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Nana

Nana is both a female and male given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: Nana is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 "seven"; na 菜 "greens; vegetables" + na "Nara; what?" (菜奈); na 奈 "Nara; what?" + na 々 (used to indicate the repetition of the kanji before it);… Continue reading Nana

Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sachin

Sachin is an Indian male name meaning "true, real" which comes from Sanskrit satya (true; truth, reality) deriving from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Arabic, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zoya

Zoya is the Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian form of Zoe, a Greek female name meaning “life”, derived from PIE root word *gʷeyh₃- (to live). Zoya also seems to have had some use in Hindi and Arabic, either an Arabic form of Zoe or perhaps related to Zahra meaning "to shine, glow; radiant, brilliant" or "flower, blossom" Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Arabic Variants: Zoja (Latvian,… Continue reading Zoya

Female, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, S names, Sanskrit, Thai, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Saranyu

Saranyu is the name of a Hindu goddess, one of the wives of the sun god Surya. She is a goddess of the clouds. Her name means "quick, fleet, nimble", the feminine adjective of saraṇyú. Saranyu is also a Thai male name meaning "defender, protector, guardian" via Thai Ṣ̄rạṇyū ศรัณยู. Origin: Sanskrit, Thai Feminine forms: Saranya (Indian, Tamil, Malayalam)  

Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Surya

Surya is the name of a sun god in Hinduism, the son of Aditi and married to Saranyu, goddess of the clouds, and her sister Chhaya. His name means "sun". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Suriya (Tamil) Suraj (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali)  

Animals, Arabic, Female, Hindu mythology, Horses/Stallions, Japanese, Kin/Family, Light, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Sanskrit, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Uma

Uma is another name for Parvati, a Hindu goddess of fertility, love, devotion, and power.  The name means "flax; linseed" as well as "light; splendor; fame; tranquility; night". It's also possible that Uma comes from an expression, u mā "oh, don't", because Parvati wanted to practice self-denial in order to gain Shiva's attention and her mother tried to dissuade… Continue reading Uma

Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vijay

Vijay is an Indian male name, a modern form of Vijaya, a unisex name meaning "victory". In Hindu mythology, Vijaya is the name of a grandson of Indra (the Hindu god of war and the heavens) as well as another name for the goddess Durga. In the Mahabharata, Vijaya is the name of a bow belonging to the great warrior Karna, a… Continue reading Vijay

Earth, Elements, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Nature, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Parvati

Parvati is the name of a Hindu goddess of fertility, love, devotion, and power, and the wife of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and transformation. Parvati also has been known by other names, such as Uma and Gauri, and along with Lakshmi and Saraswati, forms the Tridev, a trinity of goddesses. Parvati means "mountain" or more implicitly, "she of the mountains",… Continue reading Parvati

Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shankar

Shankar is an Indian male name, the modern form of Shankara essentially meaning "maker of good fortune", made up from Sanskrit elements sham (auspicious, beneficent, causing prosperity) and kara (doer, maker). Shankara was another name for the god Shiva. Shankar is also an Indian surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Shankara (Hinduism) Sankar (Indian, Malayalam, Bengali)  

Arabic, D names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dar

Dar is a Hebrew unisex name meaning "nacre, mother-of-pearl", as well as also being a Hebrew surname originating from the given name. Dar دار  is also an Arabic word meaning "house", as well as a Russian word meaning "gift". It's also an Indian (Kashmiri) surname (also spelled Dhar) which may have originated as a title given to a village… Continue reading Dar