Ancient Greek, Female, Hebrew, L names, Male, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Lyriel

Lyriel is a modern English name, an elaborated form of Lyre or Lyric, which refers to a type of poetry that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings in a songlike style or form. It comes from Ancient Greek lyrikos via lúra meaning “lyre” which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin of uncertain origin. It can even be stretched out to mean… Continue reading Lyriel

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A names, Animals, Elements, Female, Fire, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Kin/Family, Male, Maori, Mythology, Persian, Sanskrit, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ahi

Ahi has several meanings depending on which etymology it derives from: it's is a Hawaiian and Maori word meaning "fire"; Ahi is the name of a giant serpent or a dragon in Hindu mythology (also known as Vritra) who was later killed by Indra. His name in Sanskrit means "snake"; Ahi is a Hebrew male name meaning… Continue reading Ahi

Ancient Greek, Etruscan, Female, Greek mythology, L names, Mythology, Nickname names, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Lara

Lara is a Russian female name, a shortened form of Larissa, the name of a city in Thessaly, Greece, that dates back to five thousand years ago (it's also the name of a few other towns in the region). Apparently the city received its name from a nymph named Larissa, the daughter of Pelasgus (or the mother in… Continue reading Lara

B names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bryton

Bryton is a variant spelling of Brighton, an English surname and place name. The second  element of the name comes from Old English tun (settlement, enclosure). The first element is a little tricky. It could be derived from Old English brycg (bridge) so the name could essentially mean "settlement by the bridge"; or from Old English beorht meaning "bright". The… Continue reading Bryton

Female, G names, Latin, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Genever

Genever is a variant spelling of Jenever, the Dutch form of Juniper, referring to a shrub or tree with dark-blue berry-like cones that can be used for flavoring gin and has some medicinal use; Jenever is the name of a Dutch wine flavored with juniper. It comes from Latin iuniperus (juniper tree), of uncertain origin though it's been linked to Latin iuncus (rush,… Continue reading Genever

Ancient Greek, Arabic, E names, Female, Hebrew, Malayalam, Nature, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Elaya

Elaya is a name with a murky etymology behind it. At first glance it seems to be made up, a modern American name containing two popular sounds and that could be the case. It could also be a variant spelling of Alaya, an Indian word meaning "storehouse, dwelling, abode"; there's a Buddhist term, ālāyavijñāna. Alaya could also be… Continue reading Elaya

Esperanto, F names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fiera

Fiera is a word in Esperanto meaning "proud"; it's also a word in Spanish meaning "wild animal, wild beast" and also "wild" which comes from Latin fera (wild animal, beast) via ferus (wild, savage; uncivilized) which ultimately derives from PIE *ǵʰwer- (wild; wild animal). Fiera is also an Italian word meaning "fair, exhibition" which comes from Late Latin feria (festival, holy… Continue reading Fiera

Animals, C names, Dog, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Conan

Conan is an Irish male name meaning "little wolf" or "little hound" made up from Old Irish cú (dog, hound; wolf) which ultimately derives from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog) and the diminutive suffix -an. Conan is also a surname originating from the given name. Conan is also the name of a few figures in Irish mythology. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Konan (English)  

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

Calla

Calla is the name of a genus of flowers and is a common name for the calla lily which belongs to the genus Zantedeschia. Calla comes from Ancient Greek kalós (beauty, beautiful, good) which comes from Proto-Indo-European kal-wo-s, a form of *kal- (beautiful). Calla is also a Latin word, the plural form of callum meaning "hard skin". Calla is also an Italian surname, a… Continue reading Calla

Earth, Elements, G names, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Place names, Virtues/Attributes

Gilead

Gilead comes from the name of a place in the Old Testament located east of the Jordan river. It comes from Hebrew gil'ad meaning “monument; memorial” though I’ve seen other possible meanings attributed to it such as: “monument of testimony”; “harsh”, rude” from Arabic jal’ad; “perptual fountain”, “heap of stones” or “camel hump”. Whatever its true meaning is, it seems… Continue reading Gilead

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

Marcy

Marcy is a female given name, a originating as a nickname for names like Marcia, Marcella, Marceline, etc., all of which come from the same source, from the name of the Roman god of war Mars (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related… Continue reading Marcy

H names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hugo

Hugo comes from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz meaning "heart, thought, mind, spirit" which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Hugo is also a French, Dutch, and English surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Hugo (English) Hugh (English) Hugues (French) Huguo (Ancient Germanic) Ugo (Italian) Hudde (Medieval… Continue reading Hugo

Female, Hindu mythology, Hungarian, Japanese, Male, Mythology, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Soma

Soma is a Hungarian male name meaning "dogwood, cornel tree" from Hungarian som. Soma is also the name of a plant (and a Hindu god) from which an intoxicating drink is made for an ancient Vedic ritual. Soma is also the name of a Rigvedic god who somehow became merged or equated with the Hindu god Chandra… Continue reading Soma

Battle/War, Male, R names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Ranjit

Ranjit is an Indian male name meaning "colored, pleased, delighted" or "charming, beuiling". It's also possible that it means "victory in battle" from Sanskrit ran रण (battle) and jit जीत (victory). Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Ranjeet (Hindi, Indian, Marathi, Bengali)