Female, Male, Phoenician, Place names, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Sevilla is the name of a city in Spain, the capital of Andalusia. It has a long history of colonization of various civilizations, first colonized by the Phoenicians who name dit Spal meaning "valley, plain" in the Phoenician language, from sefela (valley, plain). During Roman rule, the name became Hispalis, than Isbilia when the Moors took over, which eventually… Continue reading Sevilla

Female, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Pilar (pr. pee-lar) is a Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan female name meaning "pillar", taken from the title of the Virgin Mary. Pilar is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

E names, Elements, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Word names


Eteri is a Georgian female name meaning "(a)ether, air", and eteri is also a Catalan and Italian word meaning "ether" which comes from Latin aether (upper, pure bright air; the heavens; the upper world) via Ancient Greek aither (heaven; aether) derived from PIE root word *h₂eydʰ- (to ignite; fire). The Eteriani (the tale of Eteri) is a medieval Georgian folk romance based… Continue reading Eteri

Female, Literature, M names, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Miranda is a name invented by Shakespeare for his play The Tempest (1610-11) which seems to be based on Latin mirandus (which is to be wondered at, marveled at) via Latin adjective mīrus (wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome) derived from PIE *sméyros (laughing, smiling) via root word *smey- (to laugh, to be glad). Miranda is also. Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic) surname, a locational name… Continue reading Miranda

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


Terra is the Latin word for "earth, soil; dry land" and in Roman mythology Terra is the name of a goddess of earth which derives from a PIE root word *ters- (dry), and is also a word in Italian, Galician and Catalan derived from Latin. It's also possible that Terra is a variant spelling of Tara, (which… Continue reading Terra

D names, Dragon, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Drago (pr. dra-go; Forvo) comes from a Slavic element meaning "precious, dear" via Proto-Slavic *dorgъ (dear, expensive; dear, lovable, precious) derived from a PIE root word. Drago (pronounced the same as above) is also the Italian form of Draco which comes from Latin meaning "dragon", a Spanish word meaning "dragon tree", though it's also a Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan first-person singular… Continue reading Drago

Female, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Word names


Primavera means "spring" in many Romance languages (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Asturian) which comes from Vulgar Latin *prīmavēra (spring) made up from Latin primus (first) and *vēra (summer), essentially meaning "first summer". Apparently vera, which is the plural form of Latin ver (spring), originally meant spring before it somehow shifted to mean "summer" in Vulgar Latin. Nicknames: Prima, Vera Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Primavera

C names, Female, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Calyx, Calix

Calyx comes from Latin meaning "bud; husk, pod, outer covering; eggshell; shells of fruit" which comes from Ancient Greek kálux via kalupto (to cover, conceal) which may possibly be derived from PIE root *kel- (to cover). In botany, it refers to the outermost group of floral parts, the sepals, while in zoology it refers to any of various cup-like… Continue reading Calyx, Calix

Color, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Roger is an English given name meaning "famous spear" made up from Germanic elements hrod (famous, fame) and ger (spear). It's also a surname originating from the given name. As an Irish surname it's also been used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí meaning "son of Ruaidhrí", the latter the Irish form of Rory meaning "red king" made up… Continue reading Roger

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


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