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

Rey

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

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K names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Kenton

Kenton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "Coena's settlement" or King's settlement"- the second element of the name comes from Old English tun (settlement, farm, enclosure) while the first part of the name comes from an Old English given name, Coena or Cena, which may be derived from Old English cyne meaning "royal, kingly"… Continue reading Kenton

Arabic, Female, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Virtues/Attributes

Ryana

Ryana is the feminine form of Ryan, an anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Riain meaning "descendant of Rían", Rían meaning "little king" from Irish rí (king) with the diminutive suffix -an. It could also be a variant spelling of Rhianna, either a variant of Rhiannon meaning "great queen" or it could be a variant spelling of Rihanna which derives from… Continue reading Ryana

Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Rex

Rex comes from Latin rex meaning "king" derived from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). Rex is also an English surname, either derived from the given name or as a variant spelling of Ricks, a topographic name for someone who lived near where rushes or reeds grew. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Rexa (English) Regina… Continue reading Rex

Literature, Male, Persian, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shahryar

Shahryar is a Persian male name meaning "lord of the city" and by extension "lord, king, sovereign", composed from Persian elements shahr (city) and yar (strength, power). It's the name of the king in 1001 Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern tales with roots to medieval Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Greek, Indian, and Jewish sources. In the tales, he finds out… Continue reading Shahryar

Animals, C names, Dog, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Conri

Conri is an anglicized form of Irish Conrí meaning "wolf king" made up from Old Irish con (dog, hound, wolf) which comes from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and Old Irish rí (king) from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king) derived from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) which derives from root word *h₃reǵ- meaning "to straighten, to right oneself". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conrí (Irish)  

E names, Female, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Emerson

Emerson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Emery", Emery being the Norman form of Emmerich, a German name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning "power, rule" from Proto-Germanic *rīks (king, ruler) from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) via *h₃reǵ- (to straighten; move in a straight line). The first part of the name is a little more complicated. It… Continue reading Emerson

Animals, Birds, D names, Dragon, Duck, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Drake

Drake comes from an English surname meaning "dragon, snake"  from Old English Draca, which comes from Latin draco (dragon) derived from Proto-Indo-European drakon (dragon, serpent) from *derḱ- (to see). Drake is also a Middle English word meaning "male duck" from Proto-Germanic *anudrekô, made up of *anudz via Proto-Indo-European *h₂énh₂ts (duck) and Proto-Germanic *rekô (king, chief) via Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (king, chief). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Drayke (English) Draki (Old Norse) Draco (Latinized Ancient… Continue reading Drake

Celtic, Female, Irish, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Regan

Regan has two sources: the first is that it's a variant spelling of Reagan, an anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Ríagáin meaning "descendant of Riagán", the latter a given name of uncertain meaning though it may mean "impulsive, furious" from Irish ríodhgach. It may also mean "little king" from Irish rí (king) which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler), combined with… Continue reading Regan

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

Leroy

Leroy is derived from the French le roi meaning "the  king", originally a nickname for someone who behaved in a regal fashion or someone who earned the title of king in some sort of contest of skill. Roi comes from Latin rex meaning "king" derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₃rḗǵs- (king, ruler). It's also a surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European   Variants: Leroi… Continue reading Leroy

Female, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh mythology

Rhian

Rhian (pr. ree-an) is a Welsh female name meaning "maiden" from Welsh rhiain which derives from Proto-Celtic *rīganī- (queen). It could also be used as a short form of Rhiannon meaning "great queen" from Celtic Rigantona. In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a major figure in the Mabinogion and has been associated with the Gaulish goddess of horses, Epona. Rhian is also a Welsh male name,… Continue reading Rhian

African, Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Chinese, Dutch, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Estonian, Female, Greek, Hawaiian, Japanese, Joy, K names, Latin, Male, Maori, Native American, Nature, Navajo, Nickname names, Place names, Sound, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Kai

Kai is a name with various origins and meanings: it's a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "sea"; it's also a Japanese name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: (海) "sea, ocean"; (貝) "shellfish"; (快) "cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable"; (戒) "commandment", and other various meanings; as well as also being a compound of… Continue reading Kai

A names, Animals, Arthurian legends & myths, Bears/Bear cubs, Celtic, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Arthur

Arthur is the name of the legendary king of the Arthurian legends, the king of the Britons who defended against Saxon invaders. The meaning behind the name is unknown though it has often been linked to Celtic *artos meaning "bear" combined with rīxs meaning "king" meaning "bear king" or gwr (man) meaning "bear man". The name may also be related to Artorius,… Continue reading Arthur

K names, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

King

King comes from Old English cyning meaning "king, ruler", which is derived from Proto-Germanic *kuninggaz, coming from "kin, family, clan", originally used in reference to someone who was a leader of the people or perhaps someone born of noble birth. It's used as a royal title referring to a male monarch, though in the modern world it's used… Continue reading King

B names, Battle/War, Celtic, Earth, English, Fire, Frankish, Male, Old English, Old French, Old Norse, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Brandon

Brandon is from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "hill covered with broom" from Old English brom (broom, gorse) and dun (hill), likely referring to someone who lived near a place covered with gorse or broom shrubs. However, Brandon could also be derived from Old French brandon from Frankish *brand meaning "firebrand, torch, sword" which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *brandaz, a… Continue reading Brandon