E names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Earl

Earl is the name of an English aristocratic title. It comes from Old English eorl meaning "brave man, warrior" via Proto-Germanic *erlaz (man, nobleman) which seems to derive from an uncertain origin. Earl is also an English surname originating from the title. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Earle (English) Erle (English)   Female forms: Earline (English) Earleen (English) Earlene… Continue reading Earl

D names, Female, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Darla

Darla is an English female name, a variant of Darlene, made up from the English word darling meaning "beloved, favorite, cherished", which derives from a Proto-Germanic word of unknown etymology, combined with the -lene suffix. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Darlene (English) Darleen (English) Darlena (English) Darlina (English) Darlaine (English) Darlyne (English)    

Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, German/Germanic, Hebrew, Horses/Stallions, Love/Beloved, Nature, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Rosemary

Rosemary is the name of an herb which can be used as an essential oil or in cooking, and symbolizes remembrance. It gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning "dew of the sea", apparently because it thrives near the sea. It could also be used as a combination of Rose and Mary.  Nicknames: Rose, Rosie/Rosy, Romy/Romey/Rommy, Mary… Continue reading Rosemary

Female, G names, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Gertrude

Gertrude is an English and German female given name meaning "spear strength", made up of Germanic elements ger (spear) and thrud (strength). It was used by Shakespeare for a character in Hamlet (1600) as the mother of the eponymous character. Nicknames: Gert, Gerty/Gertie, Trudy/Trudie, Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Germanic Variants: Gertrud (German, Swedish, Ancient Germanic) Gertraud (German) Geretrudis (Latinized Ancient… Continue reading Gertrude

Female, German/Germanic, Male, Nature, Proto-Celtic, Q names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Quill

Quill referrs to a quill pen made out of a bird's feather, or referring to a spindle or bobbin used in yarn, meaning “fragment of reed” and “shaft of a feather” which may be derived from Low German quiele from Middle High German kil (quill, large feather) though the origin behind that is unknown. Quill is also a Gaelic… Continue reading Quill

F names, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ferdinand

Ferdinand is an Italian and Spanish name made up from Germanic elements  fardi (journey) and nand (daring, brave) essentially meaning "dangerous journey" or "brave journey"; alternatively, the first part of the name could be derived from Germanic frið meaning "peace". Ferdinand is also a surname originating from the given name. Ferdinand was the name of a character in Shakespeare's The… Continue reading Ferdinand

A names, Female, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Amalda

Amalda is a female name of uncertain origin. I've seen numerous sites list it as deriving from a Germanic origin, likely from Germanic element *amal meaning "work, labor", and could possibly be considered as a variant of Amalia. Amalda is also the name of a genus of sea snails in the Olividae family (pictured above). There seems to be… Continue reading Amalda

Animals, Apple/Apple tree, Female, Food, Fox, Greek mythology, Honey, M names, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Nymphs, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Kartvelian, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Melia

Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means "ash tree" from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name… Continue reading Melia

African, Female, Igbo, Japanese, Male, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, U names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Western African

Udo

Udo is a German male name, a modern form of Odo, an Ancient Germanic male name which started out as a short form of names beginning with the German element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches). I've also seen Udo listed as an Igbo unisex name meaning "peace" and is also the name of a place… Continue reading Udo

Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Nature, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Silver, Virtues/Attributes

Silvurlín

Silvurlín is a Faroese female name, either a combination of Old Norse elements silfr (silver) and lín (flax, linen) meaning "silver linen" or "silver flax", or it could be the Faroese form of Silvelin, a German diminutive of Silvia, the feminine form of Silvius meaning "wood, forest". Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European