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


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

Female, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes


Victoria is 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). Victoria is also a Spanish and French surname which originates from the given name. Nicknames: Vickie/Vicki/Vicky/Viki, Tori, Ria, Toya… Continue reading Victoria

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


Steven is an English male name which comes from 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. Steven is also a surname originating from the given name.… Continue reading Steven

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


Rosendo is a Spanish male name which comes from a Visigothic name made up of Gothic elements*𐌷𐍂𐍉𐌸𐍃 (*hrōþs) meaning "glory, fame" and *𐍃𐌹𐌽𐌸𐍃 (*sinþs) meaning "path, journey, way" essentially meaning "famous path". They both come from Proto-Germanic elements deriving from a PIE source. Rosendo is also a Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese surname originating from the given name.  Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Rosendo

Black/Dark, C names, Cabbage, Color, Food, Kin/Family, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Cole comes from an English surname from Old English Cola via col meaning "black, charcoal", originally a descriptive name for someone who had a swarthy appearance. It comes from Proto-Germanic *kulą (coal) derived from PIE root *ǵwelH- (to burn; to shine). Cole is also a shortened form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” coming from Ancient Greek Nikolaos made up from nike (victory) and laos (people), both… Continue reading Cole

Battle/War, Male, R names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes


Ranjit is an Indian male name meaning "colored, pleased, delighted" or "charming, beuiling". It's also possible that it means "victory in battle" from Sanskrit ran रण (battle) and jit जीत (victory). Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Ranjeet (Hindi, Indian, Marathi, Bengali)  

Female, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes


Sigyn is the name of a goddess in Norse mythology, the wife of Loki and mother of their two sons, Narvi/Narfi (also known as Nari) and Váli. When Loki is punished for engineering the death of Baldr, he is bound with a deadly serpent placed above him so that the venom it drips from above will cause him great pain; however, Sigyn is… Continue reading Sigyn

Animals, Birds, Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Jaybird, Joy, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Jay is an Indian male name, the modern transcription of Jaya, a unisex Indian name meaning "victory" which ultimately derives from PIE root *gʷey- (to win, to conquer; force). Jay is also an English name, a unisex name often used as a nickname for names beginning with the letter j such as James, Jason, or Jane. Jay is also an English and French surname which… Continue reading Jay

Ancient Greek, Coptic, Female, Finnish, Greek mythology, K names, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Kolina is a female given name. I've seen many sites claim its from Greek meaning "pure" so I'm assuming it's somehow related to Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek… Continue reading Kolina

A names, Arabic, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Almanzo was a name I first came across years ago when I was a girl, reading the Little House on the Prairie books, a series of autobiographical books featured around its author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, growing up in the American Midwest from the 1870s to the 1890s. Almanzo first appears in Farmer Boy (1933) which focuses on his… Continue reading Almanzo