Female, Food, Japanese, Korean, Nature, Nickname names, Pear, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Virtues/Attributes

Rika

Rika is a Swedish and Dutch short form of Fredrika (the Swedish and Finnish feminine form of Frederick meaning "peaceful ruler") and Henrika (the Swedish feminine form of Henry meaning "home ruler") and any names ending in rika. Rika is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ri 理 "reason, logic; arrangement; justice; truth" + ka 香 "incense; smell; fragrance"… Continue reading Rika

Advertisements
Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, K names, Love/Beloved, Nature, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Kanasa

Kanasa is a Japanese female name with a multitude of meanings depending on the kanji used: kanasa 愛 "love, affection" (愛); ka 佳 "beautiful, good; excellent" + na 奈 "Nara; what?" + sa 咲 "blossom; bloom" (佳奈咲); kana 金 "gold" + sa 佐 "aid; help" (金佐); kana 奏 "to play music; speak to a ruler; complete, achieve; report, memorial" + sa 沙 "sand" (奏沙); ka 佳 "beautiful, good; excellent" + na 奈 "Nara; what?"… Continue reading Kanasa

Ancient Greek, Arabic, Breton, Female, Japanese, Light, Moon, N names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Nora

Nora originally started out as a nickname for names ending in -nora such as Annora (a medieval English spelling of Honora which is a variant spelling of Honoria, the feminine form of Honorius meaning “honor”), Eleanora or Lenora (both of which derive from Eleanor which is the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly… Continue reading Nora

Female, Japanese, M names, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

Mayu

Mayu is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: ma 真 "true; reality; Buddhist sect" + yu 優 "tenderness, gentleness; good, excellent, superior" (真優); ma 満 "full; fullness; enough; satisfy" + yu 夕 "evening" (満夕); ma 真 "true; reality; Buddhist sect" + yu 由 "cause, reason; from, arising from" (真由); ma 真 "true; reality; Buddhist sect" + yu 夕 "evening" (真夕); ma 茉 "white jasmine"… Continue reading Mayu

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

Evangeline

Evangeline is a female given name meaning "good news" derived from Latin evangelium 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, Evangie, Leen, Lina Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Evangelina (Spanish, English) Evangelia (Greek) Evangeliya (Bulgarian) Evangelija (Macedonian) Vangelija (Macedonian) Évangéline (French)  

B names, Battle/War, Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Bella

Bella is often used as a short form of Isabella, the Latinate and Italian form of Isabel, the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Bella is also the Italian and Spanish word for "beautiful" which derives from Latin bellus meaning “beautiful, pretty, handsome” via PIE duenos/duonos (good), the diminutive of *dew- (to… Continue reading Bella

D names, Female, Norman French, Persian, Virtues/Attributes

Dariela

Dariela is a Spanish female name which seems to be the Spanish form of Daria, the feminine form of Darius which comes from Persian Dārayavahush meaning “to possess excellence” or “he who holds firm to good” from dâraya (to possess, to hold) and vahu (good). Another possible meaning I've seen for it is that it's the feminine form of Dariel, an English male name which… Continue reading Dariela

Arabic, G names, Hebrew, Male, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Gable

Gable comes from an English surname of uncertain origin and meaning: It's been linked to Old Norse gafl meaning "gable", which referred to a triangular-shaped hill or it may even be a variant spelling of Gabel, a German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational name for a maker or seller of forks, such as agricultural equipment like hayforks; it's also… Continue reading Gable

Female, Georgian, Hebrew, Literature, Male, Persian, Seasons, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tariel

Tariel is the name of a male character in The Knight in the Panther's Skin, a Georgian medieval epic poem written in the 12th century by Shota Rustaveli (1160-1220). Tariel is a knight dressed in a panther's skin, the son of a king in India who fell in love with the princess Nestan-Darejan, but who lost her. He is… Continue reading Tariel

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

Euphemia

Euphemia is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "to use words of good omen" or "well-spoken" or "to speak well" from Ancient Greek eu (well) derived from from PIE root *h₁es- (to be); and phēmí (to speak) derived from PIE *bʰeh₂- (to speak, say). It was likely used to avoid inauspicious or ill-omened words during religious ceremonies. Nicknames: Effie, Femie/Phemie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:… Continue reading Euphemia

