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

Fox

Fox comes from the name of the animal, which has gained a reputation of being and wily, depicted as tricksters in folktales, such as Reynard the fox. Fox is also a surname, originally given as a nickname for someone who was cunning, or who had red hair. The word comes from Proto-Germanic *fuhsaz (fox) derived from a… Continue reading Fox

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

Fayre

Fayre comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Fair meaning "fair, beautiful" which comes from Old English fæger (beautiful, good-looking, attractive) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. As a surname, Fair could also have been given to someone who had blond hair, or someone who was honest and unbiased. Apparently Fair was also used as a… Continue reading Fayre

F names, Female, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Frankie

Frankie is a nickname for Francis/Frances or any of its forms (Franklin, Francesca, etc.). The name comes from Franciscus, a Late Latin name meaning “Frenchman” which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning “free” or “free man”, though it may also be derived from Proto-Germanic *frankô meaning “spear, javelin". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Franky… Continue reading Frankie

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

Felice

Felice (pr. feh-lee-che; Forvo) is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Felix meaning "lucky, successful, auspicious". 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”. Felice (pr. feh-lee-tsa or fel-eese) is also a female given name, the German feminine form of Felix… Continue reading Felice

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

Friday

Friday comes from Old English frīġedæġ meaning "Frigg's day", Frigg being the Norse 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”. Friday is… Continue reading Friday

Arabic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, F names, Female, Joy, Male, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Farrah

Farrah is a variant spelling of Farah, an Arabic female name (and occasionally a male name) meaning "joy". Farah is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Farrah is also an English surname, a variant of Farrar, an occupational name for a smith or an ironworker which comes from Middle English ferreor (iron worker, smith) via Latin ferrum… Continue reading Farrah

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

Fay

Fay is an English unisex 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

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

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