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

Onyx

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)  

Male, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Oswin

Oswin is an English male name meaning "God's friend" or "friend of God", made up from Old English elements os (god) and wine (friend). Nicknames: Os/Oz, Win Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Oswine (Anglo-Saxon) Osuine (Anglo-Saxon)  

Male, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Oleg

Oleg is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Helge, a Scandinavian male name which comes from Old Norse name Helgi meaning "holy, blessed" which comes from Proto-Germanic *hailagaz (holy, blessed), composed from *hailaz (healthy, sound; whole, unbroken; complete) via PIE *kóylos (healthy, whole); and *-gaz, an adjective used to denote something meaning “of being, having, or doing”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Helge (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German) Helgi… Continue reading Oleg

Elements, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, O names, Water

Oceanus

Oceanus is the name of a Titan, believed to be the personification of an entire river that encircled the world, as believed by the Ancient Greeks. The etymology of the name is uncertain, possibly derived from a pre-Greek origin, though the name ocean has been adopted into the English language referring to a large body of… Continue reading Oceanus

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

Oswald

Oswald is an Old English male name meaning "god power" or "god ruler", made up from Old English elements ōs (god) and weald (power, ruler). Oswald is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Os, Oz, Ozzie/Ozzy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ozwald (English) Osvald (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Osvaldo (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian) Ansaldo (Italian) Ansovald (Ancient… Continue reading Oswald

Battle/War, Elves, Kin/Family, Male, Mythological creatures, Nature, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Olivio

Olivio is a (Brazilian) Portuguese and Italian male name, the masculine form of Olivia, which was 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 via Old Norse Alvar meaning “elf warrior” or… Continue reading Olivio

Arabic, Hebrew, Male, O names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Omar

Omar is both a Hebrew and an Arabic name with different meanings depending on the origin. As a Hebrew name it means "speaker" which comes from Hebrew verb amar אָמַר meaning "to say, tell". As an Arabic name it's a variant transcription of Umar meaning "flourishing, prosperous, long-lived, life", and is also a surname originating from the given… Continue reading Omar

Animals, Deer/Roe, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Oscar

Oscar is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the son of Oisín, a hero and a poet, and the fairy Niamh, and the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhail. The name means "deer friend" made up from Middle Irish os (deer) and cara (friend). It could also be derived from Old English Osgar meaning "god spear" made up from… Continue reading Oscar