Emotion/Feelings, Female, J names, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Jocelyn

Jocelyn was originally used as a male name but in the modern era it's become more popular as a girl's name, although in France Jocelyn is purely a male given name (Jocelyne being the feminine form of the name). It originated from the name of a Germanic tribe called the Gauts, also known as the Gautzelin,… Continue reading Jocelyn

Emotion/Feelings, G names, Kin/Family, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Gottlieb

Gottlieb is the German form of Goteleib which is an Ancient Germanic male name meaning "God's love" or "beloved by God" or "beloved of God" composed from Old High German elements got (god) from PIE *ǵʰutós (invoked, poured) derived from root word *ǵʰew- (pour, liberate); and lieb (beloved, dear) derived from PIE root word *lewbʰ- (to love). Gottlieb also means "god +offspring, son", the latter from Old High German leiba (offspring,… Continue reading Gottlieb

Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Water, Z names

Zylphia

Zylphia may be a variant form of Zelpha, itself a form of Zilpah, a Hebrew female name of uncertain meaning though I've seen it as possibly meaning "frailty" or "drop, drip sprinkle, pour".  Zylphia may also be a variant form of Sylvia which comes from the Latin name Silvius meaning "wood, forest" from Latin silva (wood, forest) derived from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (beam, board,… Continue reading Zylphia