Animals, Birds, Chicken, Female, Food, Japanese, Light, Male, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Peach, Pear, Place names, Plum, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tori

Tori is often used as a nickname for Victoria, the feminine form of Victor meaning “victor, victory” via Latin victor (victor, conqueror) which derives from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Victoria is the name of the Roman goddess of victory (the Roman counterpart of Nike). Tori 鳥 is also a Japanese word meaning "bird; chicken", as well as also being the… Continue reading Tori

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K names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Klaus

Klaus (pr. klows; Forvo) is a German male name, a shortened form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people”, the English form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos made up from nike (victory) and laos (people), both deriving from PIE root words. Klaus is also a German surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Claus (German, Danish)  

B names, Male, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bryce

Bryce is an English male name, a variant spelling of Brice which comes from Latin Bricius which seems to be an anglicized form of a Gaulish name meaning "speckled, mottled" derived from Proto-Celtic *brikkos (speckled). Bryce is also a surname originating from the given name, though as a Welsh surname it could be an anglicized form of ap Rhys meaning "son… Continue reading Bryce

Female, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Nicole

Nicole is the French feminine form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” which comes from Ancient Greek Nikolaos, made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people). Nicole is also a French surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Nikki/Nicky, Cole, Nick/Nik Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nichole (English) Nicholle (English) Nickole (English) Nicolette (French, English) Nicollette (English) Nichola (English) Nikola (German,… Continue reading Nicole

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

Thekla

Thekla is a Greek female name, a contracted form of Theokleia, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "glory of God" or "God's glory" made up from Ancient Greek elements theos (god) and kleos (glory). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Thecla (Latinized Ancient Greek, Dutch) Theokleia (Ancient Greek) Theoclea (Latinized Ancient Greek) Tekla (Hungarian, Georgian) Tecla (Italian, Spanish)  

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Joy, Literature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sami, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Ronya

Ronya is a female given name, a variant spelling of Ronja, a Swedish female name which was first created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren for her children's book Ronja, the Robber's Daughter (1981) (Ronja rövardotter in Swedish). Lindgren was apparently inspired by the name from Juronjaure, the name of a lake in north Sweden which gets it name from a… Continue reading Ronya

Female, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Vero

Vero is a Latin adverb meaning "verily, truly, really, in truth" which comes from Latin Verus meaning "true, real" which derives from PIE root word *weh₁- (true). Vero is also a Finnish word meaning "tax" as well as an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese word meaning "true; truth". Vero could also be used as a nickname for Veronica and Veronique both meaning… Continue reading Vero

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

Damocles

Damocles is an Ancient Greek male name meaning "glory of the people" or "the people's glory" made up of Ancient Greek elements demos (people) and kleos (glory), both deriving from a PIE root word. There’s a famous story named the Sword of Damocles about a man named Damocles who conveyed his amazement and envy to a rich and… Continue reading Damocles

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

Aglaonice

Aglaonice (pr. a-glay-o-NI-see or a-glay-o-NIE-kee) is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "splendid victory" or "bright victory" made up from Ancient Greek elements aglaos (brilliant, shining; splendid, shining) and nike (victory). There was a female astronomer named Aglaonice who lived in either the 1st or 2nd century BCE and was well-known during her time, believed to be the first recorded female astronomer. She… Continue reading Aglaonice

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vittorio

Vittorio is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Victorius, a Roman family name meaning "victor, victory" which derives from a PIE root word. Vittorio is also an Italian surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vittore (Italian) Victor (English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Dutch, Swedish, Late Roman) Viktor (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Hungarian,… Continue reading Vittorio