A names, Ancient Germanic, Animals, Birds, Female, Hebrew, Irish, Persian, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Ava

Ava is a female given name with a multitude of origins and meanings: it could be related to Latin avis meaning "bird" which derives from a PIE root word; it could be a variant spelling of Eva, the Latin form of Eve which derives from Hebrew hawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”; it could also be an anglicized form of Aoife, an Irish… Continue reading Ava

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

Elma

Elma may have started out as a short form of names such as Wilhelmina (the feminine form of Wilhelm, the German cognate of William meaning “willful protection” or “desiring protection” made up from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection”) or Anselma (the feminine form of Anselm meaning "god + helmet, protection" or any names endig in elma. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Helma (German, Dutch)   Male forms:… Continue reading Elma

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Love/Beloved, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Venus

Venus is the Roman goddess of love and sex and the Roman counterpart of Aphrodite. In Roman mythology, she is also the mother of the Roman people through her son Aeneas, an important figure in Greco-Roman mythology, who survived the fall of Troy and fled, eventually settling down in what would become the Roman empire and the ancestor… Continue reading Venus

Animals, Birds, Celtic, Color, Dove, Female, Hebrew, I names, Japanese, Male, Nature, Numbers, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes

Iona

Iona is a female given name, derived from the name of an island located off Scotland. The origin of the name is uncertain though it could be derived from Old Norse ey meaning "island" though it could also be related to a Proto-Celtic source meaning "yew". It's just as possible that Iona may be a variant form… Continue reading Iona

Ancient Greek, Coptic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Joy, K names, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Numbers, Old Norse, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kati

Kati (pr. kah-tee) is a variant spelling of Káti, an Old Norse male name meaning "merry, cheerful" from Old Norse kátr (jolly, merry, cheerful, glad). Kati is also a Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian short form of Katariina (Finnish, Estonian) and Katalin (Hungarian, Basque) which both derive from Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from… Continue reading Kati

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

Velma

Velma is an English female name of uncertain origin. It's been linked as a variant form of Wilma, originally used as a short form of Wilhelmina which is the feminine form of Wilhlem, the German cogante of William meaning "desiring protection" or "willfull protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Vilma (Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, German, Swedish, Hungarian, Czech,… Continue reading Velma

Female, Greek mythology, H names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Hecate

Hecate (pr. hek-a-tee or hee-kate) is the name of a goddess in Greek mythology often associated with magic, witchcraft, crossroads, the night, moon, and the underworld. Though her name is of uncertain meaning it's often been associated with Greek hekas meaning "far away" so the name would essentially mean "one who works from afar" or "the far-reaching one". It's also been… Continue reading Hecate

Ancient Greek, Animals, Birds, Coptic, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, K names, Latvian, Mythology, Numbers, Seagull, Virtues/Attributes

Kaija

Kaija (pr. kai-ya) is a Finnish female name, a diminutive of Katariina, the Finnish and Estonian form of Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads, from hekas possibly… Continue reading Kaija

Japanese, Male, Numbers, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Shinji

Shinji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: shin 真 "true; reality; genuine" + ji 二 "two"; shin 信 "truth; trust; faith" + ji 二 "two"; shin 信 "truth; trust; faith" + ji 治 "reign; govern; administrate; regulate" ( 信治); shin 真 "true; reality; genuine" + ji 治 "reign; govern; administrate; regulate" (真治); shin 伸 "lengthen; increase; expand" + ji 志 "purpose; will; resolve; determination" (伸志); shin 伸 "lengthen;… Continue reading Shinji

Animals, C names, Dog, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Connor

Connor is the anglicized form of Gaelic Conchobhar meaning "lover of hounds" from Old Irish con (dog, hound) which derives from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and cobar (desiring) also derived from a PIE root word. Connor is also a surname derived from the given name. In Irish myth, Conchobhar mac Nessa was a legendary king of Ulster who was responsible for… Continue reading Connor

Ancient Greek, Coptic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Japanese, Joy, K names, Malay, Male, Mythology, Night/Evening, Numbers, Place names, Sanskrit, Surname names, Turkish, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kaya

