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MisericordiafSpanish, Roman Mythology Means "compassion" in Latin, ultimately from miser "poor, wretched" and cor "heart". In Roman mythology Misericordia was the personification of mercy, pity and compassion, equivalent to the Greek goddess Eleos... [more]
MnesarchosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from the Greek adjective μνήσιος (mnesios) meaning "of memory", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb μνημονεύω (mnemoneuo) meaning "to call to mind, to remember, to think of", itself ultimately derived from the Greek verb μνάομαι (mnaomai) meaning "to remember, to be mindful of"... [more]
MnesosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective μνήσιος (mnesios) meaning "of memory", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb μνημονεύω (mnemoneuo) meaning "to call to mind, to remember, to think of", itself ultimately derived from the Greek verb μνάομαι (mnaomai) meaning "to remember, to be mindful of".... [more]
MnestrafGreek Mythology Perhaps derived from Greek μνηστρια (mnestria) "courter, wooer". In Greek legend she was a princess of Thessalia (in northern Greece) who was loved by the god Poseidon... [more]
ModronfWelsh Mythology From Matrona, the name of a Gaulish mother goddess, which derives from the Indo-European root *mater meaning "mother". In Welsh legend she was the mother of Mabon the Enchanter; the pair's names, Modron and Mabon, derive from roots meaning "mother" and "son", "with the suffix on typically found in divine or semi-divine names." Several scholars point to her as the origin of Morgan le Fay; she may also serve as the prototype of the Lady of the Lake.
MoiraefGreek Mythology The meaning of this name can be translated to "fates". THE MOIRAI (Moirae) were the three goddesses of fate who personified the inescapable destiny of man. They assigned to every person his or her fate or share in the scheme of things... [more]
MoneibafSpanish (Canarian, Rare), Guanche Mythology From Guanche *mənəy-ibba meaning literally "smoky glow". This was the name of a goddess worshipped by women on the island of Hierro (present-day Canary Islands, Spain), which was inhabited by a people known as the Bimbache.
MoriafGreek Mythology Meant "sacred olive tree" in Greek, referring to a type of olive tree in ancient Greece that was believed to have "been propagated from the original olive which Athena herself had caused to spring up on the Acropolis"; uprooting a sacred moria was an offense punishable by dispossession and banishment.... [more]
MorosmGreek Mythology From the Greek word Μόρος, "doom, fate", Moros is the being of impending doom in Greek Mythology, he drives mortals to their deadly fate. ... [more]
MortafRoman Mythology In Roman mythology, Morta was the goddess of death. She is responsible for the pain and/or death that occur in a half-wake, half-sleep time frame. Her father is the god of darkness and her mother is the goddess of night... [more]
MóðguðrfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Variant of Móðgunnr. In Norse mythology this is the name of the warden of the bridge Gjallarbrú ("bridge over Gjöll", the river closest to Helheim; "to travel the Gjallarbrú" was used by Sturla Thórdarson as a euphemism for "to die"), which must be crossed on the way to Helheim... [more]
MóðimNorse Mythology Probably related to Old Norse móðr "excitement, wrath, anger". In Norse mythology, Modi and Magni are sons of Thor who will inherit their father's hammer after Ragnarǫk ("final destiny of the gods").
MousaiosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective Μουσαῖος (Mousaios) or Μούσειος (Mouseios) meaning "of the Muse(s)", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun Μοῦσα (Mousa) meaning "Muse" as well as "music, song".
MousikafGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun μουσικά (mousika) meaning "music", which is closely related to the Greek noun μουσική (mousike) meaning "any of the Muses' arts" (especially music and lyrical poetry set to music)... [more]
MozhfCaucasian Mythology Meaning unknown. Mozh was the evil sister of the sun and moon in Vainakh mythology. She ate all her relatives and constantly chases the sun and moon, an eclipse occurring when she catches up to them... [more]
MridukafHinduism MEANING : delicate woman, Gentle lady, soft, Name of an Apsara
MuchmFolklore In the tales about the famous heroic outlaw Robin Hood, Much the Miller's Son was one of his Merry Men. In his case, Much is a nickname which he received because his abilities were apparently so unimpressive that it caused his parents to continually refer to him as "our son, though he's not much", which was ultimately shortened to Much.
MuninnmNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse munr "mind" (see also Munimund). In Norse mythology, Muninn is the name of one of Odin's two ravens. Muninn signifies Memory and each day, he and Huginn (the other raven) fly over all the nine worlds known in Norse mythology in order to gather news and information for Odin.
MurciafRoman Mythology Originally an epithet to the goddess Venus and connected to the word myrtus "myrtle tree", later connected to the Latin word murcus "lazy, inactive" and interpreted as goddess of laziness by Christian writers.
MyrtilosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Ancient Greek name, presumably derived Greek μύρτος (myrtos) "myrtle". In Greek mythology this name belonged to a son of Hermes and charioteer to Oenomaus.
MysiafBiblical, Greek Mythology From the name of a region in Asia Minor mentioned in Acts in the New Testament. It allegedly meant "land of beech trees". This was also an epithet of the Greek goddesses Demeter and Artemis.
NaginifLiterature, Mythology In mythology, the Nagas and Naginis are the respectively masculine and feminine serpent people of various Asian cultures. Descriptions of the Nagas vary from culture to culture; in some, they are depicted as giant black snakes, and in others they are said to bear the lower half of a serpent and the upper half of a human... [more]
NaglfarmNorse Mythology Means "ship of the dead", derived from nagl ("dead person") and far ("ship; passage on a ship"). In Norse mythology this is the name of a ship helmed by Hymir (or Loki, depending on the text), which will put to sea at Ragnarǫk and take the inhabitants of Múpellsheimr to fight the gods... [more]
NahundimNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology In the Elamite pantheon, Nahundi was the god of the sun, but also the god of justice and law1. His name - spelled Nahiti in earlier times2 - was apparently the same as the word for 'sun' in Elamite3, although the literal meaning of that word is said to be "creator of the day"4... [more]
NakisawamefJapanese Mythology The name of the Japanese goddess of spring water. Her name is derived from 泣 (naki) meaning "to weep", 啼 (naki) meaning "to wail, cry" or 哭 (naki) meaning "to cry, wail", 沢 (sawa) meaning "mountain stream, swamp, marsh" and 女 (me) meaning "woman".
NakulamHinduism Sanskrit, name of the twin brother, the youngest of the 5 brothers born by king Pandu as recorded in the Mahabharata, younger brothers to Arjuna, great heroes in their own right, Nakula was tall and handsome, Sahadeva spoke eloquently and possessed great filial piety.
NálimAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Possibly a male version of Nál, or derived from nagl ("dead person"). In Norse mythology this is the name of a dwarf, who may originally have been a demon of the dead.
NalinmHinduism Means lotus. The lotus, a beautiful flower that flourishes in muddy waters, is symbolic of enlightenment found in difficult situations.
NanshefNear Eastern Mythology Etymology uncertain; derived in part from Sumerian še "grain". This was the name of a Sumerian goddess of prophecy, justice, fertility, and fishing.
NantosueltafCeltic Mythology In Celtic mythology, Nantosuelta is the goddess of nature, the earth, fire and fertility. Nantosuelta is often associated with water and depicted as being surrounded by water. The goddess's name literally translates as "of winding stream" or "sun-drenched valley", from the Proto-Indo-European root *swel- "swelter", found in Indo-European words denoting "sun".
NapirmNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology In the Elamite pantheon, Napir was the god of the moon.1 Some sources state that the meaning of his name is "(the) shining one"2, but this is questionable - it is more likely that it is derived from Elamite nap or napir meaning "god" (see Napirisha).3... [more]
NarimNorse Mythology Nari is one of the sons of Loki and Sigyn. At the end of the epic poem "Lokasenna" Nari is said to be the brother of Narvi (also written as Narfi), while Sturlusson's Prose Edda uses Narvi as another name for Nari and names Váli as his brother.
