Bloom

Bloom conjures up images of blooming flowers, something in the process of opening up and blossoming. It comes from Middle Low German blōme (to bloom, flower, blossom) from Proto-Germanic *blōmô (flower) which ultimately derives from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (to bloom, to flower, to thrive). As a word it's also used to refer to someone in the 'bloom' of youth, someone who's flourishing … Continue reading Bloom

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Haven

Haven comes from an English word referring to a harbor or port, or any place that is used as a refuge or shelter. Basically it connotes a sense of safety and shelter. The word comes from Old English hæfen meaning "inlet; harbor, port" derived from Proto-Germanic *habnō (harbor; haven) related to Proto-Germanic *habą meaning "sea" from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to seize; to grab). … Continue reading Haven

Maraya

Maraya is a variant spelling of Mariah, itself a variant form of Maria which comes from the Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, … Continue reading Maraya

Nalu

Nalu is a Hawaiian word meaning "wave" and "surf" though as a verb it also means "to make waves" or "to ponder, speculate, meditate". I'm not sure if it's used as a given name by native Hawaiians but it can be used as part of a compound name such as Kainalu meaning "sea wave". Origin: Hawaiian  

Seraphin

Seraphin is a male given name which comes from Latin Seraphinus which derives from Hebrew s'rafím, the plural form of saráf which means "to burn". Seraph refers to the highest order of angels with six wings, hands, and feet. They supposedly emit such a bright light that no one can look straight at them which is why they are known as the "fiery … Continue reading Seraphin

Malduc

Malduc is the name of a powerful sorcerer in the Arthurian legends who helped Arthur get Guinevere back after she was kidnapped. The meaning of the name is uncertain though it may be linked to Máel Máedóc meaning "disciple of Máedóc", Máedóc perhaps being a diminutive of Aodh meaning "my little Aodh", the latter derived from Áed meaning "fire" while Máel means "servant, devout follower" when combined with a … Continue reading Malduc

Morien

Morien is an old Welsh name, a cognate of Muirgen, made up from Celtic elements *mori- (sea) and *geno- (born). In the Arthurian legends, Morien is the son of Agrovale, one of the knights of the Round Table. Traveling in Moorish lands, he meets a beautiful princess whom he slept with and had a son, Morien, though Agrovale leaves before … Continue reading Morien

Samira

Samira is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Samir meaning "companion in evening talk" or "night conversation companion", referring to someone who stayed up into the evening talking to friends. Samira is also an Indian female name, also the feminine form of Samir, an Indian male name meaning "wind, air" in Sanskrit. Origin: Arabic, Sanskrit Variants: Sameera … Continue reading Samira

Yara

Yara is a female name with multiple origins and meanings: Yara is a Persian female name meaning "courage, strength, power" from Persian yâvar (strength, power), a cognate of Avestan zāvar (strength, power); it's also a Turkish word meaning "wound"; it's a Hebrew female name meaning "honeycomb" or "honeysuckle" though it may also be related to Hebrew ya'ar יַעַר meaning "forest, woods, woodland"; … Continue reading Yara

Pierce

Pierce is a variant of Piers, a medieval form of Peter meaning "stone, rock" which comes from Greek petros (stone, rock) as well as being a surname originating from the given name. Pierce is also an English word meaning "to penetrate; to thrust or bore through" which derives from Latin pertundo which comes from Proto-Indo-European elements per (through) and tundo (beat, strike). Origin: Ancient Greek; Proto-Indo-European … Continue reading Pierce