Male, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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)  

B names, Elements, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

Boreas

Boreas is the name of the Greek god of the north wind who brought winter. His Roman counterpart is Aquilo. Boreas means "north wind" which seems to be derived from an unknown origin, either from Proto-Slavic *gorà (mountain; hill; any mountainous elevation) or a PIE root word. Origin: uncertain, perhaps from a PIE root word Variants: Borrhâs… Continue reading Boreas

Ancient Greek, Breton, Female, L names, Moon, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Leonora

Leonora is the Italian form of Eleanor, 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 uncertain meaning and etymology… Continue reading Leonora

Astronomy, Female, Literature, N names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Norma

Norma is a female given name which seems to have first been used by Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini for his opera Norma (1831). He may have possibly based it from Latin norma meaning "rule; standard, pattern; a carpenter's square", though it could also be used as a feminine form of Norman which comes from an English surname, a byname originally given to those… Continue reading Norma

Ancient Greek, Arabic, Breton, Female, Light, Male, Moon, Mythology, N names, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Noor

Noor is an Arabic unisex name meaning "light" and is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Noor is also a Dutch variant of Nór/Nórr which comes from Old Norse norðr meaning "north"; in Norse mythology it was the name of the son of King Þorri (Thorri in English) and the founder of Norway. Noor is also a… Continue reading Noor

Ancient Greek, Breton, Female, L names, Moon, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Lianor

Lianor is the medieval Portuguese form of Leonor, the Spanish and Portuguese 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… Continue reading Lianor

Ancient Greek, Color, E names, Female, Hazel, Hebrew, Moon, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Dravidian, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Turkish, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ela

Ela is a female given name with several possible etymologies: Ela is a Turkish female name which comes from the word meaning "hazel" as in the color; Ela is also a Polish diminutive of Elżbieta, the Polish form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance"; it's also possible that… Continue reading Ela

Male, N names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Norman

Norman is a male given name which comes from an English surname, a byname originally given to those who came from Scandinavia or had Scandinavian ancestry. It means "northman". It was also eventually used to describe someone who came from Normandy, France. As a Dutch surname, it was an ethnic name for a Norwegian or… Continue reading Norman

Female, Male, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Norris

Norris comes from an English surname which comes from Middle English norreis meaning "northerner", referring to someone who came up from the north or perhaps in reference to a Norseman (Viking), or someone who came from Norway. It could also have been used as a topographical name for someone who lived at the north side of… Continue reading Norris

Ancient Greek, Breton, E names, Female, Moon, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Eleanor

Eleanor 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 uncertain meaning and etymology though it could… Continue reading Eleanor