Bright/Clear, Color, Female, L names, Light, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White


Leocadia seems to be a variant of Leucadia, the name of a Greek island in the Ionian Sea (also known as Lefkada, Lefkas, and Leukas) which may be derived from Ancient Greek leukos meaning "bright, shining, light, white" derived from PIE root word *lewk (bright; light; white). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Leokadia (Polish) Leocádia (Portuguese) Leucadia (Latin) Leukadia (Latinized Ancient Greek) Léocadie (French)… Continue reading Leocadia

Etruscan, Male, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes


Romulus is the name of one of the founders of Rome in Roman mythology, who along with his twin brother Remus were suckled by a she-wolf when they were babies after being abandoned on the orders of their uncle. Romulus later killed his brother (or his followers did) over a dispute on where to build their… Continue reading Romulus

Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Remus is the twin brother of Romulus, the mythical founders of Rome in Roman mythology, who was later killed by him over a dispute on where to build their city. His name is of unknown meaning though it's possible that the name possibly means "twin". Remus is also a surname, either from a Germanic given name derived… Continue reading Remus

Female, Kin/Family, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Patricia is a female given name, the feminine form of Patrick, an Irish and English name which comes via Latin Patricius meaning “patrician” used to refer to the elite of the Roman aristocracy descended from the founding fathers of Rome. It derives from Latin patres “father” which is the plural form of pater meaning “father; head of the household” derived from a… Continue reading Patricia

J names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Justinian is the English form of Latin Iustinianus meaning “just, lawful, righteous” which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew- (justice, law) from the root word *h₂ey- (vital force, life age, eternity). Nicknames: Just, Justin Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Justin (English, French, Slovene) Iustinus (Latin) Iustus (Latin) Justinus (Ancient Roman) Justus (Late Roman, German, Dutch) Juste (French) Giustino (Italian) Justinas (Lithuanian) Justyn (Polish) Iestyn… Continue reading Justinian

K names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Klement is the Czech and Slovak form of Late Latin Clemens meaning "merciful, lenient, gentle" which derives from a PIE root word. Klement is also a German surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Klemens (German, Danish, Swedish, Polish) Clement (English) Clemens (Late Roman, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Kliment (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian) Klemen… Continue reading Klement

Female, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes


Victoria is the feminine form of Victor meaning "victor, victory" via Latin victor (victor, conqueror) which derives from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Victoria is the name of the Roman goddess of victory (the Roman counterpart of Nike). Victoria is also a Spanish and French surname which originates from the given name. Nicknames: Vickie/Vicki/Vicky/Viki, Tori, Ria, Toya… Continue reading Victoria

A names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Love/Beloved, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Amanda is the feminine form of Amandus meaning "lovable, worthy to be loved" which ultimately derives from Latin amare (to love) which could be derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Manda, Mandy/Mandie/Mandi, Amy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ammanda (English) Amandine (French) Amandina (Portuguese, Dutch, Flemish, Gascon, English) Amandette (English)   Male forms: Amandus (Late Roman) Amando (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian) Amand… Continue reading Amanda

A names, Emotion/Feelings, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Amadeus comes from Latin meaning "love of God" or "to love God" made up from amare (love, like) and deus (God, deity) both of which derive from a PIE source. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Amédée (French) Amedeo (Italian) Amadeo (Italian) Amadej (Slovene)   Female forms: Amadea (Late Roman, Italian, German) Amadia (Italian)    

C names, Female, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes


Concordia is the Roman goddess of marital harmony, peace, and understanding (her Greek counterpart is Harmonia). The name comes from Latin concordia (agreement, union, harmony) via Latin concors (agreeing, of one mind) made up from cum (together, with) and cor (heart) both of which derive from a PIE source. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Konkordie (Danish) Konkordija (Croatian, Lithuanian) Konkortia (Greenlandic)   Male… Continue reading Concordia