Blackthorn/Sloe, Brown, Color, Female, Food, Nature, P names, Plum, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Prunella

Prunella is the name of a genus of herbaceous plants, also known as the self-heals, heal-alls, and allheal as well as the name of a genus of birds. It's a variant spelling of Medieval Latin brunella, made up from Latin brunus (brown) combined with diminutive suffix ella. Prunella is also the name of a fabric which in this case seems to derive… Continue reading Prunella

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Animals, Birds, C names, Crane, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Crane

Crane comes from an English surname, originating as a nickname for a tall, thing man or someone with long legs, or had any perceived likeness to the bird. The name comes for Old English cran via Proto-Germanic *kranô which derives from PIE root word *gerh₂- (to cry hoarsely;  crane). Crane could also be a variant spelling of Krane, a… Continue reading Crane

E names, Elements, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Word names

Eteri

Eteri is a Georgian female name meaning "(a)ether, air", and eteri is also a Catalan and Italian word meaning "ether" which comes from Latin aether (upper, pure bright air; the heavens; the upper world) via Ancient Greek aither (heaven; aether) derived from PIE root word *h₂eydʰ- (to ignite; fire). The Eteriani (the tale of Eteri) is a medieval Georgian folk romance based… Continue reading Eteri

C names, Dwarf, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Surname names

Corrigan

Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning "descendant of Corragán", the later made up of Irish corr meaning "pointed" (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means "little dwarf" made up… Continue reading Corrigan

Animals, Lion, Male, R names, Turkish

Ruslan

Ruslan is a shortened form of Yeruslan, a Slavic male name which comes from Tatar Uruslan which could be derved from Turkish arslan, aslan meaning "lion". Yeruslan Lazarevich is the name of a Russian folk hero who seems to have been influenced by the Persian hero Rostem. Origin: Turkish Variants: Yeruslan (Russian) Uruslan (Tatar) Eruslan (Russian) Jeruslan (German)   Female forms: Ruslana… Continue reading Ruslan

A names, African mythology, Arabic, Fairy, Female, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Aziza

Aziza is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Aziz meaning "powerful, strong; mighty; precious; beloved, darling, dear". I've also seen Aziza listed as being the name of a type of supernatural creature in African mythology, a type of fairy which are supposedly benevolent. I couldn't find an origin behind the name, whether it has… Continue reading Aziza

Female, Food, Honey, M names, Mermaid/Siren, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Melior

Melior is a female given name, a variant form of Meliora, which could come from Latin meliora meaning "ever better" or "always better", the neuter plural form of Latin melior meaning "better" derived from PIE root word *mel- (strong, great). It's also possible that the name is a corruption of Breton meler meaning "honey-maker" which derives from Latin mel (honey) via PIE root *mélit (honey). Melior… Continue reading Melior

Color, Female, Literature, P names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, Virtues/Attributes

Piroska

Piroska (pr. pee-rosh-ka; Forvo) is a Hungarian female name, the Hungarian form of Latin Prisca, the feminine form of Priscus, an Ancient Roman cognomen  meaning “old, ancient” derived from PIE *per (around; through). The name could also have been influenced by Hungarian piros meaning "red" and diminutive suffix -ka essentially meaning "little red". Piroska is the Hungarian name for "Little Red Riding Hood". Nicknames:… Continue reading Piroska

Animals, Fox, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Reynard

Reynard is the English form of Germanic Reginhard meaning “brave counsel” from ragin (advice, counsel) and hard (brave, hardy). Reynard features heavily in medieval English, French, Dutch, and German fables as an anthropomorphic red fox who is a trickster figure. Because of the popularity of Reynard the fox, renard became a word in French meaning “fox”. Reynard is also an English and French surname originating… Continue reading Reynard