Calista

Calista could be the variant form of Callisto, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "most beautiful" derived from Ancient Greek kalós (beauty, beautiful, good) which comes from a Proto-Indo-European source kal-wo-s, a form of *kal- (beautiful). In Greek mythology Callisto was a nymph and a follower of the goddess Artemis who was seduced by Zeus and ended up bearing him a son, Arcas. Callisto was … Continue reading Calista

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Helia

Helia is the feminine form of Helios which means "sun" in Ancient Greek. It comes from Proto-Hellenic *hāwélios (sun) from PIE *sóh₂wl̥ (sun). In Greek mythology, Helia is the name of one of the Heliades (children of the sun), the daughters of Helios by Clymene, a sea nymph. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Helios (Ancient Greek) Helius (Latinized Ancient Greek) Elio (Italian)  

Melitta

Melitta is the Ancient Attic Greek form of Melissa which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “bee” or “honeybee” from PIE *mélit (honey) and *leyǵʰ- (to lick). In Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph who took care of a young Zeus when he was hidden from his father Cronus (though there are various versions of the myth naming other nymphs who looked after him) … Continue reading Melitta

Paget

Paget comes from an English surname, a diminutive of Page which means "servant, page" from French page from Late Latin pagius (servant) deriving from Ancient Greek paidíon (young child) from paîs (child, son, daughter) via a Proto-Indo-European source. Paget was originally an occupational surname for a young male servant who worked in a noble's house. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Padgette (English)- unisex Pagette (English)- unisex Pagett … Continue reading Paget

Nausicaa

Nausicaa is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "burner of ships" from Ancient Greek naûs (ship) deriving from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us (boat) and kaío (to burn, kindle), which may also be derived from a PIE source though the exact origin of the word is unknown. Nausicaa features in Homer's Odyssey as a princess of Phaeacia who helps a shipwrecked Odysseus by directing him … Continue reading Nausicaa

Telemachus

Telemachus is an Ancient Greek male name possibly meaning "far away from battle" or "fighting from afar", maybe in reference to an archer. It's made up from Ancient Greek têle (far away, far off) via Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to turn, far); and mákhē (battle, combat) of uncertain origin, perhaps pre-Greek in origin. Telemachus is the son of Odysseus and Penelope who was only a baby when … Continue reading Telemachus

Melrose

Melrose comes from an English surname derived from a place name in Scotland meaning "barren moor" or "barren heath" from Welsh moel (bare, barren; bald) from Proto-Celtic *maylos; and rhos (moor, heath), though the second element may also be derived from Old Irish ros meaning "promontory". However, Melrose as a given name could also be a combination of Mel, either a short … Continue reading Melrose

Menelaus

Menelaus was the king of Sparta and the husband of Helen in Greek mythology, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world, and the brother of Agamemnon. After she was abducted by Paris, he, Agamemnon, and the other Greeks head to Troy to get her back, a war which lasts for ten years. The name is made up from Ancient Greek elements meno (to stay, … Continue reading Menelaus

Pasqua

Pasqua is an Italian female name and word meaning "Easter". It comes from Latin pascuus (pasture, grazing) from Ancient Greek páskha (Passover) derived from Aramaic pasḥā from Hebrew pasách (to pass over, skip). Pasqua is also an Italian surname deirved from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Pascale (French) Pascaline (French) Pasqualina (Italian) Pascuala (Spanish)   Male forms: Pascal (French, German, Dutch) Paskal … Continue reading Pasqua