C names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Crion

Crion seems to be a variant spelling of Creon, which is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kreon meaning "king" which derives from Ancient Greek kreíōn (lord, master, ruler) via a PIE root word. Creon is the name of several figures in Greek mythology: the name of a king of Corinth, the father of Glauke (also known by Creusa); and a son of… Continue reading Crion

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E names, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Endymion

Endymion is the name of a mortal man in Greek mythology with whom the goddess of the moon Selene fell in love with. In some versions of the myth, he is depicted as a shepherd, a hunter, or a prince. She asked Zeus to give him eternal youth and he agreed, putting him in an eternal slumber where he… Continue reading Endymion

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zoilus

Zoilus is the Latinized form of an Ancient Greek male name meaning "alive, living, life", which derives from the same source as Zoe. It derives from PIE root word *gʷeyh₃- (to live). It's the name of an Ancient Greek grammarian, philosopher, and literary critic who was very critical of Homer’s work, so much so that he was known as… Continue reading Zoilus

Arabic, D names, Female, Greek mythology, Light, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dia

Dia is an Ancient Greek female name and the name of several figures in Greek mythology. It means "heavenly, divine" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). There is also a Roman goddess called Dea Dia which means "divine goddess", who was associated with growth and fertility in Ancient Roman religion. Dia is also a Spanish and… Continue reading Dia

A names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Anthion

Anthion is a Greek male name meaning "flower, blossom" which comes from Greek anthos (blossom, flower) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Anthos (Ancient Greek)   Female forms: Anthea (Latinized Ancient Greek, English) Antheia (Ancient Greek) Anthousa (Ancient Greek) Anfisa (Russian) Antha (English) Anthy (English)  

Color, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Literature, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Ianthe

Ianthe is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "purple flower" or "violet flower". In Greek mythology, Ianthe is a ocean nymph, one of the three thousand Oceanids, as well as being the name of a girl who married Iphis, a girl who was raised as a boy in secret by her mother because the father had threatened… Continue reading Ianthe

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Theon

Theon is an Ancient Greek male name meaning "god, divine" derived from a PIE root word, as well as also being a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Théon (French) Theion (Ancient Greek)- this spelling is also a Greek word meaning "sulfer"   Female forms: Theano (Ancient Greek) Theona (Latinized Ancient Greek)… Continue reading Theon

Color, Greek, Greek mythology, I names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Iamos

Iamos is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Evadne (the daugher of the sea god Poseidon), and Apollo. Evadne was ashamed of her pregnancy and so, when her son was born, she left him exposed to the elements, lying on a bed of violets, where he survived by being fed honey by two snakes before… Continue reading Iamos

Blue, Color, Female, G names, Gray, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Glauke

Glauce (pr. glaw-kee) is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including the daughter of King Creon of Corinth, whom Jason abandoned Medea to marry and whom Medea murdered as well as the name of several nymphs. The name comes from Ancient Greek glaukós meaning "blue-gray; gleaming, bright, sparkling" which may be derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Glaucus (Latin)… Continue reading Glauke

Arabic, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Quechua, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Sami

Sami is an Arabic male name meaning "elevated, sublime, supreme, high, lofty" as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. It's also the Finnish diminutive of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning “God has heard” or “name of God”. It could also be an English short form of Samuel and Samantha. Sami is also a Japanese female name with… Continue reading Sami

B names, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Bartimaeus

Bartimaeus is the Latinized form of Greek Bartimaios meaning "son of Timaeus", made up from Hebrew bar (son) and personal name Timaeus, an Ancient Greek male name meaning "to honor" from Ancient Greek timao. Nicknames: Barty/Bartie, Bart Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Bartimaios (Ancient Greek) Bartimée (French)  

Female, Greek mythology, H names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Hermione

Hermione is the name of the daughter of Menelaus and Helen. She was originally betrothed to her cousin Orestes either by her grandfather Tyndareus or her father Menelaus, though Menelaus later promised her to the son of Achilles and Deidamia, Neoptolemus. However, there were some bad feelings between Hermione and Andromache, the concubine of Neoptolemus who was brought back from Troy as a prize (and was the wife of Hector) in which Hermione blamed her… Continue reading Hermione

Earth, Elements, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, O names, Proto-Indo-European

Orestes

Orestes is the name of several figures in Greek mythology though the most famous one is the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. He killed his mother and her lover to avenge their murder of his father. He was later driven mad by the Furies for murdering his mother though he was later purified of his son by the… Continue reading Orestes

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

Clytemnestra

Clytemnestra is the wife of Agamemnon in Greek mythology, the sister of Helen and the mother of Orestes, Iphigenia, Elektra, and Chrysothemis. While her husband is away at war she has an affair and they kill Agamememnon when he returns from the Trojan War. She is later killed by her son Orestes to avenge his father. Clytemnestra is made up of Ancient Greek klytos (famous, noble) and mnester (suitor,… Continue reading Clytemnestra

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

Agamemnon

Agamemnon is the name of a Spartan king, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Orestes, Iphigenia, Elektra, and Chrysothemis. He led the Greeks to Troy to retrieve his brother's wife Helen after she was abducted by Paris. He was murdered by his wife and her lover Aegisthus after his return, likely in revenge for sacrificing their daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Artemis so… Continue reading Agamemnon

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

Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names

Theseus

Theseus is the name of a Greek hero, the prince of Athens, best known for defeating the Minotaur. Legend goes that every seven years, the Athenians would send seven young men and seven young women as a tribute to Crete for the death of his son in Athens. This went on for some time until Theseus decided to… Continue reading Theseus

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

Hecate

Hecate (pr. hek-a-tee or hee-kate) is the name of a goddess in Greek mythology often associated with magic, witchcraft, crossroads, the night, moon, and the underworld. Though her name is of uncertain meaning it's often been associated with Greek hekas meaning "far away" so the name would essentially mean "one who works from afar" or "the far-reaching one". It's also been… Continue reading Hecate

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