Animals, Astronomy, Birds, Black/Dark, Chinese, Color, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, Joy, Korean, Lamb/Sheep, Love/Beloved, Nature, Old Tupi, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Rooster/Cock, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Y names, Zodiac

Yuna

Yuna is a Japanese female name with various meanings depending on the kanji used: it means "night, evening" in the Ryukyu (Okinawan) dialect of Japanese (夕な); yu 由 "wherefore, a reason, cause" + na 奈 "Nara, what?" (由奈); yu 由 "wherefore, a reason, cause" + na 那 "what?" (由那); yu 優 "tenderness, gentleness; good, excellent, superior" + na 奈 "Nara, what?" (優奈) yu 結 "tie, bind, join, organize" + na 愛 "love,… Continue reading Yuna

C names, Dwarf, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Surname names

Corrigan

Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning "descendant of Corragán", the later made up of Irish corr meaning "pointed" (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means "little dwarf" made up… Continue reading Corrigan

Male, N names, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Neven

Neven is a Croatian, Macedonian, and Serbian male name, the masculine form of Nevena meaning "marigold". Neven is also an anglicized form of Naoimbin, an Irish name meaning "little saint", made up from Irish naomh (saint) and the diminutive suffix -an. Never may also be a Breton name which derives from neñv meaning "sky; heaven" which ultimately derives from a PIE root… Continue reading Neven

A names, Color, Fairy, Female, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, Roman mythology, Turkic, Turkic mythology, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yoruba

Alara

Alara is a unisex name with several possible etymologies: it's a Turkish female name, or at least it appears in Turkic mythology as a water fairy who is able to grant wishes as well as the name of a historic castle located in southern Turkey, built under the Byzantine Empire. I couldn't find a meaning… Continue reading Alara

Female, Food, Honey, M names, Mermaid/Siren, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Melior

Melior is a female given name, a variant form of Meliora, which could come from Latin meliora meaning "ever better" or "always better", the neuter plural form of Latin melior meaning "better" derived from PIE root word *mel- (strong, great). It's also possible that the name is a corruption of Breton meler meaning "honey-maker" which derives from Latin mel (honey) via PIE root *mélit (honey). Melior… Continue reading Melior

Apple/Apple tree, Food, M names, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Time, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Maelum

Maelum is certainly not the easiest name to find any information on. It could be a variant of Old English mælum meaning "at a time", the dative plural of mǣl (fixed time, appointed time; food served) via Proto-Germanic *mēlą (measure, measurement; time, occasion) derived from PIE root word *meh₁- (to measure). It's also possible that Maelum could be a variant… Continue reading Maelum

A names, Apricot, Female, Food, Hebrew, Japanese, Mythology, Place names, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Anna

Anna is the Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning "favor" or "grace". Anna (also spelled Ana) is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: a 亜 "Asia; rank next; come after" + na 奈 "Nara; what?" (亜奈); an 安 "calm, peaceful; safe, secure" + na 南  "south" (安南); an 杏 "apricot" + 奈 "Nara; what?" (杏奈); an 安 "calm, peaceful;… Continue reading Anna

Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, G names, Hebrew, Joy, Kin/Family, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Gael

Gael (pr. ga-el or gale) is an anglicized spelling of Gaël, a Breton male name of uncertain origin and meaning. It could be derived from a contracted form of Gwenaël, a French name meaning "generous" or "white +genereous" from Breton gwenn (white, fair, blessed) derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white); and hael (generous). I've also seen it linked to Gael, the ethonym of an ethnic group related to Ireland,… Continue reading Gael

Ancient Greek, Animals, Deer/Roe, E names, Earth, Elements, Fawn, Female, French, Gaelic, Gaulish, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Irish, Moon, Moose/Elk, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh mythology, Word names

Elana

Elana is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant spelling of Ilana, which is the feminine form of Ilan, a Hebrew male name meaning "tree", though it could also be a feminine form of Elon, another Hebrew male name meaning "tree, oak tree"; Elana could also be a variant form of Helena,… Continue reading Elana