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


Arabel seems to be a shortened form of Arabella, an English and Scottish female name of uncertain origin. It may be derived from Latin orabilis meaning "yielding to prayer" from Latin orare (to pray, beg; to orate) derived from a PIE root word. It's also possible that Arabella is a variant of Annabella, a variant of Annabel which is a variant form of Amabel,… Continue reading Arabel

Battle/War, C names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, Word names


Cain is the name of the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel. It seems to be derived from Hebrew qanah meaning "acquired, acquisition" or perhaps related to a root word meaning "to create"; it could also be from qayin meaning "spear" or "smith" Cain is also a Welsh word and female name meaning "lovely,… Continue reading Cain

Female, Persian, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes


Shirin is a Persian female name meaning "sweet; pleasant". One famous Shirin was a Persian queen, the wife of Khosrow II, the last great Sasanian king of Iran. She and Khosrow feature in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (meaning Book of Kings, an epic long poem about the mythical history of the Persian empire) as well as an epic poem titled Khosrow… Continue reading Shirin

Female, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Reijo (pr. ray-yo; Forvo) is a Finnish male name, the Finnish form of Gregory, the English form of Latinized Greek form Gregorius deriving from Greek Gregorios meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert” from Greek gregoros ultimately derived from a PIE root word. Reijo (pr. ray-jo) is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used (the ones with stars… Continue reading Reijo

Female, Japanese, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yiddish

Reyna, Reina

Reyna is a Spanish female name, a variant spelling of Reina meaning "queen". Reyna is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Reina is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: rei 怜 "wise; 麗 "lovely; beautiful; graceful; resplendent"; 玲 "sound of jewels"; na 奈 "Nara; what" There are  also other… Continue reading Reyna, Reina

A names, Female, Hebrew, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Annabelle is a variant spelling of Annabel which is a variant form of Amabel, the Medieval English feminine form of Amabilis, a Late Latin male name meaning "lovable, worthy of love". It's also possible that Annabelle could be a combination of given names Anna (meaning "favor" or "grace" from Hebrew) and Belle, a French name (and word) meaning "beautiful". Origin: Proto-Indo-European,… Continue reading Annabelle

Black/Dark, Color, Female, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, R names, Sanskrit, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Rama is an Indian male name, the name of a reincarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. He features in an ancient Indian epic poem, the Ramayana, in which his wife Sita is abducted by the demon king Ravana though he rescues her. The name has two possible meanings: it means "dark, dark-colored, black" and it also means "pleasing, charming,… Continue reading Rama