Muse

Muse is a word that refers to a source of inspiration, someone or something that inspires an artist, writer, thinker or any creative endeavor. It comes from the Muses, nine goddesses in Greek mythology who inspired the arts, literature, science, and music, the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne (the Titaness of memory): Calliope(the goddess of epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato …

Niraj

Niraj is an Indian male name meaning "water-born" composed of nīrá नीर (water) derived from Proto-Dravidian *nīr (water), and já (born), which could be used in reference to a lotus flower since they grow in water. Origin: Proto-Dravidian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Neeraj (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati) Niraja (Indian, Hindi)  

Makenna

Makenna is a variant of McKenna, an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha meaning "son of Cionaodh", Cionaodh meaning "beloved of Aodh" composed of Irish cion (love, affection; regard) and Aodh (also spelled Áed, the name of the Celtic god of fire) meaning "fire". It could also be a variant of Cináed meaning "born of fire", also anglicized as Kenneth.  Nicknames: Kenna Origin: Proto-Indo-European   …

Ramses

Ramses is an anglicized form of Ramesses, an Ancient Egyptian name meaning "born of Ra" or "Ra is the one who bore him", Ra being the Egyptian god of the sun and a central figure in the Egyptian pantheon; his name means "sun". Ramesses is made up of Egyptian rꜥ-ms-sw- rꜥ (Ra), msj (to give birth to), and sm (him, he). Origin: Egyptian Variants: …

Khadija

Khadija is an Arabic female name meaning "premature child". The name's meaning may have something to do with a baby born prematurely, but it may also have originally been associated with a prematurely born camel (check the amazing name writeup of Khadija at British Baby Names for a more in-depth profile of the name). Khadija was …

Moses

Moses is the name of a major figure in the Bible who led the enslaved Israelites out of Egypt; he is also an important figure in Christianity and Islam. When he was a baby the Pharaoh ordered that all male Hebrew babies be killed; his mother placed him in a basket and hid in the reeds …

Rina

Rina is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings depending on its origin: Rina is a Hebrew female name meaning "joy, singing"; it's also an Indian female name meaning "melted" or "dissolved"; Rina is also used as a short form of names ending in -rina such as Caterina (the Italian and Catalan form of Katherine), Ekaterina (the Russian …

Origen

Origen is the name of a third-century Christian theologian. I've seen two possible meanings for it- the first is that it could possibly be a combination of Horus (a god in Egyptian mythology whose name possibly means “falcon” or “high”, essentially meaning “the distant one” or “one who is high/above”) combined with genes meaning "born"; or it could …

Iphigenia

Iphigenia is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Iphigeneia, the name of a daughter of the Spartan king Agamemnon. He was also the older brother of Menelaus, whose wife Helen's abduction by Paris of Troy led to the ten year war between the Trojans and the Greeks. However, Agamemnon had offended the goddess Artemis and she refused to allow the Greek ships to sail unless …

Mirlinda

Mirlinda is an Albanian female name, the feminine form of Mirlind meaning "well born" or "good birth", made up from Albanian elements mirë (good) and lind (bear, to give birth). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Mirlind (Albanian)  

Aina

Aina is a female given name in various cultures and therefore has various meanings depending on its origin: in Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish, Aina is a variant of Aino meaning "the only one", though aina is also a Finnish adverb meaning "always". In the Finnish epic Kalevala, it's the name of a girl who drowns herself when …

Nona

Nona is the name of a Roman goddess of pregnancy in Roman mythology, as well as the name of one of the Parcae (the female personifications of destiny), along with Morta and Decima. The Parcae are the Roman equivalent of the Moirai in Greek myth, and Nona is the equivalent of Clotho, who spun the thread of life. …