A names, Apple/Apple tree, Female, Food, Hebrew, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Turkic, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Alma is a Spanish and Portuguese word meaning "soul" which comes from Latin anima (soul, spirit, life) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word, and as a Spanish name derives from this source. However, as an English female name it could possible be derived from Latin almus meaning "nourishing". In Azerbaijani and Hungarian, alma is a word… Continue reading Alma

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Alexis is an Ancient Greek male name which comes from Ancient Greek alexis meaning "helper, defender". It was the name of several Ancient Greek figures, including a character in Virgil's Eclogue II, who was the beloved of the character Corydon. In Greek mythology, a young man named Alexis was in love with a young woman, Meliboea, who also loved… Continue reading Alexis

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Amal is an Arabic unisex name and word meaning "hope". Amal is also a Hebrew male name meaning "work, labor, toil". Amal is also a Germanic element meaning "work, labor" in reference to the idea of industriousness and fertility. Origin: Arabic, Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Amela (Bosnian) Amaal (Arabic) Amel (Maghrebi Arabic)   Amaal- أمال (Arabic) Amal-أمل (Arabic)… Continue reading Amal

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Ayumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ayumi 歩 "walk; step" + mi 美 "beauty beautiful" (歩美); ayumi 歩 "walk; step"; a 明 "bright, light" + yu 征 "subjugate; conquest" + mi 魅 "fascination; charm; bewitch" (明征魅); ayu 鮎 "sweetfish" + mi 己 "itself; oneself" (鮎己); a 亜 "Asia; rank next; come after" + yu 佑 "help, assist" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (亜佑美) There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written… Continue reading Ayumi

A names, Color, Fairy, Female, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, Roman mythology, Turkic, Turkic mythology, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yoruba


Alara is a unisex name with several possible etymologies: it's a Turkish female name, or at least it appears in Turkic mythology as a water fairy who is able to grant wishes as well as the name of a historic castle located in southern Turkey, built under the Byzantine Empire. I couldn't find a meaning… Continue reading Alara

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Ashley comes from an English surname, a habitational name meaning "ash tree clearing" made up from Old English æsċ (ash tree) and leah (wood, clearing). Ashley was originally used as a boy's name but it became popular as a girl's name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ashlee (English) Ashleigh (English) Ashlea (English) Ashlie (English) Ashlyn (English) Ashlynn (English)… Continue reading Ashley

A names, Animals, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sheep, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Word names


Avi is a Hebrew male name meaning "father" and could also be used as a nickname for Avraham (the Hebrew form of Abraham meaning "father of many" or "father of multitudes") or Avram or Aviram (meaning "high father") or any name meaning with Avi. Of course, Avi could also be a short form for female names such as Aviva, Avila or Avis, making it a… Continue reading Avi

A names, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Greenlandic, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Word names


Aero is a Greenlandic female given name, an older form of Angerdlartoĸ, a Greenlandic unisex name meaning "the one returning back home" or "the person who has returned". Aero also means "air" which comes from Ancient Greek aeros, the genitive singular form of āḗr (air; wind; mist). Aero is also a Latin word meaning "hamper, wicker basket". Aero was also… Continue reading Aero

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


Alder comes from an English surname, a topographical name for someone who lived near an alder tree or a grove of alder trees. The word comes from Old English alor (alder) via Proto-Germanic *alizō deriving from a PIE root word meaning "red" or "brown". Alder may also have originated from two Old English given names: Ealdhere meaning "old army"… Continue reading Alder

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Autumn is the season between summer and winter when the days become cooler and leaves start turning colors (usually red, orange, yellow, brown) and shed from the trees. It comes from Latin autumnus (autumn, fall) which derives from an unknown source though it could possibly be influenced by Latin auctus (enriched, enlarged, ample). Autumn could be related to PIE root… Continue reading Autumn