Griffin

Griffin is the name of a mythical creature believed to have the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle. It comes from Old French grifon via Latin gryphus which may be derived from Ancient Greek gryps (griffin) via grúpos meaning "curved" or hooked". It's also possible that the word derives from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps a …

Cornelian

Cornelian is an alternate spelling of Carnelian, the name of a reddish-brown type of chalcedony used in jewelry. Cornelian comes from either Latin cornus meaning "cornel, dogwood" which may be related to Ancient Greek kerasós (cherry), derived from an uncertain origin, either Anatolian or pre-Greek; or from Latin cornu meaning "horn". The Carnelian spelling seems to have been influenced from Latin carneus …

Kay

Kay is the name of a knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend (also known as Kai, Cai and Cei), the name of Arthur’s foster-brother and seneschel. The name may have originated as a Welsh form of Gaius, a Roman given name of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Latin gaudere meaning “to rejoice” though it may also be derived …

Yuval

Yuval is a Hebrew unisex name, the Hebrew form of Jubal, a Hebrew male name meaning “stream” though it could also be related to a word meaning “ram” or “ram’s horn trumpet”. In the Old Testament, Jubal was a descendant of Cain and the first person to be a musician. Origin: Hebrew Male forms: Jubal (Hebrew) Ioubal (Biblical …

Keren

Keren is a Hebrew female name meaning "horn" or "ray of light". Keren is also the name of a city in Eritrea, Africa. Origin: Hebrew  

Cornelius

Cornelius is an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain etymology though often associated with Latin cornu meaning “horn” which ultimately derives from PIE root word *ḱerh₂- (horn; head, top) though it’s also possible that it derives from root *ḱer- (to grow, to nourish). Cornelius is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Corey, Neal/Neil Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: …

Cornelia

Cornelia is the feminine form of Cornelius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain etymology though often associated with Latin cornu meaning "horn" which ultimately derives from PIE root word *ḱerh₂- (horn; head, top) though it's also possible that it derives from root *ḱer- (to grow, to nourish). Nicknames: Nell, Nelly, Nelia, Lia Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kornelia (German, …

Jubal

Jubal is a Hebrew male name meaning "stream" though it could also be related to a word meaning "ram" or "ram's horn trumpet". In the Old Testament, Jubal was a descendant of Cain and the first person to be a musician. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yuval (Hebrew) Ioubal (Biblical Greek)   Female forms: Yuval (Hebrew)  

Niles

Niles comes from an English surname, a patronymic surname meaning "son of Neil", derived from the given name Neil which is the anglicized form of Gaelic Niall, a name of uncertain etymology though possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". Niles could also be a variant of Neils, a German surname which is a reduced form of given name Cornelius, an Ancient …

Corey

Corey is an English unisex name of uncertain origin and meaning which comes from Old Norse Kóri, a name of unknown meaning. It could be derived from Old Irish cuire meaning "throng, multitude; company, troop" which ultimately derives from a PIE source; or from Scottish Gaelic coire meaning "kettle; cauldron". Corey could also be used as a nickname …

Kai

Kai is a name with various origins and meanings: it's a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "sea"; it's also a Japanese name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: (海) "sea, ocean"; (貝) "shellfish"; (快) "cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable"; (戒) "commandment", and other various meanings; as well as also being a compound of …

Ginger

Ginger is name of a flower and spice which comes from Old English gingifer (influenced by Old French gingembre) derived from Latin zingiberi from Ancient Greek zingíberis from Prakrit (Middle Indic) singabera derived from Sanskrit srngaveram meaning "horn body" from srngram (horn) and vera (body), though it may also be derived from an Old Tamil word inchi-ver meaning "ginger root"; it may also be a nickname for Virginia, the feminine form of an Ancient …