Female, Literature, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Novella

Novella is an Italian female name, the feminine form of Novello meaning "new, young; early" which comes from Latin novellus (new, young, fresh), made up from novus (new), a diminutive of nova, combined with the suffix -ellus. A novella is also used to refer to a story that is shorter than a novel but longer than a short story. Novella… Continue reading Novella

Animals, Calf, Cow, Female, J names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Junix

Junix is the name of a genus of dragonfly, Junix elumbis, found in Venezuela, as well as the name of a species of weevils in the genus Brachycerus. The name might be derived from Latin junix, an alternative form of iunix meaning "young cow, calf, heifer", related to iuvenis (young) from which Juno derives. Junix is also a Filipino male name, perhaps a variant spin of Juninho, a… Continue reading Junix

African, Animals, Basque, Bright/Clear, Chinese, Dolphin, Elements, Female, Food, Greek mythology, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Irish, Japanese, Kin/Family, Mythological creatures, Mythology, N names, Nymphs, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Sound, Surname names, Swahili, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Naya

Naya is a very multicultural name with various meanings. The most common one I keep seeing is that it is a variant of Nia which could be from Swahili meaning “purpose”, “will”, or “resolve”, though it may also be a Welsh form of Irish Niamh meaning “bright”; Naya is also an Arabic female name deriving from Persian nay/ney,… Continue reading Naya

Ancient Persian, Black/Dark, Bright/Clear, Color, Elamite, Female, Japanese, K names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kira

Kira is the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kyros, the Greek form of Persian Kurush of unknown meaning and origin. Several possible meanings have been attributed to it, however, such as “far-sighted”, “young”, “sun”, “hero”, “one who bestows care”, and “humiliator of the enemy in verbal contest” from Elamite, an extinct language that was once… Continue reading Kira

Akkadian, Animals, E names, Eel, Elamite, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Elam

Elam is a Hebrew male name either meaning "hidden" or "eternity, forever"; Elam also means "young (unmarried) man". Elam is also the name of an ancient civilization in what is now southwest Iran. The name itself comes from the Sumerian transliteration of elama or from Elamite haltamti which I've seen meaning "lord country", or perhaps from… Continue reading Elam

Female, J names, Korean, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Jung

Jung is a variant transcription of Jeong, a Korean unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 정 (靜) jeong "quiet; still; gentle"; 정 (貞) jeong "virtuous, chaste; loyal" 정 (正) jeong "straight; upright; proper; 정 (晶) jeong "crystal; clear; bright"; 정 (廷) jeong "court; 정 (婷) jeong "pretty, graceful" There are other… Continue reading Jung

Female, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Paige

Paige comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Page meaning "servant, page" via Old French page possibly via Italian paggio (page; pageboy) from Latin pagius (servant) which derives from Ancient Greek paidíon (little child, young child) made up from paîs (child) with the diminutive suffix -ion. Though Paige is overwhelmingly used as a female name, it has occasionally been used… Continue reading Paige

Etruscan, Female, Proto-Indo-European, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Virginia

Virginia is the feminine form of Verginius or Virginius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain etymology. It's long been associated with Latin virgo meaning "maid, virgin" though it's also possible that it's related to Vergilius/Virgilius (from which the name Virgil comes from), also of uncertain etymology though associated with Latin virga meaning “young shoot” or “twig, rod; wand”. It seems more likely, however,… Continue reading Virginia

Ancient Persian, Black/Dark, Color, Elamite, Female, K names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Kyra

Kyra is a female given name with several possible meanings depending on where it derives from. It could be a variant spelling of Kira, which is a variant spelling of Irish Ciara, the feminine form of Ciar meaning "black, dark" derived from a PIE root word; Kira is also the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kyros,… Continue reading Kyra

Ancient Greek, Arabic, E names, Female, Hebrew, Malayalam, Nature, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Elaya

Elaya is a name with a murky etymology behind it. At first glance it seems to be made up, a modern American name containing two popular sounds and that could be the case. It could also be a variant spelling of Alaya, an Indian word meaning "storehouse, dwelling, abode"; there's a Buddhist term, ālāyavijñāna, which means "storehouse consciousness"… Continue reading Elaya