Battle/War, C names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, Word names

Cain

Cain is the name of the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel. It seems to be derived from Hebrew qanah meaning "acquired, acquisition" or perhaps related to a root word meaning "to create"; it could also be from qayin meaning "spear" or "smith" Cain is also a Welsh word and female name meaning "lovely,… Continue reading Cain

Black/Dark, Color, Gaelic, Male, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Nigel

Nigel is an English male name, an anglicized form of Gaelic Niall, a Gaelic name of uncertain meaning though possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". It may also have arisen as an anglicized form of Latin Nigellus meaning "black", Origin: Gaelic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nigellus (Latin) Neil (Irish, Scottish, English) Neal (English) Niles (English)   Female forms: Nigella (English) Neilina… Continue reading Nigel

Female, Gaulish, L names, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Laverna

Laverna is the name of a goddess of thieves and the underworld in Roman mythology. It's possible she may have originally been an Etruscan goddess. There's no clear etymology behind her name (if she really was originally an Etruscan goddess than it's possible that her name may be from an Etruscan source long lost)  though… Continue reading Laverna

Female, G names, Gaulish, Kin/Family, Male, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Germaine

Germaine is a French female name, the feminine form of Germain, the French form of Germanus, an Ancient Roman cognomen given to those who were from Germany or who came from one of the various Germanic tribes at the time. The origin of the name is uncertain; it may be derived from a Celtic or Gaulish word,… Continue reading Germaine

A names, Celtic, Female, Irish, Literature, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Aisling

Aisling (pr. ash-lin or ash-ling) is an Irish female meaning "dream, vision", as well as the name of a type of Irish poem in which Ireland appears as a woman lamenting the state of the Irish people and predicts their revival.  Origin: Irish Variants: Aislin (Irish) Aislinn (Irish) Ashling (Irish, English) Aislene (Irish) Aisleyne (English) Ashlyn (English) Ashlynn (English)  

African, Animals, Basque, Bright/Clear, Chinese, Dolphin, Elements, Female, Food, Greek mythology, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Irish, Japanese, Kin/Family, Mythological creatures, Mythology, N names, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Sound, Surname names, Swahili, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Naya

Naya is a very multicultural name with various meanings. The most common one I keep seeing is that it is a variant of Nia which could be from Swahili meaning “purpose”, “will”, or “resolve”, though it may also be a Welsh form of Irish Niamh meaning “bright”; Naya is also an Arabic female name deriving from Persian nay/ney,… Continue reading Naya

Brythonic, Elements, Fire, Gaelic, K names, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Kent

Kent comes from an English surname which originated as a locational name for someone who came from the name of a county in England. In Old English the name was spelled as Cent which originated from Latin Cantium, meaning "coastal district" or "corner-land, land on the edge", derived from a Brythonic source. Kent is also used as… Continue reading Kent

A names, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, Gaelic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Hawaiian, Irish mythology, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes

Alana

Alana is the feminine form of Alan, an English male name of uncertain etymology which may possibly mean “little rock” or “noble” from Old Irish ail. It also means “beautiful, handsome” from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning “to nourish, grow” from Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Alana

Animals, Arthurian legends & myths, Birds, Elements, Female, Gaelic, L names, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Welsh, Welsh mythology

Linnet

Linnet is the name of a small bird, a type of finch. The name comes from Old French linette, a diminutive of lin meaning "flax" via Latin linum (flax; linen cloth) which seems to be derived from a PIE root word though it may also be possible that it derives from a non Indo-European source, perhaps from a Mediterranean… Continue reading Linnet