Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the name of a Native American tribe that lived in the Great Plains. The name comes from a Dakota word, shahiyena, meaning “red speaker”. Cheyenne has been used as a unisex name in English, though probably more popular for girls. Origin: Dakota Variants: Cheyanne (English) Shyanne (English)  

Omar

Omar is both a Hebrew and an Arabic name with different meanings depending on the origin. As a Hebrew name it means “speaker” which comes from Hebrew verb amar אָמַר meaning “to say, tell”. As an Arabic name it’s a variant transcription of Umar meaning “flourishing, prosperous, long-lived, life”, and is also a surname originating from the given…

Alara

Alara is a unisex name with several possible etymologies: it’s a Turkish female name, or at least it appears in Turkic mythology as a water fairy who is able to grant wishes as well as the name of a historic castle located in southern Turkey, built under the Byzantine Empire. I couldn’t find a meaning…

Ellery

Ellery comes from an English surname, a variant of either Hilary or Eulalie. Hilary is the English form of Hilarius and Hilaria, Ancient Roman names meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Eulalie is the French form of Eulalia, an Ancient Greek name meaning “sweetly speaking” or “well-spoken” . Originally used as a…

Euphemia

Euphemia is an Ancient Greek female name meaning “to use words of good omen” or “well-spoken” or “to speak well” from Ancient Greek eu (well) derived from from PIE root *h₁es- (to be); and phēmí (to speak) derived from PIE *bʰeh₂- (to speak, say). It was likely used to avoid inauspicious or ill-omened words during religious ceremonies. Nicknames: Effie, Femie/Phemie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:…

Adelrune

Adelrune comes from an Ancient Germanic name meaning “noble secret” from Germanic adal (noble) derived from Proto-Germanic *aþalaz (noble), and rún (secret; secret lore) which comes from Proto-Germanic *rūnō (secret, mystery) which derives from a PIE root word meaning “whisper, murmur; to roar”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adelrun (Ancient Germanic) Adelruna (Ancient Germanic)  

Samira

Samira is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Samir meaning “companion in evening talk” or “night conversation companion”, referring to someone who stayed up into the evening talking to friends. Samira is also an Indian female name, also the feminine form of Samir, an Indian male name meaning “wind, air” in Sanskrit. Origin: Arabic, Sanskrit Variants: Sameera…

Deirdre

Deirdre is the name of a tragic heroine in Irish legend, which is why she’s known as Deirdre of the Sorrows. Before she was born her beauty was foretold by a druid, a beauty that would only bring strife and sorrow as kings and lords would go to war over her. King Conchobhar (Connor) decided to…

Parley

Parley is an English word (also spelled parlay) meaning “to talk, to speak, to confer”, referring to a temporary truce between enemies. It derives from French parler (to speak, to talk) which comes from Latin parabola (comparison, likeness; parable) via Ancient Greek parabole (to set side by side). Parley is also an English surname derived from a place name meaning “pear…