Elements, Female, Japanese, M names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Sound, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Mira

Mira is an Indian female name (also spelled Meera). I've seen several source list it as meaning "sea, ocean" but I've also seen it listed as meaning "prosperous, wealthy, highborn" or "limit, boundary". Mirabai (or Meera Bai) was a 15th century Hindu princess and poetess who was devoted to the Hindu god Krishna; bai seems to be a feminine… Continue reading Mira

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

Cosima

Cosima is the Italian feminine form of Cosimo, the Italian form of Latin Cosmas which comes from Ancient Greek kosmas meaning “order; lawful order, government; world, universe” deriving from a PIE source. It also has a secondary meaning of “to order, to arrange; ornaments, decorations (of a woman’s dress)” from which the word cosmetic comes from. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Cosmina (Romanian)… Continue reading Cosima

Astronomy, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Japanese, Joy, K names, Male, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Kaito

Kaito is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for men) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 斗 "Big Dipper; dipper, ladle" (海斗); kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 翔"soar, fly" (海翔); kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 人 "person" (海人); kai 海 "sea, ocean" + to 都 "metropolis, capital, all, everything" (海都); kai 魁 "charging ahead of… Continue reading Kaito

D names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Donal

Donal is the anglicized form of Domhnall which comes from Old Irish Domnall via Celtic Dumnoualos meaning "ruler of the world", "world ruler", or "world ruler" made up from Proto-Celtic elements *dubnos (world) and *walos (ruler) both of which derive from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Donall (Irish) Donald (Scottish, English) Domhnall (Scottish, Irish) Domnall (Scottish, Irish)… Continue reading Donal

D names, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Turkic, Virtues/Attributes

Damir

Damir is a Slavic male name made up of Slavic elements dan (given) and miru (peace; world) essentially meaning "to give peace". It's also possible that Damir is a variant form of Demir, a Turkish male name meaning "iron". Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Turkic Variants: Demir (Bosnian, Turkish) Timur (Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian) Temir (Kazakh) Timour Temur (Georgian) Temuri (Georgian)… Continue reading Damir

C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Cosmo

Cosmo is a variant form of Cosimo, the Italian form of Latin Cosmas which comes from Ancient Greek kosmas meaning "order; lawful order, government; world, universe" deriving from a PIE source. It also has a secondary meaning of "to order, to arrange; ornaments, decorations (of a woman's dress)" from which the word cosmetic comes from. Cosmo is also an Italian surname originating… Continue reading Cosmo

Animals, Elements, Female, Hare/Rabbit, Japanese, Nature, T names, Water

Toyoko

Toyoko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:  toyo 豊 (lush, abundant, bountiful, plenty) + ko (child) 子; to 兎 (rabbit, hare) + yo 与 (bestow, impart, participate in, award) + ko 子 (child); to 外 (outside, foreign, other) + yo 世 (generation, age, world, society, public) + ko 子 child); toyo 豊 (lush, abundant, bountiful, plenty) + ko 湖 (lake); to 富 (wealth, enrich, abundant) + yo 世 (generation, age, world, society, public)… Continue reading Toyoko

D names, Female, Nature, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Donna

Donna comes from the Italian word meaning "woman," or "lady", used as a title of respect for the lady of the house. It derives from Latin domina (lady, mistress of the house) from a Proto-Indo-European source, either from *demh₂- (to tame, subdue) or from *dṓm (house, home) via root *dem- (to build). Donna could also be used as a feminine form of Donald, the… Continue reading Donna

Ancient Greek, Greek, M names, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Miro

Miro comes from Slavic element miru meaning "peace; world" from Proto-Slavic *mȋrъ derived from a Proto-Indo-European source. Miro is a Slovene and Croatian short form of Miroslav, a Slavic male name meaning "peaceful glory"; though it may also be a short form of names ending in -miro such as Edelmiro (the Spanish form of Ancient Germanic Adelmar meaning "noble famous"). Miro is also an Italian surname derived… Continue reading Miro

Female, Japanese, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tomoyo

Tomoyo is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "wisdom; knowledge; intellect; reason + generation; world; society" (智世); "ethics; companion + generation; world; society" (倫世); "to know; wisdom + generation; world; society" (知世); "wisdom; knowledge; intellect; reason + substitute; change; convert; world; society" (智代); "friend + generation; world;… Continue reading Tomoyo