Arthurian legends & myths, F names, Fairy, Female, Gaelic, Mythological creatures, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fay

Fay is a female given name which derives from several sources: the first is that it's another word for "fairy", coming from Middle English faie via Latin fata meaning "destiny, fate" derived from PIE root word *bʰeh₂- (to speak, say). In Arthurian legend, it's the epithet of Morgan le Fay (meaning Morgan the fairy); it's also been used as a nickname for… Continue reading Fay

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Animals, Brown, Color, Emotion/Feelings, F names, Fawn, Female, Joy, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yellow

Fawn

Fawn is the term for a young deer as well as a light yellowish-brown color. It comes from Old French faon via Latin fētus meaning "pregnant, full of young" derived from PIE *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse). Fawn is also an English word, a verb used to refer to someone who is seeking favor from someone through flattery, or to behave affectionately over… Continue reading Fawn

Celtic, Color, F names, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Flannery

Flannery comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendant of Flannghal", Flannghal meaning "red valor", "red fury", or "red ardor" made up from Irish flann (red, blood-red) derived from PIE root word *welh₃- (to hit, to strike); and gal (warlike ardor; valor, fury) from Proto-Celtic *galā (might, ability). Flannery could also be the anglicized form of Flannabhra meaning "red eyebrows" from Irish fabhra (eyelash;… Continue reading Flannery

F names, Female, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Flora

Flora is the name of the Roman goddess of flowers, nature, and spring and the wife of Favonius, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god of the west wind; her Greek counterpart is Chloris. Flora comes from Latin flos meaning "blossom, flower" derived from PIE root word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Flora is also used to refer to plant life. It's also a… Continue reading Flora

Emotion/Feelings, F names, Female, Love/Beloved, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Frigg

Frigg is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology, the goddess of marriage, childbirth, and the earth. She is also depicted as having the power of foreknowledge and is the wife of Odin. Frigg comes from an Old Norse source meaning "beloved" or "to love" deriving from a PIE root word meaning "to love, to please".… Continue reading Frigg

Animals, Color, F names, Female, Fox, German/Germanic, Nature, Proto-Germanic, Red/Crimson, Violet/Purple

Fuchsia

Fuchsia (pr. fyoo-shuh) is the name of a genus of flowers as well as the name of a vivid purplish red color derived from the color of the flower. It was named after botanist Leonard Fuchs; Fuchs is a German surname meaning "fox", originally derived as a nickname for someone who was sly and cunning, or for someone who… Continue reading Fuchsia

Elements, F names, Female, Fire, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

February

February is the name of the second month of the year. It comes from the Roman festival of purification called Februa from Latin februum meaning “purification, purging”; the word is of uncertain origin though it could be derived from a Sabine source, from a PIE word *dʰewh₂- (smoke, haze) or from a root word *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn). There’s also a Roman god called… Continue reading February

Emotion/Feelings, F names, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Felixa

Felixa is the feminine form of Felix which comes from a Roman cognomen meaning “happy, lucky, successful, auspicious” in Latin. It also means "fruitful, fertile, prosperous", deriving from PIE *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse) from which derive several derivatives such as Greek phuo “to make grow” or “to produce”, Latin fio “to become”, fecundus “fertile”, fetus “pregnant” and “offspring” and even femina “woman”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Félice (French) Felice (English) Felicia… Continue reading Felixa

F names, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fletcher

Fletcher is an English surname, an occupational surname referring to someone who made arrows. It comes from Old French fleche meaning "arrow" derived from Frankish *fliukkija (arrow) via Proto-Indo-European *plew- (to fly, flow); combined with the suffix -er.  Nicknames: Fletch Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

F names, Female, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Froy

Froy could be an anglicized form of Frøy, a Norwegian unisex name, the Norwegian form of Freyr, the name of the Norse god of fertility and the weather. His name comes from Proto-Germanic *frawjaz meaning “lord”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Frøy (Norwegian) Fray (Norwegian) Frey Freyr   Female forms: Freya (Norse mythology, English) Freyja (Norse mythology, Icelandic) Freja (Danish,… Continue reading Froy

