Animals, Deer/Roe, Elements, Fox, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Rey is a Spanish male name (and word) meaning "king" derived from Latin rex (king, ruler) via a PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). It could also be a short form of Reymundo, a variant spelling of Raymundo, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Raymond, the English form of Germanic Raginmund meaning “advice protector” or “counsel protector… Continue reading Rey

Female, L names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex


Lindsey is a varint spelling of Lindsay, an English unisex name which originated as an English and Scottish surname derived from a region in Lincolnshire, England. It means "Lincoln's island" from Old English. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Lindsay (English, Scottish)   Female forms: Lindsey (English, Scottish) Linsey (English) Lyndsay (English) Lyndsey (English) Lynsey (English) Lindsie (English) Linsay… Continue reading Lindsey

Animals, Birds, Celtic, Color, Dove, Female, Hebrew, I names, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes


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

Animals, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf


Lyle is an English surname derived from Norman French l'isle meaning "the island", a topographical name for someone who lived or came from an island. It could also be derived as a habitional name for someone who came from a city in France called Lille, also derived from the source above. It comes from Latin insula (island), a word of… Continue reading Lyle

Arabic, Female, L names, Night/Evening, Virtues/Attributes


Lyla is a variant of Leila, an Arabic female name meaning "night". It could also be considered as a feminine form of Lyle, an English surname derived from Norman French l'isle meaning "island", a topographical surname for someone who lived on an island though it may also be derived as a place name from Lille, a city in France. Origin:… Continue reading Lyla

Ancient Germanic, German/Germanic, Male, Nickname names, R names, Virtues/Attributes


Roddy is a nickname for Roderick meaning "famous power" from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and ric (power), or it could be a short form of Rodney, a surname meaning "Hroda's island", Hroda being a Germanic given name meaning "fame", and Old English eg (island). Origin: Germanic, Old English Variants: Roderick (English, Scottish, Welsh) Roderic (Catalan, English) Rodney (English) Rodrigo (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Galician) Hroderich… Continue reading Roddy

Earth, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Joy, Maori mythology, Mythology, Old Norse, Place names, Polynesian mythology, R names, Sound, Surname names, Water


Rona is the feminine form of Hebrew male name Ron meaning "song, joy", as well as being the name of two islands in Scotland. Known as North Rona and South Rona, the name comes from Old Norse meaning "rough island". It's also a surname although I couldn't find a specific meaning behind it, or if… Continue reading Rona

A names, Earth, Elements, Elves, Fairy, Female, Gaelic, Mythological creatures, Nature, Old Norse, Place names, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Ailsa derives its name from Ailsa Craig, the name of an island located off of Scotland. Though there's no certain etymology behind the name several theories have abounded such as possibly meaning "fairy rock", or from Gaelic Creag Ealasaid meaning "Elizabeth's rock", Ealasaid being the Gaelic form of Elizabeth. Another theory I've seen is that it comes… Continue reading Ailsa