Color, Female, Green, M names, Nature, Persian, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes

Maysa

Maysa is a female given name with a few possible origins: I've seen Maysa listed as an Arabic female name; if so, it's possible that it's a variant of Maysoon, which seems to derive from a Persian origin. Its meaning has something to do with beauty, so it can presumably be meant to refer to a… Continue reading Maysa

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

Darnell

Darnell comes from an English surname, originating from the name of a type of plant called darnel that was believed to cause intoxication, also known as Lolium temulentum. It comes via Old French darnelle, possibly derived from a Proto-Germanic origin, *darjaną (to harm, injure). It's also possible that it may be composed of Old English elements dyrne (hidden; secret) and halh (corner, nook, recess). Origin:… Continue reading Darnell

F names, Fairy, Female, Mythological creatures, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Forsythia

Forsythia is the name of a genus of flowering plants, named after Scottish botanist William Forsyth, Forsyth being a Scottish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Fearsithe meaning "man of peace" or "peaceful man", made up of Scottish Gaelic elements fear (man; husband) and sìth (peace), the latter also being "fairy". It's also possible that Forsyth may have originated as a locational… Continue reading Forsythia

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

Arbor

Arbor comes from a word referring to a shady resting place in a garden or a park surrounded by climbing shrubs or vines, made out of latticework. It comes from Latin herba (grass, herb) derived from PIE *gʰreh₁- (to grow, become green). Arbor is also a mechanical term referring to a rotating shaft in a machine or a main… Continue reading Arbor

Ainu, Japanese, M names, Male, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

Musashi

Musashi is a Japanese male name. The etymology behind the name is uncertain. It's written with the hiragana 武 mu "warrior; military; chivalry; arms" and 蔵 sashi "storehouse; warehouse". However, there are theories that it derives from the Ainu language from the word muzashi which comes from an older word munzashi which could be derived from Aini mun (grass, weeds), sa (open, exposed, a plain open… Continue reading Musashi

Ancient Greek, Hebrew, J names, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Jareth

Jareth seems to be a blend of Jared (meaning "descent" from Hebrew) and Gareth (the name of one of the Knights of the Round Tale in Arthurian legends. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it has been linked to Welsh gwaredd meaning “gentleness”. It could also be connected to another name, Geraint, the Welsh form of Latin Gerontius meaning “old man” from Greek geron. Other… Continue reading Jareth

Animals, Arthurian legends & myths, B names, Birds, Female, Literature, Nature, Pelican, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Belakayne

Belakayne is a female given name, a variant spelling of Belacane, the name of an African queen who features in the medieval German romance poem Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach based on the Arthurian legends. She is the mother of Parzival's half-brother Feirefis/Feirefiz through their father Gahmuret. I don't know from where Eschenbach based the name from. I've seen one source list it… Continue reading Belakayne

Ancient Greek, Arabic, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, L names, Latin, Moon, Mythology, Nickname names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Lena, Lina

Lena originally started out as a short form of names ending in -lena such as Helena (derived from Ancient Greek possibly meaning "torch" or "corposant" though it may also be deirved from Greek selene meaning "moon"), Madgalena (which means "of Magdala" from the name of a village, Magdala deriving from Hebrew migdal meaning "tower"), Abilena (a variant of Abilene, the name of an ancient place in Syria, also known… Continue reading Lena, Lina