D names, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Place names, Sorbian, Surname names

Dresden

Dresden is the name of a city in Germany, the capital of Leipzig. The name comes from Old Sorbian drežd'any meaning either "people of the riverside forest" or "settlement of the forest people". I don't know which but I do know dręzga means "forest". Dresden is also a surname, originating as a locational name for someone… Continue reading Dresden

Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Nature, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Silver, Virtues/Attributes

Silvurlín

Silvurlín is a Faroese female name, either a combination of Old Norse elements silfr (silver) and lín (flax, linen) meaning "silver linen" or "silver flax", or it could be the Faroese form of Silvelin, a German diminutive of Silvia, the feminine form of Silvius meaning "wood, forest". Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European  

Female, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sylvia

Sylvia is a variant spelling of Silvia, a Latin female name which is the feminine form of Silvius, a Roman cognomen meaning "wood, forest; orchard, grove" via Latin silva (wood, forest; orchard, grove) derived from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (beam, board, frame, threshold). In Roman mythology, Rhea Silvia is the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, while there’s also… Continue reading Sylvia

Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Sylvan

Sylvan is an English male name, the English form of French Sylvain which comes from Latin Silvanus, a Roman cognomen meaning “wood, forest; orchard, grove” derived from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Silvanus is the name of a god of the forest. Sylvan is also a Swedish surname originating from Latin sylvanus. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sylvain (French) Silvanus… Continue reading Sylvan

Australian Aboriginal, K names, Nature, Scottish, Word names

Kylie

Kylie is a female given name. I've seen it listed as coming from an Australian Aboriginal word meaning "boomerang"; it could also be a variant form of Kyla, the feminine form of Kyle, which comes from a Scottish surname likely derived from Scottish Gaelic caol meaning “narrows”, “strait”, “channel”. It may also be derived from Scottish Gaelic coille meaning “wood, forest”. Origin:… Continue reading Kylie

Earth, Elements, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Savina

Savina is an Italian female name, the Italian form of Sabina, the feminine form of Ancient Roman cognomen Sabinus meaning "Sabine", referring to a member of an ancient tribe in Italy that was eventually assimilated into the Roman Empire. From what I could find, it supposedly means "of one's own" derived from a PIE root word, however I've seen… Continue reading Savina

Female, Gaelic, K names, Nature, Scottish

Kyla

Kyla is the feminine form of Kyle, which comes from a Scottish surname likely derived from Scottish Gaelic caol meaning “narrows”, “strait”, “channel”. It may also be derived from Scottish Gaelic coille meaning “wood, forest”. Origin: Scottish Gaelic Variants: Kylah (English)   Male forms: Kyle (English)  

Hebrew, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Silas

Silas is a contracted form of Silvanus, a Roman cognomen meaning "wood, forest; orchard, grove" derived from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Silvanus is the name of a god of the forest. It's also possible that Silas may be the Ancient Greek form of an Aramaic form of Hebrew Saul meaning "asked for, prayed for". Silas is also… Continue reading Silas

Female, Latin, Nature, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Silvestra

Silvestra is the Italian and Slovene feminine form of Silvester, derived from an Ancient Roman name meaning “of the forest” from Latin silvestris from silva (wood, forest, grove). Origin: Latin Variants: Sylvestra (English)   Male forms: Silvester (Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman) Silvestro (Italian) Silvestr (Czech) Sylvestre (French) Szilveszter (Hungarian) Sylwester (Polish) Silvestre (Spanish, Portuguese) Silvestras (Lithuanian) Sylvestris (Latin)… Continue reading Silvestra