Basque, J names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


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… Continue reading Javier

African, Female, Male, N names, Tswana, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


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)… Continue reading Neo

Basque, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, X names


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… Continue reading Xavier

Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


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… Continue reading Neoptolemus

Astronomy, Female, Male, N names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


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… Continue reading Nova

Celtic, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, N names, Virtues/Attributes


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… Continue reading Naoise

Apple/Apple tree, Aymara, Color, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Fire, Food, Hebrew, Japanese, Love/Beloved, Mythology, N names, Near East mythology, Nickname names, Numbers, Old Slavic, Physical Attributes, Quechua, Red/Crimson, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


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… Continue reading Nina

Celtic, Elements, Female, Finnish, Gaulish, German/Germanic, Kin/Family, Latin, N names, Nickname names, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Place names, Surname names, Water, Word names


Neva is a female with a variety of meanings and origins such as: is a short form of Geneva, which itself could be a short form of Genevieve derived from a medieval name, Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin though it could be derived from Germanic elements kuni (kin, family) and wefa (wife, woman). It might also be derived… Continue reading Neva