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UrodafSlavic Mythology Uroda was the Slovakian goddess of agriculture, the fields and the harvest. Her name is certainly linked to the Slovakian word úroda "harvest", however it doesn't seem to be quite so clear what came first, the goddess or the word.
UrvashifHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi Means "she who can control the hearts of others" in Sanskrit, from उर (ur) meaning "chest" or "heart" and वश् (vaś) meaning "to will, to command". This is the name of an apsara (a type of female spirit) in Hindu mythology.
UshiwakamarumJapanese Mythology Ushiwakamaru is a combination of 牛 (ushi), meaning "cow, bull"; 若 (waka), meaning "young"; and 丸 (maru), meaning "round". Maru was also a common ending for young boys' names in feudal Japan. Thus "young bull", with maru denoting it's a young child... [more]
VadunyfRomanian (Rare), Slavic Mythology Possibly means "to see; to know", if derived from the Proto-Slavic věděti, from the Proto-Indo-European wóyd 'to know', from weyd 'to see, to know'. The name itself appears to be a variation of the Russian word vedun'ia "witch, sorceress", the feminine form of vedun 'sorcerer'.
Vaeam & fTongan, Samoan, Tahitian, Polynesian Mythology Meaning unknown, though it likely means "king, prince, noble, chief" based on the fact that the meaning of Mapu 'a Vaea, natural blowholes in Houma on the island of Tongatapu in Tonga, is known to be 'Whistle of the Noble/Chief/King' in Tongan... [more]
VagitanusmRoman Mythology A god who opened the newborn's mouth for its first cry. The name is related to the Latin noun vagitus, "crying, squalling, wailing," particularly by a baby or an animal, and the verb vagio, vagire.
VaharielmJewish Legend A name for an angel in Jewish tradition which means 'Chosen of God', from the word 'bachar (בָּחַר)' meaning 'to choose, chosen.'
VakarinėfBaltic Mythology Derived from Lithuanian vakaras meaning "evening; (plural only) west" (compare Vakarė) with the feminine adjectival suffix -inė, referring to something made from or pertaining to a noun, ultimately meaning something along the lines of "vesperal; pertaining to the evening."... [more]
VarahamHinduism Varaha is the name of the third avatar of the hindu god Vishnu. The avatar is of the form of a boar. Lord Vishnu took this avatar was taken to rescue the earth stolen by a demon. Lord Varaha is also called Yajnapurusha as he is the soul of sacrifices.
VarahifIndian, Hinduism Means "boar" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu goddess, one of the Matrikas.
Varima-te-takerefPolynesian Mythology Primordial mother goddess in Cook Islands mythology. Her name has been attested as meaning "goddess of the beginning" or "the mud at the bottom". It may be derived from vari meaning "mud" and takere meaning "bottom of a canoe".
VarunmHinduism Varun, or Varuna, is one of the oldest gods in Hindu Vedic mythology. He is known as 'the one who encompasses the world', and is associated with bodies of water, the celestial ocean, the sky, clouds, the law, the underworld, and represents the direction west... [more]
VashishmMauritian Creole, Indian, Hinduism Variant of Vashisht, which is a varaint of Vashistha. In Hinduism, Vashistha is one of the Saptarishis (seven great Rishis) in the seventh, i.e. the present Manvantara, or age of Manu. Vashista is a manasputra (mind-son) of Brahma.
Vasukim & fHinduism, Indian Meaning unknown. This was the name of a nagaraja in Hindu and Buddhist mythology and a king of serpents. He is a snake beloning to Shiva and is famous for coiling around Shiva's neck.
VeenapanifIndian, Hinduism Means "one who plays veena, veena-playing", from a combination of Veena (an Indian lute) and Sanskrit pani ("water" or "flowing"). This is an epithet of the Hindu goddess Saraswati, who is often depicted playing a veena on the back of a swan.
VenkateshwaramHinduism, Indian, Telugu From Venkata, the name of a hill in Andhra Pradesh state, India, combined with Sanskrit ईश्वर (ishvara) meaning "lord, god". This is the name of a form of the Hindu god Vishnu particularly revered in southern India.
VerbeiafCeltic Mythology The Celtic goddess of the river Wharfe (North Yorkshire, England) known from a single inscription found in Ilkley, England and therefore interpreted as a local deity.... [more]
VercanafGermanic Mythology, Celtic Mythology Vercana was a goddess who was venerated by the Gauls in Roman times, it is, however, uncertain whether she was a Germanic or a Celtic goddess. Since inscriptions dedicated to her were found near healing springs, it has been proposed that she may have been a goddess of healing and waters and attempts have been made to link her name to Germanic *Werkanô "she who does deeds" and to *Berkanô "goddess of birch trees".
