Ancient Greek, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Z names

Zephyr

Zephyr is the anglicized form of Zephyros, the name of the Greek god of the west wind in Greek myth meaning "the west wind". The etymology behind it is unknown though it could be related from Ancient Greek zophos (darkness, gloom, west). It's also possible the name may be derived from a pre-Greek origin. Traditionally a male… Continue reading Zephyr

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Black/Dark, Color, D names, Female, Gaelic, Irish, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Darcy

Darcy is a unisex given name which comes from a surname with two origins and meanings. The first is that it's derived from Norman French d'Arcy, a locational surname meaning "from Arcy". Arcy is of uncertain meaning though it could be linked to Gaulish artio meaning "bear" with the locative suffix -acum (settlement) so the name means "bear settlement". Darcy is… Continue reading Darcy

Color, Female, G names, Gray, Male, Proto-Indo-European, 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

A names, Black/Dark, Color, Elements, Female, Fire, Proto-Indo-European, Sorrow, Word names

Atra

Atra is the feminine adjective form of āter, a Latin word meaning "dull black, dark", "gloomy, sad, murky", "dismal, unlucky", "and "malevolent, poisonous, malicious". It derives from a Proto-Indo-European root word meaning "fire". Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Ancient Greek, Male, S names, Surname names

Scott

Scott is an English male name derived from a surname, originally given to someone who had Scottish ancestry or was from Scotland. The term originally referred to Irishmen. Although the etymology of the name is not certain, it may be derived from Ancient Greek skotía meaning “dark, darkness, shadowy, gloom”. Nicknames: Scottie, Scotty Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Scot… Continue reading Scott

Ancient Greek, Elements, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

Tzafrir

Tzafrir (pr. za-freer) is the Hebrew form of Zephyr, the English form of Greek Zephyrus,  the name of the Greek god of the west wind and is the gentlest of winds, known as the messanger of spring, which is why the name is associated with a gentle, mild breeze. The etymology of the name may be related to Ancient… Continue reading Tzafrir

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Latin, Male, Place names, S names, Unisex, Word names

Scotia

Scotia (pr. skoh-sha) was originally the Roman name for Ireland, derived from Scoti or Scotti, a term used to refer to the Gaels, though it later came to refer to Scotland. The origin of the word Scoti/Scotti is unknown. It could possibly be derived from the name of a Celtic tribe of unknown meaning though that seems unlikely since there is no known… Continue reading Scotia