Aramaic, Male, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Thaddeus

Thaddeus is the Greek form of Aramaic Thaddai, a name of unknown meaning though it could be derived from an Aramaic word meaning "heart". It's just as likely that it could be the Aramaic form of Theodore meaning "gift of God". Nicknames: Thad, Tad Origin: Aramaic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Thaddaeus (Biblical) Thaddaios (Biblical Greek) Thaddai (Aramaic) Tadija (Croatian, Serbian)… Continue reading Thaddeus

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D names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Dorothea

Dorothea is the feminine form of Dorotheos, an Ancient Greek name meaning "gift of God", composed from Ancient Greek elements doron (gift) derived from PIE *déh₃rom (gift); and theós (god) also derived from PIE *dʰéh₁s (god; deity) from root *dʰeh₁- (to do, put, place). Theodora is a reverse of Dorothea meaning "God's gift". Nicknames: Dorie/Dory, Thea, Dorina, Dora Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Dorothy (English) Dorthy (English) Dortha (English)… Continue reading Dorothea

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, M names, Moon, Virtues/Attributes

Menodora

Menodora is a Greek female name meaning "gift of the moon" or "moon's gift" from Ancient Greek elements mene (moon) and doron (gift). It’s the name of a 4th century martyr who, along with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphadora, were tortured and killed for refusing to renounce their religion. Nicknames: Meno, Dora, Mena Origin: Ancient Greek   Variants: Minodora (Romanian)… Continue reading Menodora

D names, Earth, Elements, Gaelic, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dorian

Dorian comes from the name of an ancient Greek tribe called the Dorians. According to mythology, they got their name from their founder, Dorus, which at first glance seems related to Greek doron meaning "gift" from Proto-Indo-European *déh₃rom (gift) from the root *deh₃- (to give). However, the exact origins of the name are not uncertain. It's possible Dorian also derives from Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Dorian

Breton, E names, Female, German/Germanic, Moon, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Elendora

Elendora seems to be a unique name. There wasn't much information I could find out about it, though if I had to take a guess it could be a combination of Eleanor and Dora;  Eleanor is the Od French form of Occitan Aliénor which could possibly mean "the other Aenor" derived from Latin alia meaning “another” derived Proto-Indo-European *h₂élyos (beyond, other) from the root… Continue reading Elendora

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Theodora

Theodora is the feminine form of Theodore, the English form of Greek Theodoros meaning "gift of God" or "God's gift". Nicknames: Theo, Thea, Dora, Teddy/Teddie Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Teodora (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian) Todorka (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Teodóra (Hungarian) Theódóra (Icelandic) Feodora (Russian) Fedora (Russian)   Male forms: Theodore (English) Theodoros (Greek, Ancient… Continue reading Theodora

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hawaiian, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Male, Numbers, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Makana

Makana is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "gift". It's also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: "ten thousand; myriad + grant, answer" (万叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + grant, answer" (眞叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + love; affection, favorite" (真愛) "dance; flit; circle; wheel +… Continue reading Makana

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythology, P names, Virtues/Attributes

Pandora

Pandora is a Greek female name meaning "all gifts", "all-giving" or "all-gifted" from Greek elements pan (all) and doron (gift). In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the Greek gods from the earth, who each gave her a gift: needlework and weaving; grace and cunning, a cunning nature, and curiosity. She was created specifically to… Continue reading Pandora

Arabic, Female, H names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Hadiyyah

Hadiyyah is an Arabic female name with two possible meanings. It means "gift" as well as also being a variant spelling of Hadia, the feminine form of Hadi meaning "leader, guide". Origin: Arabic Variants: Hadiyah Hediiye (Turkish) Hadia Hadiya Hadya Hadiiye (Turkish)   Male forms: Hadi   هدية (Arabic) "gift" هادية (Arabic) "leader, guide"  

Hebrew, Male, Mythology, Near East mythology, Ugartic, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zebulon

Zebulon is a name of uncertain etymology though it's been linked to Ugartic zbl meaning "prince", linked to the same root word as Jezebel meaning "where is the prince?" or "not exalted". Zebulon may originally have been used as an epithet for the god Ba'al. Other theories of the name link to Hebrew zabal meaning "to exalt, to honor"; zeved "gift, dowry"; or… Continue reading Zebulon

Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Apple/Apple tree, Astronomy, Egyptian, Female, Fish, Food, German/Germanic, Japanese, Korean, M names, Male, Nickname names, Persian, Portuguese, Rice, Sanskrit, Sky/Heavens, Spanish, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Unisex, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Mina

Mina is an Indian female name meaning "fish" in Sanskrit, as well as used as the Sanskrit term for the constellation Pisces; Minali is a variant of the name meaning "fish catcher". It's also a short form of Wilhelmina, the feminine form of Wilhelm, a German cognate of William meaning "wilfull protection" or "desiring protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Mina… Continue reading Mina

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Kin/Family, M names, Virtues/Attributes

Metrodora

Metrodora is an Ancient Greek name meaning "mother's gift" or "gift of the mother" from Greek elements meter (mother) and doron (gift). It's the name of a 4th century martyr who, along with her sisters Menodora and Nymphadora, were tortured and killed for refusing to renounce their religion. It's also the name of a Greek female physician in the… Continue reading Metrodora

English, Female, Latin, M names, Mythology, Old English, Physical Attributes, Roman mythology, Seasons, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

May

May is the fifth month of the year in English. The name comes from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess of spring, derived from Latin maius meaning "great". It's also another name for the hawthorn flower. May is also a surname though it comes from a different source, likely from Old English may meaning "male relative", "young lad" and "maiden".… Continue reading May

D names, Female, Greek, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes

Dora

Origin: Greek Meaning: Dora is usually a short form of names like Theodora (meaning "God's gift"), Isadora (meaning "gift of Isis"), Isadora (meaning “gift of Isis”), Pandora (meaning "all-giving" or "all-gifted"), Medora (possibly based on Greek Metrodora meaning "mother's gift"), Nymphodora (meaning "gift of the nymph" or "gift of the bride), Menodora (meaning "gift of… Continue reading Dora

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, English, Female, Greek, Male, Nickname names, Old English, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Teddy

Origin: Greek, Old English Meaning: Teddy is often used as a nickname for Theodore, a masculine name derived from Greek Theodoros meaning "gift of God" or "God's gift" from Greek elements theos (God) and doron (gift). Teddy could also be a nickname for Theodora, the feminine form of Theodore, making it a unisex name. It's also been used as a nickname… Continue reading Teddy