VeslefrikkmLiterature, Folklore Means "little Frikk" from Norwegian vesle "little" combined with the name Frikk. This is the main character in the Norwegian folktale Veslefrikk med fela, which translates to English as Little Freddie with his Fiddle.
VesunnafGaulish Mythology The name of a Gallo-Roman goddess considered a giver of prosperity, abundance and good fortune, likely from the Proto-Celtic *wesu, meaning ‘good’, 'worthy'.
VeðrfölnirmNorse Mythology Possibly meaning "storm pale," "wind bleached" or "wind-witherer", veđrfölnir is a hawk that sits between the eyes of the unnamed eagle that is perched atop the world tree Yggdrasil.
VibhishanamIndian, Hinduism From विभीषण (vibhīṣaṇa), meaning "terrifying" in Sanskrit. Vibhishana, a rakshasa or humanoid being, is the brother of Ravana, the king of Lanka, and ally of Rama in the Ramayana.
VinatafHinduism According to Hindu legends, Vinata is the mother of birds. She is one of the thirteen daughters of Prajapati Daksha. Married to Kashyapa along with her 12 sisters. She bore him two sons, named Aruṇá, and Garuda (Suparna).
ViracochamIncan Mythology Viracocha is the great creator deity in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region of South America. Full name and some spelling alternatives are Wiracocha, Apu Qun Tiqsi Wiraqutra, and Con-Tici (also spelled Kon-Tiki, the source of the name of Thor Heyerdahl's raft)... [more]
ViradecdisfGermanic Mythology From wiro- "truth" and dekos "honor", interpreted to mean "the truth-honored". The name of a Celtic/Germanic deity.
ViribundafFolklore From a Swedish fairy tale by Anna Maria Roos 'Prins Florestan eller sagan om jätten Bam-Bam och feen Viribunda' "Prince Florestan or the saga of he giant Bam Bam and the fairy Viribunda" that inspired Astrid Lindgren's novel 'Mio, my son'.... [more]
ViridiusmCeltic Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Viridios, which is of Celtic origin but the meaning is not known for certain. There are theories that it is derived from Proto-Celtic wird "green", or from Proto-Celtic wīrjā "truth" combined with dī- "from, has" (thus meaning "he who has the truth")... [more]
VitumnusmRoman Mythology God whom endows the fetus with vita, "life" or the vital principle or power of life (see also quickening). Augustine calls him the vivificator, "creator of life," and links him with Sentinus (following) as two "very obscure" gods who are examples of the misplaced priorities of the Roman pantheon... [more]
VollafGermanic Mythology Southern Germanic form of Fulla. In Germanic mythology, Volla is the sister of the goddess Frija (as opposed to Fulla, who is Frigg's handmaid).
VoltumnamEtruscan Mythology Voltumna, also known as Veltha, is a chthonic god of the Etruscans, later elevated to the status of supreme god. He is also the patron god of the federation of twelve Etruscan city states... [more]
VoluptasfRoman Mythology In Roman mythology, Voluptas was the beautiful daughter born from the union of Cupid and Psyche. She is known as the goddess of sensual pleasures whose Latin name means "pleasure" or "bliss".
VrindafHinduism "This name comes from the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. It is one of the names given to the Hindu goddess Radha, one of the god Vishnu's many lovers. The name is also used for the tulsi plant, a sacred plant in Hinduism, because it is said Radha's hair was wavy and luxurious, like the leaves on the plant."
VrishalifHinduism the history goes back to the Mahabharata where it is the name of karna's wife.
WadjetfEgyptian Mythology Means "green one; papyrus-colored one". From the Ancient Egyptian wadj, which was the word for the color green, in reference to the color of papyrus, and et, which indicated the name of a woman.... [more]
WakandafLiterature, New World Mythology Used by J.K. Rowling in her 'Harry Potter' series of books as a personal name for a minor female character, perhaps due to its similarity to Wanda, taken from the form of Wakan Tanka used by the Omaha people... [more]
WealhþeowfAnglo-Saxon Mythology Composed of Old English wealh "foreigner, Celt, slave" and þeow "servant". Wealhþeow is a queen of the Danes as the wife of king Hroðgar in the anonymous 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf'.
WelesmSlavic Mythology God of underworld, magic, oaths, art, craft, merchants, wealth in Slavic Mythology.
Wentshukumishiteum & fInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Wentshukumishiteu is a water-elemental spirit which fiercely protected the young of various animal species from human hunters.
WerethekaufEgyptian Mythology Means "great one of magic", "great enchantress" in Ancient Egyptian. This was the name of an Ancient Egyptian goddess, the personification of supernatural power.
WidewutomPrussian, Baltic Mythology Derived from the Old Prussian adjective videvis meaning "aware, informed" as well as "known" combined with an Old Prussian diminutive suffix that is the equivalent of the modern Lithuanian masculine diminutive suffix -utis... [more]
XanthofGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair" (see Xanthe). This name is sometimes included as one of the Nereids of Greek myth (the fifty daughters of Nereus by Doris).
XanthusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) From the Greek Ξάνθος (Xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair" (compare Xanthe). This was the name of several characters in Greek legend, including a Trojan slain by Diomedes and a horse owned by Achilles ("Bayard, the other being Βαλίος (Balios), Piebald").
XbalanquemMayan Mythology The name of one of the hero twins in the Mayan Popul Vuh. He defeated the underworld gods with his brother, Hunahpu.
XelasmNew World Mythology, Salishan Name used by the Lummi people of northwest Washington state for the Transformer, a being that appears in the mythologies of many indigenous peoples who inhabited the Pacific Northwest Coast. This legendary figure (or figures) is also known as Xáays in Squamish and Xa:ls in Halkomelem.
XenodikefAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from Greek ξένος (xenos) meaning "foreign, strange" as well as "foreigner, guest" combined with the Greek noun δίκη (dike) meaning "justice, judgement" as well as "custom, usage".
XenopatrafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ξένος (xenos) meaning "foreign, strange" as well as "foreigner, guest" combined with either the Greek noun πάτρα (patra) meaning "fatherland, native land" or Greek πατρός (patros) meaning "of the father"... [more]
XenumMythology Possibly based on Greek ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest, stranger". This is the name of an alien that appears in Scientology.
XihefFar Eastern Mythology, Chinese A Chinese sun goddess, mythologically she was the wife of Emperor Jun, and once the 'mother' of ten suns, in the form of Three-legged birds, residing in a mulberry tree in the eastern sea named Fusang... [more]
XingtianmChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 刑 (xing, meaning “punishment”) and 天 (tian, meaning “heaven”). This is the name of a mythological figure who appears in the Shanhaijing (山海经) or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
XiwangmufChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 西 (xi, meaning “western”), 王 (wang, meaning “royal”) and 母 (mu, meaning “mother”). Xiwangmu is one of the oldest and most important goddesses in Chinese mythology, with evidence of her cult dating back to the Shang Dynasty (c.1600 - 1046 BCE)... [more]
XuthusmGreek Mythology According to the author, Robert Graves, Xuthus name came from the word strouthos, "sparrow".More likely, the name is a variation of Xanthus, which can signify that Xuthus was "yellow-haired"... [more]
YáizafSpanish (Canarian), Folklore, Literature Origin and meaning unknown, perhaps from the name of a village on the Canarian island of Lanzarote, which may be of indigenous Guanche origin. Allegedly Yáiza was the name of a Guanche princess who inhabited the Canary Islands in pre-colonial times... [more]
YajushmHinduism MEANING - "partridge, observerof religious ceremonies as prescribed in yajur-veda, relating to yajurveda(यर्जुवेद)"... [more]
YanauluhamNew World Mythology The great medicine man of the Zuni. He is associated with civilization, agriculture, animal husbandry, social life, healing and knowledge.
Yáochí JīnmǔfFar Eastern Mythology Alternative name or epithet of the Queen Mother of the West, which translates to "Golden Mother of the Nacre Lake" or "Golden Mother of the Mother-of-Pearl Lake".
YaojifChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 瑶 (yao, meaning “beautiful jade”) 姬 (ji, meaning “princess” or “noble woman”). Yaoji is the goddess of Wushan, a mountain in southern China. Some sources say that she was a daughter of the Flame Emperor, while later ones incorporate her into the Daoist religion by making her a daughter of Xiwangmu.... [more]
YehlmNew World Mythology, Tlingit The Tlingit creator-god, the bringer of culture as well as a trickster. He stole fire and gave it to humankind. Assuming the shape of a large raven, he flew over the primal fog and dissipated it with his wings until the first lands emerged... [more]
YemọjafAfrican Mythology, Yoruba Derived from the Yoruba phrase Yeye emo eja meaning "mother whose children are like fish". She is the mother goddess and patroness of birth of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, worshipped primarily by women.
YeqonmJudeo-Christian Legend means "he shall rise". The name of one of the 200 fallen angels that married woman women and taught humans wicked arts like witchcraft and how to make weapons. Yeqon was the ringleader who first tempted the other Watchers into having sexual relations with humans... [more]
Yer TanrifMythology Turkic Earth goddess, her name is derived from yer meaning "earth" and tanrı meaning "god, deity".
YggdrasilmNorse Mythology Possibly means "Odin's gallows", referring to how Odin hanged himself from it to gain knowledge of the runes. In Norse mythology this is the name of the mythical tree that connects the Realms.
