Breton, J names, Male, Virtues/Attributes

Judikael

Judikael is the Breton form of Judicaël, itself the French form of Old Breton Iudicael which means "generous lord" or "generous prince" from iud (lord, prince) and cael (generous). Nicknames: Jude, Kael/Cael, Kale/Cale Origin: Breton Variants: Judicaël (French) Iudicael (Old Breton) Yezekael (Breton) Juhel (French) Judael (French) Judel (French) Judhael (French) Judhel (French) Judhellus (Latinized French)   Feminine forms: Judicaëlle (French, Breton)… Continue reading Judikael

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Female, Irish, Latin, Male, Place names, Sabine/Oscan, Scottish, Surname names, T names, Unisex

Torrence

Torrence comes from a Scottish surname derived from a place name derived from Gaelic torran meaning "hillock" or "mound". It may also have derived from an Irish surname, Ó Toráin meaning "descendant of Torán", the latter an Irish male name meaning "little lord" or "little hero, champion" from Irish tor (lord, hero, champion) and the diminutive suffix -án. It's also possible… Continue reading Torrence

Ancient Greek, Hebrew, J names, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Jareth

Jareth seems to be a blend of Jared (meaning "descent" from Hebrew) and Gareth (the name of one of the Knights of the Round Tale in Arthurian legends. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it has been linked to Welsh gwaredd meaning “gentleness”. It could also be connected to another name, Geraint, the Welsh form of Latin Gerontius meaning “old man” from Greek geron. Other… Continue reading Jareth

Breton, Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Jewel

Jewel refers to a gem or precious stone, something that is considered a valuable and costly object. The origin of the word comes from Anglo-Norman juel via Old French jouel meaning "treasure, jewel". The origin of the word is uncertain though it may be based from Latin iocus (or jocus) meaning "joke, jest" derived from PIE *yek- (to speak); or it could be… Continue reading Jewel

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

Cyril

Cyril (pr. see-ril) is an English male name. It comes from Greek Kyrillos meaning "lord" from kyrios (lord, master) from kûros (lord, master, ruler) derived from PIE *ḱewH- (to swell, spread out; strong, powerful). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cyrill (English) Cyrille (French) Cyrillus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Kyrillos (Ancient Greek) Kyriakos (Ancient Greek, Greek) Cyriacus (Late Roman) Kiril (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Kirill (Russian) Ciriaco (Italian, Spanish)… Continue reading Cyril

Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Joyce

Joyce was originally a masculine name before becoming more popular for women. It derives from medieval masculine name Josse, the Old French form of Latin Iudocus which comes from Breton Judoc meaning "little lord" from Breton iudh (lord, chief, king) with the diminutive suffix -an. It derives from a Proto-Indo-European source. It later became associated with the Middle English word joise meaning "to rejoice". Joyce is also… Continue reading Joyce

Arabic, I names, Male, Mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, Welsh mythology, Word names

Idris

Idris is a male name with two different origins and meanings: it's a Welsh name meaning "ardent lord" from Welsh udd (lord, prince) and ris (ardent, enthusiastic, impulsive). In Welsh mythology, Idris Gawr (or Idris the Giant) was a legendary giant and magician who was likely based on a real person in seventh century Wales, and who gave his name… Continue reading Idris

Animals, Brown, Color, Green, H names, Hindu mythology, Male, Monkey, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Tawny, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Harisha

Harisha is an Indian male name meaning "lord of monkeys" made up from Sanskrit elements hari and isha (lord). In Sanskrit hari means "tawny, yellow, brown, green" which extends to animals of the same coloring such as a lion, horse, or monkey. It derives from a Proto-Indo-European source, *ǵʰelh₃- (to shine; to flourish; green, yellow). In Hindu mythology, Hari is another name for the gods Vishnu and Krishna.… Continue reading Harisha

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Emotion/Feelings, Food, German/Germanic, H names, Honey, Late Roman, Latin, Love/Beloved, Male, Phoenician, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hannibal

Hannibal is the name of a famous Carthaginian general who is considered one of the greatest military generals in history and caused the Ancient Romans great fear. His name comes from Phoenician haan (grace) combined with the name Ba'al meaning "grace of Ba'al", Ba'al being the name of the chief god of the Phoenician pantheon which means "lord, husband". Hannibal… Continue reading Hannibal

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

Dominic

Dominic is the English form of Late Latin Dominicus meaning "of the Lord" from Latin dominus meaning "master, lord, ruler" derived from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂- (to tame, domesticate). It was traditionally given to a child born on a Sunday. Dominic is also a surname derived from the given name, Nicknames: Dom, Nic, Nicky/Nickie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Domenic (English) Dominick (English) Dominicus (Late Latin,… Continue reading Dominic

Ancient Germanic, Earth, Elements, German/Germanic, Greek, Irish, Male, Middle English, Persian, Phoenician, Place names, Scottish, Sun, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tyrus

Tyrus has several possible meanings and origins such as being the Latin name of Greek Tyros, the name of an ancient Phoenician port city now known as Tyre, Lebanon (or Sur/Sour in Arabic). It was supposedly the birth place of Europa, who was the mother of King Minos of Crete who was abducted by the Greek… Continue reading Tyrus

Estonian, Female, Greek, Indonesian, Japanese, K names, Malay, Male, Maltese, Maori, Pear, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kyri

Kyri (pr. kee-ree or kye-ree) could be a variant spelling of Kyrie, which comes from the Greek phrase Kyrie eleison meaning "Lord, have mercy", the vocative form of Kyrios meaning "lord" or "master". It could also be another form of Kiri, a Maori female name meaning "peel", "skin" or "bark, rind" referring to the "bark of a tree" as well as an Indonesian and… Continue reading Kyri

Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, G names, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Gareth

Gareth is the name of one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian legends, the son of Lot and Morgause, Arthur's older half-sister, which makes him Arthur's nephew. The name first appeared in Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, based on the name Gahariet, an Old French form of the name. The etymology behind the name is… Continue reading Gareth

G names, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Ganesh

Ganesh is a variant form of Ganesha, an Indian male name meaning "lord of the hordes" composed from Sanskrit gana (horde, multitude) and isha (lord, ruler). In Hindu mythology, Ganesh is the name of the Hindu god of good fortune, wisdom, and of gates and beginnings. He is depicted as having the head of an elephant and the body… Continue reading Ganesh

B names, Battle/War, Celtic, Earth, English, Fire, Frankish, Male, Old English, Old French, Old Norse, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Brandon

Brandon is from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "hill covered with broom" from Old English brom (broom, gorse) and dun (hill), likely referring to someone who lived near a place covered with gorse or broom shrubs. However, Brandon could also be derived from Old French brandon from Frankish *brand meaning "firebrand, torch, sword" which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *brandaz, a… Continue reading Brandon