Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vijay

Vijay is an Indian male name, a modern form of Vijaya, a unisex name meaning "victory". In Hindu mythology, Vijaya is the name of a grandson of Indra (the Hindu god of war and the heavens) as well as another name for the goddess Durga. In the Mahabharata, Vijaya is the name of a bow belonging to the great warrior Karna, a… Continue reading Vijay

B names, Color, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Bowie

Bowie comes from an Irish and Scottish surname which seems to be derived from Scottish Gaelic buidhe meaning "yellow", possibly originating as a nickname for someone who was fair-haired. It's also possible that it may be an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh meaning "descendant of Buadhach", Buadhach deriving from buaidh meaning "victory, triumph". The Bowie knife was named after American pioneer Jim… Continue reading Bowie

Arabic, Astronomy, C names, Female, Male, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Cairo

Cairo is the name of the capital city of Egypt. It comes from Arabic al-qahira اَلْقَاهِرَة meaning "the victorious", which seems to have received its name from the medieval Arabic name of the planet Mars, al-Najm al-Qāhir (النجم القاهر‎), or "the conquering star", apparently because it was visible above the city at the time of its founding. Origin: Arabic   Variants:… Continue reading Cairo

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

Stephana

Stephana is a female given name, a variant of Stephanie, the feminine form of Stephen, an English male name derived from Greek Stephanos which means “crown, wreath” or more literally “that which surrounds, encircles”. In Ancient Greece, it was used as a word to refer to a winner of a contest. It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Nicknames: Step/Steff, Steffie… Continue reading Stephana

E names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Eucleia

Eucleia is the daimon, or personification, of good repute and glory in Greek mythology who, along with her sisters Eupheme (acclaim), Eutheia (prosperity), and Philophrosyne (welcome) were probably known as the younger Kharites (Graces). In Greek vase paintings, Eucleia was often depicted among the attendants of Aphrodite, representing the good repute of a chaste bride. Her… Continue reading Eucleia

Female, L names, Mythology, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Slavic mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Lada

Lada is the name of a Slavic fertility goddess of love, beauty and marriage, often associated with the other goddesses Freya, Isis and Aphrodite. She’s depicted as a young woman with long golden hair with ears of grain braided in it to represent fertility. Lada is also associated with the summer season and her animals are… Continue reading Lada

Color, F names, Female, Persian, Turquoise, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fairuza

Fairuza is a Persian female name meaning "turquoise", as in the gemstone. Fairuza is also a variant spelling of Firuzeh, which could be a feminine form of Firuz which comes from Persian piruz پیروز meaning "victorious". Origin: Persian Variants: Firuzeh (Persian) Firouzeh (Persian) Firoozeh (Persian) Fairuz (Arabic) Fayruz (Arabic) Firuzə (Azerbaijani) Firuza (Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Tajik) Feruza (Uzbek) Firuze (Turkish)  … Continue reading Fairuza

Emotion/Feelings, F names, Joy, Male, Nickname names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fane

Fane is a pet-form of Ștefan, the Romanian form of Stephen, the English form of Greek Stephanos meaning “crown, wreath” and more literally “that which surrounds or encompasses” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. The word was used in Ancient Greece for a crown of a winner in games or war. Fane is also a word in English, an archaic… Continue reading Fane