Arran

Arran is the name of an island off the coast of Scotland. The origin of the name isn't clear though it's been linked to Scottish Gaelic àirde meaning "height" and Old Irish áru meaning "kidney", likely in reference to the shape of the island. Arran could also be used as a variant spelling of Aaron, a name of uncertain …

Orion

Orion is the name of a legendary giant hunter in Greek mythology, the son of Poseidon and Euryale, the daughter of King Minos of Crete, and features in Homer's Odyssey in which Odysseus sees his shade in the underworld. Because of his father, Orion had the ability to walk on water. There are several stories regarding Orion and his adventures. Orion was a …

Origen

Origen is the name of a third-century Christian theologian. I've seen two possible meanings for it- the first is that it could possibly be a combination of Horus (a god in Egyptian mythology whose name possibly means “falcon” or “high”, essentially meaning “the distant one” or “one who is high/above”) combined with genes meaning "born"; or it could …

Hara

Hara is another name for the god Shiva in Hindu mythology, which comes from Sanskrit meaning "seizer, destroyer". Harihara is a name used to refer to the fused state of Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) Hara is also a Japanese surname written with the kanji 原 meaning "meadow, plain, field", likely originating as a locational name, though there are likely …

Parvati

Parvati is the name of a Hindu goddess of fertility, love, devotion, and power, and the wife of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and transformation. Parvati also has been known by other names, such as Uma and Gauri, and along with Lakshmi and Saraswati, forms the Tridev, a trinity of goddesses. Parvati means "mountain" or more implicitly, "she of the mountains", …

Aharon

Aharon is the Hebrew form of Aaron, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning. It’s possible that it comes from an Ancient Egyptian source, perhaps aha rw meaning “warrior lion”. It’s also possible that it comes from a Hebrew source with possible meanings of “high mountain”, “bright”, or “exalted”. Origin: Ancient Egyptian, Hebrew Variants Aaron (English, Jewish) Aron (Polish, …

Atlas

Atlas is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology who was punished by Zeus after their war with the Titans to hold up the heavens on his shoulders. He had many children, including the Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades, skilled in astronomy and mathematics, and even features in the Twelve Labors of Hercules and an encounter …

Montgomery

Montgomery comes from an English surname, a locational surname meaning "Gumarich's mountain", Gumarich meaning a Germanic personal name meaning "man ruler" or "ruler of man", made up from Germanic elements guma (man) and ric (power, rule). Nicknames: Monty/Montie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Montgomerie (English)  

Avi

Avi is a Hebrew male name meaning "father" and could also be used as a nickname for Avraham (the Hebrew form of Abraham meaning "father of many" or "father of multitudes") or Avram or Aviram (meaning "high father") or any name meaning with Avi. Of course, Avi could also be a short form for female names such as Aviva, Avila or Avis, making it a …

Gilead

Gilead comes from the name of a place in the Old Testament located east of the Jordan river. It comes from Hebrew gil'ad meaning “monument; memorial” though I’ve seen other possible meanings attributed to it such as: “monument of testimony”; “harsh”, rude” from Arabic jal’ad; “perptual fountain”, “heap of stones” or “camel hump”. Whatever its true meaning is, it seems …

Sierra

Sierra is a female given name which comes from the Spanish word meaning "mountain range", a term applied to mountains with particularly jagged edges; it also means "saw". It comes from Latin serra (saw) derived from a PIE root word. Sierra is also a Spanish surname, originally a locational surname for someone who came from a place …

Aaron

Aaron comes from Hebrew Aharon, a name of uncertain etymology and meaning. It's possible that it comes from an Ancient Egyptian source, perhaps aha rw meaning “warrior lion”. It's also possible that it comes from a Hebrew source with possible meanings of "high mountain", "bright", or "exalted". Aaron is also a surname deriving from the given name. …