C names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Chantry

Chantry comes from an English surname via Old French chanterie which comes from French chanter meaning "to sing". It comes from Latin cantare which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. It originated as an endowment of a priest to sing daily mass for the souls of specific people. It may also have originated as a nickname for the… Continue reading Chantry

Color, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, White

Shira

Shira is a Hebrew female name meaning "poetry" or "singing/song". Shira is also a Jewish surname originating from the given name though it could also be an Americanized spelling of Shearer, an occupational name for someone who sheared sheep, or someone who used scissors to trim finished cloth or cut off any excessive fabric. The origin of… Continue reading Shira

Arabic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Joy, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Rani

Rani is a female given name, a Persian, Urdu, and Indian name meaning "queen" which comes from Sanskrit rā́jñī राज्ञी (queen, princess) via a Proto-Indo-Iranian source which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. I've also seen Rani listed as being a Hebrew unisex name, either originating as a nickname for Ran, a Hebrew male name meaning "to sing";… Continue reading Rani