Mythology Names

These names occur in mythology and religion.
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SATURNUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of SATURN.
SAULE   f   Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Latvian form of SAULĖ.
SAULĖ   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
SAULIĀ   f   Baltic Mythology (Hypothetical)
Possible earlier form of SAULĖ.
SAVITR   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "rouser, stimulator" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu sun god, sometimes identified with Surya.
SAVITRI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha... [more]
SEDNA   f   Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father.
SELENA   f   Spanish, Russian, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of SELENE. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
SELENE   f   Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
SEMELE   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phrygian origin. In Greek mythology she was one of the many lovers of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, tricked Semele into asking Zeus to display himself in all his splendour as the god of thunder... [more]
SEPPO (1)   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish seppä "smith". Seppo Ilmarinen ("the smith Ilmarinen") was the name of a master craftsman in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
SETH (2)   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
From Σεθ (Seth), the Greek form of Egyptian Swtkh (reconstructed as Sutekh), which possibly means "pillar" or "dazzle"... [more]
SHAHRIVAR   m   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Kshathra Vairya meaning "desirable power". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a god of metal and a protector of the weak... [more]
SHAILAJA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "daughter of the mountain" in Sanskrit, from शैल (shaila) "mountain" and (ja) "born"... [more]
SHAKTI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "power" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god. The name Shakti is used in particular to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva.
SHANI (2)   m   Hinduism
From the Sanskrit name of the planet Saturn. This is the name of a celestial Hindu god.
SHANKARA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from the Sanskrit elements शम (sham) "auspicious, lucky" and कर (kara) "making"... [more]
SHANTA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "pacified, calm" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' this is the name of a daughter of King Dasharatha.
SHANTANU   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "wholesome" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Hastinapura.
SHIVA (1)   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva) meaning "benign, kind, auspicious"... [more]
SHIVALI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "beloved of SHIVA (1)" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHRI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "diffusing light, radiance, beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
SHRIPATI   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "husband of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit पति (pati) "husband, lord"... [more]
SHYAMA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue"... [more]
SIAVASH   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "possessing black stallions" in Avestan. This is the name of a prince in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
SIEGFRIED   m   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace"... [more]
SIEGLINDE   f   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and linde "gentle, soft"... [more]
SIF   f   Norse Mythology
Variant of SIV.
SIGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and "new"... [more]
SIGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret"... [more]
SIGURD   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian"... [more]
SILVANUS   m   Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
SILVIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, English, German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of SILVIUS. Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome... [more]
SILVIUS   m   Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
SINDRI   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Possibly means either "small, trivial" or else "sparkling" in Old Norse. In Norse legend this was the name of a dwarf who, with his brother Brokk, made many magical items for the gods.
SIONANN   f   Irish Mythology
The name of an Irish goddess, a granddaughter of Lir, who was the personification of the River Shannon. Her name is derived from the name of the river (see SHANNON).
SITA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "furrow" in Sanskrit. Sita is the name of the Hindu goddess of the harvest in the 'Rigveda'. This is also the name of the wife of Rama (and an avatar of Lakshmi) in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'... [more]
SIV   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Means "bride" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
ŠIWA   f   Slavic Mythology
Variant of ŽIVA.
SKADI   f   Norse Mythology
Variant of SKAÐI.
SKANDA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "spurting, spilling" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this was the name of the god of war, also known as Kartikeya or Murugan. He is worshipped especially by the Tamils in southern India.
SKAÐI   f   Norse Mythology
Means "damage, harm" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology she was a mountain giantess associated with the winter and skiing, the wife of Njord and later Odin.
SKULD   f   Norse Mythology
Means "future" in Old Norse. She was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was also one of the Valkyries.
SOHRAB   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means either "illustrious, shining" or "red water" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of the son of the hero Rostam.
SOROUSH   m   Persian Mythology, Persian
Modern Persian form of Avestan Sraosha meaning "obedience". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel), later equated with the angel Gabriel.
