Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, G names, Irish mythology, Kernel/Grain, Love/Beloved, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes


Grania is a Latinized form of Gráinne, an Irish female name of uncertain meaning though it could be derived from Old Irish grán meaning "grain" via Proto-Celtic *grānom derived from PIE *ǵr̥h₂nóm (grain). Another possible etymology is from Scottish Gaelic gráidh, the genitive singular of gràdh (love) or even from Old Irish grían (sun). Grania is also the name of a gens (the name of a Roman… Continue reading Grania

A names, Apple/Apple tree, Female, Food, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Taíno, Virtues/Attributes


Anona could be a variant spelling of Annona, the name of the Roman personification of the yearly harvest. It comes from Latin annona meaning "yearly produce; corn, grain; means of subsistence" derived from annus (year) derived from a PIE root word. Annona is the name of a genus of plants known as the sugar apple; in this case the name… Continue reading Anona

Food, Kernel/Grain, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Spike is an English word referring to a very large nail or a surge in power, and is often used as a nickname than an actual name. It's also an English surname, either originally derived as a nickname for a tall, thin person, or perhaps derived from Latin spica meaning "ear or a head of grain". It… Continue reading Spike

Elements, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, M names, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Miho is a Croatian male name, a short form of Mihovil, the Croatian form of Michael, or Mihael, the Croatian and Slovene form of Michael, a Hebrew male name meaning "who is like God?", a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. Miho is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "beauty; beautiful+… Continue reading Miho

Elements, Female, Food, Fruit, H names, Japanese, Nature, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Honoka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "harmony; Japanese style; peace; soften; Japan + flower" (和花); "ear; ear (grain); head; crest (wave) + flower" (穂花); "ear; ear (grain); head; crest (wave) + incense; smell; perfume" (穂香); "sail + from; possessive article; whereupon; accordingly + incense; smell;… Continue reading Honoka