Color, Female, G names, Gray, Male, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Grayer

Grayer is an English surname of uncertain meaning and origin. It could be an anglicized form of Grauer, a German surname meaning "gray", originally starting out as a nickname for someone who had gray hair or a gray beard. The etymology of the name comes from German grau (gray) derived from Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (gray). Grayer may also have arisen as… Continue reading Grayer

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Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, G names, Hebrew, Joy, Kin/Family, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Gael

Gael (pr. ga-el or gale) is an anglicized spelling of Gaël, a Breton male name of uncertain origin and meaning. It could be derived from a contracted form of Gwenaël, a French name meaning "generous" or "white +genereous" from Breton gwenn (white, fair, blessed) derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white); and hael (generous). I've also seen it linked to Gael, the ethonym of an ethnic group related to Ireland,… Continue reading Gael

Blue, Color, Female, G names, Gray, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Glauke

Glauce (pr. glaw-kee) is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including the daughter of King Creon of Corinth, whom Jason abandoned Medea to marry and whom Medea murdered as well as the name of several nymphs. The name comes from Ancient Greek glaukós meaning "blue-gray; gleaming, bright, sparkling" which may be derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Glaucus (Latin)… Continue reading Glauke

Female, G names, Nature, Persian

Gelsey

Gelsey is an English female given name, a shortened form of Gelsomina, the Italian equivalent of Jasmine. It derives from Persian yasameen (jasmine) referring to a genus of fragrant flowers. Origin: Persian Variants: Gelsomina (Italian) Jasmine (English, French) Jasmina (Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian) Yasmeen (Persian, Arabic) Yasmine (Persian, Arabic, English) Yasmin (Persian, Arabic, English, Spanish) Yazmin (English) Jasmijn (Dutch) Jasmin… Continue reading Gelsey

Ancient Greek, Color, Female, G names, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White

Galatea

Galatea is the name of a few figures in Greek mythology, the most well-known being the story of Pygmalion and Galatea. In this story, Pygmalion is a sculptor who fell in love with his own ivory sculpture of a beautiful woman. He prayed to Aphrodite who turned the statue into a living person and the two married and… Continue reading Galatea

Ancient Greek, Elements, Female, G names, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Galina

Galina is the Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenus, the Latin form of Ancient Greek Galenos meaning "calm, tranquil". In Greek mythology, Galene is a Nereid nymph who was the personification of calm seas. Nicknames: Galya (Russian), Gala (Russian), Gal (English), Gale (English), Lina (English) Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Galena (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Galene (Ancient Greek) Halina (Polish) Halyna (Ukrainian)… Continue reading Galina

Female, G names, Kin/Family, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Genevieve

Genevieve is the English form of Geneviève, a French female name which derived from Genovefa, a medieval name of uncertain origin. The first part of the name has been linked to Germanic kuni (kin, family) from Proto-Germanic *kunją (kin, family, clan) derived from PIE *ǵenh₁- (to produce, to beget, to give birth), though it's also possible that first part of the name derives… Continue reading Genevieve

Astronomy, Female, G names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Zodiac

Gemini

Gemini is the name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor's father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning "twins" from geminus (twin; double, paired), possibly deriving from PIE *yem- (to pair, match). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Geminus (Ancient Roman)… Continue reading Gemini

Ancient Greek, Female, G names, Male, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Greer

Greer comes from a Scottish surname which derives from the given name Gregor meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert; to be awake” from Ancient Greek grígoros (quick, fast, swift). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Grier (Scottish, English) Gregor (Scottish, German, Slovak, Slovene)  

Color, Female, G names, German/Germanic, Gray, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Grace

Grace comes from Latin gratia meaning "favor, kindness" and usually referring to qualities of elegance, pleasantness, charm, kindness, courteousness, and attractiveness. It derives from grātus (pleasing, acceptable, agreeable) via PIE *gʷerH- (to favor, approve; praise). I've also seen it listed as having originally been associated with Germanic element gris meaning "gray" though it was later eclipsed with the Latin… Continue reading Grace

