C names, Elements, Female, Fire, Nature, Proto-Hellenic


Celosia (pr. si-loh-zhuh or si-loh-see-a) is the name of a genus of flowers in the amaranth family which gets its name from Ancient Greek keleos meaning "burned" which derives from a Proto-Hellenic source and possibly from a PIE root word but that isn't certain. The flowers were named because of their flame-like appearance. Origin: Proto-Hellenic    

Ancient Greek, E names, Female, Proto-Hellenic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Erica is the feminine form of Eric which means “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler” from Old Norse Eiríkr. Erica is also the Latin word for "heather" via Ancient Greek ereike (heath) which may be derived from a Proto-Hellenic root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Greek Variants: Erika (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Italian, Japanese) Ericka (English) Erykah… Continue reading Erica

C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Hellenic, Virtues/Attributes


Coretta is an English female given name, a diminutive form of Cora, itself the Latinized form of Greek Korë meaning “maiden, girl, young woman" via Proto-Hellenic *kórwā (girl) which could possibly be derived from a pre-Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Korë was an epithet used for Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter and the wife of Hades, making her the queen of the… Continue reading Coretta

C names, Female, Literature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Hellenic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Corisande is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Its first use was by Castilian writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo (1450-1504) in his most famous work, Amadís de Gaula (Amadis of Gaul in English), a chivalric romance along the lines of the Arthurian romances. He may have based from Spanish corazón meaning "heart" which comes from… Continue reading Corisande

C names, Female, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Hellenic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Cora is the Latinized form of Greek Korë meaning "maiden, girl, young woman"; 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… Continue reading Cora