A names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Abelard is the anglicized form of French Abélard, which seems to be derived from Germanic Adalhard meaning "noble brave" or "brave nobility" from Germanic elements adal (noble) and hard (brave, hardy). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Abélard (French) Adélard (Quebec French) Adalhard (Ancient Germanic) Aldert (Frisian, Dutch) Allard (Dutch) Alard (Ancient Germanic) Adelardo (Italian, Spanish)    

Animals, B names, Bears/Bear cubs, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Bernadette is the French feminine form of Bernard which comes from Germanic name Bernhard meaning "brave bear" or "hardy bear" made up of Germanic elements bern (bear) and hard (brave, hardy). Nicknames: Bernie/Berny, Ettie/Etty Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Bernardine (English) Bernadett (Hungarian) Bernardetta (Italian) Bernarda (Spanish, Slovene, Croatian) Bernardita (Spanish)   Male forms: Bernard (English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene,… Continue reading Bernadette

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, D names, Elements, Female, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Semitic, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Dina is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Deen/Dīn meaning "religion, creed" though it also means "debt, loan", "duty, obligation, law" and "judgement, ruling"; it seems to be derived from a Proto-Semitic root word in reference to a legal sense (obligated conduct; decisions of morality or ethics, judgement, decree, ruling), and is a cognate with… Continue reading Dina

Animals, Boar, E names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Everina is an English female name, most likely a feminine form of Everett or Everard meaning “brave boar” made up from Old English *eofor (boar; wild boar) and heard (brave, hardy, strong). It's also likely that, in modern times, Everina is an elaborated form of the English word Ever meaning "at all times; always", "continuously", "at any time". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Everine (English)  … Continue reading Everina

Earth, Elements, F names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Flint is the name of a type of rock, a hard fine-grained quartz that can be used to produce a spark for lighting a fire. Flint is also an English and German surname, a topographical name for someone who lived near an outcropping of flint though it could also have derived as a nickname for… Continue reading Flint

Animals, Boar, E names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Everett comes from an English surname meaning "brave boar" made up from Old English *eofor (boar; wild boar) derived from a PIE root; and heard (brave, hardy, strong) via Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard; brave) also derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Everitt (English) Everette (English) Everard (English) Everardo (Spanish) Eberardo (Spanish) Évrard (French) Eberhard (German) Erhard… Continue reading Everett

Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Ethiopian, Female, Fire, Gaelic, Japanese, K names, Kin/Family, Male, Numbers, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Kenna is a Scottish female name, the feminine form of Kenneth, itself the anglicized form of two Gaelic names: Coinneach which derives from Gaelic caoin meaning “handsome, fair, beautiful, kind”; and Cináed meaning “born of fire”. Kenneth is also a surname derived from the given name. Kenna is also a Scottish and Irish surname deriving from the given name, as well… Continue reading Kenna

Battle/War, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names


Wyatt comes from an English surname which comes from a medieval given name, Wyot, from Old English Wigheard made up from Old English elements wig (war, battle) via Proto-Germanic *wīgą (fight, battle) from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-; and heard (brave, hardy) essentially meaning "brave in battle". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wyat (English) Wyot (Medieval English)  

African, Arthurian legends & myths, Battle/War, Chinese, Dutch, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Estonian, Female, Greek, Hawaiian, Japanese, Joy, K names, Latin, Male, Maori, Native American, Nature, Navajo, Nickname names, Place names, Sound, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Kai is a name with various origins and meanings: it's a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "sea"; it's also a Japanese name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as: (海) "sea, ocean"; (貝) "shellfish"; (快) "cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable"; (戒) "commandment", and other various meanings; as well as also being a compound of… Continue reading Kai