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


Hernán is a Spanish male name, a shortened form of Hernando, the medieval Spanish form of Ferdinand, made up from Germanic elements  fardi (journey) and nand (daring, brave) essentially meaning “dangerous journey” or “brave journey”; alternatively, the first part of the name could be derived from Germanic frið meaning “peace" which would change the meaning to "peaceful journey" or "peaceful traveler". Hernán is… Continue reading Hernán

African, Akan, Armenian mythology, Avestan, Dwarf, Elements, Female, Food, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, N names, Nature, Nickname names, Numbers, Persian mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Seasons, Unisex, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Nana is both a female and male given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: Nana is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 "seven"; na 菜 "greens; vegetables" + na "Nara; what?" (菜奈); na 奈 "Nara; what?" + na 々 (used to indicate the repetition of the kanji before it);… Continue reading Nana

Female, Male, Phoenician, Place names, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Sevilla is the name of a city in Spain, the capital of Andalusia. It has a long history of colonization of various civilizations, first colonized by the Phoenicians who name dit Spal meaning "valley, plain" in the Phoenician language, from sefela (valley, plain). During Roman rule, the name became Hispalis, than Isbilia when the Moors took over, which eventually… Continue reading Sevilla

Hebrew, I names, Male, Virtues/Attributes


Isabello is a rare Spanish male name, the masculine form of Isabel which is the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isabello (Italian)   Female forms: Isabel (Spanish, Portuguese, French German, English) Isabela (Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian) Isabella (Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian,… Continue reading Isabelo

Animals, L names, Lion, Male


Leoncio is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Leontios, an Ancient Greek name meaning "lion" which seems to be derived from a non Indo-European root word, perhaps from a Proto-Semtic one. Origin: uncertain, perhaps Proto-Semitic Variants Leôncio (Brazilian Portuguese) Leon (Ancient Greek, English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch) Leontios (Ancient Greek) Leontius (Latinized Ancient… Continue reading Leoncio

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, P names, Surname names


Pedro is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Peter, the English form of Ancient Greek Petros meaning “stone, rock” derived from an unknown source. Pedro is also a surname originating from the given name. The name was used by Shakespeare for one of his characters in his play Much Ado About Nothing (1598-99). Nicknames: Pedrinho (Portuguese) Origin: Ancient Greek Variants… Continue reading Pedro

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

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


Cortez is an anglicized form of Cortéz, a Spanish surname which comes from cortés meaning "courteous, polite" via Latin court (court), which derives from a PIE root word. It may have originated as a nickname for someone who was courteous or had nice manners (though it may also have originated as an ironic nickname for someone who was the… Continue reading Cortez