Battle/War, Earth, Germanic mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, W names


Waylon is an English male name, a variant of Wayland which comes from Weland, the Old English cognate of Wieland, made up of Germanic elements wig (war) and nandaz (daring, brave), or land (land). I've also seen it listed It could be derived from Germanic elements wela (skill) and land (land). In Germanic mythology, Wayland the Smith was a legendary blacksmith and craftsman who had no… Continue reading Waylon

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

Female, G names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Garland comes from an English surname meaning "triangle land" made up of Old English gara (triangular piece of land) and land (land). It could also have originated as an occupational name for someone who sold garlands. Garland also refers to a wreath of flowers or leaves, as well as also referring to a mark of honor or… Continue reading Garland

Animals, Female, H names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf


Holland is the name of a region in the Netherlands divided into two provinces, North Holland and South Holland, which comes from Old Dutch holt lant meaning "wood land". There seems to be a popular folk etymology that the name comes from hol lant meaning "hollow land" in reference to its low-lying geography, but that seems to be… Continue reading Holland

Birds, Black/Dark, Color, Emotion/Feelings, Greek mythology, Guinea fowl, M names, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sorrow, Virtues/Attributes


Meleager is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Meleagros, the name of a Greek hero who features in the story of the Calydonian boar hunt. In Greek mythology, Meleager was the son of Althaea and Oeneus, the king of Calydon (though some versions put him as the son of the war god Ares). When he is… Continue reading Meleager

Animals, Birds, Boar, Female, Kite, M names, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Milan is the name of a city in Italy, the capital of Lombardy. The name comes from Latin Milano from Latin Mediōlānum of uncertain etymology. The name could be derived from Latin medius (middle, half) and planus (level, flat, even) basically meaning "in the middle of the flat" or "in the middle of the plain". However, it's also possible that the name… Continue reading Milan

Animals, Bull, Female, I names, Mythology, Nature, Oscan, Place names, Roman mythology


Italia is the Italian name for Italy, apparently named after Italus, a legendary Arcadian king of the Oenotrians, who were among the earliest inhabitants of Italy. The name could possibly be derived from Oscan Víteliú meaning "land of the bulls" or "land of the calves". Origin: Oscan Male forms: Italus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Italos (Ancient Greek) Italo (Italian)  … Continue reading Italia

Arthurian legends & myths, C names, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Camelot is the name of King Arthur's realm. The origin of its etymology is unknown. Some sources cite it as being a corruption of Camlann, the site of the final battle between Arthur and Mordred. The name might derive from *Cambo-landa meaning “crooked land” or *Cambo-glannameaning “crooked bank (of a river), from Proto-Celtic *kambos (crooked) and either Old Irish lann (land) or Gaulish glanna (bank “of… Continue reading Camelot

Arabic, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Quechua, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Sami is an Arabic male name meaning "elevated, sublime, supreme, high, lofty" as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. It's also the Finnish diminutive of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning “God has heard” or “name of God”. It could also be an English short form of Samuel and Samantha. Sami is also a Japanese female name with… Continue reading Sami