Color, E names, Elves, Female, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White

Elvira

Elvira (pr. el-vye-ra or el-vee-ra though I prefer the former pronounciation) is a female given name, the Spanish form of a Visigothic name of uncertain meaning. Some possible meanings listed for it are: "all true" from Germanic elements ala (all) and wer (true); it could also be made up from Proto-Germanic *alja (other, foreign) and wer (true); it could be a variant of Guilvira, an Old… Continue reading Elvira

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G names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Gerrick

Gerrick is a variant spelling of Garrick, a variant of Garwick, an English surname derived from a place name: the second element of the name derives from Old English wīċ (settlement; village; dwelling) which ultimately derives from PIE *weyḱ- (to settle; settlement), while the first part of the name may be derived from an English given name, Gara, of uncertain meaning. Garrick is also the anglicized… Continue reading Gerrick

Arabic, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, J names, Moon, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Jerica

Jerica is an English female name of uncertain origin and meaning. In English it's presumed to be a blend of Jeri (a short form of names such as Jeremy/Jeremiah, Jerome, and Jerald/Jeraldine meaning "ruler of the spear") and Erica, the feminine form of Eric which comes from Old Norse Eiríkr meaning “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler"; Erica is also the Latin word for "heather". I've also seen Jerica listed as the… Continue reading Jerica

E names, German/Germanic, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Edgar

Edgar is a male given name meaning "wealthy spear" from Old English ead (wealth, fortune, riches) from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches); and gar (spear) which comes from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz (spear, spike, javelin) which derives from a PIE root. Edgar is also an English and Scottish surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Ed, Eddie/Eddy Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Edgard (French) Eadgar (Old English,… Continue reading Edgar

Color, Female, Gaelic, Gray, Irish, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Lane

Lane comes from an English surname meaning "lane, path", originally used to refer to someone who lived near a lane as well as being an English word referring to a narrow path or passageway between walls, hedges, or fences. It comes from Old English lane, lanu meaning "lane, street" from Proto-Germanic *lanō perhaps derived from a Proto-Indo-European root. Lane… Continue reading Lane

African, Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Chinese, Dutch, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Estonian, Female, Greek, Hawaiian, Japanese, Joy, K names, Latin, Male, Maori, Native American, Nature, Navajo, Nickname names, Place names, Sound, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Kai

Kai is a name with various origins and meanings: it's a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "sea"; it's also a Japanese name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: (海) "sea, ocean"; (貝) "shellfish"; (快) "cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable"; (戒) "commandment", and other various meanings; as well as also being a compound of… Continue reading Kai

D names, Earth, Elements, Gaelic, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dorian

Dorian comes from the name of an ancient Greek tribe called the Dorians. According to mythology, they got their name from their founder, Dorus, which at first glance seems related to Greek doron meaning "gift" from Proto-Indo-European *déh₃rom (gift) from the root *deh₃- (to give). However, the exact origins of the name are not uncertain. It's possible Dorian also derives from Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Dorian

Battle/War, Emotion/Feelings, Female, German/Germanic, Hebrew, Male, Nickname names, Old Norse, R names, Sorrow, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ruth

Ruth is a Hebrew female name of uncertain origin though the most popular theory is that it is linked to Hebrew re'ut meaning "companion" or "friend", though other possible theories include: "refreshment", "appearance, beauty", and "pasture". Ruth may also be related to Middle English word ruthe or reuth meaning "pity, compassion", "sorrow, grief" derived from Old Norse hryggð (sorrow, grief). Ruth is also a… Continue reading Ruth

Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, French, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Old French, P names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Percy

Percy is a short form of Percival, first created by French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his poem Perceval, the story of the Grail in the 12th century. It's likely the name was based on Welsh Peredur meaning “hard spear” though the spelling of the name was altered to resemble Old French percer val “to pierce the valley”. Percival is one of the… Continue reading Percy

Hebrew, Irish, K names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Kenan

Kenan (pr. kee-nan) is a Hebrew male name possibly meaning "possession" in Hebrew, though it's possible that it comes from the same root word as Cain either derived from a Hebrew root word qanah meaning "acquired" or "acquisition", or from qayin meaning "spear" or "smith". Kenan might also possibly be an anglicized spelling of Cianán, an Irish male diminutive of Cían meaning… Continue reading Kenan

Ancient Germanic, German/Germanic, Hebrew, J names, Male, Nature, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Jared

Jared is the English form of Hebrew name Yared or Yered meaning "descent", so named because in his time angels descended from Heaven down to earth. Jared could also be related to a root word meaning "to rule, command" and I've also seen it listed as meaning "rose", although I don't know how accurate that last part is. Jared… Continue reading Jared

Ancient Greek, Battle/War, C names, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Roman mythology, Sabine mythology, Sabine/Oscan, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Corin

Corin is the French masculine form of Quirinus, a Latin name meaning "spear" or "lance" from Sabine quiris. In Roman mythology, Quirinus was a Sabine god who was later absorbed into the Roman pantheon, as well as being an epithet of Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, doorways, and endings. Corin could also be a variant form of… Continue reading Corin

Ancient Germanic, G names, German/Germanic, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Garrett

Garret is a given name as well as a surname, a form of either Gerard meaning "brave spear" or "hardy spear" from Germanic elements ger (spear) and hard (brave, hardy); or Gerald, another Germanic name meaning "ruler of the spear" from ger (spear) and wald (ruler, power, leader). Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Garet (English) Garret (English) Garett (English) Gerard (English, Dutch, Catalan, Polish) Gerald (English,… Continue reading Garrett

Earth, Elements, Female, Food, French, Greek, Latin, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Old French, P names, Pear, Surname names, Unisex, Welsh

Perry

Perry is a nickname for Peregrine, from Latin Peregrinus meaning "traveler", or Percival, likely based on Welsh Peredur meaning "hard spear" though the spelling of the name was altered to resemble Old French percer val "to pierce the valley". Perry is also an English surname which comes from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", referring to someone who lived near a pear tree. It comes… Continue reading Perry

Ancient Germanic, Battle/War, Female, G names, German/Germanic, Mythology, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Virtues/Attributes

Gerda

Gerda is the feminine form of Dutch and German given name Gerd, a short form of Gerhard, the Scandinavian form of Gerard meaning "brave spear, hardy spear" from Germanic elements ger (spear) and hard (brave, hardy). Gerda is also the name of a Norse goddess and jotunn (giant) in Norse mythology, the wife of Freyr. The name comes from Old Norse garðr meaning "protection, fenced-in,… Continue reading Gerda