A names, Elves, Female, Germanic mythology, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Aubrey

Aubrey is an English unisex name, the Norman French form of Germanic Alberich meaning "elf power" made up from Germanic elements alf (elf) and ric (power). In Germanic mythology, Alberich is a dwarf and appears in the Nibelungenlied, an epic poem in which he guards the treasure of Nibelung. It's also an English surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Aubrey

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A names, Animals, Elements, Female, Fire, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Kin/Family, Male, Maori, Mythology, Persian, Sanskrit, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ahi

Ahi has several meanings depending on which etymology it derives from: it's is a Hawaiian and Maori word meaning "fire"; Ahi is the name of a giant serpent or a dragon in Hindu mythology (also known as Vritra) who was later killed by Indra. His name in Sanskrit means "snake"; Ahi is a Hebrew male name meaning… Continue reading Ahi

A names, Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Addison

Addison comes from an English patrynomic surname meaning "son of Adam", Adam coming from Hebrew with various possible meanings such as “man”, “earth, soil, ground”, and “red”. Inspite of its meaning, however, it's become a modern popular name for girls. Nicknames: Addy, Addie Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Ind-European Variants: Addyson (English)  

A names, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Arbor

Arbor comes from a word referring to a shady resting place in a garden or a park surrounded by climbing shrubs or vines, made out of latticework. It comes from Latin herba (grass, herb) derived from PIE *gʰreh₁- (to grow, become green). Arbor is also a mechanical term referring to a rotating shaft in a machine or a main… Continue reading Arbor

A names, Female, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Archie

Archie is often used as a short form of Archibald, a Scottish and English male name meaning "genuine, precious + bold" made up from Germanic elements *erknaz (pure, holy, genuine, precious) and *balþaz (bold, strong). Archie could also be used as a nickname for Archana, an Indian female name meaning "honoring, praising" or even Archer.  Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit Variants: Archy (English) Archibald (Scottish,… Continue reading Archie

A names, Apple/Apple tree, Arthurian legends & myths, Female, Food, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex

Avalon

Avalon is the name of the legendary island that is supposed to be a paradise in the Arthurian legends and where King Arthur was taken to after his death though some legends claim that he never really died and will one day return. Though the etymology of the name is uncertain, it's been connected to Welsh afal meaning… Continue reading Avalon

A names, Animals, Battle/War, Boar, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Averill

Averill is an English unisex name derived from a surname via Anglo-Saxon female given name Eoforhild meaning "boar battle" made up from Old English eofor (boar) via a PIE root word; and hild (battle, war) also derived from a  PIE root word. However, I've also seen some sources list the surname Averill as a variant form of Avril, the French form… Continue reading Averill

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, 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

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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, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Alair

Alair comes from Allaire, an Old French personal name derived from Hilaire, the French form of Hilarius, an Ancient Roman name meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word. From what I could find it could be used either a male or female name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Alaire (French) Allaire… Continue reading Alair

A names, Animals, Female, Hebrew, Lion, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Ariel

Ariel is a Hebrew given name meaning "lion of god", a compound of Ari (lion) and el (God). It was primarily used as a male name up until the 1980s when it became popular for girls. Ariel is the name of a spirit in the Shakespeare's The Tempest (1610-1611). Ariel is also a Hebrew surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Arik… Continue reading Ariel

A names, Bright/Clear, Female, Japanese, Light, Male, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Akira

Akira is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "shining; bright" (昭); "bright; light" (明); "clear; help" (亮); "sparkle; clear; crystal" (晶); "complete; finish" (了); "patent; clear" (彰); "rising sun; morning sun" (旭); "manifest; display; evident; clear" (顯); "bright; light + good; pleasing; skilled" (明良); Written in hiragana… Continue reading Akira

A names, Animals, Astronomy, Birds, Black/Dark, Color, Eagle, Female, Latin, Male, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Aquila

Aquila comes from an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "eagle" from Latin aquila derived from aquilus (black, dark-colored). It's the name of a constellation, the name of a genus of eagles, as well as a surname derived from the given name. Although Aquila was traditionally a masculine name in Ancient Roman (with Aquilina being its feminine form), it has been… Continue reading Aquila

A names, Animals, Birds, Eagle, Female, German/Germanic, Hebrew, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Anne

Anne is the French feminine form of Anna, the Greek form of Hebrew Channah meaning "favor" or "grace". Anne is also a Frisian masculine name derived from Germanic element arn meaning "eagle", and has been used as a male name in France, the Netherlands, and even Scotland. In Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives of Windsor (1602) one of… Continue reading Anne

A names, Arabic, English, Female, Male, Nickname names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Ali

Ali is an Arabic male name meaning "lofty, sublime, exalted", as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. Ali is also an English female name, usually a short form of names such as Alison or Alice (which both come from Germanic element adal "noble", or a male nickname for Alistair or Alexander, which… Continue reading Ali

A names, Animals, Astronomy, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Norse, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, Ram, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Unisex, Water, Zodiac

Aries

Aries is the name of a constellation as well as being the first sign of the zodiac. In Greek mythology it represented the golden ram who was sent by the cloud nymph Nephele to rescue her children, Phrixus and Helle, from being sacrificed due to the machinations of their evil stepmother, Ino. As the ram… Continue reading Aries

A names, Color, Female, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, White

Albany

Albany is the name of several cities and towns as well as once being an archaic name for a part of Scotland lying north of the River Forth (also known as Albania), derived from Gaelic Alba (which was the Scottish-Gaelic name for Scotland). The name may be derived from Latin albus meaning "white" from Proto-Indo-European *albos (white). Albany is also a… Continue reading Albany

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August

August is the German, Polish, Catalan, and Scandinavian form of Augustus, originally an Ancient Roman title used by Roman emperors after the first and, by some accounts, greatest emperor of Rome, Gaius Octavius, who was the adopted son and heir of Julius Caesar. It means "majestic", "venerable", "great" from Latin augere (to increase). August is also the name of the… Continue reading August

A names, Ancient Germanic, Female, German/Germanic, Male, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

America

America is a unisex given name usually given in honor of the United States of America. It comes from Italian male name Amerigo, the medieval Italian form of Emmerich, a Germanic male name. While the second element of the name comes from ric (power, rule), the first part of the name is a little more complicated. It could be… Continue reading America