Ancient Greek, Etruscan, Female, Greek mythology, L names, Mythology, Nature, Place names, Virtues/Attributes

Larissa

Larissa is the name of a city in Thessaly, Greece, that dates back to five thousand years ago (it’s also the name of a few other towns in the region as well). Apparently the city received its name from a Greek nymph named Larissa, and which means “stronghold”, “citadel”, or “fortress”. I’ve also seen other sites… Continue reading Larissa

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

Ancient Greek, Etruscan, Female, Greek mythology, L names, Mythology, Nickname names, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Lara

Lara is a Russian female name, a shortened form of Larissa, the name of a city in Thessaly, Greece, that dates back to five thousand years ago (it's also the name of a few other towns in the region). Apparently the city received its name from a nymph named Larissa, the daughter of Pelasgus (or the mother in… Continue reading Lara