SOSRUKO   m   Caucasian Mythology
Derived from Turkic suslä "menacing". This is the name of a trickster god in Caucasian mythology. He is the hero of the Nart sagas.
SRAOSHA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of SAROSH.
SRI   f   Indian, Hinduism, Indonesian
Indonesian form and variant Indian transcription of SHRI.
STRIBOG   m   Slavic Mythology
Possibly means "flowing god" in Slavic. Stribog was the Slavic god of the wind, cold, ice and frost.
SUMATI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) "good" and मति (mati) "mind, thought"... [more]
SUMMANUS   m   Roman Mythology
Means "before the morning", derived from Latin sub "under, before" and mane "morning". Summanus was the Roman god of the night sky and night lightning, a nocturnal counterpart to Jupiter.
SUNDARA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit सुन्दर (sundara) meaning "beautiful"... [more]
SUNITA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "well conducted, polite", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) "good" combined with नीत (nita) "conducted"... [more]
SURESHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "ruler of the gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) "god" and ईश (isha) "ruler, lord"... [more]
SURYA   m   Indian, Indonesian, Hinduism
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
SUSHILA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) "good" combined with शील (shila) "conduct"... [more]
SUTEKH   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of SETH (2).
SVANHILD   f   Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
SVAROG   m   Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic svar "bright, clear". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sky and sun. He was originally the supreme god in Slavic mythology.
SVETOVID   m   Slavic Mythology
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and vidu "sight, view"... [more]
TAHMURAS   m   Persian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Takhma Urupi meaning "strong body". Takhma Urupi is a hero from the Avesta who later appears in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
TAKHMA URUPI   m   Persian Mythology
Avestan form of TAHMURAS.
TANE   m   Maori, Polynesian Mythology
Means "man" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Tane was the god of forests and light. He was the son of the sky god Rangi and the earth goddess Papa, who were locked in an embrace and finally separated by their son... [more]
TANGAROA   m   Polynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Polynesian mythology he was the god of the sea, the son of Rangi and Papa... [more]
TANITH   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Semitic roots meaning "serpent lady". This was the name of the Phoenician goddess of love, fertility, the moon and the stars.
TAPIO   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tapio was the Finnish god of forests, animals, and hunting.
TARA (2)   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her... [more]
TARANIS   m   Celtic Mythology
Derived from Celtic taran meaning "thunder", cognate with Þórr (see THOR). This was the name of the Gaulish thunder god, who was often identified with the Roman god Jupiter.
TATIUS   m   Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning, possibly of Sabine origin. According to Roman legend, Titus Tatius was an 8th-century BC king of the Sabines who came to jointly rule over the Romans and Sabines with the Roman king Romulus.
TELLERVO   f   Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tellervo was a Finnish forest goddess. She is variously described as either the wife or daughter of Tapio.
TERMINUS   m   Roman Mythology
Means "limit, boundary, end" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman god of boundaries.
TERPSICHORE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "enjoying the dance" from Greek τερψις (terpsis) "delight" and χορος (choros) "dance"... [more]
TETHYS   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek τηθη (tethe) meaning "grandmother". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan associated with the sea... [more]
TEZCATLIPOCA   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "smoking mirror" in Nahuatl. In Aztec and other Mesoamerican mythology he was one of the chief gods, associated with the night sky, winds, war, and the north... [more]
THALEIA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of THALIA.
THALIA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Θαλεια (Thaleia), derived from θαλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom"... [more]
THANATOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "death" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of death who resided with Hades in the underworld.
THEIA   f   Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek θεα (thea) meaning "goddess"... [more]
THEMIS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "law of nature, divine law, that which is laid down" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan who presided over custom and natural law... [more]
THESEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek τιθημι (tithemi) meaning "to set, to place"... [more]
THOR   m   Norse Mythology, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse Þórr meaning "thunder", ultimately from the early Germanic *Þunraz. Thor was the Norse god of strength, thunder, war and storms, the son of Odin... [more]
ÞÓRR   m   Norse Mythology
Original Old Norse form of THOR.
