Breton, Hebrew, J names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Joel

Joel is a male given name which comes from Hebrew yoel meaning "Yahweh is God". Joel is also a surname though it derives from two possible origins. The first is from the given name above; the second is that's a variant of Jewell, derived from a Breton name, Judikael via French Judicaël, which comes from Old Breton Iudicael "meaning generous lord" or… Continue reading Joel

Ancient Greek, Breton, Female, L names, Moon, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Leonora

Leonora is the Italian form of Eleanor, the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly a Germanic name of unknown meaning, though it’s been linked to Adenorde or Adenor, made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and nord (north), or even as a contracted form of Azenor, a Breton name of uncertain meaning and etymology… Continue reading Leonora

Ancient Greek, Arabic, Breton, Female, Light, Male, Moon, Mythology, N names, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Noor

Noor is an Arabic unisex name meaning "light" and is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Noor is also a Dutch variant of Nór/Nórr which comes from Old Norse norðr meaning "north"; in Norse mythology it was the name of the son of King Þorri (Thorri in English) and the founder of Norway. Noor is also a… Continue reading Noor

Ancient Greek, Breton, Female, L names, Moon, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Lianor

Lianor is the medieval Portuguese form of Leonor, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Eleanor which is the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly a Germanic name of unknown meaning, though it’s been linked to Adenorde or Adenor, made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and nord (north), or even as a contracted form… Continue reading Lianor

Ancient Greek, Breton, E names, Female, Moon, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Eleanor

Eleanor is the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly a Germanic name of unknown meaning, though it’s been linked to Adenorde or Adenor, made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and nord (north), or even as a contracted form of Azenor, a Breton name of uncertain meaning and etymology though it could… Continue reading Eleanor

Battle/War, Breton, H names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Harvey

Harvey comes from a Breton name Haerviu made up from elements haer (battle) and viu (worthy) meaning "battle-worthy". Harvey is also a surname which either originated from the source above, though it's also an Irish surname that's been anglicized from two Gaelic surnames: Ó hAirmheadhaigh meaning "descendant of Airmheadhach", the latter a male given name possibly meaning "esteemed"; and Ó hEarchaidh meaning… Continue reading Harvey

A names, Arabic, Breton, Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Alia

Alia is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Ali meaning "high, exalted, lofty, sublime". Alia is also an Ancient Germanic form of Ella, the Norman form of Germanic element alja meaning “other, another, foreign”; it could also be a short form of names ending in -ella such as Gabriella and Daniella. Alia could also be the short form of Alianor, a variant… Continue reading Alia

Breton, J names, Male, Virtues/Attributes

Judikael

Judikael is the Breton form of Judicaël, itself the French form of Old Breton Iudicael which means "generous lord" or "generous prince" from iud (lord, prince) and cael (generous). Nicknames: Jude, Kael/Cael, Kale/Cale Origin: Breton Variants: Judicaël (French) Iudicael (Old Breton) Yezekael (Breton) Juhel (French) Judael (French) Judel (French) Judhael (French) Judhel (French) Judhellus (Latinized French)   Feminine forms: Judicaëlle (French, Breton)… Continue reading Judikael

Ancient Greek, Arabic, Breton, Female, Japanese, Light, Moon, N names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Nora

Nora originally started out as a nickname for names ending in -nora such as Annora (a medieval English spelling of Honora which is a variant spelling of Honoria, the feminine form of Honorius meaning “honor”), Eleanora or Lenora (both of which derive from Eleanor which is the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly… Continue reading Nora

Breton, Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Jewel

Jewel refers to a gem or precious stone, something that is considered a valuable and costly object. The origin of the word comes from Anglo-Norman juel via Old French jouel meaning "treasure, jewel". The origin of the word is uncertain though it may be based from Latin iocus (or jocus) meaning "joke, jest" derived from PIE *yek- (to speak); or it could be… Continue reading Jewel