Ancient Greek, Etruscan, Female, Greek mythology, L names, Mythology, Nature, Place names, Virtues/Attributes


Larissa is the name of a city in Thessaly, Greece, that dates back to five thousand years ago (it’s also the name of a few other towns in the region as well). Apparently the city received its name from a Greek nymph named Larissa, and which means “stronghold”, “citadel”, or “fortress”. I’ve also seen other sites… Continue reading Larissa

Algonquian, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Native American, Nature, Seasons, T names, Unisex


Tamarack is the name of a tree, a species of larch trees. It comes from Algonquian (a Native American language) possibly meaning "wood used for snowshoes". A poster named Boreas was the one who brought the name to my attention when he (or she) commented on the post about Linden; I'd never heard of it… Continue reading Tamarack