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 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

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Anna is the Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning "favor" or "grace". Anna (also spelled Ana) is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: a 亜 "Asia; rank next; come after" + na 奈 "Nara; what?" (亜奈); an 安 "calm, peaceful; safe, secure" + na 南  "south" (安南); an 杏 "apricot" + 奈 "Nara; what?" (杏奈); an 安 "calm, peaceful;… Continue reading Anna

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Astor comes from a French surname meaning "hawk, goshawk" which comes from Occitan astur via Latin accipiter (hawk, merlin) derived from a PIE root. It sounds similar to Aster, the name of a flower meaning "star" in Greek but the two are not related in any way. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Astore (Italian)  

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Theron is an Ancient Greek male name derived from Greek therao meaning "to hunt", essentially meaning "hunter". It comes from Greek ther (θήρ) "wild beast, beast of prey, especially a lion" deriving from PIE root word *ǵʰwer- (wild; wild animal). Potnia Theron is an Ancient Greek title meaning "Mistress of the Wild Animals", an epithet used for the Greek goddess of… Continue reading Theron

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Pan is the name of a Greek god of the wild, nature, shepherds, and flocks, depicted as a man with the horns, legs, and tail of a goat, and who often played the pan-pipes. His name is somewhat tricky to pin down- it may be related to Greek pan meaning "all"; it could mean "shepherd" or it… Continue reading Pan