Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Viva

Viva is a Latin word, the feminine form of vivus meaning "alive, living", and is also a word in several Romance languages meaning "life, live". It could also be used as a nickname for Vivian, which derives from the same root word meaning "alive, living", or even as a short form of Aviva meaning "spring" in Hebrew. Viva is… Continue reading Viva

Arabic, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zoya

Zoya is the Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian form of Zoe, a Greek female name meaning “life”, derived from PIE root word *gʷeyh₃- (to live). Zoya also seems to have had some use in Hindi and Arabic, either an Arabic form of Zoe or perhaps related to Zahra meaning "to shine, glow; radiant, brilliant" or "flower, blossom" Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Arabic Variants: Zoja (Latvian,… Continue reading Zoya

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Japanese, Male, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Io

Io (pr. eye-o) is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, an Argive princess who was loved by the god Zeus. When his wife Hera found out about her, he changed her into a white heifer in order to protect her. However, Hera saw through the deception and demanded that Zeus give her the heifer as… Continue reading Io

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

Amaris

Amaris is a female given name. As a Spanish female name, it could be an elaborated form of Amara, the feminine form of Amaro, which is either the Spanish form of Germanic Adelmar meaning "noble famous" or it could be derived from Latin amarus meaning "bitter; harsh; sour, morose". It's also possible that Amaro, as a surname, may be derived from Arabic given… Continue reading Amaris

A names, Arabic, Male, Moon, Proto-Altaic, Sanskrit, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ammar, Amar

Ammar is an Arabic male name meaning "long-lived" which comes from the same root word as Omar. While Amar is a variant spelling of the name, it's also an Indian male name meaning "immortal". Amar is also the Egyptian Arabic form of qamar meaning "moon" and can be used as an Egyptian given name for either gender. Egyptian… Continue reading Ammar, Amar

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

Vivian

Vivian comes from the Latin name Vivianus, a Late Roman masculine name meaning "alive, living" derived from a PIE root word. Vivian has been used as both a male and female name. Vivian is also an English and French surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European   Male forms: Vivien (French) Vivianus (Late Roman) Vyvyan (English, Cornish)   Female forms:… Continue reading Vivian

B names, Brown, Chestnut, Color, Earth, Female, Iberian, Kin/Family, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Bay

Bay is an English word with several possible meanings: it refers to an area of water bordered by land on three sides. It comes from French baie via Late Latin baia of uncertain origin though possibly derived from an Iberian origin, bahia;  Bay also refers to a reddish-brown color which comes from Latin badius (chestnut-brown) derived from PIE *badyo- (yellow,… Continue reading Bay

E names, Female, Hebrew, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Eva

Eva is the Latinate form of Eve which comes from Ancient Greek Eúa via Hebrew hawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”. Eva is also a variant transcription of Yeva, the Russian and Armenian form of Eve; it's also been used as an anglicized form of Aoife, an Irish female name meaning "beauty, radiant". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Eve (English) Hawa (Arabic) Eua (Biblical Greek)… Continue reading Eva

Apricot, Chinese, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Hebrew, J names, Japanese, Love/Beloved, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Juan

Juan (pr. hwan; Forvo) is a Spanish and Manx name, the Spanish form of John which comes from Hebrew meaning "Yahweh is gracious". Juan is also a Chinese female name meaning 娟 "beautiful, graceful" though there are other meanings depending on the characters used. Juan is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji… Continue reading Juan

Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zenobia

Zenobia is an Ancient Greek female name meaning "life of Zeus" or "Zeus is life", made up of Zeno which derives from Zeus which derives from a PIE *dyḗws (sky, heaven; sky god) via root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven); and bios (life) though it's possible that it could be related to bia meaning "strength, force, power; act of violence", so… Continue reading Zenobia