Animals, B names, Color, Dragon, Female, Hebrew, Mythological creatures, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Snake/Serpent, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Belina

Belina was the name of a 12th century French saint who died protecting her virginity. It's seems the name is a Gascon diminutive of Isabel, the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Belina is also a Croatian, Slovene, and Serbian word meaning "whiteness". It's also… Continue reading Belina

Date palm/date tree, Female, Food, Japanese, Proto-Semitic, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tamara

Tamara is the Slavic form of Tamar meaning "date palm; date fruit" which derives from a Proto-Semitic origin. Tamar is also the name of a river in England which forms a border between Devon and Cornwall though in this case the name seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning "dark water". Tamar is also the name of… Continue reading Tamara

Elements, Female, Japanese, M names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Sound, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Mira

Mira is an Indian female name (also spelled Meera). I've seen several source list it as meaning "sea, ocean" but I've also seen it listed as meaning "prosperous, wealthy, highborn" or "limit, boundary". Mirabai (or Meera Bai) was a 15th century Hindu princess and poetess who was devoted to the Hindu god Krishna; bai seems to be a feminine… Continue reading Mira

Animals, Birds, Dove, Female, Food, Greenlandic, Hebrew, Inuit mythology, M names, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Raspberry, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Malina

Malina is a Slavic female name derived from the word meaning "raspberry", though it can also be used as a diminutive form of Malcolmina, the Scottish feminine form of Malcolm, the anglicized form of Scottish Máel Coluim meaning “servant of St. Columba”, referring to someone who followed Irish abbot and missionary St. Columba who spread Christianity into Scotland. Máel means “servant, devout… Continue reading Malina

D names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dejan

Dejan (pr. day-yan; Forvo) is a South Slavic male name derived from South Slavic word dejati meaning "to act, to do" via Proto-Slavic *děti (to put, to place; to do) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *dʰeh₁- (to do, put, place). I've also seen it listed as possibly being related to Latin deus meaning "god, deity" derived from PIE *deywós (god) via root… Continue reading Dejan

Male, N names, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes

Neven

Neven is a Croatian, Macedonian, and Serbian male name, the masculine form of Nevena meaning "marigold". Neven is also an anglicized form of Naoimbin, an Irish name meaning "little saint", made up from Irish naomh (saint) and the diminutive suffix -an. Never may also be a Breton name which derives from neñv meaning "sky; heaven" which ultimately derives from a PIE root… Continue reading Neven

Hebrew, I names, Uncategorized

Ivan

Ivan is the Slavic form of John derived from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Ivan is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Vanya (Russian), Ivo (Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian), Yanko (Bulgarian), Vancho (Bulgarian, Macedonian), Vančo (Macedonian), Ivica (Croatian, Serbian) Origin: Hebrew Variants: John (English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch) Jon (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Basque) Johan (Swedish, Norwegian,… Continue reading Ivan

D names, Dragon, Male, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Drago

Drago (pr. dra-go; Forvo) comes from a Slavic element meaning "precious, dear" via Proto-Slavic *dorgъ (dear, expensive; dear, lovable, precious) derived from a PIE root word. Drago (pronounced the same as above) is also the Italian form of Draco which comes from Latin meaning "dragon", a Spanish word meaning "dragon tree", though it's also a Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan first-person singular… Continue reading Drago

I names, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Igor

Igor is the Russian form of Ingvar, an Old Norse form of Yngvarr from Yngvi, an Old Norse cognate of Ing (the alternate name of the Norse god Frey) possibly meaning "ancestor" combined with the old Norse element arr, herr meaning "warrior" which derives from Proto-Germanic element *harjaz (army; army leader, warrior) so the name would essentially mean… Continue reading Igor