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…

Lot

Lot is a Hebrew male name meaning “covering, veil” from Hebrew lut (to envelop, wrap closely). Lot has also been used as a variant form of Leudonus and Lewdwn, a king of Lothian (also known as Leudonus in Latin), a region in Scotland. The name may have been based on Lodan, a Late Irish form of Welsh Lludd (or Lud), itself a variant…

Moria

Moria is a female given name with several etymologies and meanings: it’s a the name of a Naiad nymph in Greek mythology whose brother Tylos was killed by a dragon, though she later brought him back to life with a magical herb. This myth is similar to the story of Pelops, who had been killed…

Dalya, Dalia

Dalya is a variant transcription of Dalia, a Hebrew female name meaning “branch”, though Dalia is also an Arabic female name meaning “grape vine”. Dalia is the name of the Lithuanian goddess of fate meaning “fate, luck” in Lithuanian from dalis (part, portion, share), as well as being a variant spelling and Spanish form of Dahlia, the name of a flower…