E names, Female, Food, Japanese, Nature, Pear, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Erika

Erika is the feminine form of Erik, itself the Scandinavian form of Eric meaning "ever ruler" or "eternal ruler" which comes from Old Norse Eiríkr. Erica is not only a variant spelling of Erika but it's also the Latin word for "heather" and is the name of a genus of flowers. Erika is also a Japanese female name with… Continue reading Erika

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C names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Joy, Literature, Mythology, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Carissa

Carissa is a variant spelling of Charissa, itself an elaborated form of Charis which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “grace, kindness, beauty, elegance” derived from khaírō (to be happy) from Proto-Hellenic *kʰəřřō (to rejoice) ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (to yearn for).In Greek mythology, a Charis refers to one of the Charites, referring to some minor goddesses (also known as the Graces) of charm, beauty, grace,… Continue reading Carissa

Anatolian, C names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Greek mythology, Joy, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Cherise

Cherise comes from the Norman-French word for cherry (the modern French word is cerise) which comes from Latin cerasus meaning "cherry; cherry tree" via Ancient Greek kerasós (cherry tree) derived from an ancient Anatalion source. Cherise could also be a variant form of Charisse, a variant spelling of Charissa which is an elaborated form of Charis, an Ancient Greek female name meaning “grace, kindness, beauty,… Continue reading Cherise

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Megumi

Megumi is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: megumi 恵 "favor, benefit; blessing, grace, kindness" (恵); megumi 愛 "love, affection" (愛); megu 恵 "favor; benefit; blessing, grace, kindness" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (恵美); megu 旋 "rotation, go round" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (旋美); megu 寵 "affection; love" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (寵美); megu 巡 "go around; circumference" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (巡美); megu… Continue reading Megumi

Ancient Greek, Color, G names, Gray, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Grayson

Grayson comes from an English surname meaning "son of the steward", an occupational name referring to someone who was in charge of an estate. It derives from Middle English greyve (steward) with the -son suffix. It could also mean "son of Gray", referring to either someone who is gray-haired, or from given name Gratus meaning "pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome" from Latin… Continue reading Grayson

Color, Female, G names, German/Germanic, Gray, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Grace

Grace comes from Latin gratia meaning "favor, kindness" and usually referring to qualities of elegance, pleasantness, charm, kindness, courteousness, and attractiveness. It derives from grātus (pleasing, acceptable, agreeable) via PIE *gʷerH- (to favor, approve; praise). I've also seen it listed as having originally been associated with Germanic element gris meaning "gray" though it was later eclipsed with the Latin… Continue reading Grace

Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Ethiopian, Female, Fire, Gaelic, Japanese, K names, Kin/Family, Male, Numbers, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kenna

Kenna is a Scottish female name, the feminine form of Kenneth, itself the anglicized form of two Gaelic names: Coinneach which derives from Gaelic caoin meaning “handsome, fair, beautiful, kind”; and Cináed meaning “born of fire”. Kenneth is also a surname derived from the given name. Kenna is also a Scottish and Irish surname deriving from the given name, as well… Continue reading Kenna

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Joy, K names, Love/Beloved, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Karis

Karis is a variant spelling of Charis which comes from Ancient Greek meaning "grace, kindness, beauty, elegance" which comes from khaírō (to be happy) from Proto-Hellenic *kʰəřřō (to rejoice) ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (to yearn for).In Greek mythology, a Charis refers to one of the Charites, referring to some minor goddesses (also known as the Graces) of charm, beauty, grace, joy, adornment,nature, festivity,… Continue reading Karis

Elements, Fire, Gaelic, K names, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Kenneth

Kenneth is the anglicized form of two Gaelic names: Coinneach which derives from Gaelic caoin meaning "handsome, fair, beautiful, kind"; and Cináed meaning "born of fire". Kenneth is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Ken, Kenny Origin: Gaelic Variants: Coinneach (Scottish) Cináed (Scottish, Irish) Kennith (English) Kennet (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Cainneach (Irish) Cionaodh (Irish) Cinioch (Irish) Ciniod… Continue reading Kenneth

Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Germanic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, German/Germanic, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Love/Beloved, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Pear, R names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Rie

Rie (pr. ree-eh in Japanese; Forvo) is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used. Some possible meanings are: 理恵 "logic, reason + favor, blessing, grace, kindness"; 利恵 "profit, advantage, benefit + favor, blessing, grace, kindness"; 梨絵 "pear tree + picture, painting, drawing, sketch"; 理江 "logic, reason + inlet, bay, creek"; 理絵 "logic, reason +picture, painting, drawing, sketch"; 里枝 "village, hometown +… Continue reading Rie

E names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Ellison

Ellison comes from a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Ellis", Ellis being a medieval form of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning "my God is Yahweh". Ellison may also be a variant form of Elisedd, a Welsh male given name meaning "kind, benevolent" from Welsh elus. Ellison seems to be very popular as a girl's name. Origin: Hebrew, Welsh… Continue reading Ellison

Japanese, K names, Male, Numbers, Virtues/Attributes

Kenji

Kenji is a Japanese male name made up of Japanese elements ken with various meanings of 研 (study, sharpen), 件 (case, matter, example), 健 (strong, healthy); 伸 (to stretch, lengthen, extend); 兼 (connect, combine, concurrent); 券 (ticket, certificate); 剣 (sword); 堅 (firm, steady, hard, strict, solid); 宣 (to declare, to announce, to proclaim); 建 (build,… Continue reading Kenji

Japanese, K names, Male, Night/Evening, Numbers, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Kazuya

Kazuya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used.  It's made up of Japanese elements kazu meaning 一 "one", 和 "harmony, peace", 冬 "winter"; 万 "ten thousand"; 三 "three"; and ya meaning 八 "eight"; 矢 "arrow"; 也 "to be, also, too"; 哉 (a final exclamatory particle that has no particular meaning); 優 "excellent, outstanding, kind, tenderness"; 弥 "extensive, full, complete"; 夜 "night"; though there are likely other meanings as well. Kazu can also… Continue reading Kazuya

Japanese, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Yutaka

Yutaka is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "bountiful; excellent; rich" (豊); "abundant; rich; fertile" (裕); "tenderness, gentleness; excel; surpass; actor; superiority" (優); "tolerent; lenient; generosity; relax; feel at home; be at ease; broadminded" (寛); "good crops; prosperity; a number of 1028" (穣); "warm" (温); "masculine, male; hero;… Continue reading Yutaka

Female, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Numbers, Persian, S names, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Shiva

Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and transformation in Hindu mythology, and one of the principle gods in Hinduism along with Brahma and Vishnu, as well as being the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His name comes from Sanskrit Śivá meaning "auspicious, benign, gracious, kind". Shiva is also a Persian female name meaning "charming,… Continue reading Shiva

Apple/Apple tree, Aymara, Color, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Fire, Food, Hebrew, Japanese, Love/Beloved, Mythology, N names, Near East mythology, Nickname names, Numbers, Old Slavic, Physical Attributes, Quechua, Red/Crimson, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Nina

Nina is the name of a Sumerian fertility goddess who was also identified with Ishtar and Inanna. Her name in cuneiform is written with a fish inside of a house and means "water lady" or "lady of the water" from Sumerian nin (lady) and a (water). The city of Ninevah was named after her. Nina is also the Russian… Continue reading Nina