Elements, F names, Female, Japanese, Nature, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

Fuka

Fuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "wind; air; style+ flower" (風花); "wind; air; style + summer" (風夏); "wind; air; style + incense; smell; perfume" (風香); Written in hiragana it's ふうか. There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Another form of the name would… Continue reading Fuka

Animals, Arabic, F names, Female, Horses/Stallions, Mythology, Nature, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fulla

Fulla (also known as Volla) is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology, a hand-maiden of Frigg. Her name is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be related to Old Norse fullr meaning "full" and essentially meaning "bountiful", derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *pleh₁- (to fill); or from Old Norse fyl meaning "foal" derived from Proto-Germanic *fulją. Fulla is also a Catalan… Continue reading Fulla

F names, Female, German/Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Frederica

Frederica is the feminine form of Frederick which comes from Germanic Friedrich meaning “peaceful ruler” from Germanic elements frid (peace) and ric (ruler, power). Nicknames: Freddy/Freddie, Rica, Frieda/Freda, Frida Origin: Germanic Variants: Frederika (Dutch, Flemish, Latvian, English) Fredrika (Swedish, Finnish) Fryderyka (Polish) Friðrika (Icelandic) Frederikke (Danish) Frédérique (French) Friederike (German) Federica (Italian)   Male forms: Fredric (English) Frederick (English) Fredrick (English) Friedrich (German) Frédéric… Continue reading Frederica

F names, Female, Latin, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Francis, Frances

Francis/Frances is the English form of Late Latin Franciscus meaning "Frenchman" which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning "free" or "free man", or the name could be derived from a type of spear they used. Francis is the typical masculine spelling while Frances is usually used for women.… Continue reading Francis, Frances

F names, Female, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Florence

Florence comes from Latin Florentius and its feminine form Florentia which is derived from Latin florens meaning "flourishing, prospering, blossoming" from flos (flower) which ultimately comes from the Proto-Indo-European toot word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Although Florence is commonly used as a girl's name, it was also used as a boy's name. Florence is also the capital of Tuscany as well as a surname derived… Continue reading Florence

Color, F names, Female, Gold, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Virtues/Attributes, White, Yellow

Fiona

Fiona seems to have first been coined by Scottish poet James Macpherson who based it on the Fianna, the name of a group of warriors in Irish mythology, or as the feminine form of Fionn. The name comes from Old Irish finn meaning "fair, blond, white" from Proto-Celtic *windos- (white). Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Fionna (English, Scottish)   Male forms: Fionn… Continue reading Fiona

Animals, Birds, F names, Female, Gaelic, Latin, Male, Raven, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Foy

Foy comes from a surname with several possible meanings and origins: it may be derived from Old French foi or from Latin fides meaning "faith", either used as a nickname for someone who was a pious person or someone who often swore; it may also be a medieval French female name also derived from Foy (or Faith);  it may also… Continue reading Foy

F names, Female, Irish, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fiora

Fiora is derived from Italian fiore meaning "flower" which is derived from Latin florem via Proto-Italic *flōs (flower, blossom) via Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Spelled Fíora it becomes an Irish word meaning "true" which comes from Old Irish fír (true, correct, real). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Old Irish Variants: Fiore (Italian) unisex Fíora (Old Irish) Fiorella (Italian)   Male forms: Fiore (Italian) Fír (Old Irish) Fíor (Old… Continue reading Fiora

F names, Female, Japanese, Male, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fuyu

Fuyu is a Japanese unisex name (as well as a word) meaning 冬 "winter" though there are other meanings depending on the kanji used, such as Fuyuki, a male name meaning 冬木 "winter + tree, wood, timber" or 冬樹 "winter + tree, to plant, to cultivate" and likely other meanings; Fuyumi, a Japanese female name… Continue reading Fuyu