Ancient Greek, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Seasons, Surname names, Unisex, Word names

Summer

Summer refers to the warmest season of the year in which the days are long and the nights short and has been used as a (primarily) female given name. It comes from Middle English somer, sumer (summer) from Old English sumor via Proto-Germanic *sumaraz (summer) derived from a PIE root word. Summer is also a word used to refer to a… Continue reading Summer

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Female, Mythology, Norse mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vorin

Vorin is a Norwegian female name, the Norwegian form of Vårin, which could be an elaborated form of Old Norse vár meaning "spring (season)" derived from a PIE root word. Vár also has several different meanings in Old Norse such as "truth", "woman (poetic)", and "solemn vow, oath". In Norse mythology, Vár is a goddess associated with oaths… Continue reading Vorin

Female, J names, Japanese, Korean, Male, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Juno

Juno is the wife of the the Roman god Jupiter and the Roman goddess of marriage and women, making her the Greek counterpart of Hera. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, it could be linked to Latin iuvenis meaning “youthful, young” from Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life, age, eternity). Juno is traditionally a female given name but… Continue reading Juno

Battle/War, E names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Estrild

Estrild is the Medieval English form of Middle English Éastorhild; the second element comes from Old English hild (battle, war) while the first part of the name comes from Eostre, the name of a Germanic goddess of spring and fertility. The origin of the name comes from Proto-Germanic *Austrǭ (Easter, springtime) derived from PIE root word *h₂ews- (dawn; east). Estrildis is the name of a… Continue reading Estrild

A names, Color, Female, Insects, Japanese, Male, Red/Crimson, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ageha

Ageha is a Japanese unisex name (and word) meaning "swallowtail butterfly" (揚羽), made up from age 揚 (raise, elevate, hoist) and ha 羽 (feathers; counter for birds, rabbits). There are also other meanings depending on the kanji used such as: age 緋 "scarlet" + ha 芭 "banana" (緋芭); a 亜 "Asia; rank next; come after" + ge 夏 "summer" + ha 葉 "leaf; needle; lobe; blade (of a plant) (亜夏葉); a 亜 "Asia;… Continue reading Ageha

Animals, Battle/War, Etruscan, Female, Horses/Stallions, Latin, Light, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, Word names

March

March is the name of the third month of the year, derived from Latin Martius, an Ancient Roman name meaning "of Mars", Mars being the Roman god of war. The name is of uncertain etymology though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. It's also possible that Mars was derived from an older… Continue reading March

Female, Georgian, Hebrew, Literature, Male, Persian, Seasons, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tariel

Tariel is the name of a male character in The Knight in the Panther's Skin, a Georgian medieval epic poem written in the 12th century by Shota Rustaveli (1160-1220). Tariel is a knight dressed in a panther's skin, the son of a king in India who fell in love with the princess Nestan-Darejan, but who lost her. He is… Continue reading Tariel

B names, Bright/Clear, Celtic, Female, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Belisama

Belisama is the name of a goddess of light, fire, and crafts as well as lakes and rivers in Celtic mythology who was equated with the Romann goddess Minerva. Though the etymology of her name is uncertain, it could mean "the brightest one" or "most powerful one". It derives from Celtic *bel(l)- meaning either "strong, powerful" or "bright"… Continue reading Belisama

Ancient Greek, E names, Female, Greek, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Eranthis

Eranthis is the name of a genus of flowering plants in the buttercup family. The name means "spring flower" or "flower of spring" from Ancient Greek elements er/éar (spring) which derives from PIE *wésr̥(spring); and anthos (flower; blossom). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Greek  

Color, Elements, Female, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, W names, Water, White, Word names

Winter

Winter is the name for the coldest season of the year that comes from Proto-Germanic *wintruz (winter) though the etymology behind it is uncertain. It's possible that it derives from PIE *wend-, the root word of *wed- (wet, water). It's also possible that it may be derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Winter is also a surname, likely originating as a nickname… Continue reading Winter

Animals, Chinese, English, Female, Horses/Stallions, Japanese, Male, Old English, S names, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Shun

Shun is a Japanese unisex name (though it seems to be very popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "sagacious; genius, excellence" (俊); "high; steep" (峻); "spring, springtime" (春); "true, truth; real" (洵); "type of morning glory; rose of Sharon" (舜) *this kanji seems to be used only for… Continue reading Shun

Elements, F names, Female, Fire, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

February

February is the name of the second month of the year. It comes from the Roman festival of purification called Februa from Latin februum meaning “purification, purging”; the word is of uncertain origin though it could be derived from a Sabine source, from a PIE word *dʰewh₂- (smoke, haze) or from a root word *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn). There’s also a Roman god called… Continue reading February

Female, J names, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Unisex, Word names

January

January is the name of the first year of the month. It comes from Roman cognomen Januarius meaning "January" from Latin ianus meaning “archway, covered passageway” derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- (to go). Januarius gets its name from the Roman god Janus, who was the god of doorways, transitions, and beginnings, depicted with two heads- one looking forward and the other backward, looking to the future and… Continue reading January

Ancient Greek, Animals, Daemons/Spirits, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Irish, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nickname names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tracy

Tracy is an English unisex given name derived from a surname originally from a place name in Normandy, France. It derives from Gallo-Roman given name Thracius with a locational suffix meaning "Thracian's settlement" or "domain of Thracius", Thracius being a Roman name referring to someone who came from Thrace or was a Thracian. The name comes from Latin thrax which may… Continue reading Tracy

Elements, F names, Female, Japanese, Nature, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

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… Continue reading Fuka

Ancient Greek, Arabic, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Kin/Family, Latin, Nature, Nickname names, Night/Evening, Place names, R names, Seasons, Slavic, Spanish, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Raya

Raya is a female given name with a variety of origins and meanings such as: it's used as a short form of Rayna, either a Bulgarian form of Regina meaning "queen" or the feminine form of Rayno derived from Slavic rad meaning "happy, willing"; Raya is also used as a Russian nickname for Raisa, a Russian name of unknown meaning though it may have been… Continue reading Raya

Female, Hebrew, P names, Seasons, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Pasqua

Pasqua is an Italian female name and word meaning "Easter". It comes from Latin pascuus (pasture, grazing) from Ancient Greek páskha (Passover) derived from Aramaic pasḥā from Hebrew pasách (to pass over, skip). Pasqua is also an Italian surname deirved from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Pascale (French) Pascaline (French) Pasqualina (Italian) Pascuala (Spanish)   Male forms: Pascal (French, German, Dutch) Paskal… Continue reading Pasqua

Etruscan, H names, Latin, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Seasons, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Horatio

Horatio is the English form of Horatius, an Ancient Roman family name that could possibly be derived from Latin hora meaning "hour, time, season", although it's more likely that the name is Etruscan in origin and its real meaning lost. Horatio is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's play Hamlet, as well as also being a… Continue reading Horatio

D names, Female, Male, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Unisex, Word names

December

December is the twelfth month of the year which derives from Latin decem meaning "ten" derived from a Proto-Indo-European root. In the Roman calender, December was originally the tenth month of the year which originally consisted of ten months before the addition of two more months. Nicknames: Ember, Dez, Dezzy/Desi, Dee Origin: Proto-Indo-European