African, Arabic, Elements, Female, Kongo, Literature, Male, Nature, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Z names

Zaire

Zaire is the former name of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The name comes from the Congo river, derived from the Kongo word nzere o nzadi meaning "river swallowing rivers"; Zaire is the Portuguese adaption of the name. Spelled Zaïre, it's a French female name, created by French writer and philosopher Voltaire for his play, also called Zaïre (1732), who… Continue reading Zaire

Arabic, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zoya

Zoya is the Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian form of Zoe, a Greek female name meaning “life”, derived from PIE root word *gʷeyh₃- (to live). Zoya also seems to have had some use in Hindi and Arabic, either an Arabic form of Zoe or perhaps related to Zahra meaning "to shine, glow; radiant, brilliant" or "flower, blossom" Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Arabic Variants: Zoja (Latvian,… Continue reading Zoya

E names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, Love/Beloved, Male, Nature, Surname names, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Eren

Eren is a Turkish unisex name, as well as a surname, meaning "saint". Eren is also a Japanese female name, likely influenced by the name Ellen with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: e 愛 "love, affection" + ren 恋 "attach; love; yearning, longing; romance" (愛恋); e 依 "rely on; depend" + ren 蓮 "lotus" (依蓮); e 栄 "flourish; prosper" + ren 恋 "attach;… Continue reading Eren

A names, Arabic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Love/Beloved, Moon, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Amaris

Amaris is a female given name. As a Spanish female name, it could be an elaborated form of Amara, the feminine form of Amaro, which is either the Spanish form of Germanic Adelmar meaning "noble famous" or it could be derived from Latin amarus meaning "bitter; harsh; sour, morose". It's also possible that Amaro, as a surname, may be derived from Arabic given… Continue reading Amaris

Arabic, Hebrew, Male, O names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Omar

Omar is both a Hebrew and an Arabic name with different meanings depending on the origin. As a Hebrew name it means "speaker" which comes from Hebrew verb amar אָמַר meaning "to say, tell". As an Arabic name it's a variant transcription of Umar meaning "flourishing, prosperous, long-lived, life", and is also a surname originating from the given… Continue reading Omar

Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Assyrian mythology, Babylonian mythology, Female, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, S names, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Shamhat

Shamhat is a character in the Epic of Gilgamesh, a temple prostitute and a priestess of Inanna who is sent by Gilgamesh to tame the wild man Enkidu and bring him into civilization through sex. Afterwards, she persuades him to go to Uruk and meet Gilgamesh which results in them becoming best friends and going on a series of adventures… Continue reading Shamhat

B names, Earth, Elements, English, Female, Nature, Old English, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Bloom

Bloom conjures up images of blooming flowers, something in the process of opening up and blossoming. It comes from Middle Low German blōme (to bloom, flower, blossom) from Proto-Germanic *blōmô (flower) which ultimately derives from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (to bloom, to flower, to thrive). As a word it's also used to refer to someone in the 'bloom' of youth, someone who's flourishing… Continue reading Bloom

Animals, Brown, Color, Green, H names, Hindu mythology, Male, Monkey, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Tawny, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Harisha

Harisha is an Indian male name meaning "lord of monkeys" made up from Sanskrit elements hari and isha (lord). In Sanskrit hari means "tawny, yellow, brown, green" which extends to animals of the same coloring such as a lion, horse, or monkey. It derives from a Proto-Indo-European source, *ǵʰelh₃- (to shine; to flourish; green, yellow). In Hindu mythology, Hari is another name for the gods Vishnu and Krishna.… Continue reading Harisha

Aboriginal, Ancient Greek, Animals, Arabic, Aramaic, Elements, Female, Food, Grape/Grapevine, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Lamb/Sheep, Latin, Mythology, Nickname names, Place names, Seasons, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Talia

Talia has several meanings depending on the origin: it's a variant transcription of Talya, a Hebrew female name meaning "dew from God"; Talia is also an Aboriginal word meaning "near water" and is the name of a town in Australia; it's also an Aramaic unisex name, a variant of Talya meaning "young lamb", derived from taleh; it's also… Continue reading Talia

F names, Female, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Florence

Florence comes from Latin Florentius and its feminine form Florentia which is derived from Latin florens meaning "flourishing, prospering, blossoming" from flos (flower) which ultimately comes from the Proto-Indo-European toot word *bʰleh₃- (bloom, flower). Although Florence is commonly used as a girl's name, it was also used as a boy's name. Florence is also the capital of Tuscany as well as a surname derived… Continue reading Florence