A names, Ancient Greek, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, Gaelic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Light, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Alaina

Alaina is a variant form of Alana, itself the feminine form of Alan, an Irish and Scottish name of uncertain etymology. It may possibly mean “little rock” or “noble” from Old Irish ail. It also means “beautiful, handsome” from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning… Continue reading Alaina

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Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Jealousy, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zelia

Zelia has several possible origins: it could be a variant spelling of Celia, the English form of Caelia, the feminine form of Caelius, an Ancient Roman family name meaning “heaven, sky” from Latin caelum from a Proto-Indo-European root word of uncertain meaning; it's possible that it's also a feminine form of Zelos, an Ancient Greek male name meaning "zeal, ardor, jealousy" also derived… Continue reading Zelia

C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Clytemnestra

Clytemnestra is the wife of Agamemnon in Greek mythology, the sister of Helen and the mother of Orestes, Iphigenia, Elektra, and Chrysothemis. While her husband is away at war she has an affair and they kill Agamememnon when he returns from the Trojan War. She is later killed by her son Orestes to avenge his father. Clytemnestra is made up of Ancient Greek klytos (famous, noble) and mnester (suitor,… Continue reading Clytemnestra

A names, Animals, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Aatu

Aatu is the Finnish form of Adolf, a Germanic male name meaning "noble wolf" from adal (noble) and wulf (wolf). Nicknames: Atte (Finnish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aatto (Finnish) Adalwolf (Ancient Germanic) Adolf (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic) Adolph (English) Adolphus (Latinized Ancient Germanic) Adolphe (French) Dolph (English short form of Adolph) Adolfo (Italian, Spanish)  

Ancient Greek, E names, Female, German/Germanic, Moon, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ellen

Ellen is the English medieval form of Helen, the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it's been linked to Greek helene meaning "torch" or "corposant", though it could also possibly be linked to Greek selene meaning "moon". Ellen is also the Dutch short form of Eleonora, a cognate of Eleanor which is the Old French form of… Continue reading Ellen

Female, Hebrew, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Sal

Sal is often used as a nickname for names beginning with Sal such as Salvatore (Italian) or Salvador (Spanish) which both come from Latin salvator meaning "savior" derived from PIE root word *solh₂- (whole); or Sally, originally an English diminutive of Sarah meaning "lady, princess, noblewoman" derived from Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew  

Female, Literature, Persian, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shahrazad

Shahrazad is a Persian female name meaning "free city" or "freer of city" from Persian elements shahr (city) and azad (free). I've also seen azad meaning "noble" so the name would suggest someone born from a noble lineage, but I'm not too clear of the etymology behind that. Shahrazad is the name of a storyteller in the 1001 Nights,… Continue reading Shahrazad

A names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Adelrune

Adelrune comes from an Ancient Germanic name meaning "noble secret" from Germanic adal (noble) derived from Proto-Germanic *aþalaz (noble), and rún (secret; secret lore) which comes from Proto-Germanic *rūnō (secret, mystery) which derives from a PIE root word meaning "whisper, murmur; to roar". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adelrun (Ancient Germanic) Adelruna (Ancient Germanic)  

Ancient Greek, Animals, Deer/Roe, E names, Earth, Elements, Fawn, Female, French, Gaelic, Gaulish, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Irish, Moon, Moose/Elk, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh mythology, Word names

Elana

Elana is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant spelling of Ilana, which is the feminine form of Ilan, a Hebrew male name meaning "tree", though it could also be a feminine form of Elon, another Hebrew male name meaning "tree, oak tree"; Elana could also be a variant form of Helena,… Continue reading Elana

Irish, Male, N names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Nolan

Nolan comes from an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Ó'Nualláin meaning "descendant of Nuallán", the latter meaning either "famous, noble" or "howling" or "shout", from Irish nuall with the diminutive suffix -an. Origin: Irish Variants: Nolen (English) Noland (English, Irish) Nolin (English) Nowlan (English, Irish) Nowland (English)   Female forms: Nola (Irish, English)  

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

A names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Albert

Albert comes from Germanic Adalbert meaning "noble bright" from Germanic elements adal (noble) derived from Proto-Germanic *aþalaz (noble) and and beraht (bright, famous) derived from Proto-Indo-European root word *bhereg- (to shine). Albert is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Al, Albie, Bert, Bertie Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adalbert (Ancient Germanic, German, Polish) Adalberht (Ancient Germanic) Albertus (Latin, Dutch) Adelbert (German, Dutch) Albrecht (German)… Continue reading Albert

Female, Hebrew, Physical Attributes, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sarah

Sarah is a Hebrew female name meaning "lady, princess, noblewoman" which comes from Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official) which seems to be a cognate of Akkadian šarru (king). Sarah seems to have been used as a title for royal women. Origin: Hebrew   Variants: Sara (English, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese,… Continue reading Sarah

E names, English, Female, Old English, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ethel

Ethel is a female given name meaning "noble" from Old English æðel, originally used as a  short form of names such as Etheldred or Ethelberta, making it a cognate of Germanic adal. Ethel also refers to the Anglo-Saxon rune odal which means "homeland; ancestral lands" from Proto-Germanic ǣþel.  Origin: Old English, Proto-Germanic Variants: Ethyl (English) Ethelyn (English)  

E names, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Latin, Moon, Virtues/Attributes

Eleanora

Eleanora is a variant form of Eleanor which is the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly a Germanic name of unknown meaning, though it’s been linked to Adenorde or Adenor, made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and nord (north), or even as a contracted form of Azenor, a Breton name of… Continue reading Eleanora

A names, Arabic, English, Female, Male, Nickname names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Ali

Ali is an Arabic male name meaning "lofty, sublime, exalted", as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. Ali is also an English female name, usually a short form of names such as Alison or Alice (which both come from Germanic element adal "noble", or a male nickname for Alistair or Alexander, which… Continue reading Ali

A names, Earth, Elements, Gaelic, Gaulish, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes

Alan

Alan is a male name of uncertain etymology which may possibly mean "little rock" or "noble" from Old Irish ail. It also means "beautiful, handsome" from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning "to nourish, grow" from Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂el- (to grow,… Continue reading Alan

Breton, E names, Female, German/Germanic, Moon, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Elendora

Elendora seems to be a unique name. There wasn't much information I could find out about it, though if I had to take a guess it could be a combination of Eleanor and Dora;  Eleanor is the Od French form of Occitan Aliénor which could possibly mean "the other Aenor" derived from Latin alia meaning “another” derived Proto-Indo-European *h₂élyos (beyond, other) from the root… Continue reading Elendora