Breton, Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Jewel

Jewel refers to a gem or precious stone, something that is considered a valuable and costly object. The origin of the word comes from Anglo-Norman juel via Old French jouel meaning "treasure, jewel". The origin of the word is uncertain though it may be based from Latin iocus (or jocus) meaning "joke, jest" derived from PIE *yek- (to speak); or it could be… Continue reading Jewel

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Animals, Deer/Roe, Elements, Fox, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Rey

Rey is a Spanish male name (and word) meaning "king" derived from Latin rex (king, ruler) via a PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). It could also be a short form of Reymundo, a variant spelling of Raymundo, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Raymond, the English form of Germanic Raginmund meaning “advice protector” or “counsel protector… Continue reading Rey

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

Kimberly

Kimberly in an English given name derived from a place name. The second element of the name comes from Old English leah meaning "wood, clearing, meadow" while the first part comes from Old English given names Cyneburga (royal fortress), Cynebald (royal, bold) or Cynemaer (royal, famous), so Kimberly means "Cyneburga's wood/clearing", "Cynebald's wood/clearing" or "Cynemaer's wood/clearing". It… Continue reading Kimberly

Battle/War, Celtic, K names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Kimball

Kimball is a male name derived from an English surname which either derives from Cynbel, an Ancient Celtic name meaning "war chief" or "chief of war" from Old Welsh cyn (chief) and bel (war); or it could be derived from Old English Cynebald meaning "brave royal" from Old English cyne (royal, kingly) derived from a PIE root word, and beald (bold, brave). Nicknames: Kim… Continue reading Kimball

K names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Kenton

Kenton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "Coena's settlement" or King's settlement"- the second element of the name comes from Old English tun (settlement, farm, enclosure) while the first part of the name comes from an Old English given name, Coena or Cena, which may be derived from Old English cyne meaning "royal, kingly"… Continue reading Kenton

Arabic, Female, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Virtues/Attributes

Ryana

Ryana is the feminine form of Ryan, an anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Riain meaning "descendant of Rían", Rían meaning "little king" from Irish rí (king) with the diminutive suffix -an. It could also be a variant spelling of Rhianna, either a variant of Rhiannon meaning "great queen" or it could be a variant spelling of Rihanna which derives from… Continue reading Ryana

Female, Hebrew, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Sal

Sal is often used as a nickname for names beginning with Sal such as Salvatore (Italian) or Salvador (Spanish) which both come from Latin salvator meaning "savior" derived from PIE root word *solh₂- (whole); or Sally, originally an English diminutive of Sarah meaning "lady, princess, noblewoman" derived from Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew  

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

Rex

Rex comes from Latin rex meaning "king" derived from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). Rex is also an English surname, either derived from the given name or as a variant spelling of Ricks, a topographic name for someone who lived near where rushes or reeds grew. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Rexa (English) Regina… Continue reading Rex

A names, Bright/Clear, Emotion/Feelings, Japanese, Joy, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, Virtues/Attributes

Akihiko

Akihiko is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: aki 明 "bright; light" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (明彦); aki 昭 "shining; bright" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (昭彦); aki 彰 "obvious; clear" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (彰彦); aki 聡 "intelligent, clever, bright" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (聡彦); aki 晶 "clear, crystal, sparkle" + hiko 彦 "lad, boy; prince" (晶彦); a 亜 "Asia; rank next; come after"… Continue reading Akihiko

Literature, Male, Persian, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shahryar

Shahryar is a Persian male name meaning "lord of the city" and by extension "lord, king, sovereign", composed from Persian elements shahr (city) and yar (strength, power). It's the name of the king in 1001 Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern tales with roots to medieval Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Greek, Indian, and Jewish sources. In the tales, he finds out… Continue reading Shahryar

A names, Arabic, Earth, Elements, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Amir

Amir is an Arabic male name meaning "prince, commander, leader" as well as a word and a title. Amir is also a Hebrew male name meaning "treetop" or "mountain summit". Amir is also an Arabic and Hebrew surname derived from the given name. Origin: Arabic, Hebrew Variants: Aamir (Arabic) Emir (Bosnian, Turkish) Ameer (Arabic) Amír… Continue reading Amir

Animals, C names, Dog, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Conri

Conri is an anglicized form of Irish Conrí meaning "wolf king" made up from Old Irish con (dog, hound, wolf) which comes from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and Old Irish rí (king) from Proto-Celtic *rīxs (king) derived from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) which derives from root word *h₃reǵ- meaning "to straighten, to right oneself". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conrí (Irish)  

E names, Female, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Emerson

Emerson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Emery", Emery being the Norman form of Emmerich, a German name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning "power, rule" from Proto-Germanic *rīks (king, ruler) from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) via *h₃reǵ- (to straighten; move in a straight line). The first part of the name is a little more complicated. It… Continue reading Emerson

C names, Cushitic, Female, Kin/Family, Virtues/Attributes

Candace

Candace is a female given name derived from kandake from a title used for the ancient queen rulers of Ethiopia . It derives from Cushitic kdke meaning "queen" or "queen mother". Origin: Cushitic Variants: Kandake (Biblical) Candice (English) Candis (English) Candyce (English) Kandyse (English) Kandace (English) Kandice (English)  

Chestnut, Color, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Sun, Surname names, Unicorn, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sorin

Sorin is a Romanian male name, possibly from Romanian soare meaning "sun" from Latin sol (sun) derived from Proto-Indo-Europan *sóh₂w (sun). Sōrin (宗 麟) also seems to be a Japanese masculine given name, such as Ōtomo Sōrin (who also went by other names), who was a daimyo of the Ōtomo clan in the 16th century (1530-1587). It means "religion; sect; denomination;  main point; … Continue reading Sorin

English, Latin, Male, Numbers, Old English, Physical Attributes, Place names, Q names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Quentin

Quentin is the French form of Quintinus, an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "fifth" from Latin quintus (fifth), which may have originally been given to a fifth child or a child born in the fifth month of the year. Quentin is also a surname derived from the given name. Quinton is a variant spelling though it's also an English place name… Continue reading Quentin

Animals, Birds, D names, Dragon, Duck, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Drake

Drake comes from an English surname meaning "dragon, snake"  from Old English Draca, which comes from Latin draco (dragon) derived from Proto-Indo-European drakon (dragon, serpent) from *derḱ- (to see). Drake is also a Middle English word meaning "male duck" from Proto-Germanic *anudrekô, made up of *anudz via Proto-Indo-European *h₂énh₂ts (duck) and Proto-Germanic *rekô (king, chief) via Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (king, chief). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Drayke (English) Draki (Old Norse) Draco (Latinized Ancient… Continue reading Drake

Celtic, Female, Irish, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Regan

Regan has two sources: the first is that it's a variant spelling of Reagan, an anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Ríagáin meaning "descendant of Riagán", the latter a given name of uncertain meaning though it may mean "impulsive, furious" from Irish ríodhgach. It may also mean "little king" from Irish rí (king) which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler), combined with… Continue reading Regan