Female, Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes

Sophiana

Sophiana is a female given name, either an elaborated form of Sophia, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "wisdom" derived from sophos (clever, skilled; intelligent, wise) via a PIE root word; or it could be a combination of Sophia and Anna/Ana (the Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning “favor” or “grace”). Nicknames: Sophy, Ana/Anna Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew Variants: Sophianna (English) Sofiana (English)… Continue reading Sophiana

Coptic, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Japanese, K names, Love/Beloved, Male, Mythology, Nature, Numbers, Persian, Persian mythology, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Karen

Karen is the Danish shortened form of Katherine, which is 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. Though her name is of uncertain meaning it’s… Continue reading Karen

A names, Dwarf, Elves, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Alvis

Alvis is an anglicized spelling of Alvíss, the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology. He was supposed to marry Thrud, the daughter of the Norse god Thor. However, Thor wasn't too pleased with the arrangement so he came up with a trick requiring the dwarf to prove his wisdom by continually asking him questions until sunrise, when the… Continue reading Alvis

Astronomy, Elements, Female, Japanese, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Zodiac

Satomi

Satomi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: sato 里 "village; hometown" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (里美); *girls only sato 聡 "wise; fast learner; clever; intelligent; bright" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (聡美); *girls only sato 智 "intellect; wisdom; reason" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (智美); *girls only sato 聖 "holy; saint; sage; master; priest" + mi 美 "beauty; beautiful" (聖美); *girls only sato 里 "village; hometown" + mi 視 "regard;… Continue reading Satomi

Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Sage

Sage comes from an English word meaning "wise", referring to someone who was wise and knowledgable. It comes from Latin *sapius via *sapere (to taste, to discern, to be wise) derived from PIE root word *sap- (to taste, to try out). Sage is also the name of an herb used in cooking, Salvia officinalis (common sage). The origin of… Continue reading Sage

Female, Japanese, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Yiddish

Reyna, Reina

Reyna is a Spanish female name, a variant spelling of Reina meaning "queen". Reyna is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Reina is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: rei 怜 "wise; 麗 "lovely; beautiful; graceful; resplendent"; 玲 "sound of jewels"; na 奈 "Nara; what" There are  also other… Continue reading Reyna, Reina

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

Sophie

Sophie is the French form of Sophia which comes from Ancient Greek meaning "wisdom" from sophos meaning "clever, skilled; intelligent, wise" possibly derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sophia (Greek, English, German) Sofia (Norwegian, Swedish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Slovak, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian) Sofie (German, Danish, Dutch, Czech) Sohvi (Finnish) Žofia… Continue reading Sophie

Etruscan, Etruscan mythology, Female, M names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Minerva

Minerva is the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom and war (specifically strategic war), the arts, and crafts, and is the Roman counterpart of the Greek goddess Athena- the owl is often depicted as a sacred animal to both of them. The origin of the name is uncertain. It could possibly be derived from Latin mens… Continue reading Minerva

F names, Female, Irish mythology, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Feidelm

Feidelm is an Irish female name which is borne by several women in Irish mythology, including the daughter of Conchobar Mac Nessa (the King of Ulster in the Ulster cycle),  and a female prophetess and learned poet. The meaning behind the name is unknown. It could possibly be a feminine form of Feidlimid (also spelled Féilim), a male name… Continue reading Feidelm