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, G names, Kin/Family, Virtues/Attributes

Georgelle

Georgelle is an English female name, the feminine form of George, the English form of Greek Georgios, which means “farmer, earthworker” from georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Georgette (French, English) Georgia (English, Greek) Georgiana (English, Romanian) Georgina (English, Dutch, German, Spanish) Georgeanna (English) Georgine (English) Georgene (English) Georgine (French) Jorja (English) Gergana (Bulgarian) Đurađa (Serbian,… Continue reading Georgelle

Color, Female, G names, Nickname names, Proto-Celtic, Virtues/Attributes, White

Gwen

Gwen is a short form of names beginning with gwen such as Gwendolyn, Gwenllian, and Guinevere, though it can also be used as a given name on its own. It comes from Wlesh gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Gwenn (Breton) Gwenno (originally a Welsh diminutive of Gwen) Gwenog (originally a Welsh diminutive of Gwen)   Male forms: Gwyn… Continue reading Gwen

Color, Female, G names, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, White

Gwenllian

Gwenllian is a Welsh female name made up from Welsh elements gwen (white, fair, blessed) and llian (flaxen) so the name means "white flaxen" or "fair flaxen", perhaps originally used to refer to someone who was fair-haired, since flaxen was originally used to refer to someone who had blond hair. In Welsh, the double ll is pronoucned like a shl so the… Continue reading Gwenllian

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, G names, Greek, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

Georgette

Georgette is the French feminine form of George which is the English form of Greek Georgios, which means “farmer, earthworker” from georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Nicknames: George, Georgie, Ettie Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Georgia (English, Greek) Georgiana (English, Romanian) Georgina (English, Dutch, German, Spanish) Georgeanna (English) Georgine (English) Georgene (English) Georgine (French) Jorja (English) Gergana (Bulgarian) Đurađa… Continue reading Georgette

Female, G names, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Gemma

Gemma originally derived as an Italian nickname meaning "gem, gemstone, jewel". It comes from Latin gemma (jewel; bud on a plant) which is either derived from Proto-Indo-European *gembh- (tooth, nail) or Proto-Indo-European *gen- (to produce). Gemma is also an Italian surname originating from the given name. Gemma is used as a term in botany to refer to a… Continue reading Gemma

Arthurian legends & myths, Celtic, Color, Female, G names, Virtues/Attributes, White

Guinevere

Guinevere is the wife of King Arthur who was in love with Lancelot and whose affair led to her husband's downfall. Guinevere is the Norman French form of Gwenhwyfar, made up of Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name essentially means "fair phantom", "white phantom" or "white magical being". Nicknames:… Continue reading Guinevere

Brown, Color, Female, G names, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Red/Crimson, Sanskrit, Tamil, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ginger

Ginger is name of a flower and spice which comes from Old English gingifer (influenced by Old French gingembre) derived from Latin zingiberi from Ancient Greek zingíberis from Prakrit (Middle Indic) singabera derived from Sanskrit srngaveram meaning "horn body" from srngram (horn) and vera (body), though it may also be derived from an Old Tamil word inchi-ver meaning "ginger root"; it may also be a nickname for Virginia, the feminine form of an Ancient… Continue reading Ginger

Female, G names, Hebrew, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Gabrielle

Gabrielle is the French feminine form of Gabriel, which comes from Hebrew Gavri’el meaning “God is my strong man” or “God is my strength”. Nicknames: Gabby, Brielle Origin: Hebrew Variants: Gabriella (Hungarian, Italian, Swedish, English) Gabriela (Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Bulgarian) Gabrijela (Croatian) Gabriëlle (Dutch) Gabriele (German) Gabrielė (Lithuanian) Gavrila (Romanian)   Male forms: Gabriel… Continue reading Gabrielle