Kari

Kari (pr. kah-ree or care-ee) is a Norwegian female name, a diminutive of Katarina, the Scandinavian form of Katherine which is the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads. Though…

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…

Bora

Bora is a multi-cultural name with various meanings depending on the origin: it’s a Turkish male name meaning “storm, squall” which ultimately derives from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. Boreas means “north wind” which seems to be derived from an unknown origin, either from Proto-Slavic *gorà (mountain; hill; any mountainous elevation) or a PIE root…

Boreas

Boreas is the name of the Greek god of the north wind who brought winter. His Roman counterpart is Aquilo. Boreas means “north wind” which seems to be derived from an unknown origin, either from Proto-Slavic *gorà (mountain; hill; any mountainous elevation) or a PIE root word. Origin: uncertain, perhaps from a PIE root word Variants: Borrhâs…

Hayato

Hayato is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: haya 隼 “falcon” + to 人 “person” (隼人); haya 早 “early, fast” + to 人 “person” (早人); haya 勇 “courage; bravery, heroism; cheer up, be in high spirits” + to 人 “person”; haya 颯 “sudden, quick; sound of wind” + to 斗 “Big Dipper” (颯斗); haya 隼 “falcon” + to 斗 “Big Dipper” There are other…

Anila

Anila is an Indian female name, the feminine form of Anil meaning “air, wind” derived from Sanskrit anila अनिल. In Hindu mythology, Anil is another name for the Hindu god of the wind, Vayu. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Aneela (Hindi, Indian)   Male forms: Anil (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali) Aneel (Hindi, Indian)  

Aura

Aura is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology, who personified the breeze and fresh cool air of the early morning. Her name, fittingly, means “breeze, cool wind”. The Aurae is the plural form of Aura, referring to the nymphs of the breezes. As an English word, aura is used to refer to distinctive quality…

Arya, Aria

Arya is an Iranian male name as well as an Indian unisex name meaning “noble” from Sanskrit arya derived from a Proto-Indo-Iranian root word. While Aria is a variant transcription of the name, it’s also an Italian word referring to a musical piece written for a solo voice. It means “song, melody; air” which comes from Latin…

Eteri

Eteri is a Georgian female name meaning “(a)ether, air”, and eteri is also a Catalan and Italian word meaning “ether” which comes from Latin aether (upper, pure bright air; the heavens; the upper world) via Ancient Greek aither (heaven; aether) derived from PIE root word *h₂eydʰ- (to ignite; fire). The Eteriani (the tale of Eteri) is a medieval Georgian folk romance based…

Arion

Arion is Latinized form of Ancient Greek Areion, the name of an immortal talking horse in Greek mythology, the son of Poseidon and Demeter, as well as also belonging to the name of a Greek poet in Ancient Greece who was also a musician credited with inventing the dithyramb, an Ancient Greek hymn that was sung and danced to…