Flora

Flora is the name of the Roman goddess of flowers, nature, and spring and the wife of Favonius, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god of the west wind; her Greek counterpart is Chloris. Flora comes from Latin flos meaning “blossom, flower” derived from PIE root word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Flora is also used to refer to plant life. It’s also a…

Fulla

Fulla (also known as Volla) is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology, a hand-maiden of Frigg. Her name is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be related to Old Norse fullr meaning “full” and essentially meaning “bountiful”, derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *pleh₁- (to fill); or from Old Norse fyl meaning “foal” derived from Proto-Germanic *fulją. Fulla is also a Catalan…

Bloom

Bloom conjures up images of blooming flowers, something in the process of opening up and blossoming. It comes from Middle Low German blōme (to bloom, flower, blossom) from Proto-Germanic *blōmô (flower) which ultimately derives from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (to bloom, to flower, to thrive). As a word it’s also used to refer to someone in the ‘bloom’ of youth, someone who’s flourishing…

Azhar

Azhar is an Arabic male name meaning “shining, bright, radiant” but also meaning “to blossom, to bloom” which both come from the same root word (z-h-r). Azhar is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name as well as being a short form of Azharuddin meaning “brilliant light of religion”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Azharuddin (Arabic,…

Talia

Talia has several meanings depending on the origin: it’s a variant transcription of Talya, a Hebrew female name meaning “dew from God”; Talia is also an Aboriginal word meaning “near water” and is the name of a town in Australia; it’s also an Aramaic unisex name, a variant of Talya meaning “young lamb”, derived from taleh; it’s also…

Florence

Florence comes from Latin Florentius and its feminine form Florentia which is derived from Latin florens meaning “flourishing, prospering, blossoming” from flos (flower) which ultimately comes from the Proto-Indo-European toot word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Although Florence is commonly used as a girl’s name, it was also used as a boy’s name. Florence is also the capital of Tuscany as well as a surname derived…

Fiora

Fiora is derived from Italian fiore meaning “flower” which is derived from Latin florem via Proto-Italic *flōs (flower, blossom) via Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Spelled Fíora it becomes an Irish word meaning “true” which comes from Old Irish fír (true, correct, real). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Old Irish Variants: Fiore (Italian) unisex Fíora (Old Irish) Fiorella (Italian)   Male forms: Fiore (Italian) Fír (Old Irish) Fíor (Old…