Ancient Greek, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Z names

Zephyr

Zephyr is the anglicized form of Zephyros, the name of the Greek god of the west wind in Greek myth meaning "the west wind". The etymology behind it is unknown though it could be related from Ancient Greek zophos (darkness, gloom, west). It's also possible the name may be derived from a pre-Greek origin. Traditionally a male… Continue reading Zephyr

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Arabic, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Light, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Z names

Zia

Zia is an Arabic male name, a variant transcription of Ziya derived from Arabic diya (ضياء) meaning "splendor, light, glow" and is also an Arabic surname derived from the given name. Zia is also an Italian word meaning "aunt" which comes from Late Latin thia (aunt) via Ancient Greek theíā (aunt) derived from a PIE root word. Zia is also a Hebrew… Continue reading Zia

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

Zoilus

Zoilus is the Latinized form of an Ancient Greek male name meaning "alive, living, life", which derives from the same source as Zoe. It derives from PIE root word *gʷeyh₃- (to live). It's the name of an Ancient Greek grammarian, philosopher, and literary critic who was very critical of Homer’s work, so much so that he was known as… Continue reading Zoilus

Ancient Egyptian, Arabic, Elements, Female, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Z names

Zane

Zane is an English surname of unknown meaning though there have been attempts to link it as a shortened form of Zanelli and Zanetti, both Italian surnames deriving from the given name Zani which is the Italian form of John, the English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of Greek Ioannes from Hebrew Yochana meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Other possible origins include: it may have… Continue reading Zane

Hebrew, Male, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zeke

Zeke is a short form of Ezekiel, a Hebrew male name meaning "God strengthens" or "God will strengthen". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Ezekiel (English, Biblical) Iezekiel (Biblical Greek) Yechezkel (Hebrew) Ezechiel (Biblical Latin) Hiezecihel (Biblical Latin) Hesekiel (Finnish) Ezequiel (Spanish, Portuguese) Chatzkel (Yiddish) Haskel (Yiddish)

Hebrew, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zackary

Zackary is a variant spelling of Zachary which is the English form of Hebrew Zechariah meaning "Yahweh remembers" or "Yahweh has remembered". Zackary is also a surname deriving from the given name. Nicknames: Zack/ Zac Origin: Hebrew Variants: Zachary (English) Zachery (English) Zackery (English) Zacharias (English, Greek) Zechariah (English, Hebrew) Zachariah (English) Zakariya (Arabic) Zakariyya (Arabic) Zakaria (Arabic,… Continue reading Zackary

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zenon

Zenon is an Ancient Greek male name which is derived from the name of the Greek god Zeus which which comes from Proto-Indo-European *Dyeus likely meaning “to shine” or “sky, heaven, god”. Zenon is also a Greek, Spanish, and French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Zeno (Latinized Ancient Greek, Italian)

Hebrew, Male, Mythology, Near East mythology, Ugartic, Virtues/Attributes, Z names

Zebulon

Zebulon is a name of uncertain etymology though it's been linked to Ugartic zbl meaning "prince", linked to the same root word as Jezebel meaning "where is the prince?" or "not exalted". Zebulon may originally have been used as an epithet for the god Ba'al. Other theories of the name link to Hebrew zabal meaning "to exalt, to honor"; zeved "gift, dowry"; or… Continue reading Zebulon