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

Elma

Elma may have started out as a short form of names such as Wilhelmina (the feminine form of Wilhelm, the German cognate of William meaning “willful protection” or “desiring protection” made up from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection”) or Anselma (the feminine form of Anselm meaning "god + helmet, protection" or any names endig in elma. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Helma (German, Dutch)   Male forms:… Continue reading Elma

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Animals, Deer/Roe, Elements, Fox, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Rey

Rey is a Spanish male name (and word) meaning "king" derived from Latin rex (king, ruler) via a PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). It could also be a short form of Reymundo, a variant spelling of Raymundo, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Raymond, the English form of Germanic Raginmund meaning “advice protector” or “counsel protector… Continue reading Rey

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

Velma

Velma is an English female name of uncertain origin. It's been linked as a variant form of Wilma, originally used as a short form of Wilhelmina which is the feminine form of Wilhlem, the German cogante of William meaning "desiring protection" or "willfull protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vilma (Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, German, Swedish, Hungarian, Czech,… Continue reading Velma

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Sri Lankan, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Samantha

Samantha is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Most sites I've been to have listed it as being a feminine form of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning "God has heard" or "name of God"; or it could be a combination of Samuel and Anthea, which comes from Ancient Greek meaning "blossom". It's also possible that… Continue reading Samantha

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

Alessio

Alessio is the Italian form of Alexis, an English unisex name meaning "helper, defender" derived from Ancient Greek alexo (to defend, to help) from Proto-Hellenic *aléksō (to protect) derived from a PIE root word. Alessio is also an Italian surname derived from the given name. Alessio is also the Italian form of Lezhë, the name of an Albanian town Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:… Continue reading Alessio

Arabic, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, W names, Word names

Warda

Warda is an Arabic unisex name (though more common for girls) meaning "rose, rosette, rosebush; flower". Warda was also used as a nickname for someone who had a rosy or reddish complexion. Warda is also a Latin word meaning "watch, watchpost, protection" from Frankish *warda via Proto-Germanic *wardō ultimately deriving from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to heed, notice). Origin: Arabic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wardah (Arabic)… Continue reading Warda

Ancient Germanic, Animals, English, H names, Lamb/Sheep, Male, Middle English, Old Norse, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Howard

Howard comes from an English surname with several possible sources: it may be derived from Anglo-Norman Huard from Germanic name Hughard meaning "brave heart" from hug (heart, mind) and hard (brave, hardy); it may also be derived from Anglo-Scandinavian Haward derived from Old Norse Hávarðr meaning "high guardian" or "high defender" from Old Norse elements há (high) and varðr (guardian, defender); it may also be derived from Middle English ewehirde meaning "ewe… Continue reading Howard

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

Miho

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

Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sigmund

Sigmund is the name of a hero in Norse mythology, the son of King Völsung. When his sister Signy marries Siggeir, king of Gautland, a wedding feast is held and the god Odin appears disguised as an old beggar. He plunges a sword into a tree, Barnstokkr, which stands in the center of King Völsung's hall, and whichever man is able to pull it… Continue reading Sigmund

German/Germanic, Kin/Family, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Willis

Willis comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning "son of William", the latter an English given name meaning "desiring protection" or "willful protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Nicknames: Will Origin: Germanic Variants: Willys (English)  

E names, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Edmund

Edmund is an English male name made up from Old English elements ead (wealth, fortune, riches) and mund (protection) meaning "rich protection" or "wealthy protector". Ead comes from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches) and mund also comes from Proto-Germanic *mundō (hand; protection, security) derived from Proto-Indo-European *man- (hand; man, human being). Edmund is the name of an antagonist in Shakespeare's King Lear (1603-1606). Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European   Variants: Eadmund (Anglo-Saxon) Edmond (French)… Continue reading Edmund

English, Male, Old English, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Stuart

Stuart comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Stewart, an occupational name for someone who was an administrative official of an estate or someone who was in charge of domestic affairs of a household. The names comes from Old English stiweard  meaning "house guardian" from Old English elements stig (house, hall, building) and weard (guardian, watchman) derived from Proto-Germanic *warōną (to watch;… Continue reading Stuart

A names, Arabic, English, Female, Male, Nickname names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Ali

Ali is an Arabic male name meaning "lofty, sublime, exalted", as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. Ali is also an English female name, usually a short form of names such as Alison or Alice (which both come from Germanic element adal "noble", or a male nickname for Alistair or Alexander, which… Continue reading Ali

Animals, English, Lamb/Sheep, Male, Old English, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Word names

Shepherd

Shepherd comes from an English surname, an occupational name for someone who tended over sheep. It comes from Old English sceap (sheep) and hierde (herdsman) or weard (guardian, watchman) derived from Proto-Germanic *warōną (to watch; protect) via Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to heed, notice), so the name essentially means "sheep guardian". A shepherd also refers to someone who protects, watches over, and guides over someone or a… Continue reading Shepherd

Ancient Greek, Black/Dark, Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Japanese, Literature, Love/Beloved, M names, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Place names, Sindarin, Virtues/Attributes

Moria

Moria is a female given name with several etymologies and meanings: it's a the name of a Naiad nymph in Greek mythology whose brother Tylos was killed by a dragon, though she later brought him back to life with a magical herb. This myth is similar to the story of Pelops, who had been killed… Continue reading Moria

Female, Greek mythology, H names, Male, Mythology, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Hero

Hero is the name of a lover of Leander, a priestess of Aphrodite. They lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont and every night Leander would swim across to meet up with his lover, who would light a lamp at the top of the tower to help guide his way. One night he got caught… Continue reading Hero

Ancient Germanic, Gaulish, Hare/Rabbit, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names, Word names

Warren

Warren comes from an English surname with a few possible origins: it could be derived from Norman French warrene meaning "animal enclosure" or "game park" possibly originating from Gaulish *varenna (enclosed area) from *varros (stick, post); it may also refer to someone who lived near a game park; it may be derived from a town called La Varenne in Normandy, France;… Continue reading Warren

Bread, Chinese, Elements, Female, Food, Greek, Greek mythology, Latin, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Rice, Slavic, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Pan

Pan is the name of a Greek god of the wild, nature, shepherds, and flocks, depicted as a man with the horns, legs, and tail of a goat, and who often played the pan-pipes. His name is somewhat tricky to pin down- it may be related to Greek pan meaning "all"; it could mean "shepherd" or it… Continue reading Pan

Ancient Germanic, Female, German/Germanic, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Wilma

Wilma is a female name, originally used as a short form of Wilhelmina, the feminine form of German Wilhelm meaning "willfull protection" or "desiring protection" composed from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). It  could also be a feminine form of William. Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Wilhelmina (Dutch, German, English) Willa (English) Wilhelmine (German) Wilhelma (German) Vilma (Spanish, Hungarian, German, Swedish,… Continue reading Wilma