Diona

Diona is a female given name, a variant of Dione, the name of a few figures in Greek mythology, including a Titaness who is, in some sources, listed as being the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus. The name is the feminine form of Dios meaning "of Zeus" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven), so Dione would mean …

Diotima

Diotima is an Ancient Greek female name made up of Dio- meaning "of Zeus" combined with Ancient Greek timao τιμαω meaning “to honor, to esteem”, so the name essentially means "to honor Zeus" or "esteemed by Zeus". Diotima of Mantinea was an Ancient Greek priestess/prophetess who features in Plato's Symposium (380-385 BCE), in which Socrates tells of her ideas of platonic love. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Deotyma …

Orion

Orion is the name of a legendary giant hunter in Greek mythology, the son of Poseidon and Euryale, the daughter of King Minos of Crete, and features in Homer's Odyssey in which Odysseus sees his shade in the underworld. Because of his father, Orion had the ability to walk on water. There are several stories regarding Orion and his adventures. Orion was a …

Zeno

Zeno is an Ancient Greek and Italian male name which derives from Zenon, itself derived from the name of the Greek god Zeus which which comes from PIE *Dyeus likely meaning “to shine” or “sky, heaven, god". Zeno is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Zenon (Ancient Greek, Polish) Zinon (Modern Greek)      

Zorya

Zorya is the name of a goddess in Slavic mythology who, along with another goddess or two, guard the hound Simargl to prevent him from breaking free of his chain and devouring the Ursa Minor constellation, which would cause the end of the world. Zorya is depicted as a Triple goddess known as Zorya Utrennyaya (goddess of …

Julissa

Julissa is a Spanish and English female given name, an elaborated form of Julia, the feminine form of Julius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god …

Demetrius

Demetrius is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Demetrios, itself the masculine form of Demeter, the name of the Greek goddess of agriculture and the mother of Persephone. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, the second element of the name is from Greek meter meaning “mother”. The first part of the name is a little tricky. It could be linked …

Geon

Geon (pr. kun; Forvo) is a Korean male name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 건 建 geon "to build, to construct"; 健 geon "strong; firm"; 虔 geon "respect"; 乾 geon "sky"; 鍵 geon "key" There are other meanings depending on the hanja used. It can also be used as part of a compound name. It's also …

Min-ho

Min-ho (민호) is a Korean male name with a variety of meanings depending on the hanja used:  민 (敏) min "nimble, agile, quick-witted; hard-working"; 민 (民) min "people, nation"; 민 (珉) min "jade"; 민 (旼) min "gentle, affable"; 민 (旻) min "heaven"   호 (皓) ho "bright, clear"; 호 (虎) ho "tiger"; 호 (豪) ho "heroic, chivalrous, brave, overpowering, great"; 호 (鎬) ho "stove; bright"; 호 (旻) ho "autumn sky"; 호 (浩) ho …

Aether

Aether is the personification of the upper regions of the sky, occasionally referring to the heavens in Greek mythology. His name means "ether; heaven; upper air" derived from Ancient Greek aíthō (αἴθω) (to ignite, kindle, light) via PIE root word *h₂eydʰ- (to ignite; fire). Aether is also considered as a fifth element in alchemy (the others being …

Cielo

Cielo is a Spanish and Italian word meaning "sky, heaven" which derives from Latin caelum (heaven, sky) via a PIE root word. It's used as a Spanish female name and is also a Spanish surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ciela (Spanish, English)  

Julietta

Julietta is a variant of Juliet which ultimately comes from Julius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god in the Roman pantheon. His name is derived …