African, Female, Igbo, Japanese, Male, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, U names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Western African

Udo

Udo is a German male name, a modern form of Odo, an Ancient Germanic male name which started out as a short form of names beginning with the German element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches). I've also seen Udo listed as an Igbo unisex name meaning "peace" and is also the name of a place… Continue reading Udo

C names, Chinese, Female, Mythological creatures, Phoenix, Virtues/Attributes

Caifeng

Caifeng is a Chinese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: cǎi 彩 "color; variegated" + feng 鳳 "phoenix";  cái 財 "fortune; wealth; valuables" + feng 鳳 "phoenix" Spelled Kaifeng 开封 it's the name of a city in Henan, China as well as a few other places. Origin: Chinese  

Female, O names, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Ottilie

Ottilie is a German female name, the German form of Odilia either derived from Germanic element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches), or from Germanic odal meaning “fatherland”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Odilie (German) Oda (Ancient Germanic, German, Norwegian) Auda (Ancient Germanic) Odila (Ancient Germanic) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odelia (English) Odélia (French, Portuguese) Odélie (French) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odalie (French) Odile (French)… Continue reading Ottilie

Male, O names, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Otto

Otto is a German male name which started out as a short form of names beginning with the German element aud meaning "wealth, fortune" via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches). Otto is also a German, Dutch, Swedish, Hungarian, Danish, and English surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Odo (Ancient Germanic) Audo (Ancient Germanic) Udo (German)… Continue reading Otto

Brythonic, C names, Female, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Chance

Chance comes from an English word in reference to something that happens randomly or by luck or the probability of something happening. It comes from Old French chance (fortune, luck, accident) via Vulgar Latin *cadentia (that which is falling) from Latin cadens (falling) deriving from PIE *ḱh₂d- (to fall). Chance is also an English surname deriving from the origin above. Chance could… Continue reading Chance

Arabic, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Quechua, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Sami

Sami is an Arabic male name meaning "elevated, sublime, supreme, high, lofty" as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. It's also the Finnish diminutive of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning “God has heard” or “name of God”. It could also be an English short form of Samuel and Samantha. Sami is also a Japanese female name with… Continue reading Sami

Female, German/Germanic, O names, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Odette

Odette is the French diminutive of Oda, a Germanic female name derived from Germanic aud meaning "wealth, fortune" derived from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches), though it may also be derived from Germanic odal meaning "fatherland". Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Odetta (English) Oda (Ancient Germanic, German, Norwegian) Auda (Ancient Germanic) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odila (Ancient Germanic) Odelia (English) Ottoline (English) Ottilie (German) Odilie (German) Ute… Continue reading Odette

Emotion/Feelings, Japanese, Joy, Male, Night/Evening, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shoya

Shoya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: sho 祥 (auspicious, happiness, blessed, good fortune) + ya 也 (to be); sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 哉 (how, what, alas, question mark); sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 也 (to be); sho 将 (leader, commander, general) + ya 也 (to be); sho 星 (star) + ya 也 (to be); sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 夜 (night, evening); sho 勝 (victory, win, excel, prevail)… Continue reading Shoya

Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, H names, Japanese, Joy, Male, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Hiroyuki

Hiroyuki is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + of; this" (博之); "doctor, PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + going; journey" (博行); "doctor; PhD; exposition, fair; command, esteem; win acclaim + happiness; blessing; fortune" (博幸); "abundant; rich;… Continue reading Hiroyuki

Ancient Germanic, Animals, Aramaic, Bears/Bear cubs, E names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Sumerian, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Eden

Eden is the name of the biblical garden where Adam and Eve came from before being expelled, becoming synonomous with paradise and anyplace that is fertile and utnouched. Although I've seen it listed as meaning "place of paradise" from Hebrew, it could perhaps be derived from an older source, Sumerian edin meaning "steppe" or "plain".… Continue reading Eden