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

Angelina

Angelina is a female given name which originated as a diminutive of Angela, the feminine form of Latin Angelus. It comes from Greek angelos “messenger”, though it seems to have an older source, perhaps related to angaros (mounted courier) which might come from an Asian language, though it might also be related to Sanskrit ajira (swift). Nicknames: Angie, Lina Origin: Ancient Greek, Sanskrit Variants:… Continue reading Angelina

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E names, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Endymion

Endymion is the name of a mortal man in Greek mythology with whom the goddess of the moon Selene fell in love with. In some versions of the myth, he is depicted as a shepherd, a hunter, or a prince. She asked Zeus to give him eternal youth and he agreed, putting him in an eternal slumber where he… Continue reading Endymion

Color, Greek, Greek mythology, I names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Iamos

Iamos is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Evadne (the daugher of the sea god Poseidon), and Apollo. Evadne was ashamed of her pregnancy and so, when her son was born, she left him exposed to the elements, lying on a bed of violets, where he survived by being fed honey by two snakes before… Continue reading Iamos

Blue, Color, Female, G names, Gray, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Glauke

Glauce (pr. glaw-kee) is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including the daughter of King Creon of Corinth, whom Jason abandoned Medea to marry and whom Medea murdered as well as the name of several nymphs. The name comes from Ancient Greek glaukós meaning "blue-gray; gleaming, bright, sparkling" which may be derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Glaucus (Latin)… Continue reading Glauke

B names, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Bartimaeus

Bartimaeus is the Latinized form of Greek Bartimaios meaning "son of Timaeus", made up from Hebrew bar (son) and personal name Timaeus, an Ancient Greek male name meaning "to honor" from Ancient Greek timao. Nicknames: Barty/Bartie, Bart Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Bartimaios (Ancient Greek) Bartimée (French)  

Female, Greek mythology, H names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Hermione

Hermione is the name of the daughter of Menelaus and Helen. She was originally betrothed to her cousin Orestes either by her grandfather Tyndareus or her father Menelaus, though Menelaus later promised her to the son of Achilles and Deidamia, Neoptolemus. However, there were some bad feelings between Hermione and Andromache, the concubine of Neoptolemus who was brought back from Troy as a prize (and was the wife of Hector) in which Hermione blamed her… Continue reading Hermione

Earth, Elements, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, O names, Proto-Indo-European

Orestes

Orestes is the name of several figures in Greek mythology though the most famous one is the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. He killed his mother and her lover to avenge their murder of his father. He was later driven mad by the Furies for murdering his mother though he was later purified of his son by the… Continue reading Orestes

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Ariadne

Ariadne is the name of a Cretan princess, the daughter of King Minos, who helped Theseus escape the labyrinth of the Minotaur by giving him a ball of thread so he could find his way out. However, she is left behind on the island of Naxos where she is discovered by Dionysios and becomes his wife. It means "most holy"… Continue reading Ariadne

Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names

Theseus

Theseus is the name of a Greek hero, the prince of Athens, best known for defeating the Minotaur. Legend goes that every seven years, the Athenians would send seven young men and seven young women as a tribute to Crete for the death of his son in Athens. This went on for some time until Theseus decided to… Continue reading Theseus

Hebrew, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Silas

Silas is a contracted form of Silvanus, a Roman cognomen meaning "wood, forest; orchard, grove" derived from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Silvanus is the name of a god of the forest. It's also possible that Silas may be the Ancient Greek form of an Aramaic form of Hebrew Saul meaning "asked for, prayed for". Silas is also… Continue reading Silas

Female, Mythology, Roman mythology, Sabine/Oscan, T names

Tatiana

Tatiana is the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning though it could be of Sabine origin. I've seen a few possible meanings attached to it such as Latin tata meaning "daddy", a term used by children; or that it could be from Ancient Greek táttō, the… Continue reading Tatiana

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Antigone

Antigone (pr. an-tig-a-nee) is a Greek female name of uncertain meaning though I've seen it listed as meaning "against birth" or "in the place of a child". It's made up from Ancient Greek anti meaning "against" though it also has various meanings such as "opposite", "instead of", "compared with", "in place of" and "at the same time";… Continue reading Antigone

Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Patroclus

Patroclus is the name of one of the Greek warriors in Homer's Iliad, the best friend of Achilles and portrayed as his lover. In the Iliad, Patroclus persuades Achilles to lend him his armor and lead his men into battle when he refuses to fight after his spat with Agamemnon over Briseis. He is killed by Hector in battle and this… Continue reading Patroclus

A names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Achilles

Achilles is the name of a great warrior in Greek mythology, the son of the human king Peleus of Aegina, and the sea-nymph Thetis. In fact, it was their wedding that resulted in the Trojan war because of all the gods that attended, only Eris, the goddess of discord, wasn't invited. Angered, she arrived at the wedding with a… Continue reading Achilles

Blue, Color, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Iris

Iris is the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow and a messanger of the gods. Her name means "rainbow" in Greek derived from PIE root word *weh₁y- (to twist, wind, weave, plait; to wrap, enclose cover). Iris also refers to a genus of flowers which comes from the Greek word for rainbow, as well as… Continue reading Iris

Female, S names, Sanskrit, Semitic

Sappho

Sappho is an Ancient Greek female name possibly related to Greek sappheiros meaning "sapphire" either derived from a Semitic source or possibly from Sanskrit sanipriya meaning "dark-colored stone" or more literally "dear to Saturn". The name is famously associated with a 7th century Greek poetess and as a symbol of female homosexuality. Origin: Semitic, Sanskrit    

Apple/Apple tree, Elements, Female, Japanese, M names, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Marina

Marina is the feminine form of Marinus, an Ancient Roman name meaning "of the sea" or "belonging to the sea", derived from a PIE root word *móri- (sea, ocean; body of water), though Marinus could also be derived from Marius which could be derived from Latin mas meaning “male” or Latin mare meaning “sea”. It could also be derived from Mars, the… Continue reading Marina

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

Theophania

Theophania is an Ancient Greek female name, the feminine form of Theophanes meaning "manifestation of God" made up from Ancient Greek elements theos (god) and phanes (appearing). Nicknames: Theo, Thea Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Theofania (Greek) Tiffany (English, Medieval English) Tiffanie (English) Tiffani (English) Tiffiny (English) Theophano (Ancient Greek) Theophanu (Ancient Greek) Theophana (Ancient Greek) Tiphaine (French) Tiphanie (French) Feofaniya (Russian)  … Continue reading Theophania

A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Antiope

Antiope is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Ares,  and queen of the Amazons as well as the sister of Hippolyte. This Antiope was also the wife of the hero Theseus. Another Antiope was the daughter of the river god Asopus and the mother of Amphion and Zethus by Zeus. The name comes from Ancient Greek anti- (against, compared to, like) and ops which means… Continue reading Antiope