C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Chione

Chione (pr. kee-oh-nee) is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of the Oceanid Callirrhoe, who was turned into a snow cloud by Hermes. Chione is also the name of an Aurae (wind nymph) who was the goddess of the snow and winter, and daughter of Boreas (god of the north wind, who also had a lover… Continue reading Chione

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, W names

Wentworth

Wentworth comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning "Wintra's enclosure", Wintra being an Old English word for winter combined with worð (enclosure); it may have referred to a settlement that was only used in winter. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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Tori

Tori is often used as a nickname for Victoria, the feminine form of Victor meaning “victor, victory” via Latin victor (victor, conqueror) which derives from a PIE root word. In Roman mythology, Victoria is the name of the Roman goddess of victory (the Roman counterpart of Nike). Tori 鳥 is also a Japanese word meaning "bird; chicken", as well as also being the… Continue reading Tori

Female, N names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Natasha

Natasha comes from a Russian diminutive of Natalya, the Russian form of Natalia, a Late Latin name meaning "birth, birthday", though the name is often associated with Christmas Day because of the expression natale domini (the birth of the Lord), in reference to the birth of Jesus Christ; natalis means “birth” from Latin. Nicknames: Tasha (Russian, English), Nata (Russian) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nataša… Continue reading Natasha

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Eirawen

Eirawen is a Welsh female name meaning "snow white" made up from Welsh elements eira (snow) via Proto-Brythonic *ėrɣ (snow) via Proto-Celtic *argyos (white) ultimately deriving from a PIE root word; and wen, a variation of gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed) derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Origin: Proto-Indo-European        

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Winter

Winter is the name for the coldest season of the year that comes from Proto-Germanic *wintruz (winter) though the etymology behind it is uncertain. It's possible that it derives from PIE *wend-, the root word of *wed- (wet, water). It's also possible that it may be derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Winter is also a surname, likely originating as a nickname… Continue reading Winter

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February

February is the name of the second month of the year. It comes from the Roman festival of purification called Februa from Latin februum meaning “purification, purging”; the word is of uncertain origin though it could be derived from a Sabine source, from a PIE word *dʰewh₂- (smoke, haze) or from a root word *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn). There’s also a Roman god called… Continue reading February

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January

January is the name of the first year of the month. It comes from Roman cognomen Januarius meaning "January" from Latin ianus meaning “archway, covered passageway” derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- (to go). Januarius gets its name from the Roman god Janus, who was the god of doorways, transitions, and beginnings, depicted with two heads- one looking forward and the other backward, looking to the future and… Continue reading January

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December

December is the twelfth month of the year which derives from Latin decem meaning "ten" derived from a Proto-Indo-European root. In the Roman calender, December was originally the tenth month of the year which originally consisted of ten months before the addition of two more months. Nicknames: Ember, Dez, Dezzy/Desi, Dee Origin: Proto-Indo-European