Monday

Monday is made up from Old English mona (moon) and daeg (day) meaning “moon day” or “day of the moon”. As a surname, Monday comes from Old Norse given name Mundi via mundr meaning “protection, protector” though it could also have originated as a nickname for someone who had a particular association on that day. As an Irish surname, Monday…

Anaya

Anaya is a female given name derived from several possible sources: from Arabic عَناية meaning “care, protection, concern, solicitude” (can also be spelled Inaya); a feminine form of Anay, an Indian male name meaning “misfortune, adversity” and “not conducted by anyone”, “without good management; bad behavior, bad conduct”, made up from Hindi prefix a- अ- (un-; not) and nyāya न्याय (judgement; justice). It also seems…

Wael

Wael (pr. wa-el; Forvo) is an Arabic male name of uncertain meaning though possibly meaning “one who takes refuge” or “tribe”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Wa’el (Arabic) Wail (Arabic) Wa’il (Arabic) Wa’eel (Arabic)   Wael- وائل (Arabic)  

Arbor

Arbor comes from a word referring to a shady resting place in a garden or a park surrounded by climbing shrubs or vines, made out of latticework. It comes from Latin herba (grass, herb) derived from PIE *gʰreh₁- (to grow, become green). Arbor is also a mechanical term referring to a rotating shaft in a machine or a main…

Malta

Malta is the name of a European country in the Mediterranean Sea as well as the name of the largest island in the Maltese Archipelago. The origin of the name is uncertain; its Latin name is Melita which is similar to Ancient Greek meli meaning “honey” via a PIE root word. It may also be derived from a…

Harbor

Harbor comes from the English word referring to a body of water along the shore deep enough to anchor ships though it can also be used to describe a shelter or refuge. The origin of the word comes from Old English herebeorg (shelter, refuge; military quarters) via Proto-Germanic *harjabergō (army shelter; refuge) which ultimately derives from a PIE source. Harbor…

Haven

Haven comes from an English word referring to a harbor or port, or any place that is used as a refuge or shelter. Basically it connotes a sense of safety and shelter. The word comes from Old English hæfen meaning “inlet; harbor, port” derived from Proto-Germanic *habnō (harbor; haven) related to Proto-Germanic *habą meaning “sea” from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to seize; to grab)….

Ara

Ara is the Latin word for “altar” as well as the name of a constellation in the southern hemisphere. According to Greek mythology, it received its name when the Greek gods overthrew the Titans and the smoke from the altar was what the Milky Way represented. Other possible meanings in Latin are “refuge” and “protection,…