Color, Elements, Female, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, W names, Water, White, Word names

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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Elements, F names, Female, Fire, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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    

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Talia

Talia has several meanings depending on the origin: it's a variant transcription of Talya, a Hebrew female name meaning "dew from God"; Talia is also an Aboriginal word meaning "near water" and is the name of a town in Australia; it's also an Aramaic unisex name, a variant of Talya meaning "young lamb", derived from taleh; it's also… Continue reading Talia

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Noelle

Noelle is the feminine form of Noel (or French Noël) which means "Christmas" derived from Latin natalis (of or relating to birth) which comes Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce, beget; to give birth). Noelle is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Noëlle (French, Dutch) Noelle (English) Noèle (French) Noela (Galician) Noelia (Spanish) Noella (French) Noelene (English)  … Continue reading Noelle

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Gennaro

Gennaro is a male given name, the Italian form of Januarius, a Roman cognomen 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 to… Continue reading Gennaro

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Fuyu

Fuyu is a Japanese unisex name (as well as a word) meaning 冬 "winter" though there are other meanings depending on the kanji used, such as Fuyuki, a male name meaning 冬木 "winter + tree, wood, timber" or 冬樹 "winter + tree, to plant, to cultivate" and likely other meanings; Fuyumi, a Japanese female name… Continue reading Fuyu

Japanese, K names, Male, Night/Evening, Numbers, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Kazuya

Kazuya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used.  It's made up of Japanese elements kazu meaning 一 "one", 和 "harmony, peace", 冬 "winter"; 万 "ten thousand"; 三 "three"; and ya meaning 八 "eight"; 矢 "arrow"; 也 "to be, also, too"; 哉 (a final exclamatory particle that has no particular meaning); 優 "excellent, outstanding, kind, tenderness"; 弥 "extensive, full, complete"; 夜 "night"; though there are likely other meanings as well. Kazu can also… Continue reading Kazuya