African, Arabic, Elements, Female, Kongo, Literature, Male, Nature, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Z names

Zaire

Zaire is the former name of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The name comes from the Congo river, derived from the Kongo word nzere o nzadi meaning "river swallowing rivers"; Zaire is the Portuguese adaption of the name. Spelled Zaïre, it's a French female name, created by French writer and philosopher Voltaire for his play, also called Zaïre (1732), who… Continue reading Zaire

F names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Florian

Florian comes from Roman cognomen Florianus, via Ancient Roman Florus meaning "flower" which comes from Latin flos (blossom, flower) derived from PIE root word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Florian is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Florianus (Ancient Roman) Florus (Ancient Roman) Florinus (Late Roman) Florin (Romanian) Floro (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Fiorino (Italian) Fiorello (Italian) Fiore (Italian) Fiorenzo… Continue reading Florian

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Anthy

Anthy is a variant spelling of Anthe, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "bloom, blossom" derived from Ancient Greek anthos (blossom). Anthe is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, one of the Alcyonides, the seven daughter of the giant Alcyoneus. When their father was killed by Hercules they threw themselves into the sea and were transformed into halcyons… Continue reading Anthy

E names, Female, Food, Japanese, Nature, Pear, Virtues/Attributes

Erisa

Erisa is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: e 依 "reliant; depend on" + ri 里 "village" + sa 咲 "blossom; bloom" (依里咲); e 恵 "favor; blessing, grace; kind, kindness" + ri 梨 "pear; pear tree" + sa 佐 "assistant; aid; help" (恵梨佐); e 恵 "favor; blessing, grace; kind, kindness" + ri 梨 "pear; pear tree" + sa 咲 "blossom; bloom" (恵梨咲); e 恵 "favor; blessing, grace; kind, kindness" + ri 梨 "pear; pear… Continue reading Erisa

Female, Food, Japanese, Korean, Nature, Nickname names, Pear, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Virtues/Attributes

Rika

Rika is a Swedish and Dutch short form of Fredrika (the Swedish and Finnish feminine form of Frederick meaning "peaceful ruler") and Henrika (the Swedish feminine form of Henry meaning "home ruler") and any names ending in rika. Rika is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ri 理 "reason, logic; arrangement; justice; truth" + ka 香 "incense; smell; fragrance"… Continue reading Rika

Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, K names, Love/Beloved, Nature, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Kanasa

Kanasa is a Japanese female name with a multitude of meanings depending on the kanji used: kanasa 愛 "love, affection" (愛); ka 佳 "beautiful, good; excellent" + na 奈 "Nara; what?" + sa 咲 "blossom; bloom" (佳奈咲); kana 金 "gold" + sa 佐 "aid; help" (金佐); kana 奏 "to play music; speak to a ruler; complete, achieve; report, memorial" + sa 沙 "sand" (奏沙); ka 佳 "beautiful, good; excellent" + na 奈 "Nara; what?"… Continue reading Kanasa

A names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Anthion

Anthion is a Greek male name meaning "flower, blossom" which comes from Greek anthos (blossom, flower) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Anthos (Ancient Greek)   Female forms: Anthea (Latinized Ancient Greek, English) Antheia (Ancient Greek) Anthousa (Ancient Greek) Anfisa (Russian) Antha (English) Anthy (English)  

F names, Female, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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… Continue reading Flora

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Sri Lankan, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Samantha

Samantha is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Most sites I've been to have listed it as being a feminine form of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning "God has heard" or "name of God"; or it could be a combination of Samuel and Anthea, which comes from Ancient Greek meaning "blossom". It's also possible that… Continue reading Samantha

B names, Earth, Elements, English, Female, Nature, Old English, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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… Continue reading Bloom