THOTH   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Djhwty (reconstructed as Djehuti), which is of uncertain meaning. In Egyptian mythology Thoth was the god of the moon, science, magic, speech and writing... [more]
ÞUNOR   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Þórr (see THOR).
TIAMAT   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "sea" in Akkadian. In Babylonian myth Tiamat was the personification of the sea, appearing in the form of a huge dragon. By Apsu she gave birth to the first of the gods... [more]
TISIPHONE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "avenging murder" in Greek, derived from τισις (tisis) "vengeance" and φονη (phone) "murder"... [more]
TIW   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon form of Tiwaz (see TYR).
TLALOC   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "of the earth" in Nahuatl. He was the Aztec god of rain and fertility, the husband of Chalchiuhticue.
TUULIKKI   f   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "little wind" in Finnish, derived from tuuli "wind". This was the name of a Finnish forest goddess, the daughter of Tapio.
TÝR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of TYR.
TYR   m   Norse Mythology
Norse form of the name of the Germanic god Tiwaz, related to Indo-European dyeus (see ZEUS). In Norse mythology Tyr was the god of war and justice, the son of the god Odin... [more]
UKKO   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "old man" in Finnish. In Finnish mythology Ukko is the god of the sky and thunder.
ULYSSES   m   Roman Mythology, English
Latin form of ODYSSEUS. It was borne by Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War, who went on to become an American president... [more]
UMA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hindu texts it is said to derive from the Sanskrit exclamation उ मा (u ma) meaning "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!" which was addressed to Parvati by her mother.
URANIA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of OURANIA.
URANUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ουρανος (Ouranos), the name of the husband of Gaia and the father of the Titans in Greek mythology... [more]
URD   f   Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Urðr meaning "fate". In Norse mythology Urd was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny. She was responsible for the past.
URIEN   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Means "privileged birth" from Celtic orbo "privileged" and gen "birth". In Welsh legend and Arthurian romances Urien is a king of Gore and the husband of Morgan le Fay.
USHA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.
USHAS   f   Indian, Hinduism
Variant of USHA.
UTHER   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Uthyr, derived from Welsh uthr "terrible". In Arthurian legend Uther was the father of King Arthur... [more]
UTTARA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "north" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form उत्तर (also written Uttar) and the feminine form उत्तरा (also written Uttarā), both of which occur in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' belonging to the son and daughter of King Virata.
UTU   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Sumerian ud meaning "sun". In Sumerian mythology this was the name of the god of the sun. He was the son of the moon god Nanna and Ningal.
VAHAGN   m   Armenian Mythology, Armenian
From Avestan Verethragna meaning "breaking of defense, victory". In Armenian mythology this was the name of the heroic god of war.
VÄINÄMÖINEN   m   Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish väinä "wide and slow-flowing river". In Finnish mythology Väinämöinen was a wise old magician, the son of the primal goddess Ilmatar... [more]
VALLI   f   Hinduism
Means "creeping plant" in Dravidian. In Dravidian mythology the goddess Valli was the wife of Murunga.
VARUNA   m   Hinduism
Probably from a Sanskrit word meaning "to surround". In Hindu mythology Varuna is a god of water and the celestial ocean surrounding the world. He is one of the chief gods in the Hindu text the Rigveda.
VASANTA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "brilliant" or "spring" in Sanskrit. Vasanta is the name of the Hindu god of spring.
VASU   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "bright, excellent" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It also belonged to one of the authors of the Rigveda.
VAYU   m   Hinduism
Means "air, wind" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the air and wind, one of the five elements.
VELES   m   Slavic Mythology
Variant of VOLOS.
VELLAMO   f   Finnish Mythology
From Finnish velloa "to surge, to swell". This was the name of a Finnish goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti.
