Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Female, Greek mythology, Hawaiian, L names, Moon, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Lalaine

Lalaine seems to be a Filipino female name, perhaps a combination of prefix la- and given name Elaine, which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. There are several characters in Arthurian legend… Continue reading Lalaine

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

A names, Amharic, Animals, Arabic, Astronomy, Birds, Earth, Elements, Female, Hawaiian, Malayo-Polynesian, Male, Nature, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Alula

Alula is a name with quite a few origins and meanings to it: Alula (also known as a bastard wing) refers to a small joint in the middle of a bird's wing, which has three to five small wing feathers (depending on the species) and helps the birds navigate through the air. It means '"winglet", since… Continue reading Alula

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

Ancient Greek, Female, Hawaiian, Nature, O names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Oleia

Oleia seems to be a variant spelling of Olea, a Latin word meaning "olive; olive tree" via Latin oleum (oil; olive oil) which comes from Ancient Greek elaíā (olive tree; olive "fruit") which may be derived from a Pre-Greek origin. I've also seen it listed as deriving from a Greek origin meaning "smooth" or "one who is smooth" but I… Continue reading Oleia

A names, Animals, Elements, Female, Fire, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Kin/Family, Male, Maori, Mythology, Persian, Sanskrit, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ahi

Ahi has several meanings depending on which etymology it derives from: it's is a Hawaiian and Maori word meaning "fire"; Ahi is the name of a giant serpent or a dragon in Hindu mythology (also known as Vritra) who was later killed by Indra. His name in Sanskrit means "snake"; Ahi is a Hebrew male name meaning… Continue reading Ahi

Female, Hawaiian, L names, Male, Nature, Sky/Heavens, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Leilani

Leilani is a Hawaiian unisex name though it's far more common for females than males. It means "heavenly flowers" or "royal child" made up from Hawaiian lei (lei, flowers, child) and lani (heavenly, royal). Origin: Hawaiian Variants: Heirani (Tahitian)  

Elements, Female, Hawaiian, K names, Male, Nature, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Kainoa

Kainoa is a Hawaian unisex name, though far more popular for boys than girls. It means "the namesake" made up of ka (the) and inoa (name; namesake), though it's also been interpreted as being composed of kai (sea) and noa (free of taboo; a commoner). Nainoa is a variant of the name with the same meaning. Origin: Hawaiian Variants: Nainoa… Continue reading Kainoa

Animals, Chinese, Hawaiian, L names, Lion, Moon, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Romanian mythology, Vietnamese, Word names

Luana

Luana is a female given name that could be derived from a number of sources: it could be a combination of Lou (a short form of Louise and Louisa meaning "famous battle") and Anna (grace, favor); it's also a Hawaiian female name meaning "content, at ease" and "to be at leisure". It was used for a Polynesian character in the 1932 movie Birds… Continue reading Luana