A names, Black/Dark, Color, Elements, Etruscan, Fire, Illyrian, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Adrian comes from Latin Hadrian derived from Roman cognomen Hadrianus meaning “from Hadria” or “from Adria”, Adria being another form of the name. It referred to someone who came from the town of Hadria/Adria situated in Northern Italy. The Adriatic sea received its name from the town. Though the origin behind the name is uncertain, it could be from… Continue reading Adrian

C names, Elements, Female, Fire, Nature, Proto-Hellenic


Celosia (pr. si-loh-zhuh or si-loh-see-a) is the name of a genus of flowers in the amaranth family which gets its name from Ancient Greek keleos meaning "burned" which derives from a Proto-Hellenic source and possibly from a PIE root word but that isn't certain. The flowers were named because of their flame-like appearance. Origin: Proto-Hellenic    

E names, Elements, Female, Fire, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Ember comes from an English word used to refer to the smoldering remains of a fire, or a glowing piece of coal or wood remaining after a fire. It comes from Old English aemerge or Old Norse eimyrja meaning "embers", deriving from Proto-Germanic *aimuzjǭ (ember; pyre), made up of *aimaz (steam, smoke) from PIE root word *h₁ews- (to burn); and *uzjǭ (fire)… Continue reading Ember

C names, Earth, Elements, Female, Fire, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Colby comes from an English surname via a locational name meaning "coal town" made up from Old Norse kol (coal) and býr (town, farm, settlement). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kolby (English) Colbie (English) Kolbie (English)  

B names, Elements, Female, Fire, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Brenda is a female name of uncertain etymology. It could be a feminine form of Brandr meaning "sword" or "torch, firebrand; fire, flame" which derives from a PIE root word; or it could be a feminine form of Brendan, an anglicized form of Irish Bréanainn meaning "prince, king" which derives from a Proto-Celtic root. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Celtic Male forms: Brendan… Continue reading Brenda

Elements, Etruscan, Fire, Latin, Male, Sabine/Oscan, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes


Tito is the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Titus which comes from an Ancient Roman given name of unknown meaning though it has been linked to Latin titulus meaning “title of honor” or Latin titio “fire-brand”. It’s likely, however, that the name is pre-Roman in origin, possibly Sabine, and its true meaning lost to time. Tito is also a Spanish surname… Continue reading Tito

A names, Animals, Elements, Female, Fire, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Kin/Family, Male, Maori, Mythology, Persian, Sanskrit, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Ahi has several meanings depending on which etymology it derives from: it's is a Hawaiian and Maori word meaning "fire"; Ahi is the name of a giant serpent or a dragon in Hindu mythology (also known as Vritra) who was later killed by Indra. His name in Sanskrit means "snake"; Ahi is a Hebrew male name meaning… Continue reading Ahi

Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Elements, Fire, Male, S names, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes


Sirius is the name of a star in the constellation Canis Major and the brightest star in the Earth's night sky. It is often known as the Dog Star, not only because it's the brightest star in Canis Major (Greater Dog in Latin) but also because it was regarded as Orion's dog. The Ancient Greeks associated it with… Continue reading Sirius

Elements, Female, Fire, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, L names, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Lassarina is the anglicized form of Lasairfhíona, an Irish female name meaning "flame wine" or "wine made from flames" made up from Irish lasair (flame) via Old Irish lasar (flame, fire) from Proto-Celtic *laxsarā; and Irish fíona, the genitive singular of fíon (wine) via Old Irish fín (wine) from Proto-Celtic *wīnom (wine) via Latin vīnum (wine) deriving from a PIE root word. Apparently, the fh in Irish is always silent. In Irish… Continue reading Lassarina

Elements, Fire, L names, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Loki is a prominent god in Norse mythlogy, a trickster god and shapeshifter. He is chained to a rock by the other gods after orchestrating the death of Baldr for all eternity until the advent of Ragnarok where he and another god, Heimdallr, kill each other in battle. He was the blood-brother of Odin and the father of Fenrir (a… Continue reading Loki