Female, J names, Kin/Family, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Julietta

African, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, L names, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Sun, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Zulu

Liana

Liana is the name of a type of long-stemmed wooded vines that grows in the jungle, derived from Middle French lien (to bind) via Latin ligo (to bind) which derives from PIE root word *leyǵ- (to bind, tie). Liana is also derived as a short form of names ending in -liana such as Eliana (a possibly a variant of Aeliana, the feminine form… Continue reading Liana

A names, Assyrian mythology, Hebrew, Male, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Sky/Heavens, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes

Ashur

Ashur is the name of the chief god in the Assyrian pantheon, as well as being the patron deity of the city of Ashur (also spelled Aššur), which was named after him. He was later equated with the Sumerian god Enlil. Ashur seems to be derived from Anshar, an Akkadian sky god, since Anshur has been equated with Ashur. Anshar means "whole of… Continue reading Ashur

Animals, Color, D names, Gold, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dior

Dior comes from a French surname, apparently a locational name for someone who came from a Diors, Indre, in France. The name could perhaps be related to French d'or meaning "golden". It's also possible that it may be related to Greek dios meaning “of Zeus”, though it could also be related to PIE *dyew" (sky, heaven, god; shining). Dior… Continue reading Dior

Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Female, Greek mythology, Hawaiian, L names, Moon, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Lalaine

Lalaine seems to be a Filipino female name, perhaps a combination of prefix la- and given name Elaine, which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. There are several characters in Arthurian legend… Continue reading Lalaine

Ancient Greek, Battle/War, C names, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, Greek mythology, Latin, Light, Moon, Mythology, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Celina

Celina seems to be a variant spelling of Selena at first glance, the name of the Greek goddess of the moon, which fittingly means "moon"; though it may also be a short form of Marcelina (or any name ending in celina), the Polish feminine form of Marcellus, an ancient Roman cognomen which originated as a diminutive of Marcus, a Roman praenomen which… Continue reading Celina

Arabic, Astronomy, Female, Japanese, Male, Physical Attributes, S names, Sky/Heavens, Stars/Constellation, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Soraya

Soraya is the Persian form of Thurayya, an Arabic female name used to refer to the "Pleiades", a bright cluster of seven stars that are able to be seen with the naked eye. In Greek mythology, the Pleiades are named for the seven daughters of Pleione, a sea-nymph, and the Titan Atlas. Thurayya also means "chandelier" as well as meaning… Continue reading Soraya

Ancient Greek, D names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Denise

Denise is the French feminine form of Denis, itself derived from Dionysos, the name of the Greek god of the vine, wine, pleasure, festivity, madness, and wild frenzy, who represented both the intoxicating madness of wine as well as its beneficient qualities. Although the etymology of the name isn’t quite clear-cut, the first part of the name, Dio-, means “of… Continue reading Denise

E names, Elements, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Word names

Eteri

Eteri is a Georgian female name meaning "(a)ether, air", and eteri is also a Catalan and Italian word meaning "ether" which comes from Latin aether (upper, pure bright air; the heavens; the upper world) via Ancient Greek aither (heaven; aether) derived from PIE root word *h₂eydʰ- (to ignite; fire). The Eteriani (the tale of Eteri) is a medieval Georgian folk romance based… Continue reading Eteri

Akkadian mythology, Elements, Female, Food, Japanese, Mythology, N names, Nature, Near East mythology, Night/Evening, Numbers, Physical Attributes, Sky/Heavens, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Surname names, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Nanaya

Nanaya is the name of a Sumerian goddess worshipped by both the Sumerians and Akkadians, being the goddess of sex and war. She is closely associated with the goddesses Inanna and Ishtar, all of whom share similar functions. Nanaya could possibly be related to Inanna meaning “lady of the heavens” though that’s not certain. Another source (Llewellyn’s Complete Book of… Continue reading Nanaya