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

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:… Continue reading Euphemia

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Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Female, Greek, Latin, Light, Literature, Nickname names, Tamil, Tongan, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ula

Ula is a diminutive of Urszula, the Polish form of Ursula meaning "little bear", itself a diminutive of ursa meaning "she-bear". It could also be a short form of Ulalume, the name of a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe which seems to have been based on Latin ululare meaning "to wail" or lumen meaning "light". An ula is also a poetic device used… Continue reading Ula

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek, L names, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes

Lalia

Lalia is a short form of Eulalia, a Greek female name meaning "well-spoken" or "sweetly speaking" from Greek elements eu (good) and laleo (to talk). Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Eulalia (Ancient Greek, Spanish, Italian, English) Eulalie (French) Eulàlia (Catalan) Eulália (Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak) Olalla (Spanish) Eula (English) Ulalia (English)   Male forms: Eulalius (Ancient Greek)