Arabic, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Z names


Zoya is the Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian form of Zoe, a Greek female name meaning “life”, derived from PIE root word *gʷeyh₃- (to live). Zoya also seems to have had some use in Hindi and Arabic, either an Arabic form of Zoe or perhaps related to Zahra meaning "to shine, glow; radiant, brilliant" or "flower, blossom" Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Arabic Variants: Zoja (Latvian,… Continue reading Zoya

A names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Aglaonice (pr. a-glay-o-NI-see or a-glay-o-NIE-kee) is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "splendid victory" or "bright victory" made up from Ancient Greek elements aglaos (brilliant, shining; splendid, shining) and nike (victory). There was a female astronomer named Aglaonice who lived in either the 1st or 2nd century BCE and was well-known during her time, believed to be the first recorded female astronomer. She… Continue reading Aglaonice

Arabic, Color, Elements, Female, Food, Japanese, Nature, Numbers, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, S names, Surname names, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Senna is the name of a genus of flowering plants. The etymology derives from Arabic senna (سنا) which may be derived from ṣanʿā meaning "splendor, radiance, brilliance". Senna is also a surname with various possible meanings and origins: it could be derived from a habitional name for someone who lived near a place where senna grew or perhaps derived… Continue reading Senna