Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Japanese, Male, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Io

Io (pr. eye-o) is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, an Argive princess who was loved by the god Zeus. When his wife Hera found out about her, he changed her into a white heifer in order to protect her. However, Hera saw through the deception and demanded that Zeus give her the heifer as… Continue reading Io

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Akkadian, Female, Hebrew, Mythology, Near East mythology, S names, Surname names

Sarra

Sarra is the Biblical Greek and Latin form of Sarah which comes from Hebrew meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman” via Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official) which seems to be a cognate of Akkadian šarru (king). Sarah seems to have been used as a title for royal women. Sarra is also an Italian surname, the… Continue reading Sarra

Ethiopian, Female, M names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Semitic, Virtues/Attributes

Makeda

Makeda is the Ethiopian name given to the Queen of Sheba (also known as Bilqis). Though the menaing of the name is uncertain quite a few meanings attributed to it are “greatness”, “beautiful”, or it could derived from a Proto-Semitic word for “queen”. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “not thus” in Ethiopic due to a story… Continue reading Makeda

Animals, Birds, Falcon, Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Shahin

Shahin is an Arabic and Persian male name meaning "falcon", referring to the Barbary falcon. The name comes from Middle Persian *šāhēn meaning "majestic, kingly" which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Shahin is also an Arabic surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Shaheen (Persian) Şahin (Turkish)   Shahin- شاهین (Arabic, Persian)  

Arabic, B names, Lydian, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Basil

Basil is an English male name which comes from Latin Basilius via Ancient Greek Basileios/Basileus meaning "king, kingly". It comes from Proto-Hellenic *gʷatiléus (chief; king) which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps from Lydian battos (king). The plant basil, used in cooking, gets its name from the source above. Basil is also an Arabic male name meaning "brave,… Continue reading Basil

A names, Elves, Fairy, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Aldrich

Aldrich comes from an English surname via an Old English personal name. The second element comes from Germanic element ric meaning "ruler, power, king" while the first element seems to be a little less certain, either derived from ald (old), ælf (elf, sprite, fairy), and adal (noble). Nicknames: Al, Aldo, Rich Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aldric (French, Ancient Germanic) Aldéric (French)… Continue reading Aldrich

A names, Animals, Arthurian legends & myths, Bears/Bear cubs, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Arturo

Arturo is the Italian and Spanish form of Arthur, the name of the legendary king of the Arthurian legends, the king of the Britons who defended against Saxon invaders. The meaning behind the name is unknown though it has often been linked to Celtic *artos meaning “bear” combined with rīxs meaning “king” meaning “bear king” or gwr (man) meaning “bear man”. The name may… Continue reading Arturo

Female, Japanese, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yiddish

Reyna, Reina

Reyna is a Spanish female name, a variant spelling of Reina meaning "queen". Reyna is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Reina is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: rei 怜 "wise; 麗 "lovely; beautiful; graceful; resplendent"; 玲 "sound of jewels"; na 奈 "Nara; what" There are  also other… Continue reading Reyna, Reina

Color, Female, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Rory

Rory is the anglicized form of Irish Ruaidhrí meaning "red king", made up from Old Irish rúad (red) and rí (king). Although traditionally and commonly a male name, it's gotten some use in the U.S. as a female name as well, and has also been used as nickname for Aurora or Lorelei, the name of a siren in Germanic folklore. Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Rory