Mythology Submitted Names

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Uroda f Slavic 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.
Urvasha f Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Punjabi, Hinduism, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali, Sinhalese
Name - Urvasha उर्वशा... [more]
Urvashi f Hinduism, 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.
Ush m Sanskrit, Indian, Hinduism, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati
MEANING : early morning, dawn, daybreak, lover, bdellium, saline earth, fossile salt ... [more]
Ushiwakamaru m Japanese 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]
Ut Apay f Mythology
Bashkir form of Od Ana.
Uðr f & m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Unnr. In Norse mythology, Unnr was a billow maiden and one of nine daughters of Ægir and Rán.... [more]
Uttu f Near Eastern Mythology
Sumerian goddess of weaving whose name means "spider".
Uyryzmag m Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
This was the name of a hero in the Ossetian epic and saga Nart. He is the son of Ækhsærtæg and Dzerassa, twin brother of Khæmyts, and half-brother of Satanaya... [more]
Vaaj m Hinduism, Sanskrit, Indian, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali, Sinhalese, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese
Meaning: strength, vigour, energy, spirit, speed (esp. of a horse ), a contest, race, conflict, battle, war, the prize of a race or ... [more]
Vaarish m Hinduism
Name : Vaarish वारिश... [more]
Vaduny f Romanian (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'.
Vaea m & f Tongan, 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]
Vafþrúðnir m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "the mightily entangling one". This is the name of a wise giant in Norse mythology.
Vagitanus m Roman 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.
Vahariel m Jewish Legend
A name for an angel in Jewish tradition which means 'Chosen of God', from the word 'bachar (בָּחַר)' meaning 'to choose, chosen.'
Vaibhav m Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit वैभव (vaibhava) meaning "glory, might, power". This is one of the names of Vishnu as well as a manifestation of Lakshmi.
Vaidharbhi f Hinduism
From Hindu culture meaning Goddess Saraswthy
Vaivora f Baltic Mythology
The Lithuanian goddess of the planet Mercury, one of the daughters of the sun goddess Saulė.... [more]
Vajada f Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Nepali, Sinhalese, Bengali
Name : Vajada ( वाजदा )... [more]
Vakarė f Baltic Mythology, Lithuanian
Epithet of the goddess Vakarinė. The name itself is derived from Lithuanian vakaras "evening; night".
Vakarinė f Baltic 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]
Valga f Sanskrit, Marathi, Indian, Hinduism, Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, Sinhalese, Gujarati, Tamil
MEANING - a bridle, rein, Goddess Durga
Váli m Norse Mythology
Snorri Sturluson calls Váli a son of Loki and brother of Nari in chapter 50 of the Prose Edda. Other sources say he was a son of Odin and the giantess Rindr.
Valkyrja f Icelandic, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse valkyrja meaning "chooser of the slain" (see Valkyrie).
Vana f Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from Vanaheimr, home of the Vanir (a type of Old Norse gods). Vana was the wife of Sveigðir and mother of Vanlandi... [more]
Vani f Sanskrit, Indian, Hinduism, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali, Marathi
MEANING - wish, desire, fire, bestowing, procuring
Vanlandi m Norse Mythology
Means "man from Vanaheimr" in Old Norse. Vanaheimr was the home of the Vanir, a group of gods. Njörðr, Freyr and Freyja were members of the Vanir.... [more]
Vansha f Hinduism
Name : Vansha वंशा... [more]
Vár f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic (Modern), Faroese, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse word vár meaning "spring". Vár is the name of an Ásynja, who is responsible for contracts between men and women.
Varaha m Hinduism
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.
Varahi f Indian, Hinduism
Means "boar" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu goddess, one of the Matrikas.
Varima-te-takere f Polynesian 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".
Varshati f Hinduism
Name - Varshati वर्षति... [more]
Varshita f Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism
Name : Varshita वर्षिता... [more]
Varun m Hinduism
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]
Varuni f Hinduism, Sinhalese
Means "liquor, wine" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu goddess of wine and the consort of Varuna.
Vasha f Sanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Nepali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, Gujarati, Assamese
MEANING - willing, obedient, submissive, free, daughter , woman, female elephant ... [more]
Vashish m Mauritian 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.
Vasuki m & f Hinduism, 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.
Vasvi f Sanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Punjabi
MEANING - night; excellent, beneficent , sweet
m Norse Mythology
Derived from , a Germanic shrine or sacred enclosure. In Norse Mythology, Vé is the brother of Odin and Vili.
Veenapani f Indian, 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.
