Nanaya

Nanaya is the name of a Sumerian goddess worshipped by both the Sumerians and Akkadians, being the goddess of sex and war. She is closely associated with the goddesses Inanna and Ishtar, all of whom share similar functions. Nanaya could possibly be related to Inanna meaning “lady of the heavens” though that’s not certain. Another source (Llewellyn’s Complete Book of…

Sonoko

Sonoko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: sono 園 “garden; park” + ko 子 “child” (園子); sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + o 乃 (a possessive particle; from, whereupon, accordingly) + ko 子 “child” (苑乃子); sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + ko 子 “child”; sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + ko 胡 “”barbarian; foreign” (苑胡); sono 苑 “garden; park; farm” + ko 香…

Yuka

Yuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 香 “incense, smell, perfume” (由香); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 華 “splendor, flower, petal” (由華); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 佳 “beautiful, good; excellent” (由佳); yu 結 “tie, fasten, join, organize; end, conclude” + ka 花 “flower” (結花); yu 有 “exist; have; possess”…

Erika

Erika is the feminine form of Erik, itself the Scandinavian form of Eric meaning “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler” which comes from Old Norse Eiríkr. Erica is not only a variant spelling of Erika but it’s also the Latin word for “heather” and is the name of a genus of flowers. Erika is also a Japanese female name with…

Rika

Rika is a Swedish and Dutch short form of Fredrika (the Swedish and Finnish feminine form of Frederick meaning “peaceful ruler”) and Henrika (the Swedish feminine form of Henry meaning “home ruler”) and any names ending in rika. Rika is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ri 理 “reason, logic; arrangement; justice; truth” + ka 香 “incense; smell; fragrance”…

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…

Myron

Myron is an Ancient Greek male name which means “myrrh, perfume, sweet oil” which seems to be derived from a Semitic root meaning “bitter”. It’s also a surname either derived from the given name or as a short form of Greek Myronakis or Myronidis, both patrynonic surnames. Origin: Ancient Greek, Semitic Variants: Miron (Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish)…

Miro

Miro comes from Slavic element miru meaning “peace; world” from Proto-Slavic *mȋrъ derived from a Proto-Indo-European source. Miro is a Slovene and Croatian short form of Miroslav, a Slavic male name meaning “peaceful glory”; though it may also be a short form of names ending in -miro such as Edelmiro (the Spanish form of Ancient Germanic Adelmar meaning “noble famous”). Miro is also an Italian surname derived…

Fuka

Fuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “wind; air; style+ flower” (風花); “wind; air; style + summer” (風夏); “wind; air; style + incense; smell; perfume” (風香); Written in hiragana it’s ふうか. There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Another form of the name would…