Female, H names, Hebrew, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hannah

Hannah is a female given name which comes from Hebrew Channah meaning "favor, grace"; it's also an English surname originating from the given name. As a Scottish surname it could be a variant of Hannay, a name of uncertain origin though it seems to derive from a locational name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Chanah (Hebrew) Chana (Hebrew) Channah (Biblical… Continue reading Hannah

M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Melville

Melville comes from a Scottish surname of Norman origin, a locational name for several towns in Normandy called Malleville meaning "bad town", made up of from French mal (bad) and ville (town, settlement), which may have come about because of poor soil around the area. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Melvin (English) Melvyn (English) Malvin (English)    

Ancient Greek, Literature, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Makar

Makar is the Russian form of Makarios, an Ancient Greek male name meaning "blessed, happy" from Ancient Greek makar (blessed). Makar is also a Scottish term for a poet or a bard. It's the equivalent of English word maker. Its plural form is makaris. Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Makari (Russian) Makariy (Russian) Makarios (Late Greek) Macarius (Latinized Late Greek)… Continue reading Makar

Female, K names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Keeva

Keeva is an anglicized form of Caoimhe, an Irish female name meaning "dear, gentle, beautiful" which comes from Irish caomh (dear, gentle; lovely) via Old Irsh cóem derived from a PIE root word; it's related to the same root word as Kevin. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Caoimhe (Irish, Scottish) Kiva (English) Keavy (Irish, Scottish)  

A names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Love/Beloved, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Arabel

Arabel seems to be a shortened form of Arabella, an English and Scottish female name of uncertain origin. It may be derived from Latin orabilis meaning "yielding to prayer" from Latin orare (to pray, beg; to orate) derived from a PIE root word. It's also possible that Arabella is a variant of Annabella, a variant of Annabel which is a variant form of Amabel,… Continue reading Arabel

B names, Female, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Bunty

Bunty originated as a Scottish and English pet-name for a girl. It may have originated from Scottish buntin meaning "plump"; it may also be derived from bunt meaning "to butt", in reference to a lamb that butts with its head. The term bunting (which is also a surname) is used as a term of endearment for a child;… Continue reading Bunty

B names, Color, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Bowie

Bowie comes from an Irish and Scottish surname which seems to be derived from Scottish Gaelic buidhe meaning "yellow", possibly originating as a nickname for someone who was fair-haired. It's also possible that it may be an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh meaning "descendant of Buadhach", Buadhach deriving from buaidh meaning "victory, triumph". The Bowie knife was named after American pioneer Jim… Continue reading Bowie

Battle/War, C names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh, Word names

Cain

Cain is the name of the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel. It seems to be derived from Hebrew qanah meaning "acquired, acquisition" or perhaps related to a root word meaning "to create"; it could also be from qayin meaning "spear" or "smith" Cain is also a Welsh word and female name meaning "lovely,… Continue reading Cain

Animals, Boar, Color, Elements, Green, I names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Irvin

Irvin comes from a surname with a few possible meanings tied to it: it comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic O'hEireamhoin meaning "descendant of Eireamhan", the latter a given name of uncertain origin; it may also be derived from Old English given name Eoforwine meaning "boar friend", made up from Old English elements eofor (boar) and wine (friend, protector, lord);… Continue reading Irvin