Vega f Sanskrit, Hinduism, Hindi, Indian, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali
MEANING - speed, quickness, velocity, current ( of water ), momentum
Véineas f Astronomy, Roman Mythology
Irish form of Venus. It does not appear to be in use as an Irish given name.
Veive m Etruscan Mythology
The Etruscan god of revenge. He is portrayed as a young man wearing a laurel wreath and holding arrows in his hand. A goat stands next to him.
Veltha m Etruscan Mythology
Alternate name of Voltumna, an etruscan god.
Venatrix f Roman Mythology
Means "huntress" in Latin. This was an epithet of the goddess Diana.
Venilia f Roman Mythology
A Roman deity associated with the winds and the sea.
Venkateshwara m Hinduism, 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.
Verbeia f Celtic 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]
Vercana f Germanic 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".
Veritas f Roman Mythology
Means "truth" in Latin. She was the Roman personification of truth, equivalent to the Greek entity Alethea.
Verticordia f Roman Mythology
Means "turner of hearts" from Latin vertere "to turn, turn about" and cor "heart" (genitive cordis). This was an epithet of the Roman goddess Venus.
Vertumnus m Etruscan Mythology
Variation of Voltumna. See also Tumnus.
Veslefrikk m Literature, 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.
Vesper m & f Roman Mythology, Popular Culture
Latin form of Hesperos with the same meaning, also used as common word. ... [more]
Vesunna f Gaulish 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'.
Veðrfölnir m Norse 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.
Vibhishana m Indian, 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.
Vicra m & f Hinduism
Sanskrit work
Victrix f Roman Mythology
Means "a female victor" in Latin (corresponding to masculine victor "conqueror"; see Victor). This was an epithet the Roman goddess Venus ("Venus the Victorious").
Vidul m Hinduism
Name: Vidul विदुल... [more]
Vighneshvari f Hinduism
Epithet of the Hindu goddess Vinayaki which means "mistress of obstacles".
Vikesh m Hinduism, Indian
Sanskrit name meaning "the moon".
Vikhed m Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Tamil, Hinduism, Sinhalese
MEANING : free from weariness, alert, fresh, free from depression . Here वि means free from + खेद means weariness, sorrow or pain... [more]
Vikhedini f Hindi, Sanskrit, Indian, Hinduism
MEANING : unwearied, alert, fresh, free from depression . Here वि means free from + खेदिन् / खेदिनी means suffering from weariness... [more]
Vili m Norse Mythology
Means "will" in Old Norse. Vili is the brother of Odin and in Norse mythology.
Vinata f Hinduism
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).
Vinayika f Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
MEANING - remover of obstacles, female leader, female preceptor, a term for wife of lord Ganesha
Vinda m & f Hinduism
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
Vindkaldr m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Means "wind-frozen". Svipdagr uses this as an alias when he goes to woo Menglǫð.
Viraaj m Sanskrit, Indian, Hinduism, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali
MEANING : Shining, Brilliant. Splendid, ruling far & wide, Sovereign, King
Viracocha m Incan 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]
Viradecdis f Germanic Mythology
From wiro- "truth" and dekos "honor", interpreted to mean "the truth-honored". The name of a Celtic/Germanic deity.
Virajini f Punjabi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Nepali, Kannada, Telugu
Means "shining, brilliant, splendid" in Sanskrit.
Virata m Hinduism
Means "huge, magnificent" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a character in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata.
Virginiensis f Roman Mythology
The goddess Cinxia functions within the belt (cingulum) that the bride wears to symbolize that her husband is "belted and bound" (cinctus vinctusque) to her... [more]
Virgo f Roman Mythology, Astronomy
Means "maiden" in Latin. The name of one of the constellations in the zodiac.
Viribunda f Folklore
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]
Viridius m Celtic 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]
Visbur m Norse Mythology
Means "undoubted son" in Old Norse. Visbur was a legendary Swedish king, son of Vanlandi and father of Dómaldi... [more]
Visha f Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Sinhalese, Kannada, Malayalam
MEANING - Atis tree, Aconite tree(its bark is used as dye), feces, wisdom, intellect
Vishada f Sanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Marathi, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, Gujarati, Indian (Sikh), Assamese
MEANING - spotless, brilliant, bright, calm, evident, intelligible, clear, cheerful
Visna f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse name of unknown origin and meaning. Visna is the name of a warrior-like queen mentioned in the Gesta Danorum.
Vitumnus m Roman 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]
Volla f Germanic 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).
Volsung m Norse Mythology
Norse Myth: Descendent of Odin.
Voltumna m Etruscan 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]
Volumna f Roman Mythology
Goddess who grants the child the will to do good.
