Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Rafferty

Rafferty comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Rabhartaigh meaning "descendant of Rabhartach", Rabhartach being a personal name meaning composed of Old Irish elements rath (bestowal, grant; prosperity; abundance) and beartaigh (cast; brandish), essentially meaning "bringing prosperity". I've also seen it listed as meaning "flood tide". Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Animals, Birds, E names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Enda

Enda is an Irish male name, an anglicized form of Énna which may mean "birdlike", from Old Irish én (bird) via Proto-Celtic *ɸetnos (bird) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Énna (Irish) Éanna (Irish)  

Female, K names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Keeva

Keeva is an anglicized form of Caoimhe, an Irish female name meaning "dear, gentle, beautiful" which comes from Irish caomh (dear, gentle; lovely) via Old Irsh cóem derived from a PIE root word; it's related to the same root word as Kevin. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Caoimhe (Irish, Scottish) Kiva (English) Keavy (Irish, Scottish)  

African, Arabic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Nickname names, North African, Numbers, Peach, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Mona

Mona is a female given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: it's an Anglicized form of Irish Muadhnait, made up of Irish muadh (noble) combined with a diminutive suffix; it's also used as a nickname for Monika, the Scandinavian form of Monica, a name of unknown origin though it’s likely derived from a  North African or Phoenician origin.… Continue reading Mona

E names, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Numbers, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ennis

Ennis comes from an Irish surname with two possible meanings behind it. The first is that it derives from Irish inis meaning "island" via Proto-Celtic *enistī (island) derived from a PIE root word. The second is that it derives from Angus, an anglicized form of Aonghus, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning “either one strength” or “one choice”, made up from Old Irish óen… Continue reading Ennis

Bright/Clear, Color, Elements, Female, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Semitic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, White

Muriel

Muriel is an English female name, an anglicized form of a Scottish Gaelic name Muireall, made up of muir (sea, ocean) and geal (white, bright). Muriel is also a surname originating from the given name. Apparently, Muriel is also the name of an angel in Christianity associated with the month of June and ruler of the sign of Cancer. While… Continue reading Muriel

B names, Color, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Bowie

Bowie comes from an Irish and Scottish surname which seems to be derived from Scottish Gaelic buidhe meaning "yellow", possibly originating as a nickname for someone who was fair-haired. It's also possible that it may be an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh meaning "descendant of Buadhach", Buadhach deriving from buaidh meaning "victory, triumph". The Bowie knife was named after American pioneer Jim… Continue reading Bowie

Animals, Birds, Color, Female, H names, Hebrew, Hen, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White

Henley

Henley comes from an English surname, originally used as a locational name for someone who came from a place called Henley. While the second element comes from Old English lēah meaning “wood; clearing; meadow”, the first element may possibly be derived from Old English héan via heah meaning "high, tall", or from Old English henn "hen". It's also possible… Continue reading Henley

Animals, Boar, Color, Elements, Green, I names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Irvin

Irvin comes from a surname with a few possible meanings tied to it: it comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic O'hEireamhoin meaning "descendant of Eireamhan", the latter a given name of uncertain origin; it may also be derived from Old English given name Eoforwine meaning "boar friend", made up from Old English elements eofor (boar) and wine (friend, protector, lord);… Continue reading Irvin

Female, Male, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Tierney

Tierney comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized from of Ó Tíghearnaigh meaning "descendant of Tighearnach", the latter derived from Gaelic tighearna meaning "lord" which derives from Proto-Celtic *tigernos (lord, ruler). Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Tighearnach (Irish) Tigernach (Irish) Tiarnach (Irish)