Female, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, Persian, Physical Attributes, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names


Rumi is a Japanese female name with a variant of meanings depending on the kanji used: ru 留 "detain; fasten" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (留美); ru 瑠 "lapis lazuli" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (瑠美); ru 流 "current; flow; stream" + mi 水 "water" (流水); ru 屡 "often, frequently" + mi 水 "water" (屡水); ru 屡 "often, frequently" + mi 三 "three" (屡三) There are other meanings depending on the… Continue reading Rumi

A names, Arabic, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Alim is an Arabic male name meaning "learned, scholar, knowing" as well as a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Aleem (Arabic) Alem (Bosnian) Alimjan (Uyghur)   Female forms: Alima (Arabic) Alimah (Arabic) Aleema (Arabic)   Alim- عليم (Arabic)  

Astronomy, C names, Female, Persian, Virtues/Attributes


Çolpan is a Turkish female name meaning "Venus" as in the planet, as well as a Turkish surname. From what I could find, the etymology behind the name is uncertain and rather interesting. It may have originally derived from a Persian word meaning "shepherd", perhaps because shepherds used the Morning Star to lead their flock… Continue reading Çolpan

A names, Animals, Birds, Eagle, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Indo-Iranian, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Aras is a Lithuanian male which comes from the Lithuanian word meaning "eagle". I've also seen Aras listed as being a Kurdish, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu male name meaning "equal, balanced" which seems to be derived from the name of a river that runs from Turkey to Armenia, Iran, and Azerbaijan. However, according to Armenian tradition, the… Continue reading Aras

Hebrew, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Y names


Yusuf is an Arabic and Turkish male name, the Arabic form of Joseph which comes from Hebrew Yosef meaning “Yahweh will increase” or “Yahweh will add”. Yusuf is also a surname. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yousef (Arabic) Youssef (Arabic) Yusef (Arabic) Joseph (English, French, German) Josef (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Scandinavian) Yosef (Hebrew) Hovsep (Armenian) Yusif (Azerbaijani) Joseba… Continue reading Yusuf

Female, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Virtues/Attributes


Roxelana is probably most famously connected to Hurrem Sultan, the wife of the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent who ruled over the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. She was originally a slave and concubine but later became his wife, breaking tradition- sultans never married their concubines. She also became a close confident and advisor in all matters… Continue reading Roxelana

A names, Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Arabic, Birds, Buzzard, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Moon, Near East mythology, Night/Evening, Place names, Proto-Turkic, Quechua, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Aya is a female given name which has several possible origins. The first is that it's an Arabic name, a variant transcription of Ayah meaning "sign, token" and "verse" (such as the verses in the Quran), which derives from a Proto-Semitic root. Aya is also a Hebrew female name meaning "honey buzzard" though I've seen some sources… Continue reading Aya

A names, Female, Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Turkic, Virtues/Attributes


Ada is a female given name, a short form of names beginning with Germanic element adal meaning "noble" such as Adelaide (meaning "noble kind"). Ada could also be variant spelling of Adah which is a Hebrew female name meaning "ornament". Ada is also a Turkish word and female name meaning "island". Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew, Proto-Turkic Variants: Adah (Hebrew, English)  … Continue reading Ada

D names, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Turkic, Virtues/Attributes


Damir is a Slavic male name made up of Slavic elements dan (given) and miru (peace; world) essentially meaning "to give peace". It's also possible that Damir is a variant form of Demir, a Turkish male name meaning "iron". Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Turkic Variants: Demir (Bosnian, Turkish) Timur (Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian) Temir (Kazakh) Timour Temur (Georgian) Temuri (Georgian)… Continue reading Damir

Arabic, Female, Numbers, R names, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Rabia is an Arabic and Turkish female name which comes from two sources depending on the transliteration. The first is that it comes from Rabīʿa ربيعة meaning "spring" or Rāabiʿa رابعة meaning "fourth" from arbaʿa أَرْبَعَة (four). Origin: Arabic Variants: Raa'bia (Arabic) meaning "fourth" Rabi'a (Arabic) meaning "spring"   Male forms: Rabi (Arabic) meaning "spring"