Volumnus m Roman Mythology
God who grants the child the will to do good. See also Volumna.
Voluptas f Roman 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".
Vör f Norse Mythology
Meaning, possibly, "the careful one," or "aware, careful."
Vosegus m Celtic Mythology
The Gaulish god of the Vosges Forest in France.... [more]
Vrinda f Hinduism
"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."
Vrishali f Hinduism
the history goes back to the Mahabharata where it is the name of karna's wife.
Vrishi f Sanskrit, Indian, Hindi, Hinduism, Tamil
Name: Vrishi वृषी... [more]
Wadjet f Egyptian 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]
Waka f Polynesian Mythology
Name of a sorceress, grandmother of Laie-i-ka-wai.
Wakanda f Literature, 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]
Wamika f Mizo, Hinduism
This is one of Hindu goddess Durga's names in Mizo.
Wangshu m & f Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the Chinese character 望 (wàng) meaning "to gaze" combined with 舒 (shū) meaning "comfortable, easy". ... [more]
Wars m Polish (Archaic), Slavic Mythology, Medieval Polish, Literature, Mythology
Wars is a name of a fisherman from Polish legend about Wars and Sawa, which tells the story of a Vistula mermaid and the man who fell in love with her. They are believed to be the founders of Warsaw, the capital of Poland (in Polish: Warszawa).
Wealhþeow f Anglo-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'.
Weles m Slavic Mythology
God of underworld, magic, oaths, art, craft, merchants, wealth in Slavic Mythology.
Wentshukumishiteu m & f Inuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Wentshukumishiteu is a water-elemental spirit which fiercely protected the young of various animal species from human hunters.
Werethekau f Egyptian 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.
Whaitiri f Polynesian Mythology
Etymology unknown. This is the name of the blind, canibalistic goddess of thunder in Maori mythology.
Whaitiri-mātakataka f Polynesian Mythology
Means "crashing thunder" in Maori. This is one of the names of Whaitiri.
Wicadith m Incan Mythology (Anglicized, Rare)
Means "shiny" in ancient Tulalip-inca tribe scripts,as in Bagobago 1,87: "With thee shall be the song of the wekkadeth birds"
Widewuto m Prussian, 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]
Wilbeth f Germanic Mythology
"Sister goddess" of Embeth and Borbeth and one of "The Three Bethen" or "Three Virgins", a group of allegedly pre-Christian goddesses who later became "unofficial" saints.... [more]
Wiryadipura m & f Indonesian, Hinduism, Sanskrit
An Indonesian name probably composed of two Sanskrit words, Wiryadi (from Virya) and Pura.
Wóȟpe f New World Mythology
Etymology unknown. This was the name of a Lakota goddess of peace who was associated with falling stars.
Wosret f Egyptian Mythology
Means "the powerful".... [more]
Wurunšemu f Near Eastern Mythology
The name of a Hattian goddess whose name may potentially mean "Mother of the land".
Xantena f Spanish (Canarian, Rare), Guanche Mythology
From Guanche *šan-əḍănay, meaning "twin recipient". In Guanche mythology, she was the mother of all humans.
Xanthippus m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Xanthippos. A known bearer of this name was Xanthippus of Carthage, a Spartan mercenary general from the 3rd century BC.
Xanthis m Greek Mythology
A character in Greek Mythology.
Xantho f Greek 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).
Xanthus m Greek 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").
Xbalanque m Mayan Mythology
The name of one of the hero twins in the Mayan Popul Vuh. He defeated the underworld gods with his brother, Hunahpu.
Xdan m & f New World Mythology
From ancient mixtec, a mexican language
Xelas m New 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.
Xenoclea f Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Xenokleia. In Greek mythology, this is the name of a priestess and oracle of the temple of Apollo at Delphi.
Xenocleia f Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Variant latinization of Xenokleia, because its proper (and most common) latinized form is Xenoclea.
Xenodice f Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Xenodike. This is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, one of which is a Cretan princess.
Xenodike f Ancient 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".
Xenokleia f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Xenokles. In Greek mythology, this name belonged to a Delphic priestess who was consulted by Herakles.
Xenopatra f Greek 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]
Xenu m Mythology
Possibly based on Greek ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest, stranger". This is the name of an alien that appears in Scientology.
Xihe f Far 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]
Xilonen f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
The Aztec maize-goddess, called "the hairy-one" referring to the hair-like tassels of the corn.
Xingtian m Chinese 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]
Xipe m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "flayed one". A god of spring.
