African, Akan, Armenian mythology, Avestan, Dwarf, Elements, Female, Food, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, N names, Nature, Nickname names, Numbers, Persian mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Seasons, Unisex, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Nana

Nana is both a female and male given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: Nana is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 "seven"; na 菜 "greens; vegetables" + na "Nara; what?" (菜奈); na 奈 "Nara; what?" + na 々 (used to indicate the repetition of the kanji before it);… Continue reading Nana

A names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Semitic, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Azrael

Azrael is the name of an angel in Jewish and Muslim tradition, he is known as an angel of death who separates the soul from the body at the moment of death; in Islam, he is one of four archangels, along with Jibril (Gabriel), Mikha'il (Michael) and Israfil. The name means "my God is help" made up from Hebrew azar (to… Continue reading Azrael

Hebrew, J names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Joachim

Joachim is a German, French, and Polish male name, a contracted form of Jehoiachin meaning “established by Yahweh”, or Jehoiakim meaning “raised by Yahweh”. It can be pronounced as yo-a-keem in German, yaw-a-kheem in Polish, zhaw-a-keem in French, or jo-a-keem in English. Joachim is also as surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Ioachim (Latin) Ioakeim (Greek) Jochim… Continue reading Joachim

B names, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bethel

Bethel is the name of a town in the Old Testament, meaning "house of God" made up from Hebrew beth (house) and el (God), both of which derive from a Proto-Semitic origin. Bethel is also a Welsh surname, an anglicized form of ab Ithel meaning "son of Ithael", Ithael coming from Old Welsh Iudhail meaning "bountiful lord". Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European    

Arthurian legends & myths, Color, Daemons/Spirits, Demons, Female, Hebrew, J names, Mythological creatures, Nickname names, Proto-Celtic, Virtues/Attributes, White

Jenna

Jenna is a variant of Jenny, originally a medieval English diminutive of Jane, the feminine form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew. However, Jenny has become more popular as a nickname for Jennifer, the Cornish form of Welsh name Gwenhwyfar (from which the name Guinevere comes from), made up from Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name… Continue reading Jenna

Female, Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sophiana

Sophiana is a female given name, either an elaborated form of Sophia, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "wisdom" derived from sophos (clever, skilled; intelligent, wise) via a PIE root word; or it could be a combination of Sophia and Anna/Ana (the Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning “favor” or “grace”). Nicknames: Sophy, Ana/Anna Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew Variants: Sophianna (English) Sofiana (English)… Continue reading Sophiana

Female, H names, Hebrew, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hannah

Hannah is a female given name which comes from Hebrew Channah meaning "favor, grace"; it's also an English surname originating from the given name. As a Scottish surname it could be a variant of Hannay, a name of uncertain origin though it seems to derive from a locational name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Chanah (Hebrew) Chana (Hebrew) Channah (Biblical… Continue reading Hannah

Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Viva

Viva is a Latin word, the feminine form of vivus meaning "alive, living", and is also a word in several Romance languages meaning "life, live". It could also be used as a nickname for Vivian, which derives from the same root word meaning "alive, living", or even as a short form of Aviva meaning "spring" in Hebrew. Viva is… Continue reading Viva

Ancient Egyptian, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Marilyn

Marilyn is a female given name, a combination of Mary (the English form of Hebrew 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, or from mr “love”)… Continue reading Marilyn