Astronomy, Female, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Word names


Starr is a variant spelling of Star, the English word used to refer to “any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, which appear as fixed luminous points in the sky at night” ( It comes from Old English steorra (star) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Starr is also a surname originating from the word.… Continue reading Starr

Hindu mythology, Male, Moon, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Virtues/Attributes


Tarachand is an Indian male name, a combination of Tara meaning "star" in Sanskrit and Chand meaning "moon". From what I could find, it's used as a predominantly male name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tarachandra  

Fairy, Female, Korean, Mythological creatures, Nature, Physical Attributes, S names, Virtues/Attributes


Sun-Hye is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used such as: 선 (線) seon "thread, line" 선 (仙) seon "fairy; celestial being; immortal" 선 (善) seon "good, nice" 선 (先) seon "to advance; ahead" 선 (船) seon "ship, vessel"   혜 (慧) hye "bright, intelligent" 혜(蕙) hye "orchid" 혜 (惠) hye "grace" 혜 (暳) hye… Continue reading Sun-Hye

Animals, Battle/War, Birds, Elements, Gaelic, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Scottish, Starling, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Sterling comes from a Scottish surname, a variant spelling of Stirling which comes from the name of a Scottish city. The name itself is of uncertain origin and meaning though it could be related to Scottish Gaelic strì meaning "strife, contention; battle" and linne (pool, pond). As an English surname, Sterling could have originated as a variant… Continue reading Sterling

Elements, Female, Inuit, Japanese, Male, Nature, Night/Evening, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Y names


Yuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 由 "wherefore; reason, cause" + ka 香 "incense, smell, perfume" (由香); yu 由 "wherefore; reason, cause" + ka 華 "splendor, flower, petal" (由華); yu 由 "wherefore; reason, cause" + ka 佳 "beautiful, good; excellent" (由佳); yu 結 "tie, fasten, join, organize; end, conclude" + ka 花 "flower" (結花); yu 有 "exist; have; possess"… Continue reading Yuka

Female, H names, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Nature, Near East mythology, Persian, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Hester is the Latin form of Esther, a name of uncertain etymology though it could be related to a Persian word meaning “star”; it's also possible that the name could be related to Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of love, fertility, and war, though the meaning is unknown. Hester is also a surname though it originates from… Continue reading Hester

Female, Hindu mythology, Irish, Male, Mythology, Nature, T names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Tara comes from an anglicized form of Irish Teamhair meaning "high place" or "high hill" from temair. The name comes from a place in Ireland called the Hill of Tara which according to tradition was the seat of the high kings of Ireland. Although more commonly used as a female name, it's also had use as a… Continue reading Tara

A names, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Astra is a female given name meaning "star" which comes from Latin astrum via Ancient Greek astron which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. In Hindu mythology, an astra refers to a supernatural weapon controlled by a god and which later came to mean any weapon that was released from one's hand (arrow, spear, sword, etc.) Origin:… Continue reading Astra

Birds, D names, Dove, Female, Hebrew, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Numbers, Persian, Pigeon, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Dara is a given name with a variety of meanings and origins: Dara is a male name in Irish which comes from dair meaning "oak" which comes from Proto-Celtic *daru deriving from a PIE root word. Dara is also an anglicized form of Dáire meaning "fruitful, fertile" and is the name of several figures in Irish mythology; it's also a… Continue reading Dara

E names, Female, Greek mythology, Illyrian, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Elyria seems to be a variant spelling of Illyria, an Ancient Greek name which was originally the name of a region in the western part of what is now the Balkan Peninsula. Apparently it derived its name from its founder, Illyrios, who was the son of Cadmus (a Greek king who founded Thebes) and Harmonia, the Greek goddess of harmony… Continue reading Elyria