Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Female, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Light, Lion, Literature, Mythology, Near East mythology, Nickname names, P names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes


Polina is either a Slavic and Greek form of Paulina (the feminine form of Paulinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "small" or "humble" via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word) or it's a Russian diminutive of Apollinariya, the Russian feminine form of Apollinaris which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. The name is of uncertain etymology and… Continue reading Polina

Male, P names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Pablo is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Paul which comes from a Roman family name, Paulinus, meaning “small” or “humble” via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Pablito (Spanish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants Paulino (Spanish, Portuguese) Paulinus (Ancient Roman) Paulus (Ancient Roman) Paolino (Italian) Paul (English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian)… Continue reading Pablo

H names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Hammett comes from an English surname which seems to be combined of Norman personal name Hamo/Hamon (the Norman form of Germanic haim meaning "home") with the diminutive suffix coupled with the French diminutive -ette from French petite “small, little”, meaning “son of Hamo/Hamon”. The prefix ham- could also be from Anglo-Saxon ham referring to the flat wetlands, referring to someone who lived… Continue reading Hammett

Ancient Greek, Animals, Astronomy, Birds, Female, Male, Nickname names, P names, Peacock, Stars/Constellation, Tamil, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Pavo is a Latin word meaning "peacock" via Ancient Greek taos (peacock) which derives from an unknown origin though perhaps from Tamil. It’s also possible that it is onomatopoeic, deriving from Latin paupulo. Pavo is also the Croatian short form of Pavao, the Croatian form of Paul meaning "small" or "humble" via Latin paulus (little, small) which derives from a PIE root word, *peh₂w- (few, little). Pavo… Continue reading Pavo

Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh


Vaughn is a variant spelling of Vaughan, a Welsh surname meaning "small; little". It comes from Welsh fychan, a mutation of bychan which itself is a diminutive of bach (small, little). It could have originated as a nickname for a man of small stature or to distinguish between two men with the same name. Origin: Welsh Variants: Vaughan (Welsh)  

Animals, Calf, Female, Kin/Family, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Vail, Vale

Vale is an English word meaning "valley" which comes from Old French val via Latin vallis (valley, vale) which derives from an unknown origin, although it's been linked to a PIE root word. Vale is chiefly used as a poetic word for valley, which refers to a tract of land lying between two hill ranges sometimes with a… Continue reading Vail, Vale

Elements, Greenlandic, M names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Semitic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Malik is an Arabic male name meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" which comes from a Proto-Semitic root word, though mālik مَالِك  is also an Arabic word (and name) meaning "owner, possessor, master", which also derives from the same root word as Malik ملك (king). Malik is also an Arabic word as well as a surname deriving from the given name. Malik… Continue reading Malik

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


Pauline is a French feminine form of Paul which comes from a Roman family name, Paulinus, meaning "small" or "humble" from Latin paulus (little, small) which derives from a PIE root word, *peh₂w- (few, little). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Paulene (English) Pauleen (English) Paulina (Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Lithuanian, English, Ancient Roman) Pavlina (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek) Polina (Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek) Polya… Continue reading Pauline

C names, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Word names


Cadette is the feminine singular of cadet in French, which refers to a student in military school training to be an officer in English, derived from French cadet which was used to refer to the younger sons of a noble family who won't inherit. The name comes from Latin capitellum meaning "small head" and "capital or chapter of a… Continue reading Cadette

C names, Female, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex


Courtney is an English unisex name originally derived from an English surname derived from a French place called Courtenay, which comes from Curtenus, a Latin name meaning "short" from Latin curtus (short) derived from a PIE root word. It may also have arisen as a nickname for someone with a short nose or someone who was short in stature. As… Continue reading Courtney