Kaya is a given name with a variety of meanings and origins such as: it's a Malay word meaning "wealthy" and "rich, affluent"; Kaya is a Turkish male name meaning "rock" as well as a Turkish surname derived from the same origin as the given name; Kaya could also be an elaborate form of Kay, either… Continue reading Kaya

Greek mythology, M names, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Menelaus

Menelaus was the king of Sparta and the husband of Helen in Greek mythology, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world, and the brother of Agamemnon. After she was abducted by Paris, he, Agamemnon, and the other Greeks head to Troy to get her back, a war which lasts for ten years. The name is made up from Ancient Greek elements meno (to stay,… Continue reading Menelaus

Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Coptic, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, K names, Late Roman, Latin, Mythology, Numbers, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Karina

Karina is either a variant spelling of Carina, a Late Latin name derived from carus meaning "dear, beloved" though it may also be from Latin carina meaning "keel", referring to the keel of a ship and is also the name of a constellation. In Greek myth, Carina is the name of the keel of the ship Argo Navis, which is also the name of… Continue reading Karina

Ancient Greek, Animals, Cat, Coptic, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, K names, Mythology, Nickname names, Numbers, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kitty

Kitty is a nickname for Katherine which comes from Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads, from hekas possibly meaning “far off” though another theory states it comes from a Greek… Continue reading Kitty

German/Germanic, Kin/Family, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Willis

Willis comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning "son of William", the latter an English given name meaning "desiring protection" or "willful protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Nicknames: Will Origin: Germanic Variants: Willys (English)  

Ancient Germanic, German/Germanic, Male, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Wilfrid

Wilfrid is a variant spelling of Wilfred, an English male name meaning "desiring peace" or "desires peace" from Ancient Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and frið (peace). Nicknames: Wil/Will, Wilf Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Wilfred (English) Willifrid (Ancient Germanic) Wilfrith (Anglo-Saxon) Wilfrið (Anglo-Saxon) Guifré (Catalan) Vilfred (Danish) Wilfried (German) Vilfredo (Italian) Wilfredo (Spanish)  

Animals, Arabic, Basque, Bright/Clear, Chinese, Dolphin, Eastern African, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Kin/Family, Mythological creatures, Mythology, N names, Nature, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Swahili, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Naia

Naia has several possible meanings: Naia is a Basque female name meaning "wave, sea foam"; It may also be derived from the Naiads, water nymphs who typically inhabit fountains, streams, or any fresh water. The name comes from Ancient Greek nā́ō meaning "to flow" or nâma "running water", both derived from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₂- (to swim, to float); Spelled Nai'a, it's a Hawaiian word… Continue reading Naia

Ancient Germanic, Female, German/Germanic, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Wilma

Wilma is a female name, originally used as a short form of Wilhelmina, the feminine form of German Wilhelm meaning "willfull protection" or "desiring protection" composed from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). It  could also be a feminine form of William. Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Wilhelmina (Dutch, German, English) Willa (English) Wilhelmine (German) Wilhelma (German) Vilma (Spanish, Hungarian, German, Swedish,… Continue reading Wilma

Ancient Germanic, Female, German/Germanic, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Wilhelmina

Wilhelmina is the feminine form of Wilhelm, the German cognate of William meaning "willful protection" or "desiring protection" made up from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection". Nicknames: Will, Mina, Willie/Willy Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants: Wilhelmine (German) Wilhelma (German) Wilma (German, Dutch, English) Vilma (Spanish, Hungarian, German, Swedish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Coatian) Vilhelmiina (Finnish) Vilhelmina (Lithuanian, Swedish) Willamina (English)… Continue reading Wilhelmina

Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Apple/Apple tree, Astronomy, Egyptian, Female, Fish, Food, German/Germanic, Japanese, Korean, M names, Male, Nickname names, Persian, Portuguese, Rice, Sanskrit, Sky/Heavens, Spanish, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Unisex, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Mina

Mina is an Indian female name meaning "fish" in Sanskrit, as well as used as the Sanskrit term for the constellation Pisces; Minali is a variant of the name meaning "fish catcher". It's also a short form of Wilhelmina, the feminine form of Wilhelm, a German cognate of William meaning "wilfull protection" or "desiring protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Mina… Continue reading Mina