C names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Crion

Crion seems to be a variant spelling of Creon, which is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kreon meaning "king" which derives from Ancient Greek kreíōn (lord, master, ruler) via a PIE root word. Creon is the name of several figures in Greek mythology: the name of a king of Corinth, the father of Glauke (also known by Creusa); and a son of… Continue reading Crion

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Female, Hebrew, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Sal

Sal is often used as a nickname for names beginning with Sal such as Salvatore (Italian) or Salvador (Spanish) which both come from Latin salvator meaning "savior" derived from PIE root word *solh₂- (whole); or Sally, originally an English diminutive of Sarah meaning "lady, princess, noblewoman" derived from Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew  

Literature, Male, Persian, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shahryar

Shahryar is a Persian male name meaning "lord of the city" and by extension "lord, king, sovereign", composed from Persian elements shahr (city) and yar (strength, power). It's the name of the king in 1001 Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern tales with roots to medieval Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Greek, Indian, and Jewish sources. In the tales, he finds out… Continue reading Shahryar

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

D names, Female, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Donna

Donna comes from the Italian word meaning "woman," or "lady", used as a title of respect for the lady of the house. It derives from Latin domina (lady, mistress of the house) from a Proto-Indo-European source, either from *demh₂- (to tame, subdue) or from *dṓm (house, home) via root *dem- (to build). Donna could also be used as a feminine form of Donald, the… Continue reading Donna

F names, Female, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Froy

Froy could be an anglicized form of Frøy, a Norwegian unisex name, the Norwegian form of Freyr, the name of the Norse god of fertility and the weather. His name comes from Proto-Germanic *frawjaz meaning “lord”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Frøy (Norwegian) Fray (Norwegian) Frey Freyr   Female forms: Freya (Norse mythology, English) Freyja (Norse mythology, Icelandic) Freja (Danish,… Continue reading Froy

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

Cerelia

Cerelia seems to be a variant of Cerealia which is the name of an ancient Roman festival held in honor of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture (and the Roman equivalent of Greek goddess Demeter). The names comes from Latin crescere (to grow, increase, expand) derived from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- (to grow, increase). Another possible meaning behind the name is that it may be a… Continue reading Cerelia

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

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

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hawaiian, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Male, Numbers, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Makana

Makana is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "gift". It's also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: "ten thousand; myriad + grant, answer" (万叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + grant, answer" (眞叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + love; affection, favorite" (真愛) "dance; flit; circle; wheel +… Continue reading Makana

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

K names, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

King

King comes from Old English cyning meaning "king, ruler", which is derived from Proto-Germanic *kuninggaz, coming from "kin, family, clan", originally used in reference to someone who was a leader of the people or perhaps someone born of noble birth. It's used as a royal title referring to a male monarch, though in the modern world it's used… Continue reading King

F names, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Frey

Frey is a variant of Freyr, the name of the Norse god of fertility and the weather, and the twin brother of Freya, as well as the husband of Gerd, a frost giantess, for whom he gave up a magical sword just to be with her though, without it, he will be killed during Ragnorak. His name comes from… Continue reading Frey

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