Ancient Greek, Arabic, Breton, Female, Japanese, Light, Moon, N names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Nora

Nora originally started out as a nickname for names ending in -nora such as Annora (a medieval English spelling of Honora which is a variant spelling of Honoria, the feminine form of Honorius meaning “honor”), Eleanora or Lenora (both of which derive from Eleanor which is the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly… Continue reading Nora

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Female, K names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Kennedy

Kennedy comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of Ceannéidigh’", the latter meaning "ugly head" or "misshapen head" composed from Irish elements ceann (head) and éidigh (ugly, misshapen), though I've also seen the second element as possibly being derived from éide meaning "armor, helmet, clothing" so the name may also mean "armor headed". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kenadie (English)… Continue reading Kennedy

Female, Gaelic, German/Germanic, H names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Hayden

Hayden comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "hay valley" or "hay hill" derived from Old English elements heg (hay) and either denu (valley) or dun (hill). Hayden is also an anglicized form of Irish surname Ó hÉideáin and Ó hÉidín meaning "descendant of Éideán", the latter a diminutive of Irish éideadh meaning "clothes, armor, dress, garb". Hayden could also be an… Continue reading Hayden

Ancient Greek, Apricot, Burmese, Earth, Elements, Female, Food, Hebrew, Indian, Japanese, Male, Nature, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Saya

Saya is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings  depending on the kanji used such as: "sand + question mark" (沙耶); "sheath, scabbard" (鞘)- it's a Japanese term referring to a sheath/scabbard for a sword; "little; small + night; evening"; "early; fast + dart; arrow" (早矢); "gauze; gossamer + design; figured cloth; twill"… Continue reading Saya

Arabic, Birds, Color, Female, Japanese, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, R names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White

Rukiya

Rukiya is an interesting name with two sources: the first is that it's a variant spelling of Ruqayya, an Arabic female name which means "rise, ascent" or "spell, charm, incantation". Rukiya is also a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "detain; fasten + hope; beg, request; rare; Greece +… Continue reading Rukiya

Arabic, Color, Female, Persian, Red/Crimson, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Scarlet

Scarlet comes from the name of a bright red color with a tinge of orange. The name comes from Old French escarlate referring to a type of expensive cloth via Latin scarlatum (scarlet, scarlet cloth) which may be derived from either Persian saqirlāt meaning "warm, woolen cloth" or from Arabic siklāt used to refer to expensive, luxury silks dyed scarlet red. Scarlet is also… Continue reading Scarlet

Elements, Female, Japanese, Male, R names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Rin

Rin is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "dignified; severe, cold" (凛); "ethics; morals" (倫); "look to; face; meet; confront; attend; call on" (臨); "jewel; tinkling of jewelry" (琳); "phosphorous" (燐); "design; figured cloth; twill" (綾); "small bell; buzzer" (鈴); "clear water" (潾); Origin: Japanese In hiragana… Continue reading Rin

Elements, Female, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, W names, Water, Word names

Wade

Wade comes from an English surname, either derived from Old English wæd meaning "ford" or "shallow water", used to refer to someone who lived near a ford; it comes from Proto-Germanic wadą. Wade may also be derived from an Old English given name, Wada, which comes from Old English wadan meaning "to go" from Proto-Germanic wadaną (to wade, to walk) via Proto-Indo-European *weh₂dʰ- (to… Continue reading Wade

Ancient Greek, Battle/War, Dutch, Gaelic, German/Germanic, Greek, Greek mythology, Latin, Male, Middle Dutch, Mythology, Numbers, Place names, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Troy

Troy has several possible meanings and etymologies behind it: it comes from a surname derived from a city in Troyes, France, used to describe someone who came from there. The name comes from Latin Tricasses, the name of a Gallic tribe that lived in the area. The first part of the name comes from tri meaning "three" although… Continue reading Troy

Female, Japanese, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Yui

Yui (pr. yoo-ee)  is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used. It could mean 唯 "only, sole, alone"; 由 "cause, reason; 維 "to tie, fasten up, to link, connect";結 "to tie, fasten, to end, conclude, finish"; 唯衣 "only, sole, alone + clothing"; 由衣 "cause, reason + clothing"; 結衣 "to tie, fasten, to end, conclude, finish + clothing"; as well… Continue reading Yui