Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Female, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Light, Lion, Literature, Mythology, Near East mythology, Nickname names, P names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Polina

Polina is either a Slavic and Greek form of Paulina (the feminine form of Paulinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "small" or "humble" via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word) or it's a Russian diminutive of Apollinariya, the Russian feminine form of Apollinaris which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. The name is of uncertain etymology and… Continue reading Polina

Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Surya

Surya is the name of a sun god in Hinduism, the son of Aditi and married to Saranyu, goddess of the clouds, and her sister Chhaya. His name means "sun". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Suriya (Tamil) Suraj (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali)  

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

Ancient Persian, Black/Dark, Bright/Clear, Color, Elamite, Female, Japanese, K names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kira

Kira is the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kyros, the Greek form of Persian Kurush of unknown meaning and origin. Several possible meanings have been attributed to it, however, such as “far-sighted”, “young”, “sun”, “hero”, “one who bestows care”, and “humiliator of the enemy in verbal contest” from Elamite, an extinct language that was once… Continue reading Kira

Animals, Babylonian mythology, Calf, M names, Male, Mythology, Near East mythology, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Mordecai

Mordecai seems to be a variant form of Marduka, a Persian name meaning "servant of Marduk", Marduk being the name of the Babylonian god of heaven, light, battle, and fertility. The name may be derived from Sumerian amar-Utak meaning "calf of Utu", Utu being the name of another Sumerian god of the sun, whose name means "sun". Mordecai is… Continue reading Mordecai

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

Anatolian, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Titan

Titan is an English word referring to something gigantic in size or power, something or someone that stands out for greatness of achievement, and from which the word titanic originates from. The word comes from Greek mythology, in which the Titans were giant deities who preceded the Olympian gods and were later overthrown by them. The… Continue reading Titan

Ancient Egyptian, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Marisol

Marisol is Spanish female name, a contracted form of María de la Soledad, a title of the Virgin Mary meaning "Mary of Solitude". It could also be a combination of María (the Spanish form of Hebrew Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also… Continue reading Marisol

A names, Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Female, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Light, Lion, Mythology, Near East mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Apollonia

Apollonia is the feminine form of Apollonios, an Ancient Greek name which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. His name is of uncertain etymology and meaning though the ancient Greeks often associated it with the Greek apollymi meaning “to destroy”. It’s also been associated with Doric apella “wall”, later referring to an assembly. Other possible theories regarding the name… Continue reading Apollonia