A names, Ancient Greek, Female, Nickname names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Angelina

Angelina is a female given name which originated as a diminutive of Angela, the feminine form of Latin Angelus. It comes from Greek angelos “messenger”, though it seems to have an older source, perhaps related to angaros (mounted courier) which might come from an Asian language, though it might also be related to Sanskrit ajira (swift). Nicknames: Angie, Lina Origin: Ancient Greek, Sanskrit Variants:… Continue reading Angelina

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A names, Ancient Germanic, Animals, Birds, Female, Hebrew, Irish, Persian, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Ava

Ava is a female given name with a multitude of origins and meanings: it could be related to Latin avis meaning "bird" which derives from a PIE root word; it could be a variant spelling of Eva, the Latin form of Eve which derives from Hebrew hawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”; it could also be an anglicized form of Aoife, an Irish… Continue reading Ava

A names, Ancient Greek, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, Gaelic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Light, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Alaina

Alaina is a variant form of Alana, itself the feminine form of Alan, an Irish and Scottish name of uncertain etymology. It may possibly mean “little rock” or “noble” from Old Irish ail. It also means “beautiful, handsome” from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning… Continue reading Alaina

A names, Female, Hebrew, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Adiana

Adiana is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. It's possible that it's a variant of Diana, the name of the Roman goddess of the hunt, moon, forests, and childbirth. Though the name is of uncertain origin and meaning, it’s been linked to the PIE *deywós (god), a derivative of root *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). Adiana could also be an… Continue reading Adiana

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Achillea

Achillea is the botanical name for the yarrow which derives its name from the Greek mythological hero Achilles. It got its name because the plant was used to staunch the bleeding of his soldiers during the Trojan War. The origin of the name is of uncertain meaning though the first part of his name has been linked… Continue reading Achillea

A names, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Apricot, Assyrian mythology, Babylonian mythology, Birds, Eagle, Female, Food, Japanese, Male, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Sky/Heavens, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Anzu

Anzu is a Japanese female name meaning "apricot" with the kanji 杏子 and 杏. There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it's あんず. Anzu (Anzû) is also the name of a divine bird or monster in several Near Eastertn mythologies (Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian), depicted as a massive bird with the head… Continue reading Anzu

A names, Ancient Greek, Female, Literature, Nature, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Angelica

Angelica is a female given name derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic" or something that pertains to angels. It comes from Greek angelos “messenger”,though it seems to have an older source, perhaps related to angaros (mounted courier) which might come from an Asian language, though it might also be related to Sanskrit ajira (swift). Angelica is also the name of a genus of… Continue reading Angelica

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Ariadne

Ariadne is the name of a Cretan princess, the daughter of King Minos, who helped Theseus escape the labyrinth of the Minotaur by giving him a ball of thread so he could find his way out. However, she is left behind on the island of Naxos where she is discovered by Dionysios and becomes his wife. It means "most holy"… Continue reading Ariadne

A names, Anise, Arabic, Egyptian, Female, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

Anisa

Anisa is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Anis meaning "friendly, friend, companion, companionable". Anisa is also a variant form of Anise, the name of a flowering plant in the Mediterranean used as an herb and spice. The name comes from Latin anisum meaning "anise" derived from Ancient Greek anison which seems to be derived from an Egyptian source.… Continue reading Anisa

A names, Color, Female, Insects, Japanese, Male, Red/Crimson, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ageha

Ageha is a Japanese unisex name (and word) meaning "swallowtail butterfly" (揚羽), made up from age 揚 (raise, elevate, hoist) and ha 羽 (feathers; counter for birds, rabbits). There are also other meanings depending on the kanji used such as: age 緋 "scarlet" + ha 芭 "banana" (緋芭); a 亜 "Asia; rank next; come after" + ge 夏 "summer" + ha 葉 "leaf; needle; lobe; blade (of a plant) (亜夏葉); a 亜 "Asia;… Continue reading Ageha

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Antigone

Antigone (pr. an-tig-a-nee) is a Greek female name of uncertain meaning though I've seen it listed as meaning "against birth" or "in the place of a child". It's made up from Ancient Greek anti meaning "against" though it also has various meanings such as "opposite", "instead of", "compared with", "in place of" and "at the same time";… Continue reading Antigone

A names, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Word names

Archer

Archer comes from an English surname originally an occupational name for an archer or bowman which comes from Old French archier (archer) via Latin arcuarius (bow) via arcus (bow; arc) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Archie, Arch Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

A names, Female, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Anoushka

Anoushka is a Russian diminutive of Anna, the Greek and Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning “favor” or “grace”. Anoushka is also an Indian female name which I've seen listed as meaning "one who fulfills their dreams and aspirations". Origin: Hebrew, Sanskrit Variants: Annushka (Russian) Anushka (Russian, Indian)   Anouskha, Anushka - अनुष्का (Sanskrit)  

A names, Color, Female, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Silver, Welsh mythology

Arianrhod

Arianrhod is t he name of a figure in Welsh mythology, the mother of Dylan ail Don and Lleu Llaw Gyffes, whom she conceived through magical means. Her name means "silver wheel" from Welsh arian (silver) and rhod (wheel), which may have hinted at an earlier association as a moon goddess. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aranrhod (Welsh)  

A names, Earth, Elements, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Place names, Sanskrit

Avani

Avani is an Indian female name meaning "earth" in Sanskrit. It's the name of a village in India which has a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita, a Hindu goddess in the Rigveda as well as also being the name of the wife of Rama (who was the avatar of the god Vishnu), who was also the… Continue reading Avani

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Antiope

Antiope is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Ares,  and queen of the Amazons as well as the sister of Hippolyte. This Antiope was also the wife of the hero Theseus. Another Antiope was the daughter of the river god Asopus and the mother of Amphion and Zethus by Zeus. The name comes from Ancient Greek anti- (against, compared to, like) and ops which means… Continue reading Antiope

A names, Apple/Apple tree, Female, Food, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Taíno, Virtues/Attributes

Anona

Anona could be a variant spelling of Annona, the name of the Roman personification of the yearly harvest. It comes from Latin annona meaning "yearly produce; corn, grain; means of subsistence" derived from annus (year) derived from a PIE root word. Annona is the name of a genus of plants known as the sugar apple; in this case the name… Continue reading Anona

A names, Animals, Etruscan, Female, Horses/Stallions, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Agrippina

Agrippina is the feminine form of Agrippa, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning and origin. It's been linked to Greek agrios (wild) and hippos (horse) meaning "wild horse" (both deriving from a PIE source), though it seems more likely that the name is derived from an Etruscan source. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Etruscan Female forms: Agrafena (Russian) Agrippa (English)… Continue reading Agrippina

A names, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European

Andra

Andra is a female given name, the Romanian feminine form of Andrei and the English feminine form of Andrew, which originates from Ancient Greek Andreas meaning "male, manly" from andreios derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Andrew (English) Andrei (Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian) Andreas (Ancient Greek, Latin, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh)