C names, Dwarf, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Surname names

Corrigan

Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning "descendant of Corragán", the later made up of Irish corr meaning "pointed" (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means "little dwarf" made up… Continue reading Corrigan

Female, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Rhonda

Rhonda is a female given name of uncertain meaning. It could be made up from Welsh elements rhon (pike, lance) and da (good). It's also possible that it may be derived from Rhondda, the name of a valley and former coal mine in Wales. The meaning behind it is also unknown, though it could mean "noisy", related to… Continue reading Rhonda

Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Literature, R names, Virtues/Attributes, White

Rowena

Rowena is an English female given name of uncertain meaning. It was the name of the daughter of the Saxon warrior (and later king) Hengist who was married to Vortigern, a British warlord also known by the title "King of the Britons". However, the name appears to have first been used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, an English clergyman and chronicler… Continue reading Rowena

A names, Female, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Asta

Asta is a Scandinavian shortened form of Astrid, a modern form of Ástríðr, an ancient Scandinavian name meaning "beautiful god" made up from Old Norse elements áss (god) and fríðr (lovely, beautiful, beloved). Asta is also an Italian surname derived from a habitational from a town called Asta in Sicily, though it could also be a short form of given name… Continue reading Asta

Ancient Greek, Battle/War, C names, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Roman mythology, Sabine mythology, Sabine/Oscan, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Corin

Corin is the French masculine form of Quirinus, a Latin name meaning "spear" or "lance" from Sabine quiris. In Roman mythology, Quirinus was a Sabine god who was later absorbed into the Roman pantheon, as well as being an epithet of Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, doorways, and endings. Corin could also be a variant form of… Continue reading Corin