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,…

Malina

Malina is a Slavic female name derived from the word meaning “raspberry”, though it can also be used as a diminutive form of Malcolmina, the Scottish feminine form of Malcolm, the anglicized form of Scottish Máel Coluim meaning “servant of St. Columba”, referring to someone who followed Irish abbot and missionary St. Columba who spread Christianity into Scotland. Máel means “servant, devout…

Aero

Aero is a Greenlandic female given name, an older form of Angerdlartoĸ, a Greenlandic unisex name meaning “the one returning back home” or “the person who has returned”. Aero also means “air” which comes from Ancient Greek aeros, the genitive singular form of āḗr (air; wind; mist). Aero is also a Latin word meaning “hamper, wicker basket”. Aero was also…

Nala

Nala is an Indian male name meaning “stem, reed” and is the name of a king in Hindu mythology, specifially the Mahābhārata, a Sanskrit epic poem. There’s also another character named Nala in the Ramayana (another Sanskrit epic poem) who builds the Rama Setu (Rama’s Bridge) so that Rama could reach Lanka (an island fortress in Hindu mythology)…

Malik

Malik is an Arabic male name meaning “king, sovereign, monarch” which comes from a Proto-Semitic root word, though mālik مَالِك  is also an Arabic word (and name) meaning “owner, possessor, master”, which also derives from the same root word as Malik ملك (king). Malik is also an Arabic word as well as a surname deriving from the given name. Malik…

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…