Alula

Alula is a name with quite a few origins and meanings to it: Alula (also known as a bastard wing) refers to a small joint in the middle of a bird’s wing, which has three to five small wing feathers (depending on the species) and helps the birds navigate through the air. It means ‘”winglet”, since…

Ryou

Ryou (also spelled Ryō) is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ryou 涼 “refreshing; nice, cool” (涼); ryou 遼 “distant; far” (遼); ryou 諒 “reality; fact” (諒); ryōu 凌 “endure; keep (rain) out + u 羽 “feather; plume; wing” (B); ryou 椋 “dragon; imperial”; ryou 椋 “type of a deciduous tree”, also known as a scabrous aphananthe or a muku tree, found in…

Penna

Penna comes from Latin meaning “feather, plume, wing”. It’s also an Italian surname, either derived from the given name, or from Spanish Peña meaning “rock, cliff”, a locational surname referring to someone who lived near a cliff or rocky land. There’s also the Penna river in India (also known as Penneru) which comes from the Telugu words penu (grand)…

Alita

Alita is a very rare name, possible a variant of Alethea, a Greek female name meaning “truth”. It could also be a variant spelling of Alida, the Dutch, Hungarian, and German diminutive of Adelaide meaning “noble kind, noble type” from Germanic elements adal (noble) and heid (kind, type, sort). It’s just as likely that Alita could be a short…