African, Arabic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Nickname names, North African, Numbers, Peach, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Mona

Mona is a female given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: it's an Anglicized form of Irish Muadhnait, made up of Irish muadh (noble) combined with a diminutive suffix; it's also used as a nickname for Monika, the Scandinavian form of Monica, a name of unknown origin though it’s likely derived from a  North African or Phoenician origin.… Continue reading Mona

Chinese, D names, Emotion/Feelings, Hebrew, Japanese, Love/Beloved, Male, Nickname names, Surname names, Swahili, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dai

Dai is a Welsh male name, a diminutive of Dafydd, the Welsh form of David which comes from Hebrew meaning "beloved". I've also seen it listed as being derived from an old Celtic word dei meaning "to shine". Dai is also a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: dai 大 "big, large"; dai 太 "plump,… Continue reading Dai

Animals, Arabic, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sheep, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Zodiac

Rami

Rami is an Arabic male name and surname meaning "archer, thrower" which comes from Arabic ramy رَمْي (throwing, flinging shooting); or it could be derived from ram (رام) meaning "to aspire,  to wish, to aim at, to dream, to be ambitious". However, ram (رام) is also a Persian word meaning "tame, meek, docile". Rami is also from Hebrew Ram (רָם)… Continue reading Rami

A names, Ancient Germanic, Female, Place names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Avila

Avila is the name of a city in Spain (spelled Ávila). The origin of the name is unknown; it may have been originally named as Abula. Avila may also be derived from Germanic avi, of unknown meaning though possibly meaning “desired” or “wished for”. Ávila is also a surname, a locational name for someone who came from… Continue reading Avila

A names, Arabic, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Asha

Asha is an Indian female name meaning "hope, desire, wish" derived from Sanskrit आशा (āśā). Asha is also an African name, perhaps based on Arabic Aisha meaning "alive, living". In Zoroastrianism, Asha is a concept of truth and order meaning "truth". Origin: Sanskrit, Arabic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Eshe (Eastern African, Swahili)  

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