Female, Mythology, Norse mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vorin

Vorin is a Norwegian female name, the Norwegian form of Vårin, which could be an elaborated form of Old Norse vár meaning "spring (season)" derived from a PIE root word. Vár also has several different meanings in Old Norse such as "truth", "woman (poetic)", and "solemn vow, oath". In Norse mythology, Vár is a goddess associated with oaths… Continue reading Vorin

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Female, Hebrew, L names, Nature, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes

Lilias

Lilias is the Scottish form of Lillian, an English female name which may have originally come about as one of the numerous nicknames for Elizabeth which derives from Hebrew meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”, although it's also likely that it could be related as another form of Lily. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Lileas (Scottish)… Continue reading Lilias

B names, Battle/War, Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Bella

Bella is often used as a short form of Isabella, the Latinate and Italian form of Isabel, the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Bella is also the Italian and Spanish word for "beautiful" which derives from Latin bellus meaning “beautiful, pretty, handsome” via PIE duenos/duonos (good), the diminutive of *dew- (to… Continue reading Bella

B names, Battle/War, Female, Hebrew, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Belissa

Belissa is an English female given name, perhaps an elaborated form of Belle or Bella perhaps influenced by the spelling of Melissa; both mean "beautiful" in French and Italian respectively, both deriving from Latin bellus meaning “beautiful, pretty, handsome” via PIE duenos/duonos (good), the diminutive of *dew- (to show favor, revere). However, Bella is also the feminine form of bellum meaning "war; battle, combat" from Latin duellum (war) derived from Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Belissa

Ancient Greek, Animals, Black/Dark, Color, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, L names, Lion, Male, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Llewellyn

Llewelyn comes from Welsh Llywelyn, a name of uncertain meaning though it could be the Welsh form of Celtic Lugubelenus, a combination of two names: Lugus and Belenus; Lugus is a Celtic god of commerce and craftsmanship who was equated with the Roman god Mercury. Though the exact origin of his name is unknown, it has been linked to Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Llewellyn

Black/Dark, C names, Color, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Carlyle

Carlyle is a variant spelling of Carlisle, a surname derived from the name of a city in Cumbria, England. The place was originally called Luguvalium, originally a Roman settlement named by the Ancient Romans meaning "strength of Luguvalos", made up of Lugus, a Celtic god associated with the Roman god Mercury; the origin of his name is unknown though it's… Continue reading Carlyle

B names, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Numbers, Virtues/Attributes

Bathsheba

Bathsheba is the name of the wife of King David and the mother of Solomon. In the Old Testament, Bathsheba’s husband Uriah is intentionally sent to the frontline of battle to be killed so that King David could marry her. They have a son, Solomon. The name comes from Hebrew meaning "daughter of the oath" or… Continue reading Bathsheba

A names, Elements, English, Female, Fire, Nature, Old English, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Aithley

Aithley is an English female name which seems to have originally been a surname. The meaning behind it is unclear. I've seen it listed as meaning "born in a garden" but I'm not too convinced of the meaning. I know that the last part, -ley, comes from Old English lēah meaning "clearing, meadow, woodland", so the surname might have… Continue reading Aithley

Female, Hebrew, I names, Virtues/Attributes

Isabel

Isabel is the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance". Nicknames: Izzy/Izzie, Bel/Belle Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isabelle (French, English, German, Dutch) Isabell (German, English) Isabella (English, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian) Isabela (Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian) Ysabel (Spanish) Izabel (Brazilian Portuguese) Izabella… Continue reading Isabel

African mythology, Female, Hebrew, L names, Mythology, Nickname names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Lisa

Lisa originated as a short form of Elizabeth, a female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Mawu-Lisa is also the name of a creator goddess in Dahomey mythology in Benin in West Africa, sometimes described as a pair of twins with Lisa being the male part representing the sun and… Continue reading Lisa

E names, Female, Hebrew, Virtues/Attributes

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is an English female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Nicknames: Lizzie/Lizzy, Beth, Eliza, Izzy, Ella, Ellie Origin: Hebrew Variants: Elisabet (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Biblical Greek) Elisabeth (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English) Zabel (Armenian) Elixabete (Basque) Elisheba (Hebrew) Elisaveta (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Elizabeta (Slovene,… Continue reading Elizabeth

B names, Basque, Birds, Color, Crow, Female, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latin, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Slavic, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names, Yiddish

Belia

Belia has several possible meanings and origins such as: it's an Indonesian word meaning "youth"; it may also be a variant of Bella, the short form of Isabella, the Latinate form of Elizabeth, which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance"; Bella also means "beautiful" in Italian from Latin bellus; Belia may also be a… Continue reading Belia

B names, Female, Hebrew, Latin, Moon, Virtues/Attributes

Bellalune

Bellalune is a combination of two names: Bella, which means "beautiful" in Italian and Spanish which comes from Latin bellus (beautiful, pretty, handsome), though it could also be a short form of names like Isabella (the Latinate form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance") or Arabella (a medieval Scottish… Continue reading Bellalune

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

Ella

Ella comes from Germanic element alja meaning "other, another, foreign" and from which the name Eleanor/Alianor comes from. Ella could also be a nickname for names beginning and ending with ella such as Gabriella (feminine form of Gabriel meaning "God is my strong man" or "God is my strength") and Daniella (feminine form of Daniel meaning "God is my judge"), Elizabeth (meaning "God is an oath" or "my… Continue reading Ella

B names, Female, Hebrew, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Betty

Origin: Hebrew Meaning: Betty is a nickname for Elizabeth, which is the English form of Elisabet, the Greek form of Hebrew name 'Elisheva meaning "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance". Variants: Bettie Betti Bette Elizabeth (English) Elisabeth (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English) Elsabeth (English) Elyzabeth (English) Elisabet (Greek, Swedish, Norwegian,… Continue reading Betty