Female, German/Germanic, O names, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Odette

Odette is the French diminutive of Oda, a Germanic female name derived from Germanic aud meaning "wealth, fortune" derived from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches), though it may also be derived from Germanic odal meaning "fatherland". Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Odetta (English) Oda (Ancient Germanic, German, Norwegian) Auda (Ancient Germanic) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odila (Ancient Germanic) Odelia (English) Ottoline (English) Ottilie (German) Odilie (German) Ute… Continue reading Odette

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Female, Male, Nature, O names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Oakley

Oakley comes from an English surname, from a place name meaning "oak clearing" composed from Old English āc (oak) and lēah (clearing, meadow). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Oakeley (English) Oaklie (English) Oaklee (English)  

Animals, Egg, Female, Food, Lamb/Sheep, Norse, O names, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European

Ovidia

Ovidia is the feminine form of Ovid, the English form of Latin Ovidius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could be related to Latin ovis meaning "sheep" derived from a PIE root, or from Latin ovum meaning "egg" which also derives from a PIE root word. Ovidia could also be a variant spelling of Ovedia, which is not only… Continue reading Ovidia

Ancient Greek, Color, Female, Gold, Greek, Literature, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Orinthia

Orinthia may have been based on Ancient Greek orī́nō meaning "to excite, to stir, to agitate" or it may have been an elaborated form of Orinda, which may have been based on Latin orior meaning "to rise" from a PIE root. It may also have been based on Old Irish ór (gold) which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ews- (to… Continue reading Orinthia

Color, Female, Gold, Male, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Orla

Orla is an anglicized form of Irish given name Órfhlaith which means "golden ruler" or "golden princess" from Old Irish ór (gold) which comes from Latin aurum (gold) derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂ews- (to shine; dawn, east); and flaith (sovereignty, ruler; prince) which comes from Proto-Celtic *wlatis derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Orla is also a Danish male name of unknown meaning. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Órfhlaith… Continue reading Orla

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, O names

Oenone

Oenone (pr. ee-no-nee) is the name of a mountain nymph in Greek mythology, who was the first wife of Paris before he left her for Helen of Sparta. They had a son together, Corythus. When Paris was seriously wounded in the Trojan War, Oenone was the only one who could save him but she refused at… Continue reading Oenone

Female, Male, Numbers, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Unisex, Word names

October

October is the name of the tenth month of the year, derived from Latin octo meaning "eight". It comes from Proto-Indo-European *oḱtṓw (eight). It was originally the eighth month of the Roman calendar which originally consisted of ten months. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Oktober (English)  

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Male, Nature, O names, Unisex, Word names

Oleander

Oleander is the name of a flowering shrub belonging to the genus Nerium, which is poisonous to humans if ingested. The name comes from Late Latin lorandrum from Ancient Greek rhododendron meaning "rose tree" from Ancient Greek elements rhodon (rose) and dendron (tree). The spelling of the name may have been changed to resemble Latin olea meaning "olive tree" because it apparently resembles an olive tree.… Continue reading Oleander

Female, Latin, Numbers, O names

Octavia

Octavia is the feminine form of Octavius, an Ancient Roman family name meaning "eighth" from Latin octavus. Origin: Latin Variants: Ottavia (Italian) Octávia (Portuguese) Otávia (Brazilian Portuguese) Octavie (French)   Male forms: Octavio (Spanish) Octavius (Ancient Roman) Ottavio (Italian) Octávio (Portuguese) Otávio (Brazilian Portuguese) Octave (French)  

Color, Female, Green, Hebrew, Irish, Japanese, Male, Nature, O names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Orin

Orin could be a variant of Orrin, itself an anglicized form of Odhrán, an Irish male name meaning "little pale green one", or a variant spelling of Oren, a Hebrew male name meaning "pine tree". It's also a surname originating from the given name. Orin is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji… Continue reading Orin

Animals, Deer/Roe, English, Female, Male, Middle English, Nature, Norse, O names, Old Norse, Russian, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Olin

Olin is a unisex name, a feminine form of Oline from Scandinavian male name Ole, the Danish and Norwegian masculine form of Olaf which comes from Old Norse Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant" from Old Norse elements anu (ancestor) and leifr (descendant). Olin could also be the male form of Olina which also comes from the same source as Oline. Spelled Olen, it's the Russian word for "deer" as well as also… Continue reading Olin

Female, Greek, Literature, Names from Shakespeare's plays, O names, Virtues/Attributes

Ophelia

Ophelia was first coined in 1504 by Italian poet Jacobo Sannazaro for his poem Arcadia though it's famously connected to William Shakespeare's character in Hamlet although whether Shakespeare was inspired by Sannazaro or came up with it himself independently isn't clear. The name was inspired from Greek ōphéleia (ὠφέλειᾰ) meaning "help, aid, succor" though it could also be related to Greek óphelos… Continue reading Ophelia

African, Battle/War, Black/Dark, Color, Female, Igbo, Japanese, Maori, Nickname names, O names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Yoruba

Onika

Onika is an African female name though there doesn't seem to be a lot of accurate information on it. I've seen it with various meanings of "warrior", or it could be derived from Yoruba meaning "one in possession of", or it could be a short form of Onyekachi, an Igbo name meaning "who is greater than… Continue reading Onika

Earth, Elements, Female, German/Germanic, Nature, O names, Virtues/Attributes

Orlanda

Orlanda is the feminine form of Orlando, itself the Italian form of Roland, a Germanic male name meaning "famous land" or "fame land" composed from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and land (land) though it's possible that the second part of the name may derived from nand meaning "brave, daring" Origin: Germanic Female variants: Rolande (French)   Male forms: Orlando (Italian) Rolando (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)  

Battle/War, Elves, Female, Kin/Family, Latin, Literature, Mythological creatures, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Nature, Norse, O names, Old Norse

Olivia

Olivia is a female given name first used by Shakespeare for a character in his play Twelfth Night (1602). He could have based it from Latin Oliva meaning "olive" or he could have based as a feminine form of Oliver, which either derives from Germanic name Alfher from Old Norse Alvar meaning "elf warrior" or "elf army"; or it could be from… Continue reading Olivia

Earth, Elements, Female, Nature, O names, Sanskrit, Word names

Opal

Opal is the name of a gemstone, the English form of Greek opallios which is derived from Sanskrit upala meaning "gem, stone". Opals are the birthstone of October. The Romans considered them as a symbol of hope, purity, and good fortune and were thought to have healing powers. According to the ancient Greeks, they believed opals were formed from… Continue reading Opal

Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythology, O names, Virtues/Attributes

Oksana

Oksana is the Ukrainian form of Xenia, a Greek female name meaning "hospitality' derived from Greek xenos (foreigner, guest). In ancient Greece, xenia was the Greek concept of hospitality towards strangers or friends. It was even an important aspect to the Greek gods, one of the epithets accorded to the god Zeus being Zeus Xenios, the protector of… Continue reading Oksana