Battle/War, C names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, Word names


Cain is the name of the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel. It seems to be derived from Hebrew qanah meaning "acquired, acquisition" or perhaps related to a root word meaning "to create"; it could also be from qayin meaning "spear" or "smith" Cain is also a Welsh word and female name meaning "lovely,… Continue reading Cain

Hebrew, M names, Male, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Malone comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Eoin meaning "descendant of the devotee of St. John", referring to someone who was a disciple of Saint John (Eoin being the Gaelic form of John). Origin: Proto-Celtic, Hebrew  

Animals, Apple/Apple tree, Female, Food, Fox, Greek mythology, Honey, M names, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Nymphs, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Kartvelian, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means "ash tree" from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name… Continue reading Melia

Emotion/Feelings, Female, G names, Love/Beloved, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Godelieve is the Dutch form of Godeliva, an Old English female name, the feminine form of Gottlieb made up of Germanic elements god (God) and lieb (love, dear) or Old High German leiba (descendant, son) via Proto-Germanic *laibō (what is left, remainder, remnant) via *lībaną (to remain, to be left) derived form a PIE root word. Nicknames: Lieve (Dutch) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Godeliva (Ancient… Continue reading Godelieve

Battle/War, Elves, Kin/Family, Male, Mythological creatures, Nature, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Olivio is a (Brazilian) Portuguese and Italian male name, the masculine form of Olivia, which was used by Shakespeare for a character in his play Twelfth Night (1602). He could have based it from Latin Oliva meaning “olive” or he could have based as a feminine form of Oliver, which either derives from Germanic name Alfher via Old Norse Alvar meaning “elf warrior” or… Continue reading Olivio

Blue, Color, Elves, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Jealousy, L names, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Liv is a Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish female name which comes from Old Norse hlíf meaning "protection, cover, defense, shield", the spelling influenced by the Scandinavian word liv meaning "life". In Norse mythology, Líf is one of two humans who will survive the events of Ragnarok, along with Lífþrasir. Liv is also a nickname for Olivia or Olive; Olivia may have been based on Latin Oliva meaning… Continue reading Liv

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


Olaf comes from Old Norse Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant" made up from Old Norse elements anu (ancestor) and leifr (descendant, heir) both of which derive from a PIE source. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Áleifr (Ancient Scandinavian) Olav (Norwegian, Danish) Oluf (Danish) Olavi (Finnish, Estonian) Olev (Estonian) Ólavur (Faroese) Uolevi (Finnish Ólafur (Icelandic) Amhlaoibh (Irish) Olavo (Portuguese) Amhlaidh (Scottish) Aulay (Scottish)… Continue reading Olaf

Emotion/Feelings, G names, Kin/Family, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Gottlieb is the German form of Goteleib which is an Ancient Germanic male name meaning "God's love" or "beloved by God" or "beloved of God" composed from Old High German elements got (god) from PIE *ǵʰutós (invoked, poured) derived from root word *ǵʰew- (pour, liberate); and lieb (beloved, dear) derived from PIE root word *lewbʰ- (to love). Gottlieb also means "god +offspring, son", the latter from Old High German leiba (offspring,… Continue reading Gottlieb

Blue, Color, Elves, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Jealousy, L names, Latin, Mythological creatures, Nickname names, Old Norse, Virtues/Attributes


Livia is an Ancient Roman name, the feminine form of Livius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it's been linked to Latin liveo meaning "to envy" or lividus meaning "blue, envious". Livia could also be a short form of Olivia, which either derives from Latin Oliva meaning “olive” or as a feminine form of Oliver, which either derives from Germanic name Alfher from Old… Continue reading Livia