C names, Color, Female, Gold, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Semitic, Virtues/Attributes

Cressida

Cressida is a female given name, seemingly a Medieval English and Renaissance variant of Chryseis, an Ancient Greek female name, a patronymic meaning "daughter of Chryses"; Chryses is an Ancient Greek male name meaning "gold, golden" which seems to be derived from a Semitic source. Chryseis's real name was Astynome. Chryseis features in the Iliad, the daughter of an Apollon priest who… Continue reading Cressida

Dakota, Female, Food, Japanese, Kin/Family, Mythology, N names, Native American, Nickname names, Numbers, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes

Nona

Nona is the name of a Roman goddess of pregnancy in Roman mythology, as well as the name of one of the Parcae (the female personifications of destiny), along with Morta and Decima. The Parcae are the Roman equivalent of the Moirai in Greek myth, and Nona is the equivalent of Clotho, who spun the thread of life.… Continue reading Nona

Female, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Reijo

Reijo (pr. ray-yo; Forvo) is a Finnish male name, the Finnish form of Gregory, the English form of Latinized Greek form Gregorius deriving from Greek Gregorios meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert” from Greek gregoros ultimately derived from a PIE root word. Reijo (pr. ray-jo) is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used (the ones with stars… Continue reading Reijo

Female, I names, Kin/Family, Literature, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Imogen

Imogen was first used by Shakespeare in his play Cymbeline (1609), believed to have been a misspelling of an already existing name, Innogen, a name of uncertain meaning. The name is believed to have been derived from Gaelic inghean meaning "maiden girl" and "daughter" which ultimately derives from PIE root word *ǵenh₁-(to produce, to beget, to give birth). Innogen is… Continue reading Imogen

Female, J names, Japanese, Korean, Male, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Juno

Juno is the wife of the the Roman god Jupiter and the Roman goddess of marriage and women, making her the Greek counterpart of Hera. Though the etymology behind the name is uncertain, it could be linked to Latin iuvenis meaning “youthful, young” from Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life, age, eternity). Juno is traditionally a female given name but… Continue reading Juno

Female, Kin/Family, Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Paget

Paget comes from an English surname, a diminutive of Page which means "servant, page" from French page from Late Latin pagius (servant) deriving from Ancient Greek paidíon (young child) from paîs (child, son, daughter) via a Proto-Indo-European source. Paget was originally an occupational surname for a young male servant who worked in a noble's house. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Padgette (English)- unisex Pagette (English)- unisex Pagett… Continue reading Paget

D names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Irish, Irish mythology, Kin/Family, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sorrow, Virtues/Attributes

Deirdre

Deirdre is the name of a tragic heroine in Irish legend, which is why she's known as Deirdre of the Sorrows. Before she was born her beauty was foretold by a druid, a beauty that would only bring strife and sorrow as kings and lords would go to war over her. King Conchobhar (Connor) decided to… Continue reading Deirdre

B names, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Numbers, Virtues/Attributes

Bathsheba

Bathsheba is the name of the wife of King David and the mother of Solomon. In the Old Testament, Bathsheba’s husband Uriah is intentionally sent to the frontline of battle to be killed so that King David could marry her. They have a son, Solomon. The name comes from Hebrew meaning "daughter of the oath" or… Continue reading Bathsheba