Ayumi

Ayumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ayumi 歩 “walk; step” + mi 美 “beauty beautiful” (歩美); ayumi 歩 “walk; step”; a 明 “bright, light” + yu 征 “subjugate; conquest” + mi 魅 “fascination; charm; bewitch” (明征魅); ayu 鮎 “sweetfish” + mi 己 “itself; oneself” (鮎己); a 亜 “Asia; rank next; come after” + yu 佑 “help, assist” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (亜佑美) There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written…

Autolycus

Autolycus is the Latinzed form of Autolykus, an Ancient Greek male name meaning “the wolf itself”, made up from Ancient Greek autó (αὐτό), the neuter nominative and ccusative singular of autós meaning “self” and lýkos “wolf” both of which derive from a PIE root word. In Greek mythology, Autolycus is the son of the Greek god Hermes and Chione (a mortal woman, the…

Saraswati

Saraswati is the name of a Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, and the arts. Her name means “possessing water” or “she with many pools” from Sanskrit saras (fluid, water, lake) which comes from Proto-Indo-Iranian sáras ~ sálas (marsh, water) derived from Proto-Indo-European *sélos~*séles (marsh) and vati (having). I’ve also seen it listed as coming from Sanskrit sāra meaning “essence” and sva (self, one self) so essentially…