Dina

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…

Vellamo

Vellamo is the name of a goddess of the waters in Finnish mythology. The name comes from Finnish velloa meaning “to surge, to swell”. Origin: Finnish  

Malik

Malik is an Arabic male name meaning “king, sovereign, monarch” which comes from a Proto-Semitic root word, though mālik مَالِك  is also an Arabic word (and name) meaning “owner, possessor, master”, which also derives from the same root word as Malik ملك (king). Malik is also an Arabic word as well as a surname deriving from the given name. Malik…

Nalu

Nalu is a Hawaiian word meaning “wave” and “surf” though as a verb it also means “to make waves” or “to ponder, speculate, meditate”. I’m not sure if it’s used as a given name by native Hawaiians but it can be used as part of a compound name such as Kainalu meaning “sea wave”. Origin: Hawaiian  

Miho

Miho is a Croatian male name, a short form of Mihovil, the Croatian form of Michael, or Mihael, the Croatian and Slovene form of Michael, a Hebrew male name meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. Miho is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “beauty; beautiful+…

Honoka

Honoka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “harmony; Japanese style; peace; soften; Japan + flower” (和花); “ear; ear (grain); head; crest (wave) + flower” (穂花); “ear; ear (grain); head; crest (wave) + incense; smell; perfume” (穂香); “sail + from; possessive article; whereupon; accordingly + incense; smell;…

Aegeus

Aegeus is the name of the father of Theseus in Greek mythology, the king of Athens, and who gave his name to the Aegean Sea. His name may be derived from Greek aigeios meaning “of a goat” though it may also be derived from Greek aigis meaning “goatskin” or “shield”, the latter referencing the shield of Zeus or Athena….