Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Female, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Light, Lion, Literature, Mythology, Near East mythology, Nickname names, P names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Polina

Polina is either a Slavic and Greek form of Paulina (the feminine form of Paulinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "small" or "humble" via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word) or it's a Russian diminutive of Apollinariya, the Russian feminine form of Apollinaris which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. The name is of uncertain etymology and… Continue reading Polina

B names, Battle/War, Female, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Bellona

Bellona is the name of a Roman goddess of war, the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Enyo. Bellona comes from Latin bellum meaning "war "which comes from an older form of the word, duellum, from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂w-, *dew- (to injure, destroy, burn). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

D names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Deianeira

Deianeira is the name of the the third wife of the hero and demi-god Heracles in Greek myth. The daughter of Oeneus, king of Calydon, she was nearly abducted by a centaur named Nessus who attempted to rape her, though she was saved by Heracles who shot him with a poisoned arrow. As he was dying, Nessus… Continue reading Deianeira

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Apollonia

Apollonia is the feminine form of Apollonios, an Ancient Greek name which derives from the name of the Greek god Apollo. His name is of uncertain etymology and meaning though the ancient Greeks often associated it with the Greek apollymi meaning “to destroy”. It’s also been associated with Doric apella “wall”, later referring to an assembly. Other possible theories regarding the name… Continue reading Apollonia

D names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Deidamia

Deidamia is the Latinized form of Deidameia, the name of several figures in Greek mythology, the most prominent being the daughter of King Lycomedes of Scyros. She was the lover of Achilles when he hid at the court of Lycomedes disguised as a girl under the alias Pyrrha and they had a son, Neoptolemus (in some versions they have 2 sons, the other being Oneiros).… Continue reading Deidamia

Animals, D names, Elements, Gaelic, German/Germanic, Lion, Male, Mythology, Old English, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Welsh mythology

Dillon

Dillon seems like a variant spelling of Dylan at first glance, an Irish name meaning "great tide" or "great flow" and the name of a sea god in Welsh mythology, but Dillon has its own roots. There seems to be a lot of contradictory information on it: it's an anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Duilleáin meaning… Continue reading Dillon

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Bella

Bella is often used as a short form of Isabella, the Latinate and Italian form of Isabel, the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Bella is also the Italian and Spanish word for "beautiful" which derives from Latin bellus meaning “beautiful, pretty, handsome” via PIE duenos/duonos (good), the diminutive of *dew- (to… Continue reading Bella

Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, P names, Stars/Constellation

Perseus

Perseus is a hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Danaë, a princess of Argos and daughter of King Acrisius. Her father had been told by an oracle that his daughter would have a son who would kill him and in response Acrisius imprisoned her either in a high tower or a tomb.… Continue reading Perseus

Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, French, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Old French, P names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Percy

Percy is a short form of Percival, first created by French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his poem Perceval, the story of the Grail in the 12th century. It's likely the name was based on Welsh Peredur meaning “hard spear” though the spelling of the name was altered to resemble Old French percer val “to pierce the valley”. Percival is one of the… Continue reading Percy