B names, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bastien

Bastien is a French male name, a short for of Sébastien, the French form of Sebastian. It comes from Latin Sebastianus meaning “from Sebaste”, Sebaste being a city in Asia Minor (in what is now modern day Turkey). The name is derived from Ancient Greek sebastos meaning “venerable, august, exalted” (a Greek translation of Latin Augustus) via Ancient Greek sebázomai (to feel awe, revere) and… Continue reading Bastien

Female, Malagasy, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sabine/Oscan, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tiana

Tiana is a female given name, a shortened form of Tatiana (the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning though it could be of Sabine origin. I’ve seen a few possible meanings attached to it such as Latin tata meaning “daddy”, a term used by children; or that… Continue reading Tiana

A names, Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Earth, Elements, Hebrew, Lion, Male, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

Aharon

Aharon is the Hebrew form of Aaron, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning. It’s possible that it comes from an Ancient Egyptian source, perhaps aha rw meaning “warrior lion”. It’s also possible that it comes from a Hebrew source with possible meanings of “high mountain”, “bright”, or “exalted”. Origin: Ancient Egyptian, Hebrew Variants Aaron (English, Jewish) Aron (Polish,… Continue reading Aharon

D names, Female, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Greek mythology, Irish mythology, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Delia

Delia is a female given name, derived from Greek Delos meaning "of Delos", referring to someone who came from the island of Delos. It's the name of an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis who was born there. The name comes from Ancient Greek delos meaning "visible, clear; conspicuous; manifest" derived from PIE root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven).… Continue reading Delia

Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, Japanese, Korean, Male, Maori, Nature, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Tai

Tai is a Chinese unisex name (as well as a surname also spelled Dai) with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: tài 太 "very, extreme; excessive; big; highest; elder"; tài 泰 "extreme; greatest; safe, peaceful; big, large; good, excellent;", also used as shortened form of Thailand; Tai can also be used as part of a compound name,… Continue reading Tai

B names, Female, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Brigid

Brigid is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, the goddess of fire, poetry, healing, and fertility, among a few other things. I've seen it listed as meaning "exalted one" from Proto-Celtic *briganti (high, elevated; exalted) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brighid (Irish) Bridget (Irish, English) Bridgette (English) Brigit (Irish) Bríd… Continue reading Brigid

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

Animals, B names, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Wolf

Boston

Boston is the name of the capital in Massachusetts, named after a town in Lincolnshire, England, meaning “Botulf’s settlement” or “Botulf’s stone”, Botulf/Botolph being an Old English name made up of Old English boda (messenger, envoy; prophet) and wulf (wolf), combined with Old English elements tun (settlement) or stan (stone). It was either named after a saint who might have built a monastary around… Continue reading Boston

Hebrew, J names, Male, Virtues/Attributes

Jeremy

Jeremy is the Medieval English form of Jeremiah, a Hebrew male name meaning “Yahweh has uplifted” or “Yahweh has exalted”. Nicknames: Jerry Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jeremiah (English) Jeremia (English) Hieremias (Biblical Latin) Ieremias (Biblical Greek) Yirmiyahu (Biblical Hebrew) Jeremias (Portuguese, German, Finnish) Jorma (Finnish) Jérémie (French) Jérémy (French) Jeremie (English) Jeremías (Spanish)