Javier

Javier is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Xavier which comes from the name of a Basque place name, Etxeberria meaning “the new house”. Javier is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Javi (Spanish) Origin: Basque Variants: Xavier (Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, English) Zavier (English) Xavior (English) Xzavier (English) Javier (Spanish) Xabier…

Neo

Neo comes from the Ancient Greek prefix neo- meaning “new” via néos (new; fresh young; youthful) developed from a PIE root word. Neo is also a Latin word which is the second conjugation of netus meaning “weave; spin”; in Italian it means “mole; beauty spot; flaw, defect” which comes from Latin naevus (birthmark; mole). In Old English nēo means “corpse” via Proto-Germanic *nawiz (corpse)…

Xavier

Xavier comes from the name of a Basque place name, Etxeberria meaning “the new house” and is also a Portuguese and Catalan surname originating from the given name. Origin: Basque Variants: Zavier (English) Xavior (English) Xzavier (English) Javier (Spanish) Xabier (Basque, Galician) Saveriu (Corsican) Xaver (German) Saverio (Italian) Ksawery (Polish)   Female forms: Xaviera (English) Javiera…

Neoptolemus

Neoptolemus (who also goes by Pyrrhus) is the son of Achilles and Deidamia in Greek mythology. His name means “new war”  made up from Greek neos (new) and ptolemos (war, battle). He was brought to Troy because it was prophesied that the Greeks couldn’t win the war without his presence along with the poisonous arrows of Hercules and stealing the Palladium. After the end of…

Novalee

Novalee is the combination of two names: Nova, a Latin name meaning “new” and Lee which comes from Old English lēah meaning “clearing, meadow” so the name essentially means “new meadow” or “new clearing”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Novalie (English) Novaleigh (English)  

Nova

Nova refers to a star that suddenly becomes bright before eventually fading back to its original intensity. The name comes from Latin novus meaning “new” derived from Proto-Indo-European *néwos (new). Nova could also be a short form of Novalee, a female given name combining Nova with Lee, which derives from Old English lēah (woodland, clearing, meadow). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Novalee (English) Novalie…

Naoise

Naoise (pr. nee-sha; Forvo) is the name of the lover of Deirdre, a woman whose beauty was foretold to cause strife and sorrow before she was born. King Conchobhar (Connor) decided to have her raised in seclusion so that, when she came of age, he would marry her but Deirdre fell in love with Naoise, Conchobar’s nephew and a…

Neville

Neville comes from a surname via a place name in Normandy, France. It comes from Old French neu (new) and ville (town) meaning “new town”. Origin: Old French Variants: Nevel (English) Nevil (English)  

Nina

Nina is the name of a Sumerian fertility goddess who was also identified with Ishtar and Inanna. Her name in cuneiform is written with a fish inside of a house and means “water lady” or “lady of the water” from Sumerian nin (lady) and a (water). The city of Ninevah was named after her. Nina is also the Russian…