B names, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Bethel

Bethel is the name of a town in the Old Testament, meaning "house of God" made up from Hebrew beth (house) and el (God), both of which derive from a Proto-Semitic origin. Bethel is also a Welsh surname, an anglicized form of ab Ithel meaning "son of Ithael", Ithael coming from Old Welsh Iudhail meaning "bountiful lord". Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European    

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

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

Kin/Family, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Maddox

Maddox comes from a Welsh surname, a patronymic name meaning "son of Madoc", Madoc being a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning. It could possibly be derived from Welsh mad meaning “fortunate, lucky; good” via Proto-Brythonic *mad (good) from Proto-Celtic *matis which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. According to Welsh folklore, there was a Welsh prince (Madog ab Owain Gwynedd) who apparently set… Continue reading Maddox

B names, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Baron

Baron is the name of a title in English nobility, which is of low rank. It comes from Late Latin barō meaning "man, servant; baron" via Frankis *barō (servant; man, warrior) which may be derived from PIE root word *bʰer- (to bear, carry). It's also possible that Baron may be related to Old English beorn (man, warrior) but that's just a possibility.… Continue reading Baron

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

Hansen

Hansen comes from a Scandinavian surname, a patronymic name meaning "son of Hans", Hans being the short form of Johannes, the Scandinavian form of John meaning "Yahweh is gracious". Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Hanson (English) Hanssen (Danish, Norwegian, German) Hansson (Swedish)    

Hebrew, Kin/Family, Male, R names, Virtues/Attributes

Reuven

Reuven is a Hebrew male name meaning "behold, a son" or "vision of a son", the name of the eldest son of Jacob and Leah from the Old Testament. Nicknames: Reu, Rue Origin: Hebrew Variants: Reuben (Hebrew, English) Rouben (Armenian, Biblical Greek) Ruben (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian) Rubèn (Catalan) Rúben (Portuguese) Rubem (Brazilian Portuguese) Rubens (Brazilian… Continue reading Reuven

Animals, B names, Birds, Elements, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Raven, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Brannon

Brannon comes from an Irish surname, a variant spelling of Brennan which is the anglicized form of Ó Braonáin meaning "son of Braonán", the latter a diminutive of braon meaning "drop, moisture, rain". Brennan may also be an anglicized form of Ó Branáin meaning “descendant of Branán”, the latter a diminutive of bran meaning “raven”. Nicknames: Bran Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brennan (Irish, English) Brannan… Continue reading Brannon

A names, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Alcides

Alcides is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Alkeides which comes from Ancient Greek element alke meaning "strength" combined with ides, a Greek patronymic suffix meaning "son of", so essentially the name means "son of the strong one". This was the original name of the Greek hero Hercules; apparently, his parents changed his name in an effort to appease Hera's wrath toward him… Continue reading Alcides

Hebrew, J names, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Jameson

Jameson comes from an English surname, a patronymic name meaning "son of James", James being the English form of Late Latin Iacomus via Greek Iakobos, which comes from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (English form Jacob) meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Nicknames: James, Jamie/Jaime Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Jamison (English)  

Animals, Female, Horses/Stallions, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Native American, Physical Attributes, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Yuma

Yuma is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 遊 "play" + ma 真 "true; reality; Buddhist sect" (遊真); yu 裕 "abundant; rich; fertile" + ma 馬 "horse" (裕馬); yu 優 "tenderness; excel; surpass; tenderness, gentleness" + ma 馬 "horse" (優馬); yu 雄 "male, masculine; hero; leader; superiority; excellence" + ma 磨 "polish; grind; brush (teeth)" (雄磨); yu 悠 "permanence; distant; long time;… Continue reading Yuma