Female, Irish, Latin, Male, Place names, Sabine/Oscan, Scottish, Surname names, T names, Unisex

Torrence

Torrence comes from a Scottish surname derived from a place name derived from Gaelic torran meaning "hillock" or "mound". It may also have derived from an Irish surname, Ó Toráin meaning "descendant of Torán", the latter an Irish male name meaning "little lord" or "little hero, champion" from Irish tor (lord, hero, champion) and the diminutive suffix -án. It's also possible… Continue reading Torrence

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Elements, Female, Gaelic, L names, Latin, Nature, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Welsh

Loralin

Loralin is an English female name, either an elaborated form of Lora, a variant spelling of Laura meaning "laurel' from Latin laurus; a variant of Laureline, a French diminutive of Laura; or it could be a combination of Lora and Lynn, derived from Welsh meaning "lake" derived from Gaelic linne (pond, pool, waterfall). Origin: Latin, Gaelic Variants: Laureline (English, French) Loralyn (English)  

Etruscan mythology, Female, Latin, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Mars

Mars is the name of the god of war in Roman mythology, making Ares his Greek counterpart, although Mars played a more prominent role in Roman worship, including being linked to agricultural functions. Mars is also the name of a planet. Much like the previous two posts, I consider this a unisex name. As for the etymology… Continue reading Mars

Battle/War, Etruscan mythology, Female, Latin, Light, M names, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Marsha

Marsha is a variant spelling of Marcia, the feminine form of Marcius, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from 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… Continue reading Marsha

Latin, M names, Male, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, Slavic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Miles

Miles is the French Norman form of Milo, a Germanic name of uncertain meaning though it's often been linked to Latin miles meaning "soldier" or perhaps related to Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear". Miles is also an English surname derived from the given name. Miles is also an English word, the plural of mile referring to a unit of distance or… Continue reading Miles

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

Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Etruscan mythology, Greek mythology, Latin, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Marek

Marek is the Slavic form of Mark which is the English form of Marcus, an Ancient Roman name 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 Marek

Blue, Color, Elves, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Jealousy, L names, Latin, Mythological creatures, Nickname names, Old Norse, Virtues/Attributes

Livia

Livia is an Ancient Roman name, the feminine form of Livius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it's been linked to Latin liveo meaning "to envy" or lividus meaning "blue, envious". Livia could also be a short form of Olivia, which either derives from Latin Oliva meaning “olive” or as a feminine form of Oliver, which either derives from Germanic name Alfher from Old… Continue reading Livia

B names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Latin, Literature, Love/Beloved, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Bradamante

Bradamante is the name of a female knight who features in the Italian epic poem Orlando Innamorato (1483-1495) by Matteo Maria Boiardo and Orlando Furioso (1532) by Ludovico Ariosto, a continuation of Boiardo's poem. Bradamante is portrayed as brave, fierce, and who falls in love with the Saracen knight Ruggerio with whom she marries in the end… Continue reading Bradamante

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

Ancient Greek, C names, Female, Greek, Latin, Physical Attributes, Place names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Cora

Cora is the Latinized form of Greek Korë meaning "maiden"; it was used as an epithet for Persephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus and the wife of Hades which makes her the queen of the underworld. Cora could also be a short form of any name beginning with Cor- such as Corinna, which also derives from the same source, or Cordula, which comes from Latin meaning… Continue reading Cora

English, G names, Latin, Male, Old English, Persian, Place names, Slavic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Gordan, Gordon

Gordan originates from South Slavic  gord meaning "dignified" or"proud" from Proto-Slavic good. The name is pronounced gor-dahn. Spelled Gordon (pr. gor-den), it's a Scottish surname derived from a place name meaning "spacious fort" from Welsh elements gor (spacious) and din (fort) though it may also come from Old English meaning "mud hill" or "dirty hill". Another possible etymology of Gordon is from Gallo-Roman… Continue reading Gordan, Gordon

Animals, Birds, Brown, Color, German/Germanic, Gray, Latin, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Raven, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Tawny, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Roan

Roan is a Frisian male name, a form of Ronne which is the Frisian form of Germanic hraben meaning "raven". It could also be a variant spelling of Rowan, an Irish surname which is the anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning “descendant of Ruadhán”, the latter derived from Irish ruadh meaning “red”, derived as a nickname for someone who had red hair or a ruddy complexion.… Continue reading Roan

Female, Kin/Family, Latin, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Yuliana

Yuliana is the Russian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian form of Juliana, the feminine form of Julian which is the English form of Iulianus (or Julianus), an Ancient Roman family name meaning “belonging to Julius”, Julius a name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful, though it could also be related to Iovis, the… Continue reading Yuliana

Ancient Greek, Arabic, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, L names, Latin, Moon, Mythology, Nickname names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Lena, Lina

Lena originally started out as a short form of names ending in -lena such as Helena (derived from Ancient Greek possibly meaning "torch" or "corposant" though it may also be deirved from Greek selene meaning "moon"), Madgalena (which means "of Magdala" from the name of a village, Magdala deriving from Hebrew migdal meaning "tower"), Abilena (a variant of Abilene, the name of an ancient place in Syria, also known… Continue reading Lena, Lina

Female, Latin, Nature, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Silvestra

Silvestra is the Italian and Slovene feminine form of Silvester, derived from an Ancient Roman name meaning “of the forest” from Latin silvestris from silva (wood, forest, grove). Origin: Latin Variants: Sylvestra (English)   Male forms: Silvester (Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman) Silvestro (Italian) Silvestr (Czech) Sylvestre (French) Szilveszter (Hungarian) Sylwester (Polish) Silvestre (Spanish, Portuguese) Silvestras (Lithuanian) Sylvestris (Latin)… Continue reading Silvestra

Animals, Female, Fish, Japanese, Latin, Male, Nature, Nickname names, R names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Rino

Rino could be a short form of names ending with rino such as Severino, the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of Severinus, an Ancient Roman name meaning "stern" in Latin. Rino is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "jasmine + from; possessive article; whereupon; accordingly" (莉乃); "carp + from; possessive article; whereupon; accordingly"… Continue reading Rino

Female, Hebrew, K names, Latin, Literature, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Karmina

Karmina is a variant spelling of Carmina, the Italian and Spanish diminutive of Carmen which has two sources: the first is that it's the Spanish form of Carmel meaning "garden, vineyard" from Hebrew karmel. Carmina is also the plural form of Latin carmen meaning "song, poem" derived from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n- (to sing). Carmina refers to a collection of poems (also known as the… Continue reading Karmina

Ancient Greek, Greek, Latin, M names, Male, Nature, Slavic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Milon

Milon is an Ancient Greek name meaning "yew" from Greek milos. It's often been Latinized as Milo, which also happens to be an old Germanic of Miles, a name of uncertain origin and meaning though it's been linked to Slavic mil (gracious, dear) and Latin mīles (soldier). Milon is also a French surname deriving from given name Miles. Origin: Ancient Greek, Slavic, Latin Variants: Milo… Continue reading Milon