A names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Amphion

Amphion is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including the son of Zeus and Antiope, daughter of a river god, and the twin brother of Zethus. Amphion and Zethus built Thebes and Amphion was married to Niobe with whom he had fourteen children, seven boys and seven girls. When Niobe boasted of having more children than Leto, her children Artemis and Apollo killed… Continue reading Amphion

Female, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Stephana

Stephana is a female given name, a variant of Stephanie, the feminine form of Stephen, an English male name derived from Greek Stephanos which means “crown, wreath” or more literally “that which surrounds, encircles”. In Ancient Greece, it was used as a word to refer to a winner of a contest. It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Nicknames: Step/Steff, Steffie… Continue reading Stephana

Emotion/Feelings, F names, Joy, Male, Nickname names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fane

Fane is a pet-form of Ștefan, the Romanian form of Stephen, the English form of Greek Stephanos meaning “crown, wreath” and more literally “that which surrounds or encompasses” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. The word was used in Ancient Greece for a crown of a winner in games or war. Fane is also a word in English, an archaic… Continue reading Fane

Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Steven

Steven is an English male name which comes from Greek Stephanos meaning "crown, wreath" and more literally "that which surrounds or encompasses" which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. The word was used in Ancient Greece for a crown of a winner in games or war. Steven is also a surname originating from the given name.… Continue reading Steven

Female, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Steffie

Steffie is the diminutive form of Stephanie, the feminine form of Stephen, an English male name derived from Greek Stephanos which means “crown, wreath” or more literally “that which surrounds, encircles”. In Ancient Greece, it was used as a word to refer to a winner of a contest. It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Stefani (English) Stephani… Continue reading Steffie

Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Male, Physical Attributes, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Megumi

Megumi is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for girls) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: megumi 恵 "favor, benefit; blessing, grace, kindness" (恵); megumi 愛 "love, affection" (愛); megu 恵 "favor; blessing, grace, kindness" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (恵美); megu 旋 "rotation, go round" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (旋美); megu 寵 "affection; love" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (寵美); megu 巡 "go around;… Continue reading Megumi

Animals, Birds, C names, Falcon, Female, Greek mythology, Hawk, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Circe

Circe (pr. SUR-see) is the Latinized form of Kirke, the name of a sorceress who turned Odysseus's men into pigs before being forced to turn them back when she was bested by Odysseus with the help of Hermes, after which he spent a year on the island with her before leaving. She is also the aunt of Medea, another famous enchantress. The meaning behind her… Continue reading Circe

Female, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Stephanie

Stephanie is the feminine form of Stephen, an English male name derived from Greek Stephanos which means "crown, wreath" or more literally "that which surrounds, encircles". In Ancient Greece, it was used as a word to refer to a winner of a contest. It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Nicknames: Steph/Steff, Steffie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Stefani (English) Stephani… Continue reading Stephanie