D names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dexter

Dexter comes from an English surname, an occupational name originally used for a female dyer though it's been commonly used as a male given name. Dexter is also a Latin word meaning "right; on the right side" as well as meaning "skillful; adroit" via Latin dextera (right hand) deriving from PIE *deḱs- “right (opposite left) or essentially south”. Nicknames: Dex… Continue reading Dexter

Female, Food, Japanese, N names, Nature, Numbers, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes

Nanaho

Nanaho is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 "seven" + ho 帆 "sail" (七帆); na 菜 "vegetable; side dish; green" + na 々 (repetition of a kanji) + ho 帆 "sail" (菜々帆); nana 七 "seven" + ho 保 "protect; guarantee; keep; preserve; sustain; support" (七保); na 南 "south" + na 々 (reputation of a kanji) + ho 朋 "friend; companion" (南々朋); na 菜 "vegetable; side dish; green" + na 奈 "Nara; what?" + ho 葉 "leaf; needle; blade" (菜奈葉). There… Continue reading Nanaho

Arabic, Chinese, Elements, Female, J names, Male, Nature, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Jinan

Jinan is an Arabic unisex name meaning "garden" or "paradise", the plural form of janna(h) (garden; paradise, heaven). Jinan is also the name of the capital of Shandong, a coastal province in the Eastern part of China. It means "south of the Ji (waters), a city known for its 72 artesian springs and eventually converging onto Daming Lake.… Continue reading Jinan

B names, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Semitic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Benjamin

Benjamin is the son of Jacob and Rachel in the Bible. His name comes from Hebrew Binyamin meaning "son of the right" or "son of the south" made up from Hebrew ben בֵּן (son) which derives from a Proto-Semitic word; and yamin יָמִין (right (hand), right side; south. Benjamin has also been interpreted as meaning "son of days", probably referencing the advanced age… Continue reading Benjamin

Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Sun, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Sutton

Sutton comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning "south town" or "south settlement" made up from Old English sūþ (south) via Proto-Germanic *sunþrą (south) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *sóh₂w meaning "sun"; and tun (enclosure, settlement) which also derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Animals, D names, Horses/Stallions, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Word names

Destry

Destry is an English male given name, the English form of Destrier meaning "warhorse", referring to the horse of a medieval knight. It comes from Anglo-Norman destrer, destrier meaning "warhorse" via Vulgar Latin *dextrarius (led by the right hand) from Latin dextera (right hand) deriving from PIE *deḱs- "right (opposite left) or essentially south". The meaning comes from being led on the right side… Continue reading Destry

Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Ethiopian, Female, Fire, Gaelic, Japanese, K names, Kin/Family, Male, Numbers, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kenna

Kenna is a Scottish female name, the feminine form of Kenneth, itself the anglicized form of two Gaelic names: Coinneach which derives from Gaelic caoin meaning “handsome, fair, beautiful, kind”; and Cináed meaning “born of fire”. Kenneth is also a surname derived from the given name. Kenna is also a Scottish and Irish surname deriving from the given name, as well… Continue reading Kenna

B names, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Male, Nickname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Benji

Benji is a nickname for Benjamin or its feminine form Benjamina, the English form of Hebrew Binyamin meaning "son of the south" or "son of the right hand" from Hebrew ben (son of) and yamin (right hand, south). Origin: Hebrew Variants: Benjy (English) Benjamin (English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian) Binyamin (Hebrew, Arabic) Benjamín (Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic) Benjámin (Hungarian) Beniamino (Italian) Benjaminas… Continue reading Benji