Female, H names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Helga

Helga is a Scandinavian female name, the feminine form of Helge meaning "holy, blessed" from heilagr (holy, blessed) which comes from Proto-Germanic *hailagaz (holy, blessed) which is composed from *hailaz (healthy, sound; whole, unbroken; complete) derived from PIE *kóylos (healthy, whole); and *-gaz, an adjective used to denote something meaning "of being, having, or doing". Nicknames: Olya (Russian diminutive of Olga) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hella (Swedish,… Continue reading Helga

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

Astin

Astin is an English surname, a contraction of Anglo-Norman given name Asketin, itself a diminutive of Old Norse Ásketill made up of Old Norse elements áss (god) derived from Proto-Germanic *ansuz (god, deity) from a Proto-Indo-European root word, and ketill (cauldron, helmet) from Proto-Germanic *katilaz (kettle, bucket, vessel) which may have been derived from Latin catillus (small bowl, dish) which comes from Proto-Italiac *katinos-, so the name essentially means "god's… Continue reading Astin

Animals, German/Germanic, Male, Norse, Old Norse, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Ralph

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: a contracted form of Ráđúlfr, an Ancient Scandinavian name meaning "wolf counsel" or "counsel wolf" from Old Norse elements ráđ (counsel) and úlfr (wolf). A masculine given name as well as surname, in British English it's pronounced as Rayf while in American English it is Ralf. Variants: Ráđúlfr (Ancient Scandinavian) Radulf (Germanic) Ralf (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English)… Continue reading Ralph