Female, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, Persian, Physical Attributes, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Rumi is a Japanese female name with a variant of meanings depending on the kanji used: ru 留 "detain; fasten" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (留美); ru 瑠 "lapis lazuli" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (瑠美); ru 流 "current; flow; stream" + mi 水 "water" (流水); ru 屡 "often, frequently" + mi 水 "water" (屡水); ru 屡 "often, frequently" + mi 三 "three" (屡三) There are other meanings depending on the… Continue reading Rumi

Animals, Beaver, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Verlie could be used as a short form for Beverly, an English surname which originated as a location name meaning “beaver stream”, made up from Old English elements beofor (beaver) and lēac (stream). Beverly was originally used as an male name though it became popular in the early 20th century as a female name. Verlie could also be a short Verla or Verlene,… Continue reading Verlie

Animals, B names, Beaver, Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Water


Beverly comes from an English surname via a locational name meaning "beaver stream", made up from Old English elements beofor (beaver) and lēac (stream), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Beverly was originally used as an male name though it became popular in the early 20th century as a female name. Nicknames: Bev, Verlie/Verly… Continue reading Beverly

Earth, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Rhea is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology, the mother of Zeus and his siblings, and the wife of Cronus. When Cronus swallowed their children after birth for fear of a prophecy in which he would be overthrown by one of them, Rhea managed to save the youngest, Zeus, and had him smuggled away, and in which he… Continue reading Rhea

B names, Elements, Female, Nature, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Brooke comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Brook, a locational name for someone who lived near a brook or stream. The word comes from Old English brōc (brook, stream) via Proto-Germanic *brōkaz (brook, stream; marsh), of uncertain origin though which may be derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Brook (English)   Male forms:… Continue reading Brooke

Animals, Arabic, Camel, Color, Deer/Roe, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, H names, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Indo-Iranian, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Hind (pr. hend; Forvo) is an Arabic female name which means "group of camels", referring to a number that is more than one or two hundred. Hind is also the Arabic name for India which comes from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean” via Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river, stream). Hind (pr. haynd; Forvo) is also an English word- as a noun it… Continue reading Hind

Animals, Elements, Hebrew, J names, Male, Nature, Ram, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Jubal is a Hebrew male name meaning "stream" though it could also be related to a word meaning "ram" or "ram's horn trumpet". In the Old Testament, Jubal was a descendant of Cain and the first person to be a musician. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yuval (Hebrew) Ioubal (Biblical Greek)   Female forms: Yuval (Hebrew)  

Animals, B names, Badger, Elements, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Stag, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Brock comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: the first is that it comes from Old English broc (badger) which comes from Proto-Celtic *brokkos (badger), likely originating as a nickname for someone who either resembled a badger or had a personality similar to it; it may also be derived from Old French broque or brocke meaning "young stag", likely… Continue reading Brock

Elements, Female, I names, Male, Place names, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Indiana comes from the name of an American state meaning "land of the Indians" or "Indian land". It's made up of the English adjective Indian, which comes from India which derives its name from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean”, and a Latin suffix place name. The name was originally applied to Native Americans in… Continue reading Indiana

Color, Elements, Female, J names, Nature, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water, White


Jenifry is a Cornish female name, the Cornish form of Welsh Gwenfrewi. It's made up of Welsh elements gwen (white, fair, blessed) and frewi (reconciliation, peace)  though it's possible the latter element could derived from Welsh ffrwd (brook, stream) so the name essentially means "blessed/fair peace" or "blessed/fair brook". Nicknames: Jen, Jenny Origin: Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gwenfrewi (Welsh) Winifry (Welsh,… Continue reading Jenifry