NariafCeltic Mythology Naria was a Gallo-Roman goddess worshiped in western Switzerland. While her functions have been lost to time, it can be deduced from the sole image of her that she may have been a goddess of good luck and blessings, as her image was done in the generic style of Fortuna, the Roman goddess of luck... [more]
NariusmGreek Mythology, Biblical Derived from Greek(neros) meaning "water". In Greek and Roman myth this was the name of a god of the sea. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
NarsimhanmTamil, Hinduism The hindu Mythology shows that the hindu god of vishnu took ten forms to destroy evil on earth. one of the form was narsimha which means part human-part lion
NarvimNorse Mythology Narvi is one of the sons of Loki and Sigyn. At the end of the epic poem "Lokasenna" Narvi is said to be the brother of Nari, while in Snorri Sturlusson's Prose Edda Narvi is another name for Nari.
NástrǫndmNorse Mythology Means "shore of death" or "corpse shore". In Norse mythology this is the name of the afterlife for people guilty of murder, adultery and oath-breaking. It is a hall far from the sun with its gate facing north, poison dripping from its roof, and snakes curled in it... [more]
NeairafGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek Means "new rising" from Greek νέος (neos) meaning "new, fresh" as well as "young, youthful" and αἴρω (airo) "lift, raise up". In Greek mythology this name belonged to a nymph of Thrinakia, a mythical island, who was loved by the sun god Helios... [more]
NeandrosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek νέος (neos) meaning "young, youthful" as well as "new, fresh". The second element is derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man"... [more]
NemainfIrish Mythology In Irish Mythology, Nemain is the fairy spirit of the frenzied havoc of war, and possibly an aspect of Morrigan. Nemain can mean "venomous" relating it to the Proto-Celtic "nemi" meaning "dose of poison," or the Old Irish "nem" or "neimi" meaning "poison."
NemeafGreek Mythology The name of a naiad of the springs of the town of Nemea in Argolis, and a daughter of Asopos. Her name is taken from that place. Alternatively, Nemea may have been another name for Pandeia, a daughter of Zeus and Selene.
NemetonafCeltic Mythology Meaning "sacred area", from the Celtic 'nemeto', itself from 'nemeton', a term designating Gaulish religious spaces. ... [more]
NeophronmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek νέος (neos) meaning "young, youthful" as well as "new, fresh". The second element is derived from either the Greek noun φρόνις (phronis) meaning "prudence, wisdom" or the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
NephalionmGreek Mythology Most likely derived from the Greek adjective νηφάλιος (nephalios), which literally means "without wine, holding no wine, unmixed with wine". It refers to abstinence from intoxicating wine (i.e. physical sobriety), so a more figurative meaning of the word would be "sober, clear-headed, temperate"... [more]
NeptuninefRoman Mythology Feminine form of Neptune used by Roman poet Catullus (64. 28) to refer to the Greek nymph Thetis, because she was a granddaughter of Poseidon, the Greek Neptune.
NeringafLithuanian, Baltic Mythology From Lithuanian legends about Neringa and Naglis. The exact origin and meaning of the name are uncertain, however some scholars believe that it is derived from Old Prussian neria "to dive (like a swimmer)."... [more]
NeritesmGreek Mythology The god of shellfish and the charioteer of the sea. He is the only son out of the fifty Nereides, is described as being boyishly handsome and was also dearly loved by the sea creatures. In mythology, he rejected Aphrodite's invitation to Olympus, preferring his life at sea, resulting in him turning into a shellfish by a scorned Aphrodite... [more]
NesaiefGreek Mythology Derived from Greek νησαῖος (nêsaios) meaning "insular, of an island", itself a derivative of νῆσος (nêsos) "island". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the fifty Nereids.
NesofGreek Mythology, Astronomy Derived from Greek νῆσος (nêsos) meaning "island". In Greek mythology this name was borne by one of the Nereids. A moon of Neptune bears this name in her honour.
NessusmGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Nessus (Ancient Greek: Νέσσος) was a famous centaur who was killed by Heracles, and whose tainted blood in turn killed Heracles. He was the son of Centauros. He fought in the battle with the Lapiths and became a ferryman on the river Euenos... [more]
NiarzinafNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology This was the name of a goddess in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of her name was in the Elamite language, though the second part of her name may have been derived from Elamite sina or zini meaning "(the) lady".1 It is said that Niarzina, along with the goddesses Narundi and Shiashum, was a sister of the 'great goddess', namely Kiririsha2... [more]
Nikkal-wa-ibfNear Eastern Mythology The ancient Middle Eastern goddess of orchards, whose name is derived the Akkadian / West Semitic "´Ilat ´Inbi", meaning "Goddess of Fruit". Alternatively, it may mean "Great Lady and Fruitful".
