Female, Persian, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shirin

Shirin is a Persian female name meaning "sweet; pleasant". One famous Shirin was a Persian queen, the wife of Khosrow II, the last great Sasanian king of Iran. She and Khosrow feature in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (meaning Book of Kings, an epic long poem about the mythical history of the Persian empire) as well as an epic poem titled Khosrow… Continue reading Shirin

Date palm/date tree, Female, Food, Japanese, Proto-Semitic, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tamara

Tamara is the Slavic form of Tamar meaning "date palm; date fruit" which derives from a Proto-Semitic origin. Tamar is also the name of a river in England which forms a border between Devon and Cornwall though in this case the name seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning "dark water". Tamar is also the name of… Continue reading Tamara

Color, Female, G names, Gray, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Gracie

Gracie is a nickname for Grace which comes from Latin gratia meaning “favor, kindness” and usually referring to qualities of elegance, pleasantness, charm, kindness, courteousness, and attractiveness. It derives from grātus (pleasing, acceptable, agreeable) via PIE *gʷerH- (to favor, approve; praise). I’ve also seen it listed as having originally been associated with Germanic element gris meaning “gray” though it was later… Continue reading Gracie

Animals, Female, M names, Male, Nature, Pine Marten, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Marlow

Marlow comes from an English surname, originally used as a locational surname for someone who came from a place called Marlow. It's made up from Old English elements mere (lake; ocean, sea) and Old English lafe (leavings, remains) essentially meaning "remnants of a lake", perhaps in reference to an area where there had been a lake that… Continue reading Marlow

Animals, Battle/War, Female, Hebrew, L names, Lion, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Lois

Lois is a female given name of uncertain origin. It was the name of the grandmother of Timothy, a disciple of St. Paul who wrote two epistles to him. A possible meaning attributed to the name is from Ancient Greek loion meaning "more desirable, agreeable". However, according to this site it's also possible that the name may be… Continue reading Lois

Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, White

Shira

Shira is a Hebrew female name meaning "poetry" or "singing/song". Shira is also a Jewish surname originating from the given name though it could also be an Americanized spelling of Shearer, an occupational name for someone who sheared sheep, or someone who used scissors to trim finished cloth or cut off any excessive fabric. The origin of… Continue reading Shira

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

Kaito

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

Color, Female, G names, Gray, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Grey

Grey is another spelling of Gray, an English name which originated as a nickname for someone who had gray hair or a gray beard. It comes from Old English græg (grey) via Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (grey) which derives from PIE root *gʰreh₁- (to grow). Grey could also be derived from a Roman-Gallo name, Gratus, meaning “pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome” from Latin gratia (favor, kindness) and… Continue reading Grey

Animals, Female, M names, Male, Pine Marten, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Marley

Marley comes from an English surname, originally a locational surname via several places in England. The second element of the name is straightforward, from Old English lēah meaning "wood, woodland, clearing, meadow". The first part of the name is trickier. It could be made up from Old English mǣre (boundary), Old English mearþ ("pine" marten), or Old English myrig (pleasant).… Continue reading Marley

A names, Anise, Arabic, Egyptian, Female, Hebrew, Nature, Virtues/Attributes

Anissa

Anissa is a female given name, likely a combination of Anna (the Latinate form of Hannah meaning "favor, grace") combined with the -issa suffix. It could also be a variant spelling of Anisa, an Arabic female name meaning “friendly, friend, companion, companionable”. Anisa is also a variant form of Anise, the name of a flowering plant in the Mediterranean used as an… Continue reading Anissa