Crane

Crane comes from an English surname, originating as a nickname for a tall, thing man or someone with long legs, or had any perceived likeness to the bird. The name comes for Old English cran via Proto-Germanic *kranô which derives from PIE root word *gerh₂- (to cry hoarsely;  crane). Crane could also be a variant spelling of Krane, a…

Coram

Coram is an English surname derived from the name of a village called Corham. It seems to be made up from Old English elements corn (corn) and hamm (enclosure; or referring to a low-lying meadow). Coram is also a Latin word meaning “in person; face to face; publicly” and “before; in the presence of” and is used as a…

Aura

Aura is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology, who personified the breeze and fresh cool air of the early morning. Her name, fittingly, means “breeze, cool wind”. The Aurae is the plural form of Aura, referring to the nymphs of the breezes. As an English word, aura is used to refer to distinctive quality…

Melia

Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means “ash tree” from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name…

Agaric

Agaric is the name of a genus of mushrooms known as fly agaric (Amanita muscaria), though the name had originally been used to refer to tree fungus. The name comes from Latin agaricum (referring to a species of tree fungus) via Ancient Greek agarikón, which also refers to a type of tree fungus. It seems to derive its…

Tora

Tora is the modern form of Þóra, a feminine form of Thor meaning “thunder” derived from Old Norse Þór (thunder). Tora 虎 is also a Japanese word and unisex name meaning “tiger” though there are other meanings depending on the kanji used: to 登 “ascend; climb up” + ra 良 “good; pleasing; skilled” (登良); to 斗 “Big Dipper” + ra 羅 “gauze; thin silk; Rome” (斗羅) There are likely other…

Egardo

Egardo could possibly be a variant form of Edgardo, which is the Spanish and Italian form of Edgar meaning “rich spear” or “wealthy spear”. Egardo is also an Ido word derived from French égard meaning “regard, with regard to”; Ido is a constructed language created to be a universal second language for people of different backgrounds to communicate with; based on…

Alula

Alula is a name with quite a few origins and meanings to it: Alula (also known as a bastard wing) refers to a small joint in the middle of a bird’s wing, which has three to five small wing feathers (depending on the species) and helps the birds navigate through the air. It means ‘”winglet”, since…

Prudence

Prudence is a female given name, the medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of Prudentius, a Late Roman name which comes from Latin prudens meaning “wise, prudent”, a contracted form of providere (to see ahead, to forsee, provide) derived from a PIE root word. As an English word it refers to someone who shows good judgment or someone who…