NinnianefLiterature, Welsh Mythology Meaning unknown, possibly of Celtic origin (perhaps related to Ninian). This is the name of the Lady of the Lake in the Old French Vulgate 'Lancelot' and the continuation to the Vulgate 'Merlin', known as the 'Suite du Merlin'... [more]
Ninsi'annaf & mSumerian Mythology Ancient Sumerian god or goddess of Venus. The name means "divine lady, illumination of heaven" or "divine lady of the redness of heaven".
NirṛtifHinduism Means "absence of". Nirṛti is the Hindu goddess of deathly hidden realms, sorrows, death and corruption and one of the dikpāla (guardians of the directions), representing the southwest.
NirrtifHinduism The name of the Hindu goddess of deathly hidden realms and sorrows as well as the southwest direction. Her name is derived from nirhti meaning "absence of".
NitishmHinduism This is hindu name referring god Krishna. It was referred as Kamsa Samhari Nitisaha. Nice and powerful name.... [more]
NixmGermanic Mythology This is the name of masculine shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology, who apparently derive their name from Proto-Germanic nikwus or nikwis(i) "wash". See also Nixe for the female counterpart(s).
NixefGermanic Mythology This is the name of feminine shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology, who apparently derive their name from Proto-Germanic nikwus or nikwis(i) "wash". See also Nix for the male counterpart(s).
Niyazf & mPersian, Persian Mythology, Kyrgyz Derived from the Persian noun نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, requirement" as well as "desire, wish". In Zoroastrianism, Niyaz is the name of a demon.... [more]
NoctilucafRoman Mythology, Literature From Latin noctilūca meaning "something that shines by night" - thus also "moon" and "lantern" - from nox "night" and luceo "to shine". It may be an epithet of the Roman goddess Juno... [more]
NomiafGreek Mythology From the name of the teen girl in The Revenge Of The Gods whose name was "Nomia".
NomionmGreek Mythology Most likely derived from the Greek noun νόμος (nomos) meaning "usage, custom, law, ordinance" (also see Eunomia). However, a derivation from the Greek noun νομός (nomos) meaning "place of pasturage" as well as "dwelling place" is also quite possible... [more]
NoreiafCeltic Mythology, German (Modern, Rare), Galician (Modern, Rare) Noreia used to be considered the epithet of an unidentified pre-Roman mother goddess who left her name in inscriptions throughout the Roman province Noricum (present-day Austria and Slovenia). Current theories suggest, however, that she might have been a Roman "creation" to gain the loyalty of the Norici (ever since Vespasian's time, she was associated with the goddess Isis and referred to as Isisi-Noreia)... [more]
NortiafEtruscan Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Nurtia. This was the name of the Etruscan goddess of fate and fortune. Her attribute is a large nail and at the beginning of the New Year a nail was driven into a wall in her sanctuary... [more]
NosloummBaltic Mythology The name of a Lithuanian god or mythical being recorded in writings by Jesuit monks dating back to the era between 1580 and 1620.... [more]
NübafChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 女 (nü, meaning “female, woman”) and 魃 (ba, meaning “drought spirit”). This is the name of a mythological figure mentioned in the Shanhaijing (山海经), or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
NuitfEnglish (British), Egyptian Mythology Nuit is the Ancient Egyptian goddess of the heavens, with her name meaning "sky." Originally she was only the goddess of the night sky, but gradually she came to represent the sky in general. Nuit also protects people in the afterlife... [more]
NujalikfInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Nujalik is the goddess of hunting on land. She is the opposite of the goddess of sea, Sedna.
NundinafRoman Mythology Nundina presides over the dies lustricus, the purification day when the child was given a name (praenomen). This occurred on the eighth day for girls and the ninth day for boys, a difference Plutarch explains by noting that "it is a fact that the female grows up, and attains maturity and perfection before the male." Until the umbilical cord fell off, typically on the seventh day, the baby was regarded as "more like a plant than an animal," as Plutarch expresses it... [more]
NüwafFar Eastern Mythology The mother goddess in Chinese mythology. Her name is derived from 女 (nu) meaning "female, woman" and 媧 (wa), of uncertain origin which may simply refer to the goddess herself.
