Arthurian legends & myths, Color, Daemons/Spirits, Demons, Female, Hebrew, J names, Mythological creatures, Nickname names, Proto-Celtic, Virtues/Attributes, White

Jenna

Jenna is a variant of Jenny, originally a medieval English diminutive of Jane, the feminine form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew. However, Jenny has become more popular as a nickname for Jennifer, the Cornish form of Welsh name Gwenhwyfar (from which the name Guinevere comes from), made up from Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name… Continue reading Jenna

Arthurian legends & myths, E names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Enid

Enid is the name of a character in the Arthurian Romance, the wife of Geraint (Erec in some sources). It derives from Welsh enaid meaning "soul" which comes from Middle Welsh eneit (spirit, life) derived from a PIE root word meaning "to breathe". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Enide (English) Enida (English) Enyde (English) Enyda (English) Ened (English) Enit (English)… Continue reading Enid

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

Color, Daemons/Spirits, Demons, Female, J names, Male, Mythological creatures, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Word names

Juniper

Juniper is the name of a type of tree or shrub which comes from Latin iuniperus meaning "juniper tree". It could be related to Latin iuncus (reed, rush) derived from PIE root *yoy-ni- (juniper berry), combined with *-paro, *-pareo (to produce), though it's also possible that first element of the name could be derived from Latin iuvenis meaning "young" (from which the… Continue reading Juniper

A names, Apple/Apple tree, Female, Food, Hebrew, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Turkic, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Alma

Alma is a Spanish and Portuguese word meaning "soul" which comes from Latin anima (soul, spirit, life) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word, and as a Spanish name derives from this source. However, as an English female name it could possible be derived from Latin almus meaning "nourishing". In Azerbaijani and Hungarian, alma is a word… Continue reading Alma

Arthurian legends & myths, Color, Daemons/Spirits, Demons, Female, G names, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White

Gwenhwyfar

Gwenhwyfar is a Welsh female name, the Welsh form of Guinevere which is made up of Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name essentially means “fair phantom”, “white phantom” or “white magical being”. In Arthurian legend, Guinevere is the wife of King Arthur and ends up being his eventual downfall. Nicknames: Gwen, Gwennie/Gwenny Origin:… Continue reading Gwenhwyfar

Earth, Elements, Fire, H names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hugh

Hugh is an English male name meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” derived from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz (mind; thought; understanding) which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Hugh is also an English surname originating from the given name, though as an Irish and Scottish surname it's an anglicized form of Gaelic names… Continue reading Hugh

A names, Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Arabic, Birds, Buzzard, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Moon, Near East mythology, Night/Evening, Place names, Proto-Turkic, Quechua, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Aya

Aya is a female given name which has several possible origins. The first is that it's an Arabic name, a variant transcription of Ayah meaning "sign, token" and "verse" (such as the verses in the Quran), which derives from a Proto-Semitic root. Aya is also a Hebrew female name meaning "honey buzzard" though I've seen some sources… Continue reading Aya

H names, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Huey

Huey is a male given name, a short form of Hugh which means "heart, thought, mind, spirit" from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz meaning “heart, thought, mind, spirit” which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Huey could also be used as a nickname for Hubert meaning "bright heart" or "bright mind". Huey is also a… Continue reading Huey

H names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hugo

Hugo comes from Proto-Germanic element *hugiz meaning "heart, thought, mind, spirit" which could be derived from a PIE source though the etymology behind it is uncertain. Hugo is also a French, Dutch, and English surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Hugo (English) Hugh (English) Hugues (French) Huguo (Ancient Germanic) Ugo (Italian) Hudde (Medieval… Continue reading Hugo