Gwenllian

Gwenllian is a Welsh female name made up from Welsh elements gwen (white, fair, blessed) and llian (flaxen) so the name means “white flaxen” or “fair flaxen”, perhaps originally used to refer to someone who was fair-haired, since flaxen was originally used to refer to someone who had blond hair. In Welsh, the double ll is pronoucned like a shl so the…

Lyndon

Lyndon comes from an English surname meaning “lime tree hill” or “flax hill” from Old English elements lind (lime tree) derived from Proto-Germanic *linþaz (flexible, supple, mild), or lin (flax) and dun (hill). It was originally used as a topographical name for someone who lived near lime trees. Origin: Old English, Proto-Germanic Variants: Lindon (English) Linden (English)  

Amaya

Amaya is a Basque and Spanish female name, a variant spelling of Amaia meaning “the end” in Basque, as well as a surname derived from a place name. Amaia is also a Greek name, used as an epithet for the goddess Demeter possibly meaning “without a midwife” or “not yet delivered” from prefix a- (without) and maia (mother, nurse, midwife, lady). Amaya may…

Linus

Linus is the name of 2 sons of the Greek god Apollo in Greek mythology by different mothers. One of them, whom he fathered with one of the Muses, was a great musician who invented the melody and rhythm. His name comes Greek linos meaning “flax”. Origin: Greek Variants: Linos (Ancient Greek, Greek) Lino (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese,…

Linden

Linden comes from a surname as well as a place name meaning “linden tree” or “lime tree” from Germanic element lind, which comes from Proto-Germanic *lindo meaning “soft, tender, flexible”. It was used to refer to someone who lived near a lime/linden tree. Spelled Lindon, or Lyndon, it comes from an Old English surname derived from a place…

Maya, Maia

Maya is the name of the Mayan civilization and its people, a Mesoamerican civilization that stretched out in southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemela, El Salvador, and Honduras, though it’s of unknown meaning.  Maya is also an Indian girl’s name meaning “illusion” or “magic” in Sanskrit, featuring as a concept in Hinduism and Buddhism. In Hindu mythology,…