Black/Dark, C names, Cabbage, Color, Food, Kin/Family, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Cole

Cole comes from an English surname from Old English Cola via col meaning "black, charcoal", originally a descriptive name for someone who had a swarthy appearance. It comes from Proto-Germanic *kulą (coal) derived from PIE root *ǵwelH- (to burn; to shine). Cole is also a shortened form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” coming from Ancient Greek Nikolaos made up from nike (victory) and laos (people), both… Continue reading Cole

Ancient Greek, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Z names

Zephyr

Zephyr is the anglicized form of Zephyros, the name of the Greek god of the west wind in Greek myth meaning "the west wind". The etymology behind it is unknown though it could be related from Ancient Greek zophos (darkness, gloom, west). It's also possible the name may be derived from a pre-Greek origin. Traditionally a male… Continue reading Zephyr

Aramaic, Sanskrit, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tamas

Tamas is the anglicized form of Tamás (pr. taw-mash), the Hungarian form of Thomas, the Greek form of Aramaic name Ta’oma meaning “twin”. Tamas is also a philosophical concept in Hindu philosophy which derives from Sanskrit meaning "darkness" which comes from a PIE root word *temH- (dark). It is one of the three gunas (translated as "quality", it refers to three principles or tendencies that are everywhere… Continue reading Tamas

Ancient Greek, Male, S names, Surname names

Scott

Scott is an English male name derived from a surname, originally given to someone who had Scottish ancestry or was from Scotland. The term originally referred to Irishmen. Although the etymology of the name is not certain, it may be derived from Ancient Greek skotía meaning “dark, darkness, shadowy, gloom”. Nicknames: Scottie, Scotty Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Scot… Continue reading Scott

Ancient Greek, Elements, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

Tzafrir

Tzafrir (pr. za-freer) is the Hebrew form of Zephyr, the English form of Greek Zephyrus,  the name of the Greek god of the west wind and is the gentlest of winds, known as the messanger of spring, which is why the name is associated with a gentle, mild breeze. The etymology of the name may be related to Ancient… Continue reading Tzafrir

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Latin, Male, Place names, S names, Unisex, Word names

Scotia

Scotia (pr. skoh-sha) was originally the Roman name for Ireland, derived from Scoti or Scotti, a term used to refer to the Gaels, though it later came to refer to Scotland. The origin of the word Scoti/Scotti is unknown. It could possibly be derived from the name of a Celtic tribe of unknown meaning though that seems unlikely since there is no known… Continue reading Scotia