E names, Female, Food, Japanese, Nature, Pear, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Erika

Erika is the feminine form of Erik, itself the Scandinavian form of Eric meaning "ever ruler" or "eternal ruler" which comes from Old Norse Eiríkr. Erica is not only a variant spelling of Erika but it's also the Latin word for "heather" and is the name of a genus of flowers. Erika is also a Japanese female name with… Continue reading Erika

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D names, Female, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Slavic mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Danica

Danica is a female given name deriving from a Slavic word meaning "morning star", referring to the planet Venus. It derives from a PIE source. Danica is also the name of the personification of the Morning Star in Slavic mythology. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Danika (English) Denica (Bulgarian, Macedonian)  

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, P names, Place names

Petra

Petra is the feminine form of Peter which is the English form of Greek Petros meaning "stone, rock" as well as being the name of an ancient city in Jordan. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Peta (English) Petrina (English diminutive of Petra) Pietra (Italian) Piera (Italian) Pierina (Italian diminutive of Piero) Peta (English Australian) Perrine (French) Pierrette (French diminutive… Continue reading Petra

Female, Slavic, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zora

Zora comes from a Slavic word meaning "dawn, aurora" derived from Proto-Slavic *zorja (dawn). Nicknames: Zorka (Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian), Zorica (Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian) Origin: Proto-Slavic Variants: Zorana (Croatian, Serbian) Zorina (Croatian)   Male forms: Zoran (Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian) Zorán (Hungarian) Zorin (Croatian)  

Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Etruscan mythology, Greek mythology, Latin, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Marek

Marek is the Slavic form of Mark which is the English form of Marcus, an Ancient Roman name which seems to be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though it might also… Continue reading Marek

C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Cyril

Cyril (pr. see-ril) is an English male name. It comes from Greek Kyrillos meaning "lord" from kyrios (lord, master) from kûros (lord, master, ruler) derived from PIE *ḱewH- (to swell, spread out; strong, powerful). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cyrill (English) Cyrille (French) Cyrillus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Kyrillos (Ancient Greek) Kyriakos (Ancient Greek, Greek) Cyriacus (Late Roman) Kiril (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Kirill (Russian) Ciriaco (Italian, Spanish)… Continue reading Cyril

Earth, Elements, Female, Lithuanian mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Word names, Z names

Zemina

Zemina is a Czech and Slovak word meaning "earth, soil" as well as also being a Persian word  (زمینه) meaning "background, setting, context" though spelled Zamin/Zameen (زمین) it's a Persian and Urdu word meaning "earth, land, ground, soil". The name comes from Lithuanian žemė (land, earth) from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē (earth) via Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm (earth) from *dʰeǵʰ-, the same root word from which Zamin/Zameen comes from. Zemina (also spelled Žemyna) is a… Continue reading Zemina

Female, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Valerie

Valerie is the English, Czech, and German form of Valeria, the feminine form of Ancient Roman cognomen Valerius which comes from Latin valere meaning "to be healthy, strong" from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Valerie is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Val, Vally/Vallie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Valérie (French, Czech) Valeria (Italian, Spanish, Romanian, German, Ancient Roman) Valarie (English)… Continue reading Valerie

Albanian, Arabic, Female, Hebrew, J names, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Swahili, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Jana

Jana is a multicultural name with several possible meanings: it is the Latinized form of Jane, the feminine form of John which comes from Hebrew male name Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”; Jana is also the Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German, Slovene, and Catalan feminine form of Jan, a variant form of Johannes which also derives from John;  it's also the Serbian and Croatian form of Ana, a… Continue reading Jana

Hebrew, M names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Michael

Michael is a male name meaning "who is like God?", a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. It comes from Hebrew Mikha'el. Michael is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Mike, Mikey, Mick, Mickey Origin: Hebrew Variants: Micheal (English) Mikael (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish) Mikkel (Norwegian, Danish) Maikel (Dutch) Michaël… Continue reading Michael

Albanian, Arabic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, H names, Hawaiian, Japanese, Joy, Korean, Maori, Moon, Nature, Numbers, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Hana

Hana is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings: it is the Czech, Slovak, and Croatian form of Hannah, which comes from Hebrew Channah meaning "grace" or "favor"; it's also an Arabic female name meaning "bliss, happiness"; Hana is also a Korean female name meaning "one"; it's also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings… Continue reading Hana

Aramaic, Female, M names, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Marta

Marta is a cognate of Martha, which comes from Aramaic meaning "lady, mistress", the feminine form of mar/mara (lord, master). Origin: Aramaic Variants: Martha (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek) Martta (Finnish) Marthe (French, Norwegian) Marte (Norwegian) Márta (Hungarian) Morta (Lithuanian) Maata (Maori) Marfa (Russian)  

Ancient Germanic, German/Germanic, Male, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Richard

Richard is a male name made up of Germanic elements ric (power, rule) and hard (brave, hardy) essentially meaning "strong ruler" or "brave ruler". Shakespeare wrote two history plays based on King Richard II and King Richard III. Richard is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Richie, Ricky/Rickie, Dick, Dickie/Dicky, Rich Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Ricohard… Continue reading Richard

Avestan, D names, Earth, Elements, English, Female, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Irish, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, Slavic, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Dana

Dana is an English unisex name though it has multiple origins and meanings. As an English given name it's derived from a surname, a variant of Dane, referring to someone who came from Denmark or had Danish descent. It could also be a variant of D'Aunay, a Huguenot French name derived from several place names in France called Aunay,… Continue reading Dana

Female, M names, Nickname names, Slavic, Virtues/Attributes

Mila

Mila (pr. mee-lah or my-lah) is a Slavic given name, often used as a short form for names such as Ludmila (love of the people), Milena (gracious, dear), Milica (gracious, dear), Camilla/Camila, or Milagros (miracles). It comes from the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear". Origin: Slavic   Variants: Myla (English) Milla (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish) Milena (Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Italian) Miléna… Continue reading Mila

D names, Male, Old French, Place names, Slavic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dober

Dober comes from a Slavic word meaning "good"; it's the name of a settlement (also spelled Dobër and Dobre) in northern Albania. Dober is also a surname of English origin (with various spellings of Dauber, Dawber, Daber, and Doberer), an occupational surname for someone who was a plasterer from Middle English daubere via Old French daubier (whitewash, plasterer). Origin:… Continue reading Dober

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, H names, Light, Moon

Helena

Helena is the Latinate form of Helen, the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it's been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. Helena has different pronounciations depending on where you’re from. It’s he-LE-nah, hay-LAY-nah or he-le-nah. I prefer the he-le-nah pronounciation. Origin: Ancient Greek… Continue reading Helena

Battle/War, Etruscan, Latin, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sabine/Oscan, Surname names

Marcel

Marcel comes from Marcellus, a Roman family name that was originally a diminutive of given name Marcus which seems to be derived from Mars, the Roman god of war (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though it might also… Continue reading Marcel

A names, Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Male, Physical Attributes, Unisex

Andrea

Andrea is both a male name in Italy, the Italian form of Greek Andreas meaning "manly, masculine", while it's also a female name in other parts of the world, being the feminine form of Andrew, which also happens to be the English form of Greek Andreas. Origin: Greek Male variants: Andreas (Ancient Greek) Andrew (English)   Female forms: Andreina… Continue reading Andrea