E names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Ellery

Ellery comes from an English surname, a variant of either Hilary or Eulalie. Hilary is the English form of Hilarius and Hilaria, Ancient Roman names meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Eulalie is the French form of Eulalia, an Ancient Greek name meaning "sweetly speaking" or "well-spoken" . Originally used as a… Continue reading Ellery

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

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)