African, C names, Efik/Ibibio, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Calypso

Calypso is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was the lover of Odysseus when he ended up shipwrecked on her island Ogygia for seven years though some sources differ on the number of years, as well as whether they had children together. Either way, she refused to let him leave until Zeus sent Hermes to her with instructions to… Continue reading Calypso

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Albanian, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vera

Vera is a Russian female name meaning "faith" which comes from Proto-Slavic *vě̀ra (faith, belief) derived from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁- (true), though it's also been associated with Latin verus meaning "true, truthful, real", also derived from the same Proto-Indo-European source. Vera is also an Albanian female name derived from verë meaning "summer". Vera is also a Spanish surname meaning "shore, riverbank; side", a place name… Continue reading Vera

Ancient Greek, Animals, Boar, Dutch, Gaelic, German/Germanic, K names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Scottish, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Kyler

Kyler has two possible origins: the first is that it's a modern blend of names Kyle (a Scottish name meaning "narrows", "strait", "channel" though it may also be derived from Scottish Gaelic coille meaning “wood, forest) and Tyler, an English occupational name for someone who nailed down tiles, which comes from Ancient Greek tégos (roof, cover) derived from Proto-Indo-European root word *(s)teg- "to cover";… Continue reading Kyler

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, T names, Word names

Tyler

Tyler comes from an English occupational name for someone who malid down tiles. It derives from Latin tegula meaning "to cover" from Ancient Greek tégos (roof, cover) from a Proto-Indo-European root word *(s)teg- (to cover). Nicknames: Ty Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tylar (English) Tylor (English)  

Arthurian legends & myths, Celtic, Hebrew, L names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Lot

Lot is a Hebrew male name meaning "covering, veil" from Hebrew lut (to envelop, wrap closely). Lot has also been used as a variant form of Leudonus and Lewdwn, a king of Lothian (also known as Leudonus in Latin), a region in Scotland. The name may have been based on Lodan, a Late Irish form of Welsh Lludd (or Lud), itself a variant… Continue reading Lot

Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, V names

Varun

Varun is an Indian male name, a variant of Varuna, the name of an ancient Hindu god, one of the oldest in Hindu myth, who was the supreme leader of the cosmos, god of the sky, rain, celestial ocean, a well as keeper of the law and the underworld, responsible for the moral laws of the… Continue reading Varun