J names, Male, Mythology, Persian mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Jamshid

Jamshid is a Persian male name, the modern form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta meaning "shining Jam" or "radiant Jam", Jam being the Persian form of Yima which means “twin”, making it a cognate of Sanskrit Yama (which also means “twin”). In Persian mythology, Jamshid is depicted as the fourth greatest king who owned a magical cup that was said to be filled… Continue reading Jamshid

Animals, Arabic, Astronomy, Birds, Dove, Female, G names, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Zodiac

Gemina

Gemina is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant form of Gemini,  name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor's father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning “twins” from geminus (twin; double, paired),… Continue reading Gemina

Aramaic, Female, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tamsin

Tamsin is an English female name, a contracted form of Thomasina, the feminine form of Thomas which derives from Aramaic Ta'oma meaning "twin". Origin: Aramaic Variants: Tamsyn (English) Tamsen (English) Tamsen (English) Tamzin (English) Tamzyn (English) Thomasin (English) Thomasina (English) Thomasyn (English) Thomazin (English) Thomazine (English) Thomasine (English) Thomasia (English) Tomasa (Spanish)   Male forms: Thomas (English, French, German,… Continue reading Tamsin

Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Remus

Remus is the twin brother of Romulus, the mythical founders of Rome in Roman mythology, who was later killed by him over a dispute on where to build their city. His name is of unknown meaning though it's possible that the name possibly means "twin". Remus is also a surname, either from a Germanic given name derived… Continue reading Remus

Giant, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Germanic, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Ymir

Ymir is the name of a giant in Norse mythology, the ancestor of all the giants, and the grandfather of Odin, Ve, and Vili, who later killed him and used his corpse to create the world- his blood was used to create the seas and lakes, his bones became mountains and boulders and stones; the trees… Continue reading Ymir

Aramaic, Female, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Thomasin

Thomasin is the feminine form of Thomas, the Greek form of an Aramaic name, Ta’oma, meaning “twin”. Origin: Aramaic Variants: Thomasyn (English) Thomazin (English) Thomazine (English) Thomasine (English) Thomasina (English) Thomasia (English) Tomasa (Spanish) Tamsin (English) Tamsen (English) Tamsyn (English) Tamzen (English)   Male forms: Thomas (English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek) Tomas (Swedish, Norwegian, Lithuanian,… Continue reading Thomasin

Astronomy, Female, G names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Zodiac

Gemini

Gemini is the name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor's father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning "twins" from geminus (twin; double, paired), possibly deriving from PIE *yem- (to pair, match). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Geminus (Ancient Roman)… Continue reading Gemini

Aramaic, Sanskrit, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Tamas

Tamas is the anglicized form of Tamás (pr. taw-mash), the Hungarian form of Thomas, the Greek form of Aramaic name Ta’oma meaning “twin”. Tamas is also a philosophical concept in Hindu philosophy which derives from Sanskrit meaning "darkness" which comes from a PIE root word *temH- (dark). It is one of the three gunas (translated as "quality", it refers to three principles or tendencies that are everywhere… Continue reading Tamas