Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Female, Greek mythology, Hawaiian, L names, Moon, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Lalaine

Lalaine seems to be a Filipino female name, perhaps a combination of prefix la- and given name Elaine, which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. There are several characters in Arthurian legend… Continue reading Lalaine

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

Female, Hebrew, L names, Nature, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes

Lillian

Lillian is a female given name which may have originally come about as one of the numerous nicknames for Elizabeth which derives from Hebrew meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”, although it’s also likely that it could be related as another form of Lily.  Interestingly enough, Lilian is a French male name with Liliane its feminine… Continue reading Lillian

F names, Fairy, Female, Mythological creatures, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Forsythia

Forsythia is the name of a genus of flowering plants, named after Scottish botanist William Forsyth, Forsyth being a Scottish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Fearsithe meaning "man of peace" or "peaceful man", made up of Scottish Gaelic elements fear (man; husband) and sìth (peace), the latter also being "fairy". It's also possible that Forsyth may have originated as a locational… Continue reading Forsythia

Blue, Color, Female, Greek mythology, H names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Unisex

Hyacinth

Hyacinth is the name of a genus of dark-blue flowers, named after a figure in Greek mythology. His name was Hyacinthus (Hyakinthos in Ancient Greek), a handsome young man who was loved by both the god Apollo and Zephyrus, the West Wind, though Hyacinth preferred Apollo. One day, while they were playing with the discus, Apollo threw it and Zephyrus blew the discus off course, causing… Continue reading Hyacinth

Egyptian, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Japanese mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Place names, S names, Sumerian, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Susa

Susa is the name of an ancient city in the Middle East (also known as Shush and Shushan), which was ruled by the Elamites, a pre-Iranian civilization that ruled across much of what is present day Iran. Susa derives its name from a local god, Inshushinak, the god of darkness and the afterlife; his name may mean… Continue reading Susa

Female, Food, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Persimmon, Place names, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sharon

Sharon is the name of a biblical place in the Old Testament, as well as the name of several places in the United States and United Kingdom. It means "plain", referring to a fertile plain though it's also been connected to Hebrew yashar meaning "straight," or "to be level", or that it could come from a… Continue reading Sharon

Egyptian, Female, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Susan

Susan is the English form of Susannah which comes from Hebrew Shoshannah meaning “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”. Nicknames: Sue, Susie/Susy Origin: Egyptian Variants: Susannah (English) Susanna (Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Greek) Sousanna (Greek) Shoshannah (Hebrew) Shoshana (Hebrew) Sawsan (Arabic) Suzanne (French, English, Dutch) Suzana (Croatian, Serbian,… Continue reading Susan

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Anthy

Anthy is a variant spelling of Anthe, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "bloom, blossom" derived from Ancient Greek anthos (blossom). Anthe is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, one of the Alcyonides, the seven daughter of the giant Alcyoneus. When their father was killed by Hercules they threw themselves into the sea and were transformed into halcyons… Continue reading Anthy