Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, M names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Melody

Melody refers to a pleasant-sounding succession or arrangement of sounds. It means "singing, chanting" which comes from Middle English melodie via Old French deriving from Latin melōdia, itself derived from Ancient Greek melōidíā (song, singing; chant; music) made up from Ancient Greek melos (song, tune, music) and ōidḗ, a contracted form of aoidḗ (song, ode; legend, tale, story), both of which derive from an unknown etymology.… Continue reading Melody

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A names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Alair

Alair comes from Allaire, an Old French personal name derived from Hilaire, the French form of Hilarius, an Ancient Roman name meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word. From what I could find it could be used either a male or female name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Alaire (French) Allaire… Continue reading Alair

Animals, Birds, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Raven, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Raven

Raven is the name of several bird species belonging to the genus Corvus notable for their black plumage and loud, croaking calls. The raven has a long history of symbolism in various cultures and mythologies such as being the symbol of the Greek god Apollo and the Norse god Odin who is always depicted with two ravens- Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) who fly all… Continue reading Raven

C names, Female, Light, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex

Chandler

Chandler derives from an English surname, originally an occupational name for someone who was a maker or seller of candles, or someone who worked in a large household who was responsible for all the wax and candles, as well as soap. The name comes from Old French chandelier via Latin candelarius from candela (candle) from candere (to shine, glitter, glow) from PIE *kand- (to… Continue reading Chandler

C names, Earth, Elements, Female, Fire, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Cinder

Cinder is an English word referring to the ash of a fire after it burns out or a nearly burned piece of coal or wood.. It derives from Old English sinder meaning "dross of iron, slag" from Proto-Germanic *sindraz (metal alag; dross) via Proto-Indo-European *sendhro- (coagulating fluid). The letter change from s- to c- was that it would resemble to Old French cendre meaning "ash (of… Continue reading Cinder

Animals, Birds, Brown, Color, German/Germanic, Gray, Latin, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Raven, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Tawny, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Roan

Roan is a Frisian male name, a form of Ronne which is the Frisian form of Germanic hraben meaning "raven". It could also be a variant spelling of Rowan, an Irish surname which is the anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning “descendant of Ruadhán”, the latter derived from Irish ruadh meaning “red”, derived as a nickname for someone who had red hair or a ruddy complexion.… Continue reading Roan

F names, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fletcher

Fletcher is an English surname, an occupational surname referring to someone who made arrows. It comes from Old French fleche meaning "arrow" derived from Frankish *fliukkija (arrow) via Proto-Indo-European *plew- (to fly, flow); combined with the suffix -er.  Nicknames: Fletch Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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

Spencer

Spencer comes from an English surname, an occupational name for someone who was in charge of dispensing provisions in a rich or a royal household, so essentially meaning "butler" or "steward". The name comes from Middle English spence meaning "larder" from Old French despense (to dispense, to distribute) from Latin dispendere (to spend) from the Latin prefix dis- (apart, two, asunder) from Proto-Indo-European *dwís (twice,… Continue reading Spencer

Arabic, Color, Female, Persian, Red/Crimson, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Scarlet

Scarlet comes from the name of a bright red color with a tinge of orange. The name comes from Old French escarlate referring to a type of expensive cloth via Latin scarlatum (scarlet, scarlet cloth) which may be derived from either Persian saqirlāt meaning "warm, woolen cloth" or from Arabic siklāt used to refer to expensive, luxury silks dyed scarlet red. Scarlet is also… Continue reading Scarlet

Ancient Greek, Black/Dark, Color, Elements, Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, Greek mythology, Latin, M names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Maris

Maris is a female name taken from Latin meaning "of the sea" from Latin mare (sea) derived from Proto-Italic *mari (sea) from Proto-Indo-European *móri (sea). It comes from the Latin title stella maris "star of the sea" used for the Virgin Mary. Maris may also come from Latin mās meaning "male". Maris is also the name of an Etruscan god of agriculture and fertility, his… Continue reading Maris

Ancient Greek, English, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tyson

Tyson comes from an English surname, either a variant of Dyson, a matronymic surname meaning "son of Dye", Dye being a medieval form of Dionysia, the female form of Dionysius, the Greek god of vine, wine, pleasure, festivity, madness, and wild frenzy, who represented both the intoxicating madness of wine as well as its beneficient qualities. Although the etymology of his name isn’t quite… Continue reading Tyson

Female, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Noelle

Noelle is the feminine form of Noel (or French Noël) which means "Christmas" derived from Latin natalis (of or relating to birth) which comes Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce, beget; to give birth). Noelle is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Noëlle (French, Dutch) Noelle (English) Noèle (French) Noela (Galician) Noelia (Spanish) Noella (French) Noelene (English)  … Continue reading Noelle

Female, Latin, Male, P names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Purvis

Purvis comes from an English surname, originally used as a metonymic occupational surname for an appointed official responsible for providing supplies for a monastary or manor house. The name comes from Middle English purveys meaning "provisions, supplies" from Old French porveoir (to look at, procure) which is ultimately derived from Latin providere (to foresee, anticipate). Origin: Latin Variants: Purves Purvess  

Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, E names, Female, Light, Moon, Virtues/Attributes

Elaine

Elaine is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. There are several characters in Arthurian legend named Elaine, such as the name of the mother of Lancelot; Elaine of Corbenic,… Continue reading Elaine

Ancient Germanic, Arthurian legends & myths, Earth, Elements, L names, Male, Nature, Nickname names

Lancelot

Lancelot is one of the Knights of the Round Table who was raised by the Lady of the Lake who later has an affair with Guinevere, the wife of his king Arthur, and which ultimately leads to Arthur's death. Lancelot is a double diminutive of Lanzo, a Germanic male name  meaning "land" though it's nickname, Lance, is… Continue reading Lancelot

Animals, Birds, F names, Female, Gaelic, Latin, Male, Raven, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Foy

Foy comes from a surname with several possible meanings and origins: it may be derived from Old French foi or from Latin fides meaning "faith", either used as a nickname for someone who was a pious person or someone who often swore; it may also be a medieval French female name also derived from Foy (or Faith);  it may also… Continue reading Foy

C names, Female, Latin, Male, Surname names, Unisex

Chase

Chase is a given name derived from an English surname meaning "chase, hunt" derived from Old French chacier (to hunt) via Latin captiare (catch). It was an occupational surname for a huntsman or given as a nickname for an exceptionally skilled hunter. Origin: Latin Variants: Chace (English)  

Ancient Germanic, E names, Female, German/Germanic, Virtues/Attributes

Emmeline

Emmeline is an Old French form of Germanic name Amalia, derived from Germanic word amal meaning "work" in reference to the idea of industriousness and fertility. Origin: Germanic Variants: Emmaline (English) Emmalyn (English) Emmelyn (English) Emelina (Spanish) Amelina (Ancient Germanic) Amalia (German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Romanian) Amelia (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German) Émeline (French)  

Arthurian legends & myths, B names, Female, German/Germanic, Literature, Virtues/Attributes

Bellicent

Bellicent could be an Old French form of Belissendis, a Germanic name made of elements bili (gentle, kind, fitting, suitable, proper) and swind (strong, brave, powerful) so essentially meaning "gentle power" or "gentle strength". It could also possibly be related to Belenus, the name of a Celtic god of the sun, whose name possibly means "bright, brilliant" In the Arthurian legends, Bellicent… Continue reading Bellicent