Aoide

Aoide is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the muse of song. She and her sisters, Melete (practice) and Mneme (memory) were the daughters of Mnemosyne (the Titan goddess of memory) and Zeus, and were apparently the original three muses before the addition of the Nine Muses. Aoide means “song, ode” via aeídō (to sing, chant, praise) which may be derived from a PIE root word….

Ronya

Ronya is a female given name, a variant spelling of Ronja, a Swedish female name which was first created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren for her children’s book Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter (1981) (Ronja rövardotter in Swedish). Lindgren was apparently inspired by the name from Juronjaure, the name of a lake in north Sweden which gets it name from a…

Arion

Arion is Latinized form of Ancient Greek Areion, the name of an immortal talking horse in Greek mythology, the son of Poseidon and Demeter, as well as also belonging to the name of a Greek poet in Ancient Greece who was also a musician credited with inventing the dithyramb, an Ancient Greek hymn that was sung and danced to…

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…

Yuka

Yuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 香 “incense, smell, perfume” (由香); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 華 “splendor, flower, petal” (由華); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 佳 “beautiful, good; excellent” (由佳); yu 結 “tie, fasten, join, organize; end, conclude” + ka 花 “flower” (結花); yu 有 “exist; have; possess”…

Carmine

Carmine is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Carmen which is the Spanish form of Carmel which comes from Hebrew meaning “garden” or more accurately “vineyard of God” from Hebrew kerem (vineyard) and el (god). Carmen is also a Latin word meaning “song, poem; charm” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word meaning “to sing”. Carmine is…

Bevin

Bevin is an Irish female name, the anglicized form of Bébinn meaning “fair lady” though some sources also list it as meaning “melodious woman” made up of Irish bean (woman; wife) via Proto-Celtic *benā (woman) derived from a PIE source; and either fionn meaning “fair, white” or Old Irish binn (melodious, harmonious, sweet). Bébinn has also sometimes been used as an anglicized…

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”;…

Yaron

Yaron is a Hebrew male name meaning “to shout, to sing” as well as also meaning “full of joy” or “will be full of joy”. Yaron is also a Hebrew surname derived from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jaron (Hebrew, English)   Female forms: Yarona (Hebrew)