YimantuwingyaimNew World Mythology A culture hero of the Hupa (California) and the one who established world order. He was the leader of the beings (the Kihunai) who inhabited the world before the Hupa. He combined trickiness and eroticism with heroic qualities... [more]
YinglongmChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 应 (yìng, meaning “responding, heeding”) and 龙 (lóng, meaning “dragon”). This is the name of a dragon that appears in several Chinese mythological texts, including the Shanhaijing (山海经) or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
YingzhaomChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 英 (ying, meaning “flower”) and 招 (zhao, meaning “to summon, to beckon”). This is the name of a deity mentioned in the Shanhaijing (山海经) or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
YudimChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 玉 (yu, meaning “jade”) and 帝 (di, meaning “emperor”). In Daoist mythology, Yudi is the supreme ruler of the cosmos who has authority over heaven, earth and hell... [more]
YuqiangmChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology Also known as Yujiang (禺疆) and Yujing (禺京). He is the god of water who oversees the season of winter and the north, and resides in the North Sea. He is described as having a human face and bird’s body, standing astride two red snakes and wearing two green snakes as earrings... [more]
ZadenimGeorgian Mythology Most likely derived from Persian یزدان (yazdân) meaning "god, divinity, angel". Zadeni (also transcribed as Zaden) was a pagan god of fruitfulness and the harvest in pre-Christian Georgian mythology.
ZadkielmHebrew, Judeo-Christian Legend Means "righteousness of God" in Hebrew. Rabbinic tradition considers him to be the Angel of Mercy and some believe him to be the Angel of the Lord that prevented Abraham from killing his son Isaac.
ZagreusmGreek Mythology Possibly derived from Greek ζαγρεύς (zagreus), which was a term used to refer to a hunter that catches live animals. The term would technically mean "great hunter", as it was derived from the Greek prefix ζα (za) meaning "very" combined with Greek αγρεύς (agreus) meaning "hunter"... [more]
ZahhakmPersian Mythology Means "he who owns ten thousands of horses". Zahhak was an evil emperor in Persian Mythology who was revolted against by the blacksmith Kaveh.
ZakynthosmGreek Mythology Variation of the name Zacynthus. Also the name of a Greek island. The island is also known as Zante.
ZalmoxemMythology A (or the) god of the Getae, a Thracian tribe living in today's Romania.
ZarikfNear Eastern Mythology The name of a daeva or demon in service of Ahriman in Zoroastrian belief, associated with aging and old age. The etymology of her name is unknown, but it may be related to زر meaning "gold" or زر (zor) meaning "rotation, circulation".
ZemelofNear Eastern Mythology The name of a Thraco-Phrygian earth goddess, probably derived from the same root as Russian zemlya "earth, soil" (also carries the sense of "the Otherworld"). This might be the origin of Semele.
ZephonmJudeo-Christian Legend Variant of Ziphion. Means "hidden" in Hebrew. In the apocryphal Book of Enoch this was the name of an angel sent by the archangel Gabriel, along with the angel Ithuriel, to find the location of Satan after his fall.
ZernebogmSlavic Mythology (Slovak) variant transcription of Chernobog. Zernebog is a Slavic deity, about whom much has been speculated but little can be said definitively. The name may also be given as Crnobog, Czernobóg, Černobog, Црнобог or Chernobog; these are all romanizations of the Russian Чернобог, meaning black god... [more]
ZhulongmChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 烛 (zhu, meaning “shining, torch-like”) and 龙 (long, meaning “dragon”). According to the Shanhaijing (山海经), this was a deity who lived on Mount Zhong in the far north... [more]
ZhurongmChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 祝 (zhu, meaning “to pray”) and 融 (rong, meaning “to melt” or “brightness”). This is the name of the Chinese god of fire who oversees the south and the season of summer... [more]
ŽiezdrėfBaltic Mythology Derived from Lithuanian žiezdrà "sand; earth; spark". In Lithuanian mythology, this was the name of the personification of the planet Mars, one of the daughters of Saulė.
ŽilvinasmLithuanian, Folklore, Popular Culture Derived from either the old Lithuanian noun žilvis meaning "child, offspring" as well as "offshoot, sprout", or from old Lithuanian želvys meaning "unripe, immature, young". In Lithuanian folklore and popular culture, Žilvinas is the name of the husband of the titular character of the folk tale Eglė žalčių karalienė, which translates to English as Eglė, the Queen of Serpents.
ZiusudramNear Eastern Mythology, Sumerian Meaning, "life of long days." The name of a king listed in the Sumerian king list; listed as the last king of Sumer prior to the deluge and subsequently recorded as the hero of the Sumerian flood epic... [more]
ZurvanmPersian Mythology The primordial god in Persian religion, and the god of infinite time and space. Zurvan is the father of the good god Ahura Mazda and the evil god Angra Mainyu.
ŽvorunafBaltic Mythology This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of the hunt and the forest as well as the protector of wild animals who was first recorded in Russian chronicles of the 13th century. ... [more]