Arabic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Joy, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Rani

Rani is a female given name, a Persian, Urdu, and Indian name meaning "queen" which comes from Sanskrit rā́jñī राज्ञी (queen, princess) via a Proto-Indo-Iranian source which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. I've also seen Rani listed as being a Hebrew unisex name, either originating as a nickname for Ran, a Hebrew male name meaning "to sing";… Continue reading Rani

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Animals, Birds, D names, Duck, Elements, Female, Nature, Old Norse, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Duna

Duna could be used as the strictly feminine form of Dune, used to refer to a sand hill formed by the wind in deserts or near coastal regions. The origin of the word comes from Middle Dutch dūne, which itself could possibly be derived from Gaulish dunum (hill) or from Proto-Celtic dunom (stronghold, rampart). It derives from… Continue reading Duna

Animals, Birds, Celtic, Color, Dove, Female, Hebrew, I names, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Iona

Iona is a female given name, derived from the name of an island located off Scotland. The origin of the name is uncertain though it could be derived from Old Norse ey meaning "island" though it could also be related to a Proto-Celtic source meaning "yew". It's just as possible that Iona may be a variant form… Continue reading Iona

Ancient Greek, Coptic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Joy, K names, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Numbers, Old Norse, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kati

Kati (pr. kah-tee) is a variant spelling of Káti, an Old Norse male name meaning "merry, cheerful" from Old Norse kátr (jolly, merry, cheerful, glad). Kati is also a Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian short form of Katariina (Finnish, Estonian) and Katalin (Hungarian, Basque) which both derive from Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from… Continue reading Kati

Arabic, G names, Hebrew, Male, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Gable

Gable comes from an English surname of uncertain origin and meaning: It's been linked to Old Norse gafl meaning "gable", which referred to a triangular-shaped hill or it may even be a variant spelling of Gabel, a German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational name for a maker or seller of forks, such as agricultural equipment like hayforks; it's also… Continue reading Gable

E names, Germanic mythology, Male, Mythology, Norse, Old Norse, Virtues/Attributes

Egil

Egil comes from an Old Norse name, a variant spelling of Egill which comes from Proto-Germanic Agilaz. It derives from Old Norse element ag meaning “edge (of a sword)” or “blade” or agi meaning “awe, terror”, originally used as a short form of names beginning with the name element. In German mythology, Egil (or Agilaz) is the name of a legendary archer in the Völundarkviða,… Continue reading Egil

Animals, Earth, Elements, Male, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Rolin

Rolin comes from a French surname of uncertain origin. It could be a variant form of Roland, a male name meaning "famous land" made up from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and land (land), both deriving from a PIE source, though it’s possible that the second part of the name may derived from nand meaning “brave, daring”. Rolin could also be a variant spelling… Continue reading Rolin

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

Animals, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Lamb/Sheep, Literature, Norse, Numbers, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Una

Una (pr. oo-na or yoo-na) is a female given name with various possible meanings and origins: it's an anglicized form of Irish Úna which derives from uan meaning "lamb" from Proto-Celtic *ognos from PIE *h₂egʷnós (lamb); it may also be derived from Latin una, the feminine form of unus meaning "one" though it also means "together, simultaneously". It derives from Latin unus (one, single; alone) from PIE *óynos (one; single). It was used… Continue reading Una

Animals, Egg, Female, Food, Lamb/Sheep, Norse, O names, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European

Ovidia

Ovidia is the feminine form of Ovid, the English form of Latin Ovidius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could be related to Latin ovis meaning "sheep" derived from a PIE root, or from Latin ovum meaning "egg" which also derives from a PIE root word. Ovidia could also be a variant spelling of Ovedia, which is not only… Continue reading Ovidia

C names, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Old Norse, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Creek

Creek comes from a nature name referring to a stream of water smaller than a river or a small inlet or bay narrower than a cove. It derives from Old Norse kriki meaning "corner, nook". The Creeks are also a Native American tribe, also known as the Muscogees. Creek is also an English surname, likely deriving from a… Continue reading Creek

Ancient Germanic, Animals, English, H names, Lamb/Sheep, Male, Middle English, Old Norse, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Howard

Howard comes from an English surname with several possible sources: it may be derived from Anglo-Norman Huard from Germanic name Hughard meaning "brave heart" from hug (heart, mind) and hard (brave, hardy); it may also be derived from Anglo-Scandinavian Haward derived from Old Norse Hávarðr meaning "high guardian" or "high defender" from Old Norse elements há (high) and varðr (guardian, defender); it may also be derived from Middle English ewehirde meaning "ewe… Continue reading Howard

B names, Female, Male, Old Norse, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Braith

Braith is a name of uncertain meaning though it may be derived from Welsh brith, braith meaning "speckled, mottled, brindled" derived from Proto-Brythonic *briθ (painted, speckled, variegated) which comes from Proto-Celtic *mrixtos (speckled). Braith is also a surname likely derived from the given name though it may be related to Old Norse breiðr meaning "broad". Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Brayth (English)  

A names, Battle/War, Elves, Male, Mythological creatures, Old Norse, Surname names, Tamil, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Alvaro

Alvaro is the Italian form of Alvar which comes from Old Norse Alfarr meaning "elf warrior" or "elf army"  from Old Norse elements alfr (elf) and arr (warrior) or herr (army). Alvaro is also a Spanish and Portuguese surname derived from the given name. An alvar is also a type of environment that has poor soil as well as also referring to a group… Continue reading Alvaro

English, Female, H names, Norse, Old Norse, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Hella

Hella is a variant form of Helga, the feminine form of Helge, a Scandinavian name meaning "holy, blessed" from Old Norse heilagr, as well as also being an American slang term meaning "very, extremely", a contraction of the phrase hell of a. Origin: Old Norse Variants: Helga (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Ancient Scandinavian) Helle (Danish) Olga (Russian,… Continue reading Hella

A names, Animals, Astronomy, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Norse, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, Ram, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Unisex, Water, Zodiac

Aries

Aries is the name of a constellation as well as being the first sign of the zodiac. In Greek mythology it represented the golden ram who was sent by the cloud nymph Nephele to rescue her children, Phrixus and Helle, from being sacrificed due to the machinations of their evil stepmother, Ino. As the ram… Continue reading Aries