African, Akan, Armenian mythology, Avestan, Dwarf, Elements, Female, Food, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, N names, Nature, Nickname names, Numbers, Persian mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Seasons, Unisex, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

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

A names, Battle/War, Berry, Elements, Female, Food, Fruit, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Welsh mythology

Aeronwy

Aeronwy is a Welsh female name, a combination of Aeron which is either derived from the Welsh word aeron meaning "fruits; berries" or it could be derived from the name of a river derived the name of a Celtic goddess, Agrona, the goddess of war and death in Welsh mythology whose name, fittingly means "battle, slaughter, carnage"; combined… Continue reading Aeronwy

Elements, H names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Havelock

Havelock comes from an English surname, the medieval English form of Old Norse Hafleikr meaning "sea sport", made up from Old Norse haf (sea, ocean) and leikr (play; game; sport). Havelock is also the name of a cloth covering a for a cap, a cloth that covers and protects the ears and back of the neck; it was named… Continue reading Havelock

Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Revere

Revere is a surname with several possible meanings attached to it: it's a French surname, a variant spelling of Rivière, Rivoire, or Rivier which mean "river", likely a locational name for someone who lived near the banks of a river; it could also be derived from Middle English revere, reiver meaning "robber, burglar" from Old English rēafere (reaver; robber; spoiler);… Continue reading Revere

Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Rafferty

Rafferty comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Rabhartaigh meaning "descendant of Rabhartach", Rabhartach being a personal name meaning composed of Old Irish elements rath (bestowal, grant; prosperity; abundance) and beartaigh (cast; brandish), essentially meaning "bringing prosperity". I've also seen it listed as meaning "flood tide". Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

African, Arabic, Elements, Female, Kongo, Literature, Male, Nature, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Z names

Zaire

Zaire is the former name of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The name comes from the Congo river, derived from the Kongo word nzere o nzadi meaning "river swallowing rivers"; Zaire is the Portuguese adaption of the name. Spelled Zaïre, it's a French female name, created by French writer and philosopher Voltaire for his play, also called Zaïre (1732), who… Continue reading Zaire

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, Food, Nature, P names, Pear

Perina

Perina could be a variant spelling of Pierina, an Italian diminutive of Piera, the feminine form of Piero which is the Italian form of Peter meaning "stone, rock" from Greek Petros. It's also an elaborated form of pera, the Italian word for "pear"; it's the name of the heroine in the Italian folktale The Little Girl Sold with the Pears. Origin: Ancient… Continue reading Perina

Ancient Egyptian, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Marilyn

Marilyn is a female given name, a combination of Mary (the English form of Hebrew 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, or from mr “love”)… Continue reading Marilyn

African, Arabic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Nickname names, North African, Numbers, Peach, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Mona

Mona is a female given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: it's an Anglicized form of Irish Muadhnait, made up of Irish muadh (noble) combined with a diminutive suffix; it's also used as a nickname for Monika, the Scandinavian form of Monica, a name of unknown origin though it’s likely derived from a  North African or Phoenician origin.… Continue reading Mona

D names, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Place names, Sorbian, Surname names

Dresden

Dresden is the name of a city in Germany, the capital of Leipzig. The name comes from Old Sorbian drežd'any meaning either "people of the riverside forest" or "settlement of the forest people". I don't know which but I do know dręzga means "forest". Dresden is also a surname, originating as a locational name for someone… Continue reading Dresden