uncertain origin though it could be derived from a Sabine source, from a PIE word *dʰewh₂- (smoke, haze) or from a root word *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn). There’s also a Roman god called… Continue reading February

Etruscan, Literature, M names, Male, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Mercutio

Mercutio was the name of a character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1597), portrayed as the close friend of Romeo who was neither Montague nor Capulet. He is portrayed as being given to sudden outbursts and a moody temperament, hence his name, related to the word mercurial, referring to someone with a changeable, fickle, or spirited nature. It derives from Mercury,… Continue reading Mercutio

Female, J names, Kin/Family, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Julia

Julia is 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 in the Roman pantheon. His name is derived from Indo-European… Continue reading Julia