Animals, Apple/Apple tree, Female, Food, Fox, Greek mythology, Honey, M names, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Nymphs, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Kartvelian, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Melia

Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means "ash tree" from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name… Continue reading Melia

Animals, Female, Horses/Stallions, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Native American, Physical Attributes, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Yuma

Yuma is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 遊 "play" + ma 真 "true; reality; Buddhist sect" (遊真); yu 裕 "abundant; rich; fertile" + ma 馬 "horse" (裕馬); yu 優 "tenderness; excel; surpass; tenderness, gentleness" + ma 馬 "horse" (優馬); yu 雄 "male, masculine; hero; leader; superiority; excellence" + ma 磨 "polish; grind; brush (teeth)" (雄磨); yu 悠 "permanence; distant; long time;… Continue reading Yuma

Male, P names, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Penn

Penn comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who came from a place called Penn, which seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning "head; chief" though I've also seen it listed as possibly meaning "hill". It could also be derived from an occupational name for someone who was either a… Continue reading Penn

Gaelic, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Thunder/Lightning, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Torin

Torin is a male given name with several possible etymologies: it's an Irish Gaelic name meaning "chief"; it could be related to Irish toirneach meaning "thunder" or Old Irish torann meaning "noise; noise of battle; thunder; tumult); Torin could also be a contracted form of Thorfinn or Torfinn, a Scandinavian male name made up of Thor, the Norse god of thunder whose… Continue reading Torin

Female, Gaelic, Male, Q names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Quinn

Quinn comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn meaning "descendant of Conn", Conn coming from a Gaelic word meaning "chief, head" or "intellect, counsel". Origin: Gaelic Female forms: Quin (English)   Male forms: Quin (English) Conn (Irish)  

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, Etruscan, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Antony

Antony is a variant of Anthony which comes from Latin Antonius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning. Though there's a very good possibility that it derives from Etruscan roots, several possible Greek and Latin meanings have been attributed to it though it's possible that they are attempts at Greek and Latin loanwords, such as Greek possibly meaning… Continue reading Antony

Arthurian legends & myths, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Virtues/Attributes

Rivalen

Rivalen is the name of the father of Tristan in Arthurian legend (in some versions his father is Meliodas). The origin of the name seems to be a medieval form of Rhiwallon, the Welsh form of Brythonic *Rigovellaunos made up from Proto-Brythonic *riɣ (king) via Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king) derived from a PIE root word; and *vellauno meaning "chief, leader, ruler" so the name essentially means… Continue reading Rivalen