Pyry

Pyry (pr. pyr-ee; Forvo) is a Finnish male name meaning “snowstorm, blizzard”. Origin: Finnish  

Yule

Yule comes from a Scottish and English surname, originally a nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day. It was originally a pagan holiday celebrated by the German people and originally referred to December and January, though after Christianity it was narrowed down to refer to the 12 days of Christmas. Yule comes from Old English…

Rina

Rina is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings depending on its origin: Rina is a Hebrew female name meaning “joy, singing”; it’s also an Indian female name meaning “melted” or “dissolved”; Rina is also used as a short form of names ending in -rina such as Caterina (the Italian and Catalan form of Katherine), Ekaterina (the Russian…

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…

Jasmin

Jasmin is a female given name, the German, Finnish, and Danish form of Jasmine, the French and English form of Arabic Yasmine, a variant of Yasmin, an Arabic and Persian female name meaning “jasmine” which derives from Persian yasamin (jasmine flower). As an English female name, it’s a variant spelling of Jasmine. However, the spelling Jasmin is also a French, Bosnian, Slovene, and Macedonian…

Eiry

Eiry (pr. ei-ree) is a Welsh female name, a variant of Eira which means “snow” in Welsh via Proto-Brythonic *ėrɣ (snow), of uncertain etymology; it could be derived from Proto-Celtic *argyros (white) via PIE root word. Origin: possibly Proto-Indo-European Variants: Eira (Welsh)  

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…

Pīkake

Pīkake (pr. pee-kah-kay) is the Hawaiian word for the jasmine flower as well as the Hawaiian word for the peacock. Apparently, Princess Kaiulani (the last Crown princess of Hawaii) loved both peacocks and jasmine flower, so when jasmine was first introduced to Hawaii it quickly became her favorite flower, named after her favorite animal. Origin: Hawaiian Variants:…

Makani

Makani is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning “wind”. Makani is also a surname with either Arabic, African, or Indian roots. Origin: Hawaiian  

Anise

Anise is the name of an herb (also called aniseed) which grows in the Mediterranean region. It has a history in the ancient world, used as both a spice and a fragrance, and has a sweet, licorice-like taste which is why anise oil is used in licorice candy. It’s also been used as a flavoring…