Yanyu

Yanyu is a Chinese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the Cinese characters used: yan 延 “to prolong, to stretch, to extend; to delay” + yu 遇 “to meet, to come across; to encounter”; *used for boys only yan 烟 “smoke; mist” + yu 雨 (rain), meaning “misty rain” *girls only yan 燕 “swallow (bird) + yu 玉 “jade” meaning “swallow jade”; *used for girls…

Risha

Risha comes from an Arabic word meaning “feather, quill, plume”. I don’t believe it’s actually used as a given name in the Arabic-speaking world but it has a nice sound and I love the meaning behind it. Alrisha and Al-Risha is also the name of a binary star in the constellation Pisces although I’ve also seen it listed as…

Quilla

Quilla is the strictly feminine fom of Quill, referring to a quill pen made out of a feather’s bird, or referring to a spindle or bobbin used in yarn, meaning “fragment of reed” and “shaft of a feather” which may be derived from Low German quiele from Middle High German kil (quill, large feather) though the origin behind that…

Penna

Penna comes from Latin meaning “feather, plume, wing”. It’s also an Italian surname, either derived from the given name, or from Spanish Peña meaning “rock, cliff”, a locational surname referring to someone who lived near a cliff or rocky land. There’s also the Penna river in India (also known as Penneru) which comes from the Telugu words penu (grand)…