Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, L names, Mythology, Nature, Place names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Laura

Laura is the feminine form of Laurus, a Late Latin name meaning "laurel". It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due to a change in dialect. Laurel is also a surname, likely derived as a place name for someone who lived near a laurel tree. The laurel tree, in… Continue reading Laura

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Ancient Greek, Coptic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Joy, K names, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Numbers, Old Norse, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kati

Kati (pr. kah-tee) is a variant spelling of Káti, an Old Norse male name meaning "merry, cheerful" from Old Norse kátr (jolly, merry, cheerful, glad). Kati is also a Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian short form of Katariina (Finnish, Estonian) and Katalin (Hungarian, Basque) which both derive from Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from… Continue reading Kati

Ancient Greek, Animals, Deer/Roe, E names, Earth, Elements, Fawn, Female, French, Gaelic, Gaulish, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Irish, Moon, Moose/Elk, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh mythology, Word names

Elana

Elana is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant spelling of Ilana, which is the feminine form of Ilan, a Hebrew male name meaning "tree", though it could also be a feminine form of Elon, another Hebrew male name meaning "tree, oak tree"; Elana could also be a variant form of Helena,… Continue reading Elana

Arabic, Female, L names, Word names

Leili

Leili is a variant form of Leila, an Arabic female name meaning "night" as well as being the Estonian form of the name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Leila (Arabic, Persian, English, Georgian) Layla (Arabic, English) Laila (Arabic, English) Leyla (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, English) Lejla (Bosnian) Leilah (English) Lyla (English) Lila (English)  

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, H names, Light, Moon

Helena

Helena is the Latinate form of Helen, the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it's been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. Helena has different pronounciations depending on where you’re from. It’s he-LE-nah, hay-LAY-nah or he-le-nah. I prefer the he-le-nah pronounciation. Origin: Ancient Greek… Continue reading Helena

Arabic, Estonian mythology, J names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-Iranian, Sky/Heavens, Thunder/Lightning, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Jumal

Jumal is the name of the Estonian god of the sky; the name means "god" in Estonian and Finnish, likely borrowed from the Proto-Indo-Iranian *diyumna, a cognate of Sanskrit dyuman (heavenly, shining, radiant). Jumal has also been used as a generic word used to refer to a god as well as also being used for the Christian God. Another… Continue reading Jumal

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sofia

Sofia is a variant of Sophia, which comes from Greek meaning "wisdom". Origin: Greek Variants: Sophia (Greek, English, German) Sophie (French, German, Dutch, English) Sofie (German, Danish, Dutch, Czech) Sohvi (Finnish) Žofia (Slovak) Sofiya (Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Russian) Sofya (Russian) Sofija (Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian) Žofie (Czech) Sopio (Georgian) Zsófia (Hungarian) Szonja (Hungarian) Soffía (Icelandic)… Continue reading Sofia

Battle/War, Elves, Kin/Family, Male, Mythological creatures, O names, Old Norse, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Oliver

Oliver is a male given name that has two possible origins. The first is that it could be from Germanic Alfhar from Old Norse Alvar meaning "elf warrior" or "elf army" from Old Norse elements alfr (elf) and arr (warrior, army); or it's derived from another Old Norse name, Áleifr, meaning "ancestor's descendant" from Old Norse anu (ancestor) and leifr (descendant). Oliver is also a surname originating from the… Continue reading Oliver