Arabic, Female, M names, Place names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Medina

Medina is the name of a city in Saudi Arabia and is considered a holy site by Muslims, as well as the burial site of the prophet Muhammad. It comes from Arabic al-madina الْمَدِينَة meaning "the city". Medina is also a Spanish and Sephardic Jewish surname, a locational name for someone who came from any of several places called… Continue reading Medina

African, Female, Igbo, Japanese, Male, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, U names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Western African

Udo

Udo is a German male name, a modern form of Odo, an Ancient Germanic male name which started out as a short form of names beginning with the German element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches). I've also seen Udo listed as an Igbo unisex name meaning "peace" and is also the name of a place… Continue reading Udo

A names, Black/Dark, Color, Elements, Etruscan, Fire, Illyrian, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Adrienne

Adrienne is the French feminine form of Adrien, the French form of Adrian which comes from Latin Hadrian derived from Roman cognomen Hadrianus meaning “from Hadria” or “from Adria”, Adria being another form of the name. It referred to someone who came from the town of Hadria/Adria situated in Northern Italy. The Adriatic sea received its name from the town. Though the origin behind the… Continue reading Adrienne

A names, Black/Dark, Color, Elements, Etruscan, Fire, Illyrian, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Adrian

Adrian comes from Latin Hadrian derived from Roman cognomen Hadrianus meaning “from Hadria” or “from Adria”, Adria being another form of the name. It referred to someone who came from the town of Hadria/Adria situated in Northern Italy. The Adriatic sea received its name from the town. Though the origin behind the name is uncertain, it could be from… Continue reading Adrian

Astronomy, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, Joy, K names, Male, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Kaito

Kaito is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for men) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 斗 "Big Dipper; dipper, ladle" (海斗); kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 翔"soar, fly" (海翔); kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 人 "person" (海人); kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 都 "metropolis, capital, all, everything" (海都); kai 魁 "charging ahead of… Continue reading Kaito

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Urban

Urban comes from Latin Urbanus meaning either "city dweller" or "of the city" which comes from Latin urbs which seems to be derived from a PIE root word. Urban is also a word that has become adopted into the English vocabulary referring to a city or town. Another word related to it, urbane, is used to refer to someone… Continue reading Urban

Female, Japanese, M names, Night/Evening, Place names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Miyako

Miyako is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" + ya 夜 "night; evening" + ko 子 "child" (美夜子); miyako 都 "capital; city" miyako 京 "capital"; mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" + ya 也 "to be" + 子 "child" (美也子); mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" + ya 弥 "all the more; increasingly" + ko 子 "child" (美弥子); miya 宮 "shrine; palace" + ko 子 "child" (宮子); miyako 都 "capital; city" + ko 古 "old" (都古); There are… Continue reading Miyako

Female, Literature, Persian, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shahrazad

Shahrazad is a Persian female name meaning "free city" or "freer of city" from Persian elements shahr (city) and azad (free). I've also seen azad meaning "noble" so the name would suggest someone born from a noble lineage, but I'm not too clear of the etymology behind that. Shahrazad is the name of a storyteller in the 1001 Nights,… Continue reading Shahrazad

Literature, Male, Persian, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shahryar

Shahryar is a Persian male name meaning "lord of the city" and by extension "lord, king, sovereign", composed from Persian elements shahr (city) and yar (strength, power). It's the name of the king in 1001 Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern tales with roots to medieval Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Greek, Indian, and Jewish sources. In the tales, he finds out… Continue reading Shahryar

Black/Dark, C names, Color, Elements, Female, Fire, German/Germanic, Illyrian, Latin, Male, Middle English, Nature, Old French, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Cadrian

Cadrian seems to be a modern English name, either an elaborated form of Cade, which has a variety of meanings and origins such as: being an English surname derived from a metonymic occupational surname for a cooper (someone who made and repaired barrels) which comes from Old French cade (cask, barrel); it could also be from a Medieval English given… Continue reading Cadrian