Arabic, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Insects, N names, Place names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Nahal

Nahal (pr. nah-kahl in Hebrew) is a Hebrew female name meaning "stream" as well as also being an acronym for a military program in Israel. Spelled naħal (pr. na-hal), it's a Maltese word meaning "bees", the plural form of naħla (bee) which derives from Arabic. Origin: Hebrew, Arabic  

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Female, Food, Greek mythology, Honey, Insects, M names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

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

Black/Dark, Color, Female, Food, German/Germanic, Hebrew, Honey, Insects, M names, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Melina

Melina may be an elaborated form of Greek meli meaning "honey" from PIE *mélit (honey) or it could be a variant form of Melissa, which also comes from Greek meaning "bee, honeybee" deriving from a PIE source; or it may be a variant of Melanie meaning "black, dark" from Greek melas from PIE *melh₂- (to grind, to crush). Melina is also a nickname for names ending in -melina such… Continue reading Melina

Female, Food, Greek mythology, Honey, Insects, M names, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European

Melissa

Melissa 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) and fed him honey. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:… Continue reading Melissa