Nino

Nino is an Italian male name, a diminutive o f names ending in -nino such as Giannino (itself a diminutive of Giovanni, the Italian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew) or Antonino (a variant of Antonio via Antonius, a Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be Etruscan in origin. However, there have been other possible meanings…

Nuada

Nuada (pr. noo-a-tha or noo-a-da; Forvo) is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, known as Nuada Airgetlám (Nuada of the Silver Arm), who was king of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He lost his arm in battle, which was later replaced by a silver one. It’s possible that Nuada may have been related to Nodens, a Celtic god associated…

Nyx, Nix

Nyx is the name of the primordial goddess of the night in Greek mythology, the wife of Erebos (the god of darkness) and mother of their numerous children, including Aether and Hemera, and the Moirai (the three Fates). Nyx is also a homonym for Nix, a word derived from German nix meaning “nothing” and used as a…

Nana

Nana is both a female and male given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: Nana is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 “seven”; na 菜 “greens; vegetables” + na “Nara; what?” (菜奈); na 奈 “Nara; what?” + na 々 (used to indicate the repetition of the kanji before it);…

Norbert

Norbert is a male given name originating from German meaning “north bright”, composed of Germanic elements nord (north) and beraht (bright). Norbert is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Norberto (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) Norbaer (Limburgish) Norbertas (Lithuanian)   Female forms: Norberta (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)  

Newton

Newton comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Newton. It’s made up of Old English elements neowe (new) and tun (enclosure, settlement), meaning “new settlement” or “new town”. Nicknames: Newt Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Ned

Ned is an English male name, originally a diminutive form of Edward (made up of Old English elements ead “wealth, fortune, rich” and weard “guard, guardian”) or Edmund (made up of Old English elements ead “wealth, fortune, riches)”and mund “protection”), which may have originated from the expression mine Ed. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Nigel

Nigel is an English male name, an anglicized form of Gaelic Niall, a Gaelic name of uncertain meaning though possibly meaning “champion” or “cloud”. It may also have arisen as an anglicized form of Latin Nigellus meaning “black”, Origin: Gaelic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nigellus (Latin) Neil (Irish, Scottish, English) Neal (English) Niles (English)   Female forms: Nigella (English) Neilina…

Nadir

Nadir is an Arabic male name meaning “rare, unusual, strange” and is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name; nadír is also a Hebrew word also meaning “rare, uncommon”. Nadir is also a term used in astronomy to refer to a point on the celestial sphere below the observer, the total opposite to the…

Nox

Nox is the Roman goddess of the night in Roman mythology, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Nyx. Nox means “night” in Latin derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Noctis (Latin)