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

Werner

Werner comes from a Germanic name made up of Germanic elements warin (guard) and hari (army), and is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Wessel (German, Dutch, Frisian), Wetzel (German) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Verner (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian) Garnier (Medieval French) Irnerius (Latin) Wernerus (Latin) Warinhari (Ancient Germanic) Warner (English)    

Arabic, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Luther

Luther is a male name which comes from a surname of two possible origins and etymologies: as a German surname, it derives from Germanic given name Leuthar, made up of Germanic elements liut (people) and heri, hari (army), essentially meaning "people's army" or "army people"; as an English surname it comes from Middle English luthier "lute maker" via French  luthier via luth (lute)… Continue reading Luther

A names, Dwarf, Elves, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Alvis

Alvis is an anglicized spelling of Alvíss, the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology. He was supposed to marry Thrud, the daughter of the Norse god Thor. However, Thor wasn't too pleased with the arrangement so he came up with a trick requiring the dwarf to prove his wisdom by continually asking him questions until sunrise, when the… Continue reading Alvis

Battle/War, Elves, Kin/Family, Male, Mythological creatures, Nature, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Olivio

Olivio is a (Brazilian) Portuguese and Italian male name, the masculine form of Olivia, which was used by Shakespeare for a character in his play Twelfth Night (1602). He could have based it from Latin Oliva meaning “olive” or he could have based as a feminine form of Oliver, which either derives from Germanic name Alfher via Old Norse Alvar meaning “elf warrior” or… Continue reading Olivio

Battle/War, Female, L names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Lorraine

Lorraine is a female given name which derives from the name of a region in France meaning "kingdom of Lothar", named for a Frankish king named Lothair; it means "famous army" made up from Germanic elements hlud (fame, famous) and hari (army). Lorraine is also a surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from the region… Continue reading Lorraine

Battle/War, H names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Harmon

Harmon comes from a surname, a variant of Herman meaning "army man", made up from Germanic elements hari (army) and man (man). Nicknames: Harm Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Herman (English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Ancient Germanic) Hermann (German) Hermanus (Dutch, Ancient Germanic) Hariman (Ancient Germanic) Hermanni (Finnish) Armand (French) Ármann (Icelandic) Armando (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Ermanno (Italian) German… Continue reading Harmon

Arabic, Female, Male, N names, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Tibetan, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Nima

Nima (نیما) is a Persian male name meaning "just, fair" though I've also seen it listed as meaning "strong, powerful", "commander of the army". Nima (نعمة) is also an Arabic unisex name meaning "blessing". Nima is also a Tibetan unisex name and word (also spelled Nyima) meaning "sun; day". Nima (also spelled Nema) is a Greek word… Continue reading Nima

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

Armand

Armand is the French form of Herman which is made up of Germanic elements hari (army) and man (man) meaning “army man”, both of which derive from a PIE root word. Armand is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Herman (English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene) Hermann (German) Hermanus (Dutch, Ancient Germanic) Hariman (Ancient Germanic) Hermanni (Finnish)… Continue reading Armand

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

Alder

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