Arabic, H names, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Hassan

Hassan is an Arabic male name with two different meanings depending on the spelling used. Spelled Hassan حسّان it means "doer of good" while Hassan/Hasan حسن means "handsome, comely, good, to be good"; both names derive from the same root word related to goodness. Hassan is also an Arabic surname derived from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants:… Continue reading Hassan

Ancient Greek, Coptic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Japanese, Joy, K names, Malay, Male, Mythology, Night/Evening, Numbers, Place names, Sanskrit, Surname names, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kaya

Kaya is a given name with a variety of meanings and origins such as: it's a Malay word meaning "wealthy" and "rich, affluent"; Kaya is a Turkish male name meaning "rock" as well as a Turkish surname derived from the same origin as the given name; Kaya could also be an elaborate form of Kay, either… Continue reading Kaya

A names, Bright/Clear, Female, Japanese, Light, Male, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Akira

Akira is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "shining; bright" (昭); "bright; light" (明); "clear; help" (亮); "sparkle; clear; crystal" (晶); "complete; finish" (了); "patent; clear" (彰); "rising sun; morning sun" (旭); "manifest; display; evident; clear" (顯); "bright; light + good; pleasing; skilled" (明良); Written in hiragana… Continue reading Akira

Animals, Birds, Female, Hindu mythology, Japanese, M names, Male, Mythology, Night/Evening, Numbers, Peacock, Place names, Sanskrit, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Mayura

Mayura comes from Sanskrit mayūra (मयूर) meaning "peacock", an Indian male name. In Hindu mythology, the peacock is a sacred bird believed to have been created from the feathers of the Garuda, also a legendary bird in HIndu myth. Mayura is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "cocoon +… Continue reading Mayura

Arabic, Brazilian mythology, Elements, Female, Food, Hebrew, Honey, Insects, Japanese, Mermaid/Siren, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Old Tupi, Persian, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Turkish, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Y names

Yara

Yara is a female name with multiple origins and meanings: Yara is a Persian female name meaning "courage, strength, power" from Persian yâvar (strength, power), a cognate of Avestan zāvar (strength, power); it's also a Turkish word meaning "wound"; it's a Hebrew female name meaning "honeycomb" or "honeysuckle" though it may also be related to Hebrew ya'ar יַעַר meaning "forest, woods, woodland";… Continue reading Yara

Ancient Greek, Corn, E names, Food, Greek, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Eustace

Eustace is an English male name, which either comes from Eustachius, the Latin form of Ancient Greek Eustachys meaning "fruitful" from Greek elements eu (good) and stachus (ear of corn); or it could be derived from Ancient Greek Eustathius meaning "well built, stable, steadfast", made up from Greek elements eu (good) and histemi (to stand up, to set up). Eustace is also a surname derived from the given name.… Continue reading Eustace

Ancient Greek, E names, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Evenor

Evenor is the name of a character in Greek mythology, Evenor (or Euenor) and his wife Leucippe (Leukippe) who are autochthons, mortals who spring from the earth itself and are therefore tied to the very land itself. They have a daughter, Cleito (Kleito) who marries Poseidon and they have five pairs of twin sons, who… Continue reading Evenor

A names, Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Virtues/Attributes

Agafya

Agafya is the Russian form of Agatha which comes from Greek agathos meaning "good". Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Agata (Russian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian) Águeda (Spanish, Portuguese) Agatha (English, Ancient Greek) Agathe (Ancient Greek, French, German, Norwegian, Danish) Agáta (Czech) Ágota (Hungarian) Ågot (Norwegian) Águeda (Spanish, Portuguese) Agda (Swedish)   Male forms: Agaton (Russian) Agafon (Russian)… Continue reading Agafya

A names, Ancient Greek, Greek, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Agathon

Agathon is an Ancient Greek male form of Agatha meaning "good" from Greek agathos. Agathon is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Agaton (Russian) Agafon (Russian)   Female forms: Agatha (English, Ancient Greek) Agathe (Ancient Greek, French, German, Norwegian, Danish) Agata (Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian) Agáta (Czech) Ágota (Hungarian)… Continue reading Agathon