Black/Dark, Color, Female, Male, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Onyx is the name of a gemstone, a type of chalcedony with alternating  parallel bands, as well as used to refer to a jet-black color. It comes from Latin onyx via Ancient Greek ónux (claw, nail, fingernail) deriving from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Onix (English, Spanish) Ónix (Spanish)  

Animals, Birds, Color, Female, Gold, Male, O names, Oriole, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex


Oriole is the name of a family of passerine birds. The name comes from Old French oriol which derives from Latin aureolus meaning "gold, golden", a diminutive of aureus (gold) via Latin aurum (gold) which derives from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Ori Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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


Ottilie is a German female name, the German form of Odilia either derived from Germanic element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches), or from Germanic odal meaning “fatherland”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Odilie (German) Oda (Ancient Germanic, German, Norwegian) Auda (Ancient Germanic) Odila (Ancient Germanic) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odelia (English) Odélia (French, Portuguese) Odélie (French) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odalie (French) Odile (French)… Continue reading Ottilie

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Odyssia is the feminine form of Odysseus, the name of a famous Greek hero in Greek mythology. The etymology of Odysseus is uncertain. It’s been linked to Greek odússomai meaning “to hate” or “to be angry” from Proto-Indo-European root *h₃ed- (to hate), though it’s also possible that derives from a Pre-Greek origin. The word odyssey which refers to a long voyage… Continue reading Odyssia

Female, Hebrew, O names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Ozanne is a variant spelling of Osanne, the French form of Italian Osanna which comes from Hosanna, a Hebrew female name derived from a Hebrew liturgical word meaning "deliver us" or "save us". Ozanne is the name of a river in France as well as also being a French and English surname originating from Hosanna. Nicknames: Oz Origin: Hebrew… Continue reading Ozanne

Ancient Greek, Female, Hawaiian, Nature, O names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Oleia seems to be a variant spelling of Olea, a Latin word meaning "olive; olive tree" via Latin oleum (oil; olive oil) which comes from Ancient Greek elaíā (olive tree; olive "fruit") which may be derived from a Pre-Greek origin. I've also seen it listed as deriving from a Greek origin meaning "smooth" or "one who is smooth" but I… Continue reading Oleia

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


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

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


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 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