D names, Female, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Darla

Darla is an English female name, a variant of Darlene, made up from the English word darling meaning "beloved, favorite, cherished", which derives from a Proto-Germanic word of unknown etymology, combined with the -lene suffix. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Darlene (English) Darleen (English) Darlena (English) Darlina (English) Darlaine (English) Darlyne (English)    

A names, African mythology, Arabic, Fairy, Female, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Aziza

Aziza is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Aziz meaning "powerful, strong; mighty; precious; beloved, darling, dear". I've also seen Aziza listed as being the name of a type of supernatural creature in African mythology, a type of fairy which are supposedly benevolent. I couldn't find an origin behind the name, whether it has… Continue reading Aziza

Animals, L names, Lion, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Leonard

Leonard is a male given name meaning "brave lion" made up from Germanic elements leon (lion) and hard (brave, hardy), both of which derive from a PIE source. Leonard is also an English and French surname which originates from the given name; it's also been used as an anglicized form of Irish O'Leannain meaning "descendant of Leannán", the latter meaning "lover;… Continue reading Leonard

C names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Joy, Literature, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Carissa

Carissa is a variant spelling of Charissa, itself an elaborated form of Charis which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “grace, kindness, beauty, elegance” derived from khaírō (to be happy) from Proto-Hellenic *kʰəřřō (to rejoice) ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (to yearn for).In Greek mythology, a Charis refers to one of the Charites, referring to some minor goddesses (also known as the Graces) of charm, beauty, grace,… Continue reading Carissa

Earth, Elements, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, R names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Renji

Renji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:  "bargain; reason; charge; suspicion; point; account; purity; honest; low price; cheap; rested; contented; peaceful + two" (廉二); "bargain; reason; charge; suspicion; point; account; purity; honest; low price; cheap; rested; contented; peaceful + next; order; sequence" (廉次); "romance; in love;… Continue reading Renji

Animals, C names, Female, Gaelic, Horses/Stallions, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Cherie

Cherie comes from French chérie, a word which means "darling, sweetheart" from chérir (to cherish) derived from Latin cārus meaning "dear, beloved, expensive" via Proto-Indo-European *kéh₂ros (to desire, to wish). It may also be a variant spelling of Sherry, the name of a fortified wine in Spain called Xeres/Jerez, though Sherry is also a surname, the anglicized form of Irish Ó Searraigh meaning "descendant of Searrach", the latter a… Continue reading Cherie