Elements, Etruscan, Fire, I names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Ignatius

Ignatius is a variant spelling of Egnatius, an Ancient Roman family name of unknown meaning though it's likely that it was Etruscan in origin. The spelling of Egnatius was later altered to resemble Latin ignis meaning "fire". Ignatius is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Etruscan, Proto-Indo-European   Variants: Egnatius (Ancient Roman) Ignacio (Spanish) Inácio (Portuguese) Iñaki… Continue reading Ignatius

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Etruscan, Female, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Mercy

Mercy is a virtue name referring to someone who is compassionate, forgiving, and kind towards another person. It derives from Latin mercēs meaning "pay, wages, reward" via merx (merchandise, commodity; goods) which could be derived from Proto-Italic *merk- via a Etruscan source referring to various aspects of economics; or it could be derived from PIE *merĝ- (boundary, border). Mercy is overwhelming used as… Continue reading Mercy

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

Etruscan, Female, Male, Nickname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Toni

Toni is often used as a short form of Antonia or Antoinette, the feminine form of Antonius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain origin and meaning which seems to be derived from an Etruscan origin. I've seen some sources cite it as possibly having  Greek roots, possibly meaning "priceless one" or it could be derived from Latin antius meaning… Continue reading Toni

A names, Animals, Etruscan, Female, Horses/Stallions, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Agrippina

Agrippina is the feminine form of Agrippa, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning and origin. It's been linked to Greek agrios (wild) and hippos (horse) meaning "wild horse" (both deriving from a PIE source), though it seems more likely that the name is derived from an Etruscan source. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Etruscan Female forms: Agrafena (Russian) Agrippa (English)… Continue reading Agrippina

Etruscan, Latin, Male, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Virgil

Virigl comes from Latin Virgilius (originally spelled Vergilius), a name of unknown meaning. The spelling of the name may have been changed to resemble Latin virgo meaning "maid, virgin" or from Latin virga meaning "young shoot" or "twig, rod; wand", though it's likely that Virgilius/Vergilius is of Etruscan origin. Virgil is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Latin, Etruscan Variants: Vergil… Continue reading Virgil

Etruscan, Literature, M names, Male, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Mercutio

Mercutio was the name of a character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1597), portrayed as the close friend of Romeo who was neither Montague nor Capulet. He is portrayed as being given to sudden outbursts and a moody temperament, hence his name, related to the word mercurial, referring to someone with a changeable, fickle, or spirited nature. It derives from Mercury,… Continue reading Mercutio

Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, V names, Word names

Vikare

Vikare is the Etruscan name of Icarus, the son of Daedalus in Greek myth. Icarus and his father attempted to escape imprisonment from King Minos of Crete by flying off from wings created by Daedalus from feathers and wax. However, Icarus flew too close to the sun which melted the wax and caused him to fall into the ocean and drown. I couldn't find the origin… Continue reading Vikare

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

Ancient Egyptian, Arabic, Battle/War, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, Hebrew, Latin, Light, Love/Beloved, M names, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Maraya

Maraya is a variant spelling of Mariah, itself a variant form of Maria which comes from the Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr,… Continue reading Maraya

Ancient Greek, Black/Dark, Color, Elements, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, Greek mythology, Latin, M names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Maris

Maris is a female name taken from Latin meaning "of the sea" from Latin mare (sea) derived from Proto-Italic *mari (sea) from Proto-Indo-European *móri (sea). It comes from the Latin title stella maris "star of the sea" used for the Virgin Mary. Maris may also come from Latin mās meaning "male". Maris is also the name of an Etruscan god of agriculture and fertility, his… Continue reading Maris

A names, Ancient Egyptian, Battle/War, Egyptian, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Etruscan, Female, Hebrew, Latin, Light, Love/Beloved, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Anna-Maria

Anna-Maria is a female given name, a combination of Anna and Maria: Anna is the Latinate form of Hannah which comes from the Hebrew name Channah meaning "grace" or "favor"; Maria comes from the Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that… Continue reading Anna-Maria

Etruscan, Female, L names, Latin, Literature, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Roman mythology

Lavinia

Lavinia is the name of the second wife of Aeneas in Roman mythology, the daughter of King Latinus and the namesake of the town Lavinium though it might be the other way around, that she derived her name from the town. The etymology behind the name is unknown, most likely an Etruscan name whose meaning was… Continue reading Lavinia

Etruscan, Female, Male, Place names, Surname names, Unisex, V names

Volterra

Volterra is the name of a town in Italy that goes back to the time of the Etruscans (who called it Velathri before the Roman conquered it and renamed it Volterrae, eventually becoming Volterra). The name is of Etruscan origin and the first part of the name, vel, might come from a root verb used to… Continue reading Volterra

Animals, C names, Camel, Etruscan, Female, Latin, Nature, Proto-Semitic, Virtues/Attributes

Camelia

Camelia is the Romanian spelling of Camellia, the name of a genus of flowering shrubs named after botanist Georg Kamel. Kamel seems to be a variant of either Latin Camelus meaning "camel" via Ancient Greek kamēlos meaning "camel" derived from Proto-Semitic *gamal (camel); or it could be a Moravian form of Camillus, a Roman cognomen which refers to a noble Roman boy who served as… Continue reading Camelia

Ancient Greek, Etruscan, Female, Greek, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, R names, Roman mythology, Unisex

Roma

Roma is the Latin name for the city of Rome, a name of uncertain etymology though the name's origins have often been linked to its founder, Romulus, meaning "of Rome". However, it's likely that Romulus may have derived his name from the city and other theories regarding Rome's meaning are: it might be from Greek rhōmē meaning "strength" or "might"; rheo or… Continue reading Roma

Battle/War, Etruscan, Latin, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sabine/Oscan, Surname names

Marcel

Marcel comes from Marcellus, a Roman family name that was originally a diminutive of given name Marcus which seems to be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though it might also… Continue reading Marcel

Elements, Etruscan, Fire, Latin, Male, Sabine/Oscan, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Titus

Titus comes from an Ancient Roman given name of unknown meaning though it has been linked to Latin titulus meaning "title of honor" or Latin titio "fire-brand". It's likely, however, that the name is pre-Roman in origin, possibly Sabine, and its true meaning lost to time. Titus is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Latin, Sabine… Continue reading Titus

Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Etruscan, G names, Greek, Joy, Latin, Male, Nature

Gaius

Gaius is a Roman given name though one of uncertain etymology. It could be derived from Latin gaudere meaning "to rejoice". It's also possible that it might be derived from Gaia, a feminine name meaning "earth" in Greek, or perhaps from an Etruscan source that has long since lost its meaning. Apparently it was a very common… Continue reading Gaius

Battle/War, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Latin, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Roman mythology, Surname names

Martin

Origin: Latin Meaning: Martin comes from the Roman name Martinus meaning "belonging to Mars", Mars being the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning "male". However, it's possible that Mars is related to a much… Continue reading Martin