Nyai Loro KidulfFar Eastern Mythology The name of an Indonesia sea goddess, also known as Queen of the Southern Sea. Her name is derived from the honorific nyai, loro meaning "two", and kidul meaning "south, southern"... [more]
NycteusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Νυκτεύς (Nykteus), which was derived from Greek νύξ nyx meaning "night". In Greek mythology, Nycteus was the name of a king of Thebes.
NyctimenefGreek Mythology Derived from Greek νύξ (nyx) meaning "night" and μενω (meno) "to last, to withstand". A daughter of Epopeus, king of Lesbos, or, according to others, of Nycteus. Pursued and dishonored by her amorous father, she hid herself in the shade of forests, where she was metamorphosed by Athena into an owl.
NyktimosmGreek Mythology Either a monothematic name that is derived from the Greek noun νύξ (nyx) meaning "night", or a theophoric dithematic name that is derived from the name of the Greek goddess Nyx combined with the Greek verb τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem, to revere".... [more]
NyrciafEtruscan Mythology The Etruscan goddess of fate and chance, who changes the inevitable and rewrites the past and future.
NysafGreek Mythology Possibly from an archaic Greek word meaning "tree". In Greek mythology Nysa was a daughter of Aristaeus, who was believed to have brought up the infant god Dionysus, and from whom one of the many towns of the name of Nysa was believed to have derived its name.
ObafYoruba, African Mythology Means "king, ruler" in Yoruba. It can refer to Obaluaye, a spirit associated with infectious disease and healing.
ObatalamAfrican Mythology In the religion of the Yoruba people, Obàtálá is the creator of human bodies, which were supposedly brought to life by Olorun's breath. Obàtálá is also the owner of all ori or heads... [more]
OchimosmGreek Mythology Probably derived from the Greek verb ὀχέω (ocheo) meaning "to bear, to carry, to hold fast, to sustain", which is closely related to the Greek verb ἔχω (echo) meaning "to have, to hold, to possess"... [more]
OduduwamAfrican Mythology Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, Emperor and First Suzerain of the Yoruba, was the Oba of Ile-Ife. His name is generally ascribed to the ancestral dynasty of Yorubaland due to the fact that he is held by the Yoruba to have been the ancestor of their numerous crowned kings... [more]
OeneusmGreek Mythology In Greek mythology he was a Calydonian king. He sent his son, the hero Meleager, out to find heroes to kill the Calydonian Boar, which was ravaging Calydon because Oeneus had forgotten to honor Artemis at the harvest ceremonies... [more]
OinopionmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective οἰνωπός (oinopos) meaning "wine-coloured, wine-dark" as well as "wine-coloured in complexion" or "ruddy-complexioned". The word is ultimately derived from the Greek noun οινος (oinos) meaning "wine"... [more]
OinotrosmGreek Mythology Possibly derived from Greek οἶνος (oinos) meaning "wine" and τρέπω (trepo) "to turn (towards a thing)", perhaps meaning "addicted to wine". In Greek mythology this was borne by a son of Lycaon who went to Italy and became the eponymous king of Oenotria.
OizysfGreek Mythology Means "misery, woe, or distress." Oizys was the spirit of misery and woe, distress and suffering. She was one of the malevolent children of Nyx.
OkinagatarashifJapanese Mythology In Japanese mythology, this was Empress Jingu's name before she took the throne. Her name is derived from the honorific o, 息 meaning "breath", 長 meaning "long, long time, everlasting, increasing", 帯 , refering to the obi on a kimono, or "belt, band", 比 meaning "equal, match, comparison" and 売 meaning "to sell".
OkridionmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ὀκρίδες (okrides), which is the plural form of Greek ὄκρις (okris) meaning "peak, point" (which is often in reference to a mountain top). Also compare the Greek adjective ὀκριοειδής (okrioeides) meaning "rugged, jagged".
OkyrhoefAncient Greek, Greek Mythology OKYRHOE (Ocyrhoe) was a Naiad-nymph of the Aegean island of Samos. She was pursued by the god Apollon and when she tried to flee from the island, he turned the boat to stone and the sailor into a pilot-fish... [more]