Indio

Indio seems to be either a male form of India, the name of a country in South Asia; the name comes from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean”. I’ve also seen it listed as a variant form of Indigo, the color of a purplish-blue color. The word comes from Ancient Greek indikon meaning “of India” or “Indian dye”…

Rialta

Rialta is a female name as well as an Irish word, the anglicized form of ríagalta meaning “regular, habitual; bound by rule”. It’s also a feminine form of Rialto, the name of a city in Venice. It comes from Rivoaltus meaning “high bank” or “deep river” made up from rivo, the Italian word for “stream, bank, shore, brook” from Latin rīvus derived…

India

India is the name of a country in South Asia. The name comes from the Indus River, one of the longest rivers in Asia. To the Ancient Greeks, it was known as Indus/Indos while the name became India to the Romans. Its name derives from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean”. India is a popular…

Nahal

Nahal (pr. nah-kahl in Hebrew) is a Hebrew female name meaning “stream” as well as also being an acronym for a military program in Israel. Spelled naħal (pr. na-hal), it’s a Maltese word meaning “bees”, the plural form of naħla (bee) which derives from Arabic. Origin: Hebrew, Arabic  

Rio

Rio has two separate origins and meanings. The first is that it is a Spanish and Portuguese word and place name meaning “river” derived from Latin rivus (brook, small stream) which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to flow, to move). It’s also a Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian surname derived from the given name referring to someone who lived near…

Emmett

Emmett comes from an English surname which may have been a diminutive of female given name Emma meaning “whole” or “universal” from germanic element ermen. It may have been used as a matrynomic name denoting someone who was the son of a woman named Emma. I’ve also seen it listed as possibly being derived from a place name, Emmott, which may…

Devon

Devon is the name of a county in England which derives its name from a Celtic tribe who inhabited the area known as the Dumnonii which is made up from Proto-Celtic *dubno- meaning “deep” or “world” and *nanto meaning “stream” or “valley” so the name would mean “deep valley” or “deep stream”. It may also be a variant spelling…

Aries

Aries is the name of a constellation as well as being the first sign of the zodiac. In Greek mythology it represented the golden ram who was sent by the cloud nymph Nephele to rescue her children, Phrixus and Helle, from being sacrificed due to the machinations of their evil stepmother, Ino. As the ram…

Alexiroe

Alexiroe (pr. ah-leks-ir-oh-ee) is a Greek female name which means “averting flow” in reference to averting a river or a stream. It comes from Greek elements alexi- (against, preventing, protecting) which comes from the same root word as alexo (to defend, help) and rhoe (river, stream) which comes from rheo (to flow). In Greek mythology, she is one of the Naiads who had…

Winifry

Winifry could be a variant form of Winifred, the anglicized form of Welsh given name Gwenfrewi. The first part of the name comes from Welsh gwen meaning “fair, blessed, white” while the second element frewi might mean “reconciliation, peace” so Winifry essentially means “fair peace” or “blessed peace”; it’s also possible that the second element may be derived from Welsh ffrwd meaning “brook, stream”. However,…