Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Word names

Rotaru

Rotaru comes from a Romanian surname, an occupational name meaning "wheelwright" or "wheel maker", referring to someone who built or repaired wooden wheels. It derives from the Romanian word roată meaning "wheel" via Latin rota (wheel) deriving from a PIE root word. As far as I can tell, Rotaru has never been used as a given name.… Continue reading Rotaru

Ancient Egyptian, Apricot, Chinese, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Male, Mythology, Nature, Oat, Plum, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sino-Vietnamese, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Wheat/Barley, Word names

Mai

Mai is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: mai 舞 "dance; flit; circle; wheel" ma 麻 "hemp, flax, linen" + i 衣 "clothing, garment, dressing" (麻衣); ma 真 "true; reality; Buddhist sect" + i 愛 "love, affection, favorite" (真愛); mai 舞 "dance; flit; circle; wheel" + i 以 "by means of; because; compared to" (舞以); mai 真 "true; reality; Buddhist… Continue reading Mai

Animals, Birds, C names, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Raven

Cormac

Cormac is an Irish male name of unclear meaning. The second element of the name comes from Gaelic mac meaning "son" while the first element corb could be related to Gaelic meaning "chariot" or "raven". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kormac (English) Cormag (Scottish) Cormack (English) Kormack (English) Kormákr (Old Norse) Kormakr (Old Norse) Kormákur (Icelandic)  

A names, Color, Female, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Silver, Welsh mythology

Arianrhod

Arianrhod is t he name of a figure in Welsh mythology, the mother of Dylan ail Don and Lleu Llaw Gyffes, whom she conceived through magical means. Her name means "silver wheel" from Welsh arian (silver) and rhod (wheel), which may have hinted at an earlier association as a moon goddess. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aranrhod (Welsh)  

Animals, Birds, Female, Hindu mythology, Japanese, M names, Male, Mythology, Night/Evening, Numbers, Peacock, Place names, Sanskrit, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Mayura

Mayura comes from Sanskrit mayūra (मयूर) meaning "peacock", an Indian male name. In Hindu mythology, the peacock is a sacred bird believed to have been created from the feathers of the Garuda, also a legendary bird in HIndu myth. Mayura is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "cocoon +… Continue reading Mayura

Female, Japanese, M names, Nature, Numbers, Place names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Miwa

Miwa is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "beauty; beautiful + harmony; Japanese style; peace; soften; Japan" (美和); "beauty; beautiful + wheel; ring; circle; link; hoop; counter for wheels and flowers" (美輪); "beauty; beautiful + ring; circle; link; wheel" (美環); "three + wheel; ring; circle; link; hoop; counter… Continue reading Miwa

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hawaiian, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Male, Numbers, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Makana

Makana is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "gift". It's also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: "ten thousand; myriad + grant, answer" (万叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + grant, answer" (眞叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + love; affection, favorite" (真愛) "dance; flit; circle; wheel +… Continue reading Makana