VENUS   f   Roman Mythology
Means "love, sexual desire" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of love, equal to the Greek goddess Aphrodite... [more]
VERDANDI   f   Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Verðandi meaning "becoming, happening". Verdandi was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was responsible for the present.
VERETHRAGNA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of BAHRAM.
VESTA   f   Roman Mythology
Probably a Roman cognate of HESTIA. Vesta was the Roman goddess of the hearth. A continuous fire, tended by the Vestal Virgins, was burned in the Temple of Vesta in Rome.
VICTORIA   f   English, Spanish, Romanian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Means "victory" in Latin, being borne by the Roman goddess of victory. It is also a feminine form of VICTORIUS. This name was borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from North Africa... [more]
VIDAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Víðarr, which is possibly derived from víðr "wide" and arr "warrior"... [more]
VIDYA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "knowledge, science, learning" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
VIJAYA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "victory" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form विजय and the feminine form विजया, both of which are used frequently in Hindu texts... [more]
VIKRAMA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "stride, pace" or "valour" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu. This was also the name of a semi-legendary 1st-century BC king (full name Vikramaditya) of Ujjain in India.
VISHNU   m   Indian, Hinduism
Probably means "all-pervasive" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Vishnu is the protector and preserver of the universe, usually depicted as four-armed and blue-skinned... [more]
VÍÐARR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of VIDAR.
VOHU MANAH   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of BAHMAN.
VOLOS   m   Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic volu meaning "ox". Volos was the Slavic god of cattle, also associated with the earth, wealth, the underworld, and poetry.
VÖLUND   m   Norse Mythology
Scandinavian form of WIELAND.
VÖLUNDR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of WIELAND.
VULCAN   m   Roman Mythology
Possibly related to Latin fulgere "to flash". In Roman mythology Vulcan was the god of fire. He was later equated with the Greek god Hephaestus.
WIELAND   m   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements wela possibly meaning "skill" and land meaning "land"... [more]
WODAN   m   Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN).
WODEN   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN).
WOTAN   m   Germanic Mythology
Variant of WODAN.
XANTHE   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair"... [more]
XANTHOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow"... [more]
XOCHIPILLI   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "flower prince" in Nahuatl. He was the Aztec god of love, flowers, song and games, the twin brother of Xochiquetzal.
XOCHIQUETZAL   f   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "flower feather" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec goddess of love, flowers and the earth, the twin sister of Xochipilli.
YAM   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "sea" in Ugaritic. Yam was the Ugaritic god of the sea, also associated with chaos, storms and destruction. He was a son of the chief god El.
YAMA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "reign, curb" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of death. He is also regarded as the first mortal being, or in other words, the first person to die.
YAMANU   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AMON.
YAMI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "pair" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the first woman, the twin sister of the first man Yama.
YERUSLAN   m   Folklore
From Tatar Uruslan, which was possibly from Turkic arslan meaning "lion". Yeruslan Lazarevich is the name of a hero in Russian and Tatar folktales... [more]
YIMA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAM.
YIMA KSHAETA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAMSHID.
YNGVI   m   Norse Mythology
Possibly an Old Norse cognate of ING. This was an alternate name of the god Freyr, who as Yngvi-Freyr was regarded as the ancestor of the Swedish royal family.
ZAL   m   Persian Mythology
Means "albino" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of a white-haired warrior.
ZARAMAMA   f   Incan Mythology
Means "grain mother" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca goddess of grain.
ZEPHYR   m   Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Greek Ζεφυρος (Zephyros) meaning "the west wind"... [more]
ZEPHYRUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Zephyros (see ZEPHYR).
ZERACHIEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Possibly means "command of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels.
ZEUS   m   Greek Mythology
The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus whose name probably meant "shine" or "sky". In Greek mythology he was the highest of the gods... [more]
ŽIVA   f   Slavic Mythology, Slovene
Means "living, alive" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic goddess associated with life, fertility and spring.


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