Earth, Elements, M names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Macon

Macon is an anglicized spelling of Maçon, a French surname meaning "mason", likely an occupational name for a stonemason. It may also be derived from a habitational name, from the French city of Mâcon, which may be an oblique form of Germanic personal name Mako, via Mago, a short form of a compound name from Old High German maht meaning "strength,… Continue reading Macon

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A names, Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, Gaelic, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Hawaiian, Irish mythology, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes

Alana

Alana is the feminine form of Alan, an English male name of uncertain etymology which may possibly mean “little rock” or “noble” from Old Irish ail. It also means “beautiful, handsome” from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning “to nourish, grow” from Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Alana

Ancient Greek, E names, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Emery

Emery comes from an English surname, the Norman form of Emmerich, a Germanic male name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning “power, rule”, the first part of the name is a little more complicated. It could be from Germanic ermen meaning “whole, universal”, amal “work, labor” (which would make it a variant of Amalric), or heim “home”. Emery… Continue reading Emery

Animals, Birds, Crow, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Raven, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Rocco

Rocco is an Italian male name which comes from an Ancient Germanic element of uncertain meaning though I've seen several possible meanings for it: Proto-Germanic *hrōkaz (rook, crow), hrok (rest), rohon (to roar, shout). It's also possible that Rocco is a variant form of Rocca, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Rocca, meaning "fortress, stronghold;… Continue reading Rocco

Animals, B names, Earth, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Wolf

Boston

Boston is the name of the capital in Massachusetts, named after a town in Lincolnshire, England, meaning “Botulf’s settlement” or “Botulf’s stone”, Botulf/Botolph being an Old English name made up of Old English boda (messenger, envoy; prophet) and wulf (wolf), combined with Old English elements tun (settlement) or stan (stone). It was either named after a saint who might have built a monastary around… Continue reading Boston

Earth, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, H names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Hermia

Hermia is the feminine form of Hermes, the name of the Greek god of commerce and trade, known as the trickster god and the protector of thieves, travelers, and athletes, as well as a messenger of the gods and the god of boundaries. He guided the souls of the dead to the underworld. The son of Zeus… Continue reading Hermia

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Male, P names, Surname names

Petros

Petros is the Greek and Armenian form of Peter which is the English form of Ancient Greek Petros meaning “stone, rock” derived from an unknown source. Petros is also a surname, either derived from the given name or a shortened form of Greek surname Petropoulos. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Peter (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak) Petrus… Continue reading Petros

Celtic, Earth, Elements, Female, German/Germanic, Germanic mythology, L names, Mermaid/Siren, Mythological creatures, Mythology

Lorelei

Lorelei comes from the name of a rock headland located on the River Rhine in Germany, originally spelled Loreley. In German legend, Lorelei refers to a siren-like maiden who lures men to their deaths with her song. The second element of the name seems to come from Old German ley, lei meaning "rock" derived from a Celtic origin;… Continue reading Lorelei