Arabic, Female, Hittite, Hurrian mythology, I names, Light, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Inara

Inara is the name of a goddess of the hunt and wild animals in Hittite and Hurian mythology, daughter of the storm god Teshub/Tarhunt. She can easily be equated with the Greek goddess Artemis. Inara helps her father kill the dragon Illuyanka by using her mortal lover Hupasiyas to show a feast for him and when he is drunk, a rope is… Continue reading Inara

A names, Arabic, Bright/Clear, Light, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Anwar

Anwar is an Arabic male name meaning "bright, luminous, shining" though it's also an Arabic surname derived from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Anwer (Arabic) Enver (Turkish, Bosnian) Anouar (Arabic) Anwaar (Arabic) Anvar (Uzbek, Tatar, Tajik, Azerbaijani, Dagestani, Kumyk)  

Female, Japanese, Nature, Nickname names, R names, Sanskrit

Rita

Rita is a short form of Margarita, the Latinate form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning "pearl" ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. I've also seen it listed as also being an Indian female name, derived from Sanskrit rit meaning "true, enlightened, luminous, brave, honest" . Rita is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the… Continue reading Rita