Ancient Egyptian, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Marilyn is a female given name, a combination of Mary (the English form of Hebrew Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from mr “love”)… Continue reading Marilyn

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


Lamar seems to be derived from a surname, a variant of Lamarre, which comes from a locational name via Old French la marre meaning "the pool", perhaps describing someone who lived near a pool of water, such as a pond or a lake. It also seems to be a Spanish surname, perhaps composed of article la (the) and mar (sea).… Continue reading Lamar

Elements, L names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Lochlan is a variant spelling of Lochlann, the Scottish Gaelic name referring to Scandinavia, more specifically Norway, and was used as a nickname to refer to someone who came from there. The name is made up of Scottish Gaelic loch (lake; fjord) and lann (enclosure; land), essentially meaning "land of the lakes". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lochlann (Scottish Gaelic)… Continue reading Lochlan

Ancient Greek, Elements, Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Seymour comes from an English surname via a Norman source, a locational name referring to someone who came from the town of Saint Maur(us) in northern France. It could also be a variant form of Seamer, an English surname meaning "sea lake" from Old English elements sae (sea or lake) and mere (pond, lake). Origin: Ancient… Continue reading Seymour

Animals, Arthurian legends & myths, Birds, Elements, Female, Gaelic, L names, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Welsh, Welsh mythology


Linnet is the name of a small bird, a type of finch. The name comes from Old French linette, a diminutive of lin meaning "flax" via Latin linum (flax; linen cloth) which seems to be derived from a PIE root word though it may also be possible that it derives from a non Indo-European source, perhaps from a Mediterranean… Continue reading Linnet

Algonquian, Cree, Elements, Female, Male, Native American, Nature, Ojibwe, Place names, Unisex, W names, Water


Winnipeg is the name of a city in Canada and the capital of Manitoba, named after a nearby lake, Lake Winnipeg, which comes from a Cree or Ojibwe language (both of which descend from the Algonquian language) meaning "dirty water" or "muddy/murky water". Nicknames: Win/Winn, Winnie, Peg Origin: Algonquian  

Animals, Female, M names, Male, Nature, Pine Marten, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Marlow comes from an English surname, originally used as a locational surname for someone who came from a place called Marlow. It's made up from Old English elements mere (lake; ocean, sea) and Old English lafe (leavings, remains) essentially meaning "remnants of a lake", perhaps in reference to an area where there had been a lake that… Continue reading Marlow

Animals, Battle/War, Birds, Elements, Gaelic, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Scottish, Starling, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Sterling comes from a Scottish surname, a variant spelling of Stirling which comes from the name of a Scottish city. The name itself is of uncertain origin and meaning though it could be related to Scottish Gaelic strì meaning "strife, contention; battle" and linne (pool, pond). As an English surname, Sterling could have originated as a variant… Continue reading Sterling

African, Battle/War, C names, Elements, Kanuri, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Chad is a male given name with two different etymologies. The first is that it comes from Old English Ceadda, a given name of unknown meaning though it could be derived from Welsh cad meaning "battle, army" via Proto-Celtic *katus (battle) derived from a PIE root word. Chad is also the name of a country in Africa, named after… Continue reading Chad

Elements, M names, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Water


Mortimer is an English male name which comes from a surname via a habitional surname. The name comes from a French origin meaning "dead pond" or "dead sea", made up from Old French mort (dead) via Latin mortuus (dead, having died; decayed, withered) derived from a PIE root word; and Old French mer (sea) via Latin mare (sea) also derived from a… Continue reading Mortimer