Female, Male, Phoenician, Place names, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Sevilla

Sevilla is the name of a city in Spain, the capital of Andalusia. It has a long history of colonization of various civilizations, first colonized by the Phoenicians who name dit Spal meaning "valley, plain" in the Phoenician language, from sefela (valley, plain). During Roman rule, the name became Hispalis, than Isbilia when the Moors took over, which eventually… Continue reading Sevilla

Female, Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sophiana

Sophiana is a female given name, either an elaborated form of Sophia, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "wisdom" derived from sophos (clever, skilled; intelligent, wise) via a PIE root word; or it could be a combination of Sophia and Anna/Ana (the Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning “favor” or “grace”). Nicknames: Sophy, Ana/Anna Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew Variants: Sophianna (English) Sofiana (English)… Continue reading Sophiana

Female, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, S names, Sanskrit, Thai, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Saranyu

Saranyu is the name of a Hindu goddess, one of the wives of the sun god Surya. She is a goddess of the clouds. Her name means "quick, fleet, nimble", the feminine adjective of saraṇyú. Saranyu is also a Thai male name meaning "defender, protector, guardian" via Thai Ṣ̄rạṇyū ศรัณยู. Origin: Sanskrit, Thai Feminine forms: Saranya (Indian, Tamil, Malayalam)  

Female, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Unisex

Shelley

Shelley comes from an English surname made up of Old English elements scylf (shelf) and lēah (clearing, wood, woodland), essentially meaning "clearing on a shelf" or "clearing on a hillside,  and was originally used as a locational name for someone who lived near a clearing located on the side of a hill or valley. Although it was… Continue reading Shelley

Female, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sydelle

Sydelle is an English female name, of modern coinage. I couldn't quite find a specific origin or meaning to it, though it's possible that it may have arisen as a variant (or perhaps another nickname) of Sadie, itself originally a diminutive form of Sarah meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman”. It also does resemble Sydney, which comes from an English surname meaning… Continue reading Sydelle

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

Shelby

Shelby comes from an English surname, of uncertain origin though possible a variant of Selby, made up from Old Norse selja (willow) and býr (settlement, farm), essentially meaning "settlement by the willow". It's also possible that Shelby is made up from Middle English schele "hut" combined with býr (farm, settlement). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Shelbee (English) Shelbie (English) Shellby (English) Selby… Continue reading Shelby

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

Arabic, Female, Hebrew, S names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Samina

Samina is an Arabic female name, a variant transcription of Thamina meaning "valuable, precious" from Arabic ṯamīn ثَمِين. Samina is also a feminine adjective word of samīn سَمِين meaning "fat, corpulent" likely used in the context of something that is fertile. It's also possible that Samina is a variant form of Samine, itself a Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish feminine form of Samuel, a Hebrew male… Continue reading Samina