Ancient Greek, Battle/War, C names, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, Greek mythology, Latin, Light, Moon, Mythology, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Celina

Celina seems to be a variant spelling of Selena at first glance, the name of the Greek goddess of the moon, which fittingly means "moon"; though it may also be a short form of Marcelina (or any name ending in celina), the Polish feminine form of Marcellus, an ancient Roman cognomen which originated as a diminutive of Marcus, a Roman praenomen which… Continue reading Celina

Battle/War, Egyptian, Elements, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Hebrew, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Marius

Marius comes from a Roman family name which can either be used as a masculine form of Maria (the Latin form of Hebrew name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian… Continue reading Marius

Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, Light, M names, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Martine

Martine is the French, Dutch, and Norwegian feminine form of Martin which ultimately derives from the name of the Roman war of god, Mars, who played a prominent role in Roman worship, including being linked to agricultural functions. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large… Continue reading Martine

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

Marcus

Marcus is a Latin praenomen (given name) of uncertain etymology though it's likely that it derives from Mars, the Roman god of war and agriculture. The name itself is of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” or from Latin marcus meaning “large hammer”. However, it’s also possible that Mars is related to a… Continue reading Marcus

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, P names, Virtues/Attributes

Persephone

Persephone (also known as Kore meaning "the maiden") is the daughter of Demeter and Zeus in Greek mythology. The most famous myth attached to her is her abduction by Hades, king of the underworld, in order to be his bride. However, when her mother Demeter found out she refused to allow anything to grow in her despair, causing the earth… Continue reading Persephone

Etruscan mythology, Female, Latin, Light, M names, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Marcy

Marcy is a female given name, a originating as a nickname for names like Marcia, Marcella, Marceline, etc., all of which come from the same source, from the name of the Roman god of war Mars (the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Ares). Mars is a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related… Continue reading Marcy

Elements, M names, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Water

Mortimer

Mortimer is an English male name which comes from a surname via a habitional surname. The name comes from a French origin meaning "dead pond" or "dead sea", made up from Old French mort (dead) via Latin mortuus (dead, having died; decayed, withered) derived from a PIE root word; and Old French mer (sea) via Latin mare (sea) also derived from a… Continue reading Mortimer

Battle/War, Etruscan mythology, Female, Latin, Light, M names, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Marcella

Marcella is the feminine form of Marcellus, an ancient Roman cognomen which originated as a diminutive of Marcus, a Roman praenomen which may be derived from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars. It's a name of uncertain etymology and meaning though it could possibly be related to Latin mas meaning “male” though it might also be from Latin marcus meaning… Continue reading Marcella

Bantu, Brown, Color, Female, M names, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Slavic mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Morena

Morena is a Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian female name, the feminine form of Moreno meaning "brown, dark brown, dusky, brunette". The origin of the word derives from Latin maurus (Moorish, Moor) via an Ancient Greek origin. It's also a Spanish and Italian surname derived from the given name. Morena is also a word in the Sotho language, a Southern… Continue reading Morena

Arthurian legends & myths, F names, Fairy, Female, Gaelic, Male, Mythological creatures, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fay

Fay is an English unisex name which derives from several sources: the first is that it's another word for "fairy", coming from Middle English faie via Latin fata meaning "destiny, fate" derived from PIE root word *bʰeh₂- (to speak, say). In Arthurian legend, it's the epithet of Morgan le Fay (meaning Morgan the fairy); it's also been used as a nickname for… Continue reading Fay