Black/Dark, Color, D names, Earth, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Doris is the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys, and the wife of the sea-god Nereus with whom she had the Nereids, the fifty daughters of Nereus, one of whom was Thetis, the mother of Achilles. She seems have been the goddess of fishing grounds at the mouth of rivers where fresh water mingled with sea… Continue reading Doris

F names, Female, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Françoise is a French female name, the feminine form of François which is the French form of Franciscus, a Late Latin name meaning “Frenchman” which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning “free” or “free man”, though it may also be derived from Proto-Germanic *frankô meaning “spear, javelin. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Francine (French,… Continue reading Françoise

Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Literature, R names, Virtues/Attributes, White


Rowena is an English female given name of uncertain meaning. It was the name of the daughter of the Saxon warrior (and later king) Hengist who was married to Vortigern, a British warlord also known by the title "King of the Britons". However, the name appears to have first been used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, an English clergyman and chronicler… Continue reading Rowena

Color, D names, Female, Gold, Greek mythology, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Doria is an English female name, likely a twist on either Dora meaning "gift" from Ancient Greek and often used as a nickname for names beginning or ending with dora (Pandora, Dorothy, Isadora, etc.), or it could be a feminine form of Dorian, which comes from the name of an ancient Greek tribe called the Dorians. According to mythology,… Continue reading Doria

Female, J names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Jeraldine is a variant spelling of Geraldine, itself the feminine form of Gerald which is composed from Germanic elements ger (spear) and wald (rule) essentially meaning "ruler of the spear". Nicknames: Jeri Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Geraldine (English) Géraldine (French)   Male forms: Gerald (English, German) Jerald (English) Jerold (English) Jerrold (English) Gerold (German, Ancient Germanic) Gerhold (German) Gerolt (Dutch) Gérald… Continue reading Jeraldine

Animals, Deer/Roe, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Oscar is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the son of Oisín, a hero and a poet, and the fairy Niamh, and the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhail. The name means "deer friend" made up from Middle Irish os (deer) and cara (friend). It could also be derived from Old English Osgar meaning "god spear" made up from… Continue reading Oscar

Color, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Roger is an English given name meaning "famous spear" made up from Germanic elements hrod (famous, fame) and ger (spear). It's also a surname originating from the given name. As an Irish surname it's also been used as an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí meaning "son of Ruaidhrí", the latter the Irish form of Rory meaning "red king" made up… Continue reading Roger

F names, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Frisco can be used as a shortened form of Francisco, the Spanish and Portuguese form of  Francis, the English form of Late Latin Franciscus meaning “Frenchman” which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning “free” or “free man”, though it may also be derived from Proto-Germanic *frankô meaning “spear, javelin). Frisco has… Continue reading Frisco

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


Jarvis comes from an English surname derived from the given name Gervais, the French form of Latin Gervasius, a name of uncertain meaning though the first element could possibly be derived from Germanic element geri meaning "spear" while the second element might be from Latin vassus meaning "servant; vassal" which is related to a Celtic element *wassos (young man, squire)… Continue reading Jarvis

B names, Color, Kin/Family, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, White, Yellow


Barry is the anglicized form of Bairre, an Irish male name which is a diminutive of either Fionnbharr or Barrfhion both of which mean "fair hair" or "fair-headed", composed of fionn (white, fair) and barr (head). As a surname Barry has several possible origins: as an Irish surname it could be used as an anglicized form of Berach meaning "sharp" or… Continue reading Barry