Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Japanese, Male, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Io

Io (pr. eye-o) is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, an Argive princess who was loved by the god Zeus. When his wife Hera found out about her, he changed her into a white heifer in order to protect her. However, Hera saw through the deception and demanded that Zeus give her the heifer as… Continue reading Io

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D names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Deianeira

Deianeira is the name of the the third wife of the hero and demi-god Heracles in Greek myth. The daughter of Oeneus, king of Calydon, she was nearly abducted by a centaur named Nessus who attempted to rape her, though she was saved by Heracles who shot him with a poisoned arrow. As he was dying, Nessus… Continue reading Deianeira

Animals, Female, Horses/Stallions, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Native American, Physical Attributes, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Yuma

Yuma is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 遊 "play" + ma 真 "true; reality; Buddhist sect" (遊真); yu 裕 "abundant; rich; fertile" + ma 馬 "horse" (裕馬); yu 優 "tenderness; excel; surpass; tenderness, gentleness" + ma 馬 "horse" (優馬); yu 雄 "male, masculine; hero; leader; superiority; excellence" + ma 磨 "polish; grind; brush (teeth)" (雄磨); yu 悠 "permanence; distant; long time;… Continue reading Yuma

Battle/War, Egyptian, Elements, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Hebrew, Light, M names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Marius

Marius comes from a Roman family name which can either be used as a masculine form of Maria (the Latin form of Hebrew name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian… Continue reading Marius

Astronomy, Female, Literature, N names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Norma

Norma is a female given name which seems to have first been used by Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini for his opera Norma (1831). He may have possibly based it from Latin norma meaning "rule; standard, pattern; a carpenter's square", though it could also be used as a feminine form of Norman which comes from an English surname, a byname originally given to those… Continue reading Norma

Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yellow

Sandy

Sandy is a shortened form of Alexander or its feminine forms Alexandra and Sandra, all of which derive from Ancient Greek Alexandros meaning “defending men” or “defender of men” from Greek elements alexo (to defend, help) and aner (man). In Greek mythology, it was another name for the Trojan prince Paris, famous for abducting Helen, wife of Menelaus, which started the ten year Trojan war. It’s… Continue reading Sandy

A names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Alastair

Alastair is a Scottish male name, a variant form of Alasdair which is the Scottish form of Alexander which is the Latinized form of Greek Alexandros meaning “defending men” or “defender of men” from Greek elements alexo (to defend, help) and aner (man). In Greek mythology, it was another name for the Trojan prince Paris, famous for abducting Helen, wife of Menelaus, which started the ten… Continue reading Alastair

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

Charles

Charles comes from Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (free man) derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, connoting the idea of a “free man”. Charles is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames:… Continue reading Charles

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

Chuck

Chuck originates as a nickname for Charles, the English form of Germanic Karl meaning “man” via Proto-Germanic *karilaz (free man) derived from a PIE root word. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, connoting the idea of a “free man”. Nicknames: Chuckie/Chucky Origin: Proto-Indo-European