Akkadian, Animals, E names, Eel, Elamite, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Elam is a Hebrew male name either meaning "hidden" or "eternity, forever"; Elam also means "young (unmarried) man". Elam is also the name of an ancient civilization in what is now southwest Iran. The name itself comes from the Sumerian transliteration of elama or from Elamite haltamti which I've seen meaning "lord country", or perhaps from… Continue reading Elam

E names, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Eka is an Indonesian unisex name meaning "one, first" via Sanskrit eka (one) from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Háykas (one) derived form PIE root word *óynos (one; single). Eka is also Georgian female name, a short form of Ekaterine, the Georgian form of Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning… Continue reading Eka

A names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Japanese, Love/Beloved, Nature, Pear, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Airi is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ai 愛 "love";   ri 莉 "jasmine"; ri 梨 "pear"; ri 理 "logic; arrangement; reason; justice; truth"; ri 里 "village" a 亜 "Asia; rank next; come after";i 依 "reliant; depend on; consequently; therefore; due to"; ri 梨 "pear" Written in hiragana it's あいり. Airi is also a Finnish female name which seems to be derived from… Continue reading Airi

Ancient Greek, E names, Female, Proto-Hellenic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Erica is the feminine form of Eric which means “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler” from Old Norse Eiríkr. Erica is also the Latin word for "heather" via Ancient Greek ereike (heath) which may be derived from a Proto-Hellenic root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Greek Variants: Erika (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Italian, Japanese) Ericka (English) Erykah… Continue reading Erica

Female, Food, Honey, M names, Mermaid/Siren, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Melior is a female given name, a variant form of Meliora, which could come from Latin meliora meaning "ever better" or "always better", the neuter plural form of Latin melior meaning "better" derived from PIE root word *mel- (strong, great). It's also possible that the name is a corruption of Breton meler meaning "honey-maker" which derives from Latin mel (honey) via PIE root *mélit (honey). Melior… Continue reading Melior

Arabic, K names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Khalid is an Arabic male name meaning "eternal, immortal" which derives from Arabic خَلَدَ khalada (to be immortal; to last forever, to be everlasting) via root خ ل د kh-l-d (which relates to eternity). Khalid is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Khaled (Arabic) Halit (Turkish)   Female forms: Khalida (Arabic) Halide (Turkish)… Continue reading Khalid

Animals, Boar, E names, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Ever comes from the English adverb meaning "at all times, always" from Middle English evere via Old English ǣfre (ever) derived from an uncertain origin, though it also means "at any time" and "in any way". It could possibly be from a contraction of a in feore meaning "ever in life" made up from Old English ā (ever, always) via Proto-Germanic *aiwaz (eternity, age; law)… Continue reading Ever

E names, Female, Food, Japanese, Nature, Pear, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Erika is the feminine form of Erik, itself the Scandinavian form of Eric meaning "ever ruler" or "eternal ruler" which comes from Old Norse Eiríkr. Erica is not only a variant spelling of Erika but it's also the Latin word for "heather" and is the name of a genus of flowers. Erika is also a Japanese female name with… Continue reading Erika

A names, Color, Earth, Elements, Gold, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Auric comes from a term in chemistry, an adjective referring to something that is of or containing gold in the trivalent state. It comes from the Au, the chemical symbol for gold, which derives from Latin aurum meaning "gold" derived from a PIE root word. Of course, it's just as possible that Auric is made up from Au (gold) and ric, a… Continue reading Auric