Animals, Arabic, Male, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names


Osman is the Turkish and Kurdish form of Uthman, an Arabic male name meaning “baby bustard” (bustards are large terrestrial birds that live in dry grasslands and steppes). Osman is also a surname- a Turkish surname originating from the given name, but it's also an English surname, a variant of Anglo-Saxon Osmær meaning "god +… Continue reading Osman

Astronomy, E names, Female, Hebrew, Light, Uncertain/unknown etymology


Eliana is a Hebrew female name meaning "my God has answered". Eliana is also the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of French Éliane via Ancient Roman Aeliana, the feminine form of Aelius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning though it’s often been linked to Ancient Greek helios meaning “sun”. It's also possible that Eliana could be… Continue reading Eliana

Animals, Biblical, Male, Music, Pashto, Proto-Semitic, Z names


Zimri is the name of several figures in the Bible, including a king of Israel who only ruled for seven days before being succeeded by Omri. The names comes from Hebrew zamar זמר "to sing" or "song, music" which ultimately derives from Proto-Semitic *zamar- (to make music). I've also seen quite a few sources list… Continue reading Zimri

A names, Female, Nickname names, Proto-Semitic


Annette originated as a French diminutive of Anne < Anna meaning "favor, grace" via Hebrew root word hanan חנן (to be gracious, merciful, compassionate) which seems to be derived from a Proto-Semitic origin. Origin: Proto-Semitic Meaning: "favor, grace" Usage: French, English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch Pinterest Variants: Annetta (Italian)

C names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic


Carl originated as the German form of Charles, the English form of Old High German Karl meaning “man, husband” via Proto-Germanic *karlaz (free man), of uncertain etymology but likely deriving from a PIE origin. It was originally used to refer to men who were not thralls or servants but who still lived at the bottom of society, thus connoting… Continue reading Carl

Color, Female, H names, Hawaiian mythology, Male, Polynesian mythology, Sanskrit, Unisex


Hema हेमा is an Indian female name meaning "gold" or "golden" derived from Sanskrit. Hemā is also the name of a male hero featuring in both in Maori and Hawaiian mythology, although I couldn't find any specific information behind the name. Origin: Sanskrit Meaning: "gold, golden"; also the name of a hero in Maori and… Continue reading Hema

A names, Emotions/Feelings, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names


Amias is a variant spelling of Amyas which derives from Latin amicus meaning "friend, friendly; amicable" via root word amō (to love) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word, and from which the word amicable comes from. Amias is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Meaning: "friend, friendly; amicable" Usage:… Continue reading Amias

Female, Greek mythology, M names, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Uncertain/unknown etymology, Water, Word names


Meta is a Scandinavian, German, and Slovene short form of Margareta from English Margaret meaning "pearl" which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs μαργᾰρῑ́της (pearl) which derives from an unknown origin, though it could be derived from an Indo-Iranian origin. Meta (μετά) is also the name of a minor figure in Greek mythology, the first wife… Continue reading Meta

Female, Hebrew, P names, Surname names


Pascale is a French female name, the feminine form of Pascal which comes from Late Latin Paschalis "relating to Easter", itself a derivative of pascha "Passover" via Ancient Greek páskha (Passover) via Aramaic pasḥā פַּסְחָא via a Hebrew root word. Pascale is also an Italian and French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew… Continue reading Pascale

Female, H names, Mythological creatures, Nature, Persian mythology, Uncertain/unknown etymology, Water


Homa هما is a Persian female name which comes from the name of a mythical bird in Persian mythology. The Homa (also spelled Huma) is said to fly eternally, never landing on earth. It's said that if its shadow fell upon a person it was considered good luck, signaling a blessed and happy fortune for… Continue reading Homa