Kin/Family, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Maddox

Maddox comes from a Welsh surname, a patronymic name meaning "son of Madoc", Madoc being a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning. It could possibly be derived from Welsh mad meaning “fortunate, lucky; good” via Proto-Brythonic *mad (good) from Proto-Celtic *matis which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. According to Welsh folklore, there was a Welsh prince (Madog ab Owain Gwynedd) who apparently set… Continue reading Maddox

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

Khosrow

Khosrow is the name of several kings of Persia, including Khosrow II, who is featured in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (meaning Book of Kings, an epic long poem about the mythical history of the Persian empire), as well as an epic poem titled Khosrow and Shirin (also known as Shirin and Farhad); while the Shahnameh focused on the battles of Khosrow, the… Continue reading Khosrow

Ancient Persian, Black/Dark, Bright/Clear, Color, Elamite, Female, Japanese, K names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kira

Kira is the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kyros, the Greek form of Persian Kurush of unknown meaning and origin. Several possible meanings have been attributed to it, however, such as “far-sighted”, “young”, “sun”, “hero”, “one who bestows care”, and “humiliator of the enemy in verbal contest” from Elamite, an extinct language that was once… Continue reading Kira

Date palm/date tree, Female, Food, Japanese, Proto-Semitic, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tamara

Tamara is the Slavic form of Tamar meaning "date palm; date fruit" which derives from a Proto-Semitic origin. Tamar is also the name of a river in England which forms a border between Devon and Cornwall though in this case the name seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning "dark water". Tamar is also the name of… Continue reading Tamara

Animals, Female, Japanese, Male, Mythology, Nature, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Thunder/Lightning, Tiger, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tora

Tora is the modern form of Þóra, a feminine form of Thor meaning "thunder" derived from Old Norse Þór (thunder). Tora 虎 is also a Japanese word and unisex name meaning "tiger" though there are other meanings depending on the kanji used: to 登 "ascend; climb up" + ra 良 "good; pleasing; skilled" (登良); to 斗 "Big Dipper" + ra 羅 "gauze; thin silk; Rome" (斗羅) There are likely other… Continue reading Tora

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

Animals, Arabic, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sheep, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Zodiac

Rami

Rami is an Arabic male name and surname meaning "archer, thrower" which comes from Arabic ramy رَمْي (throwing, flinging shooting); or it could be derived from ram (رام) meaning "to aspire,  to wish, to aim at, to dream, to be ambitious". However, ram (رام) is also a Persian word meaning "tame, meek, docile". Rami is also from Hebrew Ram (רָם)… Continue reading Rami

E names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Evangelia

Evangelia is a Greek female name which is the Latin plural form of evangelium meaning "good news; gospel" derived from Ancient Greek euángelos (bringing good news) composed from eu (good, well) and angelos (messenger), both deriving from a PIE root source. Nicknames: Eva, Evie/Eevee/Evy, Evangie/Evangi, Lia Origin: Proto-Indo-European     Variants: Evangeline (English) Evangelina (Spanish, English) Evangeliya (Bulgarian) Evangelija (Macedonian) Vangelija (Macedonian) Évangéline (French)… Continue reading Evangelia

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

Darius

Darius is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Dareios which is the Greek form of Persian Dārayavahush meaning “to possess excellence” or “he who holds firm to good” from dâraya (to possess, to hold) and vahu (good), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Darius is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Dareios (Ancient Greek)… Continue reading Darius