Arthurian legends & myths, Color, Daemons/Spirits, Demons, Female, Hebrew, J names, Mythological creatures, Nickname names, Proto-Celtic, Virtues/Attributes, White

Jenna

Jenna is a variant of Jenny, originally a medieval English diminutive of Jane, the feminine form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew. However, Jenny has become more popular as a nickname for Jennifer, the Cornish form of Welsh name Gwenhwyfar (from which the name Guinevere comes from), made up from Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name… Continue reading Jenna

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Avara

Avara comes from an Italian surname, the feminine form of Avaro which may be derived from an Italian word meaning "mean, miser; avaricious" via Latin avarus (covetous, greedy, avaricious) derived from a PIE root word. Avara is also a Spanish and Portuguese word which means the same thing as the Italian word above. Avara could also be… Continue reading Avara

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Juniper

Juniper is the name of a type of tree or shrub which comes from Latin iuniperus meaning "juniper tree". It could be related to Latin iuncus (reed, rush) derived from PIE root *yoy-ni- (juniper berry), combined with *-paro, *-pareo (to produce), though it's also possible that first element of the name could be derived from Latin iuvenis meaning "young" (from which the… Continue reading Juniper

Arthurian legends & myths, Color, Daemons/Spirits, Demons, Female, G names, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White

Gwenhwyfar

Gwenhwyfar is a Welsh female name, the Welsh form of Guinevere which is made up of Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name essentially means “fair phantom”, “white phantom” or “white magical being”. In Arthurian legend, Guinevere is the wife of King Arthur and ends up being his eventual downfall. Nicknames: Gwen, Gwennie/Gwenny Origin:… Continue reading Gwenhwyfar

Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Seith

Leith comes from Middle Welsh seith meaning "seven" which comes from Proto-Brythonic *seiθ (seven) via Proto-Celtic *sextam (seven) derived from PIE root word *septḿ̥ (seven). The modern Welsh word is saith though as far as I know neither has ever been used as a given name name. Seith has also been used as an anglicized form of seiðr, an Old Norse word meaning "witchcraft,… Continue reading Seith

Arthurian legends & myths, Celtic, Color, Female, G names, Virtues/Attributes, White

Guinevere

Guinevere is the wife of King Arthur who was in love with Lancelot and whose affair led to her husband's downfall. Guinevere is the Norman French form of Gwenhwyfar, made up of Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name essentially means "fair phantom", "white phantom" or "white magical being". Nicknames:… Continue reading Guinevere

Coptic, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, K names, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Kaitlin

Kaitlin is a variant spelling of Caitlin, itself the Anglicized form of Caitlín the Irish form of Katherine which comes from Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads, from hekas possibly meaning “far… Continue reading Kaitlin

Ancient Egyptian, Astronomy, Earth, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Japanese, Latin, M names, Male, Maori, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Night/Evening, Numbers, Nymphs, Roman mythology, Sanskrit, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Maya, Maia

Maya is the name of the Mayan civilization and its people, a Mesoamerican civilization that stretched out in southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemela, El Salvador, and Honduras, though it's of unknown meaning.  Maya is also an Indian girl's name meaning "illusion" or "magic" in Sanskrit, featuring as a concept in Hinduism and Buddhism. In Hindu mythology,… Continue reading Maya, Maia