Female, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Word names

Stella

Stella comes from Latin meaning "star" derived froma  PIE root word. It's also possible that Stella is a diminutive form of Styliani, a Greek female name maning "pillar, column, support" . Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Styliani (Modern Greek) Steliana (Romanian form of Stylianos) Stela (Romanian) Estelle (English, French) Estella (English) Estela (Portuguese, Spanish) Estrella (Spanish)   Male… Continue reading Stella

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

Steffie

Steffie is the diminutive form of Stephanie, the feminine form of Stephen, an English male name derived from Greek Stephanos which means “crown, wreath” or more literally “that which surrounds, encircles”. In Ancient Greece, it was used as a word to refer to a winner of a contest. It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Stefani (English) Stephani… Continue reading Steffie

Arabic, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Quechua, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Sami

Sami is an Arabic male name meaning "elevated, sublime, supreme, high, lofty" as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. It's also the Finnish diminutive of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning “God has heard” or “name of God”. It could also be an English short form of Samuel and Samantha. Sami is also a Japanese female name with… Continue reading Sami

Female, Greek mythology, Mermaid/Siren, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sirina

Sirina is a female given name with various meanings attributed to it such as: it's a variant spelling of Serena meaning "calm, tranquil, serene" from Latin serenus; it could also be a variant of Sirin, also a name of uncertain meaning though it could be an elaborated form of Siri, a short form of Sigrid meaning "victory + beautiful, fair" made… Continue reading Sirina

Female, S names, Sanskrit, Semitic

Sappho

Sappho is an Ancient Greek female name possibly related to Greek sappheiros meaning "sapphire" either derived from a Semitic source or possibly from Sanskrit sanipriya meaning "dark-colored stone" or more literally "dear to Saturn". The name is famously associated with a 7th century Greek poetess and as a symbol of female homosexuality. Origin: Semitic, Sanskrit    

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  

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sibella

Sibella is a variant form of Sibyl meaning "sybil" which originally referred to female oracles or prophetesses who were sent visions by the gods in Greek and Roman legend. The name comes from Ancient Greek sibulla. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Sibyl (English) Sybil (English) Sybella (English) Cybill (English) Cybil (English) Sibylle (French, German) Sybille (French, German) Sibylla (Greek,… Continue reading Sibella

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

Shahrazad

Shahrazad is a Persian female name meaning "free city" or "freer of city" from Persian elements shahr (city) and azad (free). I've also seen azad meaning "noble" so the name would suggest someone born from a noble lineage, but I'm not too clear of the etymology behind that. Shahrazad is the name of a storyteller in the 1001 Nights,… Continue reading Shahrazad

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Sri Lankan, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Samantha

Samantha is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Most sites I've been to have listed it as being a feminine form of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning "God has heard" or "name of God"; or it could be a combination of Samuel and Anthea, which comes from Ancient Greek meaning "blossom". It's also possible that… Continue reading Samantha

Animals, Chinese, English, Female, Horses/Stallions, Japanese, Male, Old English, S names, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Shun

Shun is a Japanese unisex name (though it seems to be very popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "sagacious; genius, excellence" (俊); "high; steep" (峻); "spring, springtime" (春); "true, truth; real" (洵); "type of morning glory; rose of Sharon" (舜) *this kanji seems to be used only for… Continue reading Shun

Ancient Greek, Bright/Clear, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Light, Moon, Mythology, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Selene

Selene (pr. se-lee-nee or sel-een in English) is the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology, the sister of Helios and Eos, goddess of the dawn. Much like Helios, she also drove a chariot across the sky every night. Selene fell in love with a mortal named Endymion who is often depicted as a shepherd though other versions portray him as a prince or king.… Continue reading Selene

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sophronia

Sophronia is the feminine form of Sophronius, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Sophronios meaning "self-controlled, sensible, prudent" from Greek sophron (sane, moderate, prudent) from sôs (safe, sound, whole) combined with phrḗn (heart, mind) from PIE *bhren (soul, mind). Nicknames: Frona/Phrona, Sophy, Roni/Ronnie, Ro Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sophrona   Male forms: Sophronius (Latinized Ancient Greek) Sophronios (Ancient Greek) Sophron (Ancient Greek)  

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

Saskia

Saskia is a Dutch female name meaning "Saxon", derived from Germanic element sahs (Saxon), the Saxons being a Germanic tribe. Their name may have originated from the name of a type of dagger they used, from Middle English sax from Old English seax meaning "dagger" or "knife" from Proto-Germanic *sahsą (dagger, knife) derived from PIE root word *sek- (to cut). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Saxa (Ancient… Continue reading Saskia

Ancient Greek, Apricot, Burmese, Earth, Elements, Female, Food, Hebrew, Indian, Japanese, Male, Nature, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Saya

Saya is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings  depending on the kanji used such as: "sand + question mark" (沙耶); "sheath, scabbard" (鞘)- it's a Japanese term referring to a sheath/scabbard for a sword; "little; small + night; evening"; "early; fast + dart; arrow" (早矢); "gauze; gossamer + design; figured cloth; twill"… Continue reading Saya

Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, S names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Selah

Selah comes from a Hebrew word of uncertain meaning. It was used many times in the Hebrew Bible, perhaps used to indicate a pause, hence it could mean "pause, reflection". Selah could also be a variant spelling of Sela which means "rock" and was the name of the capital of Edom, an ancient kingdom in what is now Jordan. Sela… Continue reading Selah

Female, Latin, Nature, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Silvestra

Silvestra is the Italian and Slovene feminine form of Silvester, derived from an Ancient Roman name meaning “of the forest” from Latin silvestris from silva (wood, forest, grove). Origin: Latin Variants: Sylvestra (English)   Male forms: Silvester (Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman) Silvestro (Italian) Silvestr (Czech) Sylvestre (French) Szilveszter (Hungarian) Sylwester (Polish) Silvestre (Spanish, Portuguese) Silvestras (Lithuanian) Sylvestris (Latin)… Continue reading Silvestra