MAHPIYA m Indigenous American, Sioux
Means "cloud, sky"
in Dakota and Lakota. This is the first part of the names of the Dakota chief Mahpiya Wicasta (1780-1863), known as Cloud Man, and the Lakota chiefs Mahpiya Luta (1822-1909), known as Red Cloud, and Mahpiya Iyapato (1838-1905), known as Touch the Clouds.
MEGA f & m Indonesian
in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha)
NEIL m Irish, Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Niall
, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion"
. This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king, Niall of the Nine Hostages.... [more]
NEPHELE f Greek Mythology
From Greek νέφος (nephos)
. In Greek legend Nephele was created from a cloud by Zeus
, who shaped the cloud to look like Hera
in order to trick Ixion, a mortal who desired her. Nephele was the mother of the centaurs by Ixion, and was also the mother of Phrixus and Helle by Athamus.
NEPTUNE m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Neptunus
, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Indo-European root *nebh "wet, damp, clouds"
. Neptune was the god of the sea in Roman mythology, approximately equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon
. This is also the name of the eighth planet in the solar system.
SKY f & m English (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky
, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse sky
SKYE f English (Modern)
From the name of the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. It is sometimes considered a variant of SKY
XIA m & f Chinese
From Chinese 夏 (xià)
meaning "summer, great, grand", 霞 (xiá)
meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
YAWEN f Chinese
From Chinese 雅 (yǎ)
meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with 雯 (wén)
meaning "cloud patterns". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
YUN f & m Chinese
From Chinese 云 (yún)
meaning "cloud" or 允 (yǔn)
meaning "allow, consent", as well as other Chinese characters that are pronounced in a similar way.