Animals, C names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Conall

Conall is a Gaelic male name meaning "strong wolf" or "strong as a wolf" from Old Irish cú (dog, hound; wolf) which derives from a PIE root word. It belongs to several figures in Irish myth, including Irish hero Conall Cernach. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Conal (Irish) Conell (English) Connall (English) Connell (English) Konall (English)  

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Battle/War, Female, Kin/Family, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Madison

Madison comes from an English surname, a matrynomic surname meaning "son of Maud", referring to a man whose mother's name was Maud, a medieval diminutive of Matilda meaning "strength in battle” or “might in battle”. Despite its meaning, Madison is a popular name for girls. Nicknames: Maddie/Maddy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Maddison (English) Maddyson (English) Madisyn (English) Madyson… Continue reading Madison

Battle/War, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vivaldi

Vivaldi is an Italian surname of uncertain meaning. It could be derived from Latin Vivaldus meaning "power in combat" or "strength in battle" made up from Old English wīġ (war, battle) via Proto-Germanic *wīgą (fight, battle) derived from a PIE root word; and walda (might, power, authority) also derived from a PIE root word. Vivaldi could also be related to Wigbald, a Germanic name… Continue reading Vivaldi

Arabic, Earth, Elements, Female, Hebrew, J names, Moon, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Jerica

Jerica is an English female name of uncertain origin and meaning. In English it's presumed to be a blend of Jeri (a short form of names such as Jeremy/Jeremiah, Jerome, and Jerald/Jeraldine meaning "ruler of the spear") and Erica, the feminine form of Eric which comes from Old Norse Eiríkr meaning “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler"; Erica is also the Latin word for "heather". I've also seen Jerica listed as the… Continue reading Jerica

Battle/War, Female, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Mafalda

Mafalda is the Italian and Portuguese form of Matilda, an English female name which comes from Old German Mahthildis meaning “strength in battle” or “might in battle” from Germanic elements maht (might, strength) derived from PIE root word *megʰ- (to be able); and hild (battle) which also derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Matilda (English, Swedish, Finnish) Mahthildis (Ancient Germanic) Mathilda… Continue reading Mafalda

Arabic, G names, Hebrew, Male, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Gable

Gable comes from an English surname of uncertain origin and meaning: It's been linked to Old Norse gafl meaning "gable", which referred to a triangular-shaped hill or it may even be a variant spelling of Gabel, a German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational name for a maker or seller of forks, such as agricultural equipment like hayforks; it's also… Continue reading Gable

G names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Gus

Gus is often used as a short form of names such as:  August, derived from Augustus meaning "great", "venerable", "majestic"; Gustavo (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) and Gustav (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German) both deriving from Slavic Gostislav meaning "guest glory" from Proto-Slavic *gȏstь (guest) and slava (glory); Angus, the anglicized form of Scottish Aonghus either meaning "one choice" or "one strength, vigor, force"; the first element of the name comes from… Continue reading Gus

Celtic, D names, Elements, Female, Gaelic, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Drucilla

Drucilla is a variant spelling of Drusilla, the feminine form of Drusus, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain origin. It supposedly derived from the name of a Gallic chief killed by a Roman soldier, Drausus, possibly meaning “strong”. I’ve also come across as it being derived from Celtic daru- or derwo- both meaning “oak”. It's also possible that Drusus may come from… Continue reading Drucilla

B names, Bright/Clear, Celtic, Female, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Belisama

Belisama is the name of a goddess of light, fire, and crafts as well as lakes and rivers in Celtic mythology who was equated with the Romann goddess Minerva. Though the etymology of her name is uncertain, it could mean "the brightest one" or "most powerful one". It derives from Celtic *bel(l)- meaning either "strong, powerful" or "bright"… Continue reading Belisama

Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Valentine

Valentine comes from Roman cognomen Valentinus which comes from Latin valens meaning "strong, healthy, vigorous" from valere (to be strong), deriving from PIE *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). It's a masculine name in Latin but it's the French feminine form of Valentinus. Valentine is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Valentina (Ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Croatian, Macedonian,… Continue reading Valentine

Emotion/Feelings, Love/Beloved, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Truman

Truman comes from an English surname meaning "trusty man, faithful man" from Middle English trewe (true) via Old English treow (truth, fidelity) which comes from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (true, faithful) from PIE *drew-, *deru- (firm, hard, solid, steadfast); combined with man from Proto-Germanic *mann (man) from PIE *mon- (man, human being). It may have originated as a nickname for someone who was an honest or faithful man. Truman is… Continue reading Truman

Cornish, D names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Denzil

Denzil has several possible meanings but nothing concrete, and they may not even be accurate. It’s from a surname denoting someone who came from a place called Denzell in Cornwall. I’ve seen it listed as meaning “fort”, “fertile highland” or “high stronghold”. I’ve also seen it listed as being a pet form of German name Denz, a short… Continue reading Denzil

Female, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Valerie

Valerie is the English, Czech, and German form of Valeria, the feminine form of Ancient Roman cognomen Valerius which comes from Latin valere meaning "to be healthy, strong" from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Valerie is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Val, Vally/Vallie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Valérie (French, Czech) Valeria (Italian, Spanish, Romanian, German, Ancient Roman) Valarie (English)… Continue reading Valerie

Greek mythology, M names, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Menelaus

Menelaus was the king of Sparta and the husband of Helen in Greek mythology, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world, and the brother of Agamemnon. After she was abducted by Paris, he, Agamemnon, and the other Greeks head to Troy to get her back, a war which lasts for ten years. The name is made up from Ancient Greek elements meno (to stay,… Continue reading Menelaus

A names, Animals, Birds, Eagle, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Arnold

Arnold comes from a Germanic name meaning "eagle power" from Germanic elements arn (eagle) derived from Proto-Germani *arô via Proto-Indo-European *h₃érō (eagle); and wald (power, leader, ruler) from Proto-Germanic *waldaną (to rule) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). It was used as a cognate of Anglo-Saxon name Earnweald also meaning "eagle power" from Old English elements earn (eagle) and weald (power, might) eventually replacing it. Arnold… Continue reading Arnold