Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Japanese, Male, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Io

Io (pr. eye-o) is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, an Argive princess who was loved by the god Zeus. When his wife Hera found out about her, he changed her into a white heifer in order to protect her. However, Hera saw through the deception and demanded that Zeus give her the heifer as… Continue reading Io

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Elements, Female, I names, Male, Place names, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Indiana

Indiana comes from the name of an American state meaning "land of the Indians" or "Indian land". It's made up of the English adjective Indian, which comes from India which derives its name from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean”, and a Latin suffix place name. The name was originally applied to Native Americans in… Continue reading Indiana

Ancient Egyptian, Color, Female, I names, Male, Nature, Phoenician, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Ivory

Ivory comes from the hard white substance of dentine formed in the tusks of elephants, walruses, etc. It comes from Latin eboreus (ivory) which could either be derived from a Phoenician or from an Ancient Egyptian source meaning "elephant, ivory". Ivory is also the name of an off-white creamy color. Ivory is also an English surname… Continue reading Ivory

Elements, Female, Hindu mythology, I names, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Indra

Indra is the name of a Hindu god of war and the heavens, bringer of rain and wielding thunderbolts, and the king of the gods. Although the etymology behind the name is uncertain, I've seen many sites claim it as "possessing drops of rain" composed from Sanskrit indu (drop; juice, Soma) and ra (acquiring, possessing), a meaning which… Continue reading Indra

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Iona

Iona is a female given name, derived from the name of an island located off Scotland. The origin of the name is uncertain though it could be derived from Old Norse ey meaning "island" though it could also be related to a Proto-Celtic source meaning "yew". It's just as possible that Iona may be a variant form… Continue reading Iona

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Ideal

Ideal is an English word referring to an idea or concepton of perfection or excellence, a stand for people to strive for; it also refers to something that exists only in the mind. It comes from Late Latin idealis (existing in idea) derived from Ancient Greek idea (form, look, appearance; notion, pattern) from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Animals, Female, I names, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Izumi

Izumi is a Japanese unisex name though it seems to be more common for women than men. It has a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as 泉 "spring, fountain water" (used for both sexes); 一角 "one + corner, edge; horn, antler; character, part, role"; 五巳 "five + sign of the Snake";… Continue reading Izumi