A names, Black/Dark, Color, Elements, Etruscan, Fire, Illyrian, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Adrian comes from Latin Hadrian derived from Roman cognomen Hadrianus meaning “from Hadria” or “from Adria”, Adria being another form of the name. It referred to someone who came from the town of Hadria/Adria situated in Northern Italy. The Adriatic sea received its name from the town. Though the origin behind the name is uncertain, it could be from… Continue reading Adrian

Animals, C names, Elements, Female, Lion, Literature, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Cordelia is the name of the heroine of Shakespeare's tragic play, King Lear (1606), the youngest of King Lear's three daughter and his favorite, though that didn't stop him from banishing her when she didn't shower him with affection as her older sisters did for one third of the kingdom to be divided among them. Shakespeare based… Continue reading Cordelia

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Ryan comes from an Irish surname, a shortened form of O'Ryan which itself is the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagháin (or Ó Riain) meaning "descendant of Rian", a name of uncertain etymology though the most popular suggestion is that it is made up of Irish rí meaning "king" combined with a diminutive suffix, so the name essentially means… Continue reading Ryan

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Indiana comes from the name of an American state meaning "land of the Indians" or "Indian land". It's made up of the English adjective Indian, which comes from India which derives its name from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean”, and a Latin suffix place name. The name was originally applied to Native Americans in… Continue reading Indiana

Elements, Female, Inuit, Japanese, Male, Nature, Night/Evening, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Y names


Yuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 由 "wherefore; reason, cause" + ka 香 "incense, smell, perfume" (由香); yu 由 "wherefore; reason, cause" + ka 華 "splendor, flower, petal" (由華); yu 由 "wherefore; reason, cause" + ka 佳 "beautiful, good; excellent" (由佳); yu 結 "tie, fasten, join, organize; end, conclude" + ka 花 "flower" (結花); yu 有 "exist; have; possess"… Continue reading Yuka

Astronomy, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, Joy, K names, Male, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Kaito is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for men) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 斗 "Big Dipper; dipper, ladle" (海斗); kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 翔"soar, fly" (海翔); kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 人 "person" (海人); kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 都 "metropolis, capital, all, everything" (海都); kai 魁 "charging ahead of… Continue reading Kaito

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Meredith is the anglicized form of Welsh Maredudd or Meredydd, a name of uncertain meaning. The second part of the name comes from iudd meaning "lord, prince" while the first part of the name is uncertain though it could be related to mor meaning "sea, ocean" or maur, mawr meaning "great, splendor, pomp" so the name either means "sea lord"… Continue reading Meredith

Ancient Egyptian, Battle/War, Elements, Female, Hebrew, M names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Marissa is a variant spelling of Marisa, a combination of the names Maria and Luisa. Maria is the Latin form of Mary, from Hebrew Miriam, whose meaning is debated: a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it… Continue reading Marissa

Ancient Greek, Elements, G names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Galen is the English form of Galenos, an Ancient Greek male name meaning "calm, tranquil; stillness of wind and sea" from Ancient Greek galene. Galen is also a surname. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Galenos (Ancient Greek) Galenus (Latinized Ancient Greek)   Female forms: Galene (Ancient Greek) Galena (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Galina (Bulgarian, Russian) Halina (Polish) Halyna (Ukrainian) Galya… Continue reading Galen