Dryope

Dryope is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including the name of a princess, the daughter of Dryops of Oeta, and who was turned into a black poplar tree. It’s made up from Ancient Greek elements drûs (tree; oak) and ops (eye, face), meaning “tree-faced” or “oak-eyed”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Dryops (Ancient Greek)  

Sullivan

Sullivan comes from a surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin meaning “descendant of Súileabhán”, the latter a personal name meaning “little dark-eyed one”, made up from Irish elements súil (eye), dubh (black) combined with the diminutive suffix án. Other possible meanings I’ve seen listed for it are “one-eyed” or “hawk-eyed” though I can’t say how accurate those are….

Brody

Brody comes from a Scottish, Irish, and English surname, a variant spelling of Brodie, a habitational name with several possible meanings: it could be derived from Gaelic brothach meaning “muddy place”; it could also be derived from Scottish Gaelic brothaigh meaning “rampart” or “fortification”; it’s also possible that Brody could be made up from Old English brad-eage meaning “broad eye”, originally…

Cara

Cara comes from an Italian word, the feminine singular of caro meaning “dear, beloved; precious, expensive”; it comes from Latin cārus (dear, beloved; expensive) via Proto-Italic *kāros (dear) derived from PIE root word *keh₂- (to desire, wish). Cara is also an Irish word meaning “friend” coming from Old Irish carae (friend; relative) via Proto-Celtic *karants (friend) derived from the same PIE root word…

Antiope

Antiope is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Ares,  and queen of the Amazons as well as the sister of Hippolyte. This Antiope was also the wife of the hero Theseus. Another Antiope was the daughter of the river god Asopus and the mother of Amphion and Zethus by Zeus. The name comes from Ancient Greek anti- (against, compared to, like) and ops which means…

Brady

Brady comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Brádaigh meaning “descendant of Brádach”, the latter a byname possibly meaning “broad” in reference to someone who was broad-chested; or it means “descendant of the thief” from bradach meaning “thieving, stolen, plunder”. Brady also has its own origins as an English surname meaning “broad eye” from Old English brād (broad) derived…

Penelope

Penelope is a Greek female name of uncertain etymology but which could be derived from Greek penelops, referring to a type of duck. Penelope could be also be derived from Greek pene (threads, weft) and ops (face, eye). This meaning seems more fitting for the character in Greek mythology: Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, who was apparently faithful to him for the twenty years…

Rukiya

Rukiya is an interesting name with two sources: the first is that it’s a variant spelling of Ruqayya, an Arabic female name which means “rise, ascent” or “spell, charm, incantation”. Rukiya is also a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “detain; fasten + hope; beg, request; rare; Greece +…

Penny

Origin: Greek, Germanic Meaning: Penny is usually used as a nickname for Penelope, a Greek feminine name of uncertain etymology but which could be derived from Greek penelops, referring to a type of duck. Penelope could be also be derived from Greek pene (threads, weft) and ops (face, eye). This meaning seems more fitting for the character in Greek mythology: Penelope, the…