E names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Earl is the name of an English aristocratic title. It comes from Old English eorl meaning "brave man, warrior" via Proto-Germanic *erlaz (man, nobleman) which seems to derive from an uncertain origin. Earl is also an English surname originating from the title. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Earle (English) Erle (English)   Female forms: Earline (English) Earleen (English) Earlene… Continue reading Earl

African, Arabic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Nickname names, North African, Numbers, Peach, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Mona is a female given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: it's an Anglicized form of Irish Muadhnait, made up of Irish muadh (noble) combined with a diminutive suffix; it's also used as a nickname for Monika, the Scandinavian form of Monica, a name of unknown origin though it’s likely derived from a  North African or Phoenician origin.… Continue reading Mona

Animals, Color, D names, Gold, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Dior comes from a French surname, apparently a locational name for someone who came from a Diors, Indre, in France. The name could perhaps be related to French d'or meaning "golden". It's also possible that it may be related to Greek dios meaning “of Zeus”, though it could also be related to PIE *dyew" (sky, heaven, god; shining). Dior… Continue reading Dior

African, Female, Male, N names, Tswana, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Neo comes from the Ancient Greek prefix neo- meaning "new" via néos (new; fresh young; youthful) developed from a PIE root word. Neo is also a Latin word which is the second conjugation of netus meaning "weave; spin"; in Italian it means "mole; beauty spot; flaw, defect" which comes from Latin naevus (birthmark; mole). In Old English nēo means "corpse" via Proto-Germanic *nawiz (corpse)… Continue reading Neo

Apple/Apple tree, Food, M names, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Time, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Maelum is certainly not the easiest name to find any information on. It could be a variant of Old English mælum meaning "at a time", the dative plural of mǣl (fixed time, appointed time; food served) via Proto-Germanic *mēlą (measure, measurement; time, occasion) derived from PIE root word *meh₁- (to measure). It's also possible that Maelum could be a variant… Continue reading Maelum

D names, Female, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Denver comes from an English surname made up from Old English Dene-fær meaning "Dane's crossing" from Dene (Dane) which comes from Proto-Germanic *daniz (a Dane) of unknown etymology though it's possible that it derives from PIE *dʰenh₂- (to set in motion, to flow); and fær (journey; crossing, passage) via Proto-Germanic*faraną (to go, to travel) also derived from a PIE root word. It… Continue reading Denver

A names, Earth, Elements, Elves, Female, Hebrew, Malay, Male, Mythological creatures, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Agar is the Spanish and Russian form of Hagar, a Hebrew female name of uncertain meaning and origin. It’s been linked to Hebrew meaning “to flee” and “flight”, or perhaps meaning “to drag away” or “stranger, foreigner”. Agar is also an English male given name and surname in English, a late medieval form of Edgar (coming from an Old… Continue reading Agar

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


Quenilda comes from a medieval English name, a medieval form of Cwénhild meaning "wife battle", made up from Old English cwen (woman, wife, queen) and hild (battle, war). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cwénhild (Anglo-Saxon) Quenild (Old English) Cwenhilde (Old English) Quenylda (Old English) Quenilla (Old English) Quenilla (Old English) Quenella (Old English)  

Elements, Female, H names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Haegl is from Old English Hægl meaning "hail" which comes from Proto-Germanic *haglaz perhaps derived from a PIE root word meaning "pebble". Hægl is the ninth letter of the runic alphabet. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hægl (Old English) Hagall (Old Norse) Hail (English) Hayl (English) Hayle (English) Hagel (Dutch, German, Swedish) Hagl (Norwegian, Dutch)  

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


Renfred is an Old English male name meaning "counsel of peace" or "peaceful counsel" derived from Old English elements regin-, ragin- (advice, counsel) and friþ (peace; refuge, sanctuary). Renfred is also an English surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Raganfrid (Old German) Renfry (Old English) Renfree (Old English) Reynfrey