Animals, Birds, Celtic, Color, Dove, Female, Hebrew, I names, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Iona

Iona is a female given name, derived from the name of an island located off Scotland. The origin of the name is uncertain though it could be derived from Old Norse ey meaning "island" though it could also be related to a Proto-Celtic source meaning "yew". It's just as possible that Iona may be a variant form… Continue reading Iona

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Arabic, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, J names, Moon, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Jerica

Jerica is an English female name of uncertain origin and meaning. In English it's presumed to be a blend of Jeri (a short form of names such as Jeremy/Jeremiah, Jerome, and Jerald/Jeraldine meaning "ruler of the spear") and Erica, the feminine form of Eric which comes from Old Norse Eiríkr meaning “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler"; Erica is also the Latin word for "heather". I've also seen Jerica listed as the… Continue reading Jerica

Hebrew, J names, Male, Moon, Place names, Surname names

Jericho

Jericho is the name of an ancient city in the West Bank as well as a surname derived from the given name. The meaning behind the name is uncertain though possible meanings ascribed to it are "moon" from Hebrew yareach or it could be derived from Hebrew reyach meaning "fragrant, smell". In Arabic it's known as Ariha which also means… Continue reading Jericho

Emotion/Feelings, Food, Japanese, K names, Latin, Male, Native American, Nickname names, Rice, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Koda

Koda is not an easy name to find much information on. It could be a Native American male name meaning "the allies, friends", a short form or a variant form of Dakota. Koda is also a Japanese surname with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: "country+ borough, urban prefecture, storehouse, govt. office,… Continue reading Koda

Female, Food, Japanese, N names, Nature, Numbers, Place names, Seasons, Sun, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes

Nanaka

Nanaka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as "vegetables, greens + flower" (菜々花/ 菜々華); "vegetables, greens + summer" (菜々夏); "vegetables, greens + fragrance" (菜々香); "vegetables, greens + day, sun, Japan" (菜々日); "seven +flower, splendor" (七華); and likely other meanings. Nanaka was also the name of… Continue reading Nanaka

Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Light, M names, Male, Nickname names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Mika

Mika is a Japanese female name with various meanings depending on the kanji used. It's made up of Japanese mi with various meanings of 美 "beautiful", 実 "reality, truth", 味 "taste, flavor", 光 "light", and ka meaning 佳 "beautiful, good, excellent", 香 "fragrance", 加 "add, addition, increase", 嘉 "praise, auspicious", though there are likely other meanings depending on the kanji… Continue reading Mika

African, C names, Female, Food, Fruit, Igbo, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Western African

Chika

Chika is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings, from Japanese elements chi meaning: 千 (thousand); 智 (knowledge, wisdom); 散 (scatter); 知 (to know, wisdom); and ka meaning: 佳 (beautiful, good, excellent); 花 (flower); 加 (add, addition, increase); 可 (permitted, allowed, licensed); 嘉 (praise, auspicious); 夏 (summer); 賀 (congratulate, greet, celebrate); 香 (fragrance);… Continue reading Chika

Black/Dark, Color, Female, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, R names, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Rei

Rei (pr. ray) is a Japanese unisex name though it seems to be more popular for women. Some meanings depending on the kanji are: 玲 "exquisite, clever, sound of jade"; 礼威 "reverence + dominate, intimidate, power"; 礼 (reverence, etiquette, bow); 霊 (soul, spirit, ghost); 玲生 "exquisite, clever, sound of jade + life, existence, being"; 礼唯 "reverence… Continue reading Rei

Female, Japanese, M names, Nature, Numbers, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Madoka

Madoka is a Japanese female name that has several meanings depending on the kanji used such as: 円 "circle"; 円花 "circle + flower"; 窓香 "window + fragrance, fragrant"; 万童香 "ten thousand + child + fragrant, fragrance"; 万都佳 "ten thousand + all, both; capital, city + excellent, good, beautiful"; and other meanings depending on the kanji.… Continue reading Madoka

Bright/Clear, Female, H names, Japanese, Light, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Seasons, Stars/Constellation, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Hikaru

Hikaru is a Japanese unisex name meaning "light" with the kanji 光 or "brightness" with the kanji 輝. Because it's a unisex name, some kanji characters are used specifically for females while others are used for males only. Some kanji characters used for females are: 光佳留 "light + beautiful, good, excellent + to stay, to… Continue reading Hikaru

A names, Blue, Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Finnish, Japanese, Love/Beloved, Place names, Sound, Time, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Aika

Aika is a Japanese female name meaning "love song, love poem" from Japanese 愛 (love, affection) and 歌 (song, poetry). Other meanings include: ai 藍 (indigo, blue) and ka 佳 (beautiful, good, auspicious); ka 香 (fragrance); ka 加 (add, addition, increase); and ka 可 (permitted, allowed), although there are many other meanings depending on the kanji used. Aiko is another variant of the name with the ko (子)… Continue reading Aika