Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Black/Dark, Color, Female, Food, Gaelic, Gray, Hebrew, Honey, L names, Male, Moon, Nature, Nickname names, Norman French, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Laney

Laney originally derived as a nickname for names such as Elaine (which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”). It could also be used as a nickname for any name with… Continue reading Laney

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Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Assyrian mythology, Babylonian mythology, Male, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shalmaneser

Shalmaneser is an Akkadian male name, the name of several Assyrian kings. The name means "Shulmanu is foremost" or "Shulmanu is distinguished", Shulmanu (also spelled Shulman) being the name of a Mesopotamian god of the underworld, fertility, and war. Shulmanu means "health" or "well-being". Origin: Akkadian Variants: Šulmānu-ašarēdu  

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

Helga

Helga is a Scandinavian female name, the feminine form of Helge meaning "holy, blessed" from heilagr (holy, blessed) which comes from Proto-Germanic *hailagaz (holy, blessed) which is composed from *hailaz (healthy, sound; whole, unbroken; complete) derived from PIE *kóylos (healthy, whole); and *-gaz, an adjective used to denote something meaning "of being, having, or doing". Nicknames: Olya (Russian diminutive of Olga) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hella (Swedish,… Continue reading Helga

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

Valentine

Valentine comes from Roman cognomen Valentinus which comes from Latin valens meaning "strong, healthy, vigorous" from valere (to be strong), deriving from PIE *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). It's a masculine name in Latin but it's the French feminine form of Valentinus. Valentine is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Valentina (Ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Croatian, Macedonian,… Continue reading Valentine

Female, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Valerie

Valerie is the English, Czech, and German form of Valeria, the feminine form of Ancient Roman cognomen Valerius which comes from Latin valere meaning "to be healthy, strong" from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Valerie is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Val, Vally/Vallie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Valérie (French, Czech) Valeria (Italian, Spanish, Romanian, German, Ancient Roman) Valarie (English)… Continue reading Valerie

Black/Dark, Color, D names, Female, Gaelic, Male, Nature, Norman French, Place names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Delaney

Delaney comes from an English surname with two possible sources: the first is that it may be derived from a Norman French place name, de l'aunaie, meaning "from the alder grove"; the second is that it comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó Dubhshláine meaning "descendant of Dubhshláine", the latter made up from Gaelic elements dubh (black) and… Continue reading Delaney

Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Valor

Valor comes from a word name meaning "value, worth" and also meaning "courage, bravery" which comes from Latin valor (value) via valere (to be strong, to be healthy, to be worth) from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Nicknames: Val Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Valerian

Valerian comes from Roman cognomen Valerianus which comes from Latin valeo meaning "to be healthy, strong", derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Valerian is also the name of a flower and an herb, as well as a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Valerius (Ancient Roman) Valerianus (Ancient Roman) Valérian (French) Valère (French) Walerian (Polish)… Continue reading Valerian

African, Akamba, Animals, Color, Earth, Eastern African, Embu, Female, Japanese, K names, Kamba, Kikuyu, Male, Nature, Ostrich, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White

Kenya

Kenya is the name of a country in Africa named after Mount Kenya. The origin of the name itself is not clear- it could be a corruption of the Kikuyu, Embu, and Kamba words Kirinyaga, Kirenyaa and Kiinyaa which mean "God's resting place" in all three languages. The mountain represents an important aspect within their cultures, believing… Continue reading Kenya

Japanese, K names, Male, Numbers, Virtues/Attributes

Kenji

Kenji is a Japanese male name made up of Japanese elements ken with various meanings of 研 (study, sharpen), 件 (case, matter, example), 健 (strong, healthy); 伸 (to stretch, lengthen, extend); 兼 (connect, combine, concurrent); 券 (ticket, certificate); 剣 (sword); 堅 (firm, steady, hard, strict, solid); 宣 (to declare, to announce, to proclaim); 建 (build,… Continue reading Kenji

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

Eloisa

Origin: Germanic Meaning: Eloisa is the Latinate form of Eloise, the English form of Old French Héloïse which comes from Helewise, the medieval English form of Germanic name Helewidis meaning "healthy, wide" from Germanic elements heil (hale, healthy) and wid (wide). Variants: Eloise (English) Héloïse (French) Heloise (French, English) Helewise (Medieval English) Helewidis (Ancient Germanic) Éloise (French) Eloísa (Spanish) Éloïse (French)