Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, M names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Melody

Melody refers to a pleasant-sounding succession or arrangement of sounds. It means "singing, chanting" which comes from Middle English melodie via Old French deriving from Latin melōdia, itself derived from Ancient Greek melōidíā (song, singing; chant; music) made up from Ancient Greek melos (song, tune, music) and ōidḗ, a contracted form of aoidḗ (song, ode; legend, tale, story), both of which derive from an unknown etymology.… Continue reading Melody

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African, C names, Efik/Ibibio, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Calypso

Calypso is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was the lover of Odysseus when he ended up shipwrecked on her island Ogygia for seven years though some sources differ on the number of years, as well as whether they had children together. Either way, she refused to let him leave until Zeus sent Hermes to her with instructions to… Continue reading Calypso

Female, Hebrew, K names, Latin, Literature, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Karmina

Karmina is a variant spelling of Carmina, the Italian and Spanish diminutive of Carmen which has two sources: the first is that it's the Spanish form of Carmel meaning "garden, vineyard" from Hebrew karmel. Carmina is also the plural form of Latin carmen meaning "song, poem" derived from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n- (to sing). Carmina refers to a collection of poems (also known as the… Continue reading Karmina

Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, S names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Sundari

Sundari is an Indian female name meaning "beauty" or "beautiful" derived from Sanskrit sundara (beautiful, handsome, lovely; noble). Sundari was the name of the younger sister of the Buddha. Tripura Sundari is the name of a Hindu goddess. A sundari is also a musical instrument, a double reed wind instrument used in Indian music. Origin: Sanskrit Male… Continue reading Sundari

Elves, Emotion/Feelings, English, Female, Gaelic, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, Mythological creatures, Nature, Nickname names, Old English, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Indo-Iranian, Sanskrit, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vina

Vina is an Indian and Indonesian female name meaning "lute" which comes from the Sanskrit word veena, which is also a word for the Indian stringed musical instrument. It derives from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wī́nā (lute). Vina is also a short form of names such as Davina (a feminine form of David meaning "beloved" from Hebrew), Alvina (a feminine form of Alvin meaning either… Continue reading Vina

C names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Gaelic, Joy, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Carroll

Carroll comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Cearbhall which may derived from Gaelic cearbh meaning "hacking", which may have been a byname for a butcher or a fierce warrior. Carroll could also be a variant spelling of Carol, either a shortened form of Caroline which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *karilaz meaning “free man”, though Carol is also an English word meaning "joyful… Continue reading Carroll

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

Chord

Chord comes from a musical term, a combination of three or more musical tones sounding simultaenously, as well as a term used in geometery referring to a straight line between two points on a curve. It comes from Latin chorda via Ancient Greek khordḗ (string of gut; cord, string) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (bowels). Chord is also a surname, perhaps a variant… Continue reading Chord

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hawaiian, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Male, Numbers, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Makana

Makana is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "gift". It's also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: "ten thousand; myriad + grant, answer" (万叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + grant, answer" (眞叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + love; affection, favorite" (真愛) "dance; flit; circle; wheel +… Continue reading Makana

Ancient Greek, Greek, L names, Male

Linus

Linus is the name of 2 sons of the Greek god Apollo in Greek mythology by different mothers. One of them, whom he fathered with one of the Muses, was a great musician who invented the melody and rhythm. His name comes Greek linos meaning "flax". Origin: Greek Variants: Linos (Ancient Greek, Greek) Lino (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese,… Continue reading Linus

Female, G names, Literature, Sanskrit, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Gita

Gita is an Indian female name meaning "song" from Sanskrit gītā (song). The Bhagavad Gita (the divine song) is a Hindu epic poem in which the god Krishna and the prince Arjuna have a philosophical dialogue about the righteousness of battle against friends and family (Arjuna is about to battle his own cousin).  Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Geet (Hindi, Urdu)… Continue reading Gita

Elements, English, Female, G names, Hebrew, Male, Nickname names, Norman French, Old English, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Word names

Gale

Gale refers to a very strong wind derived from gaile meaning "wind" of uncertain origin though perhaps related to Old Norse gol (breeze) or Old Danish gal meaning "bad, furious" in reference to the wind, derived from Old Norse gala meaning "to shout, charm away" or from Old English galan meaning "to sing, enchant, call" which ultimately derives form Proto-Indo-European gʰel- (to call, chant, shout). Gale is also… Continue reading Gale

English, French, Hebrew, Irish, J names, Male, Nature, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Jerrin

Jerrin seems to be an invented name, either a creative spin on Jeremiah, a Hebrew male name meaning "Yahweh has uplifted" or "Yahweh will raise", or it could be a combination of names Jeremiah and Darren (either an anglicized form of Irish Dara meaning "oak tree" or a variant of Darrell, from French surname D'Airelle meaning "of Airelle"), or Jared (from Hebrew meaning "descent") and Darren. It's just… Continue reading Jerrin

Female, Food, Indo-Aryan, Male, P names, Pepper, Sanskrit, Surname names, Unisex, Word names

Piper

Piper comes from an English surname meaning "pipe player", from Old English pipere referring to someone who played the pipes. The name is derived from Latin piper meaning "pepper" via Greek piperi  from Sanskrit pippali (long pepper). Origin: Sanskrit, Indo-Aryan Variants: Pyper  

Earth, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Joy, Maori mythology, Mythology, Old Norse, Place names, Polynesian mythology, R names, Sound, Surname names, Water

Rona

Rona is the feminine form of Hebrew male name Ron meaning "song, joy", as well as being the name of two islands in Scotland. Known as North Rona and South Rona, the name comes from Old Norse meaning "rough island". It's also a surname although I couldn't find a specific meaning behind it, or if… Continue reading Rona

Color, Earth, Female, Latin, Literature, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Nature, Sound, Surname names, V names, Violet/Purple

Viola

Viola comes from Latin viola meaning "violet" referring to the flowers. It's also the name of a musical instrument related to the violin. Viola is the name of the protaganist of Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night (1601-02), the twin sister of Sebastian, who dresses up as a man and becomes entangled in a somewhat humorous love triangle that all works… Continue reading Viola