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…

Avi

Avi is a Hebrew male name meaning “father” and could also be used as a nickname for Avraham (the Hebrew form of Abraham meaning “father of many” or “father of multitudes”) or Avram or Aviram (meaning “high father”) or any name meaning with Avi. Of course, Avi could also be a short form for female names such as Aviva, Avila or Avis, making it a…

Aero

Aero is a Greenlandic female given name, an older form of Angerdlartoĸ, a Greenlandic unisex name meaning “the one returning back home” or “the person who has returned”. Aero also means “air” which comes from Ancient Greek aeros, the genitive singular form of āḗr (air; wind; mist). Aero is also a Latin word meaning “hamper, wicker basket”. Aero was also…

Zephyr

Zephyr is the anglicized form of Zephyros, the name of the Greek god of the west wind in Greek myth meaning “the west wind”. The etymology behind it is unknown though it could be related from Ancient Greek zophos (darkness, gloom, west). It’s also possible the name may be derived from a pre-Greek origin. Traditionally a male…

Aerilyn

Aerilyn is a modern English name created with the -lyn suffix while the first part of the name may be derived from Latin and Greek element aer, aerie meaning “air” derived from a Proto-Indo-European root. Lyn also happens to be a variant form of Lynn which derives from Welsh llyn meaning “lake”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Welsh Variants: Aerlyn (English)  

Fuka

Fuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “wind; air; style+ flower” (風花); “wind; air; style + summer” (風夏); “wind; air; style + incense; smell; perfume” (風香); Written in hiragana it’s ふうか. There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Another form of the name would…

Korus

Korus could be a variant spelling of Chorus, a word referring to a group of people singing in unison. It comes from Latin chorus derived from Ancient Greek khorós meaning “ring dance, round dance; band, troop” perhaps derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word of uncertain meaning, perhaps from *gher- (1) (to enclose) or *gher- (2) (to like, want). Korus is also a Latvian word,…