Akkadian, Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Female, Place names, Sky/Heavens, Stars/Constellation, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tiranna

Tiranna was the Akkadian and Sumerian name for the Vega star possibly meaning "life of heaven" or "rainbow". Tiranna is also an Italian word, the feminine singular form of tiranno derived from Ancient Greek turannos meaning "tyrant" or "tyrannical" which comes from an uncertain etymology though perhaps borrowed from a Lydian word or one of the other languages… Continue reading Tiranna

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, M names, Nature, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Mimozë

Mimozë is the Albanian form of Mimosa, the name of a genus of plants that are sensitive to touch or light. The name comes from Latin mimus meaning "mime" which comes from Ancient Greek mîmos (mime, actor; mimicking, imitation). Origin: Ancient Greek   Variants: Mimosa (English, Spanish, Italian) Mimmu (Finnish) Mimoza (Turkish, Georgian, Albanian, Slovak) Mimóza (Hungarian)  

Female, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vera

Vera is a Russian female name meaning "faith" which comes from Proto-Slavic *vě̀ra (faith, belief) derived from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁- (true), though it's also been associated with Latin verus meaning "true, truthful, real", also derived from the same Proto-Indo-European source. Vera is also an Albanian female name derived from verë meaning "summer". Vera is also a Spanish surname meaning "shore, riverbank; side", a place name… Continue reading Vera

Female, G names, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Gentiana

Gentiana is the name of a genus of flowering plants, as well as also being the strictly feminine form of Gentian, derived from the given name Gentius which seems to have gotten its name from an Illyrian king supposedly because he discovered the medicinal properties of the plant. Though the etymology is uncertain, it could be derived from… Continue reading Gentiana