Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, Japanese, Korean, Male, Maori, Nature, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Tai

Tai is a Chinese unisex name (as well as a surname also spelled Dai) with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: tài 太 "very, extreme; excessive; big; highest; elder"; tài 泰 "extreme; greatest; safe, peaceful; big, large; good, excellent;", also used as shortened form of Thailand; Tai can also be used as part of a compound name,… Continue reading Tai

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names

Trevor

Trevor comes from a Welsh surname originating as a locational name from any place called Trevor. It's made up from Welsh tref (village; town) and mawr (big, great). Trevor has also been used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair meaning "descendant of Treabhar", the latter an Irish by name meaning "industrious", "ambitious", "prudent". Nicknames: Trev Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:… Continue reading Trevor

Chinese, D names, Emotion/Feelings, Hebrew, Japanese, Love/Beloved, Male, Nickname names, Surname names, Swahili, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dai

Dai is a Welsh male name, a diminutive of Dafydd, the Welsh form of David which comes from Hebrew meaning "beloved". I've also seen it listed as being derived from an old Celtic word dei meaning "to shine". Dai is also a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 "big, large"; dai 太 "plump,… Continue reading Dai

Chinese, Dragon, L names, Male, Mythological creatures, Virtues/Attributes

Longwei

Longwei is a Chinese male name meaning "dragon greatness" or "great dragon" (龙威), though it has other possible meanings: long 龍 "dragon; imperial"; wei: wei 威 "power, might, prestige, pomp"; wei 巍 "lofty, towering, high"; wei 伟 "great, big, large"; Weilong is a variant of the name, with the characters mixed up. Origin: Chinese Variants: Long Wei Long-Wei Weilong Wei-long  

Animals, Arabic, Cow, Female, M names, Male, Moon, Oryx, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Maha

Maha is an Arabic female name meaning "oryx" in reference to the Arabic oryx though I've also seen it meaning "wild cow". In either case, the reference is to the beautiful dark eyes of the animal. I've also seen Maha listed as being a Persian female name meaning "moon" or "moon-like" but from what I… Continue reading Maha

Arthurian legends & myths, Elements, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Marvin

Marvin is a variant of Mervyn, which is the anglicized form of Merfyn, a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning though several possible meanings attributed to it are: “marrow famous” from Welsh mer (marrow) and myn (eminent); the first element of the name could also possibly be derived from Welsh mawr meaning “large; big; great”; it’s also possible that Mervyn is a variant of Myrddin… Continue reading Marvin

Animals, Birds, Color, Crane, G names, Green, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Grandon

Grandon comes from an English surname. It may have originated as a variant form of Grantham, possibly meaning "Granta's homestead" or "Granta's settlement", Granta being an Old English given name of unknown meaning. However, the first part of the name may also have been used to refer to gravel and might have referred to a homestead… Continue reading Grandon

Black/Dark, Color, D names, Korean, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dae

Dae is a Korean name element used in conjunction with another name element and only used for men. It's used as a prefix meaning "great, big, vast, large" written with the Korean Hangul 대 (大). Baekdudaegan or Baekdu Daegan is the name of a mountain range that runs through the Korean peninsula meaning "white-head great-ridge". Dae could also be a variant… Continue reading Dae

Bright/Clear, D names, Emotion/Feelings, Japanese, Joy, Kin/Family, Male, Numbers, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Daijirou

Daijirou is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 "large, big" + ji 二 "two" + ro 郎 "son" (大二郎); dai 大 "large, big" + ji 二 "two" + ro 朗 "bright, clear; melodious; cheerful, merry" (大二朗); dai 大 "large, big" + ji 次 "next, order; sequence" + ro 郎 "son" (大次郎); dai 大 "large, big" + ji 治 "reign; govern; regulate" + ro 郎 "son" (大治郎); There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used.… Continue reading Daijirou

Arthurian legends & myths, Elements, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Welsh

Mervyn

Mervyn is the anglicized form of Merfyn, a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning though several possible meanings attributed to it are: "marrow famous" from Welsh mer (marrow) and myn (eminent); the first element of the name could also possibly be derived from Welsh mawr meaning "large; big; great"; it's also possible that Mervyn is a variant of Myrddin which is the original… Continue reading Mervyn