Animals, Boar, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Y names


York comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from the city of York in northern England. The name was originally named from Latin Eboracum meaning “yew tree place” which comes from Proto-Celtic *eburos “yew”, combined with the Proto-Celtic possessive suffix *-ākos. The name later became associated with Old English Eoforwic meaning “boar settlement” or “boar village”… Continue reading York

H names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Hernán is a Spanish male name, a shortened form of Hernando, the medieval Spanish form of Ferdinand, made up from Germanic elements  fardi (journey) and nand (daring, brave) essentially meaning “dangerous journey” or “brave journey”; alternatively, the first part of the name could be derived from Germanic frið meaning “peace" which would change the meaning to "peaceful journey" or "peaceful traveler". Hernán is… Continue reading Hernán

Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, W names


Wildred seems to be a very rare name which seems to be made up of Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and dred/þryð (strength) so essentially meaning "desiring strength" or "willful strength". It seems to have been used as a unisex name. Wildred also seems to be a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wildrid (English)… Continue reading Wildred

Battle/War, C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Clovis is a  French male name, the shortened form of Clodovicus, the Latinized form of Ancient Germanic Chlodovech meaning "famous battle" or "famous in battle", derived from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle). It's also a French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Louis (French, English, Dutch) Lewis (English) Loïc (French, Breton) Ludovic… Continue reading Clovis

Animals, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Fish, Food, Joy, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Z names


Zita is the name of a 13th century Italian saint, the patron saint of maids and servants. The name comes from Tuscan Italian meaning "little girl" or "young girl", and also seems to be a Southern Italian dialect word meaning "bride"; its male form is zito. Zita is also a Hungarian female name, a diminutive… Continue reading Zita

Animals, Arthurian legends & myths, Bears/Bear cubs, Male, Proto-Indo-European, U names, Virtues/Attributes


Uther is the name of the father of King Arthur in Arthurian legend. While the name is of uncertain meaning, it's been linked to Welsh uthr meaning "terrible" though it's also possible it may be a variant of Arthur meaning "bear king". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Uthyr (Welsh)  

Color, Earth, Elements, G names, Gray, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names


Greyston comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Grayston meaning "gray stone" made up of Old English elements grǣġ (grey) and stān (stone). It's also possible that the first element is derived from Middle English greyve meaning "steward" combined with the patronymic suffix -son, with would make it a variant of Grayson. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Greystone (English) Grayston (English) Graystone (English)  

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 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