Crystal

Crystal is the name for a clear colorless glass or mineral that can be cut into gemstones or glassware, as well as a scientific term used to describe a solid formed by an elderly repeating pattern. The name comes from Latin crystallum (crystal) via Ancient Greek krustallos (ice) derived from a PIE root word. Crystal is also an…

Ismay

Ismay is a female given name which comes from an English surname of uncertain etymology. It could have originated from Old German Ismagin meaning “iron-strength” though the first element could also be related to Old High German īs meaning “ice”. Ismay could also be a variant of Ismenia or Ismene, an Ancient Greek female name possibly meaning “knowledge”; in Greek mythology, Ismene…

Isola

Isola is a female given name of uncertain etymology. It’s an Italian word meaning “island, isle” via Latin īnsula (island) of uncertain origin. It could be derived from Ancient Greek nêsos (island) though it could also possibly be pre-Greek in origin. It’s also been linked to Proto-Celtic *enistī (island) via a PIE root. It’s also possible that Isola…

Haegl

Haegl is from Old English Hægl meaning “hail” which comes from Proto-Germanic *haglaz perhaps derived from a PIE root word meaning “pebble”. Hægl is the ninth letter of the runic alphabet. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hægl (Old English) Hagall (Old Norse) Hail (English) Hayl (English) Hayle (English) Hagel (Dutch, German, Swedish) Hagl (Norwegian, Dutch)  

Isotta

Isotta is the Italian form of Isolde, a name of uncertain origin though it’s believed to have Celtic roots or it may come from a Germanic name made up of is (ice, iron) and hild (battle) meaning “ice battle” or “iron battle”. In Arthurian legend, Isolde is the name of several figures including an Irish princess who fell in love with Tristan, the nephew of…

Isolde

Isolde is the name of several figures in Arthurian legend, the most famous one being the princess of Ireland who is betrothed to King Mark of Cornwall. Mark’s nephew Tristan goes to fetch Isolde to Cornwall and on their voyage back the two accidentally drink a love potion and wind up falling madly in love…