Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, M names, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Midir

Midir is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the son of the Dagda and the lover of Étain, who was turned into water, a worm, and a butterfly (or a fly in some versions) by his jealous wife Fuamnach. The meaning of Midir is unknown though it may be related to Old Irish midithir meaning "to… Continue reading Midir

Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, M names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Minerva

Minerva is the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom and war (specifically strategic war), the arts, and crafts, and is the Roman counterpart of the Greek goddess Athena- the owl is often depicted as a sacred animal to both of them. The origin of the name is uncertain. It could possibly be derived from Latin mens… Continue reading Minerva

Apple/Apple tree, Food, M names, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Time, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Maelum

Maelum is certainly not the easiest name to find any information on. It could be a variant of Old English mælum meaning "at a time", the dative plural of mǣl (fixed time, appointed time; food served) via Proto-Germanic *mēlą (measure, measurement; time, occasion) derived from PIE root word *meh₁- (to measure). It's also possible that Maelum could be a variant… Continue reading Maelum

Anglo-Norman, Cornish, Female, Korean, Literature, M names, Male, Moon, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Time, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Moon

Moon comes from Old English mona from Proto-Germanic *menon- from Proto-Indo-European me(n)ses meaning "month, moon" from *meh "to measure". Moon is also a Korean surname from Chinese Wen meaning "literature, culture, writing", as well as being an English surname with several possible origins behind it: it may have originated from Cornish mon "thin", originally a nickname for a thin or slender person; it also derives from a… Continue reading Moon