Demetrius

Demetrius is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Demetrios, itself the masculine form of Demeter, the name of the Greek goddess of agriculture and the mother of Persephone. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, the second element of the name is from Greek meter meaning “mother”. The first part of the name is a little tricky. It could be linked…

Gaia

Gaia is the name of the primordial goddess of the earth in Greek mythology, and mother of the many Olympian gods, the Titans, and the giants. Her name means “earth” which may be derived from Ancient Greek gê (earth), of uncertain origin though perhaps deriving from a pre-Indo-European origin. Gaia is also the feminine form of Gaius,…

Ira

Ira (pr. eye-rah) is a Hebrew male name meaning “watchful”. In Russia and other Slavic countries, Ira (pr. ee-rah) is a female given name, a diminutive of Irina, the Slavic form of Irene, which comes from Greek Eirene meaning “peace”. In Greek mythology, Eirene is the Greek goddess of peace and the season of the spring, and is one of the Horae/Horai, goddessess of…

Dunstan

Dunstan comes from an Anglo-Saxon name meaning “dark stone” or “black stone”, made up from Old English elements dunn (brown; dark, bleak) and stan (stone). It’s also an English surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Dunstan. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Hara

Hara is another name for the god Shiva in Hindu mythology, which comes from Sanskrit meaning “seizer, destroyer”. Harihara is a name used to refer to the fused state of Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) Hara is also a Japanese surname written with the kanji 原 meaning “meadow, plain, field”, likely originating as a locational name, though there are likely…

Geon

Geon (pr. kun; Forvo) is a Korean male name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 건 建 geon “to build, to construct”; 健 geon “strong; firm”; 虔 geon “respect”; 乾 geon “sky”; 鍵 geon “key” There are other meanings depending on the hanja used. It can also be used as part of a compound name. It’s also…

Coralyn

Coralyn is an English female name, either a variant of Coralie, a French form of Koralia, which is a Greek female name derived from Ancient Greek korallion (coral), of uncertain etymology though it could be derived from a Semitic source, from Hebrew goral (small pebble) or Arabic garal (small stone). It’s also possible that Coralyn is an elaborated form of Cora, the Latinized form of…

Foster

Foster comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: it could be a variant form of Forester, an occupational surname given to someone who worked in the forest, overseeing the upkeep of hunting grounds for kings and nobles and ensuring people didn’t poach animals; it could also be a habitational surname referring to someone…

Ebenezer

Ebenezer is a male given name which comes from Hebrew meaning “stone of help”, and is famously associated with author Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol (1843). It depicts the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge as a coldhearted, miserly man who despises Christmas; he is visited by three spirits in the night on Christmas Eve who eventually show…

Jeong-ah

Jeong-ah (정아) is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 정 정 (靜) jeong “quiet; still, tranquil”; 정 (貞) jeong “virtuous, chaste, loyal”; 정 (晶) jeong “clear; crystal; diamond”; 정 (廷) jeong “royal court; rural court” 아 아 (兒) ah “child; 아 (雅) ah “elegant, neat, tidy”; 아 (娥) ah “good, beautiful”; There are likely other meanings…