Bantu, Brown, Color, Female, M names, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Slavic mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Morena

Morena is a Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian female name, the feminine form of Moreno meaning "brown, dark brown, dusky, brunette". The origin of the word derives from Latin maurus (Moorish, Moor) via an Ancient Greek origin. It's also a Spanish and Italian surname derived from the given name. Morena is also a word in the Sotho language, a Southern… Continue reading Morena

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African, Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, L names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Zulu

Liyana

Liyana is an Arabic female name meaning "soft, tender, gentle, delicate" from Arabic root word l-y-n (to become soft, tender). It's also a Zulu female name derived from a word meaning "it is raining/it's raining". I've also seen it listed as a Chinese female name meaning "beautiful + elegant, graceful, refined + graceful, elegant" with the Chinese… Continue reading Liyana

Female, M names, North African, Numbers, Phoenician, Virtues/Attributes

Monica

Monica is a female given name of unknown origins though it's likely derived from a  North African or Phoenician origin. It's often been associated with Latin moneo meaning "to advise, warn" or Ancient Greek monos meaning "one, single, only". Nicknames: Mona (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Origin: North African, Phoenician Variants: Monika (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian,… Continue reading Monica

African, Female, Hebrew, M names, Maasai, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Spanish, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Moran

Moran is a Hebrew unisex name meaning "viburnum shrub" as well as being an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Irish O’Morain and O’Moghrain meaning “descendant of Móran”, Móran being a diminutive of Mór meaning “large” or “great” from a PIE root word. Moran is also a Spanish surname, a habitational surname denoting those who came from… Continue reading Moran

African, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Kin/Family, L names, Nature, Nickname names, Persian, Sorrow, Spanish, Tagalog, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yoruba

Lola

Lola originiated as a diminutive of Dolores, a Spanish female name meaning “sorrows”, taken from the Spanish title La Virgen María de los Dolores meaning “The Virgin Mary of Sorrows”. It's a word in Tagalog meaning "grandmother". I've also seen it listed as being a short form of Yoruba given names  ending in -lola such as Temilola meaning "wealth is mine", Omolola possibly meaning… Continue reading Lola

C names, Cushitic, Female, Kin/Family, Virtues/Attributes

Candace

Candace is a female given name derived from kandake from a title used for the ancient queen rulers of Ethiopia . It derives from Cushitic kdke meaning "queen" or "queen mother". Origin: Cushitic Variants: Kandake (Biblical) Candice (English) Candis (English) Candyce (English) Kandyse (English) Kandace (English) Kandice (English)  

African, C names, Efik/Ibibio, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Calypso

Calypso is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was the lover of Odysseus when he ended up shipwrecked on her island Ogygia for seven years though some sources differ on the number of years, as well as whether they had children together. Either way, she refused to let him leave until Zeus sent Hermes to her with instructions to… Continue reading Calypso

Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Ethiopian, Female, Fire, Gaelic, Japanese, K names, Kin/Family, Male, Numbers, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kenna

Kenna is a Scottish female name, the feminine form of Kenneth, itself the anglicized form of two Gaelic names: Coinneach which derives from Gaelic caoin meaning “handsome, fair, beautiful, kind”; and Cináed meaning “born of fire”. Kenneth is also a surname derived from the given name. Kenna is also a Scottish and Irish surname deriving from the given name, as well… Continue reading Kenna

Albanian, Arabic, Female, Hebrew, J names, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Swahili, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Jana

Jana is a multicultural name with several possible meanings: it is the Latinized form of Jane, the feminine form of John which comes from Hebrew male name Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”; Jana is also the Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German, Slovene, and Catalan feminine form of Jan, a variant form of Johannes which also derives from John;  it's also the Serbian and Croatian form of Ana, a… Continue reading Jana

Ancient Greek, C names, Female, Greek, Nature, Slavic, Somali, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Caleen

Caleen is a female given name though there wasn't much I could find on it. It could be a variant form of Calina, a variant spelling of Kalina, a Slavic female name meaning "guelder rose" or "viburnum tree" (the guelder rose is the common name for the viburnum), though it may also be a variant form of Callie, a short… Continue reading Caleen

African, Demons, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Etruscan mythology, Female, Gaelic, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Joy, Kin/Family, Latvian mythology, Light, Love/Beloved, M names, Maasai, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sanskrit, Slavic mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Mara

Mara is a female given name with multiple origins and meanings: Mara is a Hebrew female name meaning "bitter", taken on by Naomi from the Old Testament after she had lost her husband and sons, as well as also being a Croatian and Serbian variant of Marija, which comes from the Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning… Continue reading Mara

Animals, Arabic, Basque, Bright/Clear, Chinese, Dolphin, Eastern African, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Kin/Family, Mythological creatures, Mythology, N names, Nature, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Swahili, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Naia

Naia has several possible meanings: Naia is a Basque female name meaning "wave, sea foam"; It may also be derived from the Naiads, water nymphs who typically inhabit fountains, streams, or any fresh water. The name comes from Ancient Greek nā́ō meaning "to flow" or nâma "running water", both derived from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₂- (to swim, to float); Spelled Nai'a, it's a Hawaiian word… Continue reading Naia

A names, African, Ancient Germanic, Arabic, Female, German/Germanic, Igbo, Indian, Japanese, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Amara

Amara is an Igbo female name meaning "grace" as well as being a feminine form of Amar, an Indian male name meaning "immortal". Amara is also an Italian, surname, a variant of Amaro, which is an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese surname of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from Arabic given name Omar meaning "flourishing, life" or Ammar "virtuous, devout".… Continue reading Amara

African, Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Chinese, Dutch, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Estonian, Female, Greek, Hawaiian, Japanese, Joy, K names, Latin, Male, Maori, Native American, Nature, Navajo, Nickname names, Place names, Sound, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Kai

Kai is a name with various origins and meanings: it's a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "sea"; it's also a Japanese name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: (海) "sea, ocean"; (貝) "shellfish"; (快) "cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable"; (戒) "commandment", and other various meanings; as well as also being a compound of… Continue reading Kai

African, Akamba, Animals, Color, Earth, Eastern African, Embu, Female, Japanese, K names, Kamba, Kikuyu, Male, Nature, Ostrich, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White

Kenya

Kenya is the name of a country in Africa named after Mount Kenya. The origin of the name itself is not clear- it could be a corruption of the Kikuyu, Embu, and Kamba words Kirinyaga, Kirenyaa and Kiinyaa which mean "God's resting place" in all three languages. The mountain represents an important aspect within their cultures, believing… Continue reading Kenya

African, Coptic, Eastern African, Greek, Japanese, K names, Kin/Family, Latin, Luganda, Male, Numbers, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Kato

Kato is an African male name meaning "second of twins" in Luganda, as well as also being a Japanese surname (also spelled Katō or Katou) meaning "increase wisteria" (加藤) though it could have other meanings if other kanji are used. It's pronounced ka-toe in Japanese. Kato could also be a variant spelling of Cato, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “wise”… Continue reading Kato