Xira f New World Mythology (Modern, Rare)
This unique name is from Xira written "希拉", meaning "Pulled Hope". Other roots possible.
Xiuhtecuhtli m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Xiuhtecuhtli, "old god", is the senior-deity of the Aztec pantheon.
Xiwangmu f Chinese 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]
Xocotl m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Xocotl is the Aztec god of fire and of the stars.
Xolotl m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
In Aztec and Toltec mythology, Xolotl is the god of lightning who guides the dead to the Mictlan. The Aztec regard him as the twin brother of Quetzalcoatl... [more]
Xtabay f Mayan Mythology
This is the name of a female demon in Mayan legend.
Xuanming m Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 玄 (xuan, meaning “dark, mysterious”) and 冥 (ming, meaning “murky” or “sea”). This is a byname of Yuqiang, the Chinese god of the north, winter and water.
Xuannü f Chinese Mythology
Means "dark lady" or "mysterious lady" in Chinese. This was the name of an ancient Chinese goddess of war, sex, and longevity.
Xuanxiao m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 玄(xuán, meaning “dark”, “mysterious” or “black”) and 嚣 (xiāo, meaning “noise”). This is the supposed personal name of Shaohao, one of the Five Emperors who ruled in the early days of Chinese civilization.
Xuthus m Greek 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]
Yacatecuhtli m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Aztec god of travelling merchants.
Yagianath m Hinduism
Indian (Hindu)- similar to Jagannath
Yáiza f Spanish (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]
Yajush m Hinduism
MEANING - "partridge, observerof religious ceremonies as prescribed in yajur-veda, relating to yajurveda(यर्जुवेद)"... [more]
Yamir m Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism
Means "moon" in Sanskrit.
Yanauluha m New World Mythology
The great medicine man of the Zuni. He is associated with civilization, agriculture, animal husbandry, social life, healing and knowledge.
Yáochí Jīnmǔ f Far 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".
Yaoji f Chinese 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]
Yashi f Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Nepali, Hinduism
Feminine form of Yash.
Yavishtha f Sanskrit, Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit यविष्ठ yaviSTha "youngest, last born".
Yehl m New 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]
Yeitso m Navajo, New World Mythology
A fearsome man-eating giant in Navajo myth. He is one of the monstrous anaye.
Yemọja f African 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.
Yeqon m Judeo-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 Tanri f Mythology
Turkic Earth goddess, her name is derived from yer meaning "earth" and tanrı meaning "god, deity".
Yggdrasil m Norse 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.
Yhi f Gamilaraay, Indigenous Australian Mythology
In Gamilaraay mythology, Yhi was the sun goddess who brought light to the land.
Yimantuwingyai m New 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]
Yinglong m Chinese 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]
Yingzhao m Chinese 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]
Ylevä f Finnish Mythology, Karelian
Means "sublime" in Finnish.
Ymer m Norse Mythology
Ymer was a giant in Norse Mythology.
Ymir m Norse Mythology
In Norse mythology Ymir was a primeval giant and the first living creature. His grandsons Odin, Vili and Ve used Ymir's slain body to create the world
Yohualticetl f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Nahuatl yohualli meaning "night". This was the name of an Aztec goddess who governed the moon and guarded children.
Yooni f Sanskrit, Hinduism, Hindi, Indian, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi
MEANING- Youthful woman, young, strong, healthy
Yoskeha m New World Mythology
The principal deity of the Iroquois, creator of everything good.
Ysbaddaden m Welsh Mythology
The name of a giant and father of Olwen in the Mabinogion, a collection of eleven prose stories collated from medieval Welsh manuscripts.... [more]
Yudhisthira m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit yudh "war" and sthira "steady".... [more]
Yudi m Chinese 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]
Yuni f Sanskrit, Hindi, Tamil, Indian, Hinduism, Telugu, Kannada
Means "connection, union" or "young woman" in Sanskrit.
Yuqiang m Chinese 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]
Yushkep-kamuy f Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu goddess (Kamuy) of spiders. She often assists Nusa-kor-kamuy in his tasks.
Yuvarajyi f Sanskrit, Hinduism, Hindi, Indian
Means "crown princess" (referring to the wife of a prince) in Sanskrit.
Zababa m Near Eastern Mythology
The name of a Mesopotamian war god.
Zabava f Slavic Mythology, Russian
Means "cheerful, funny" in Old Slavic.
Zaden m Georgian Mythology
Variant transcription of Zadeni.
Zadeni m Georgian 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.
Zadkiel m Hebrew, 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.
Zagreus m Greek 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]
Zahhak m Persian 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.
Zakynthos m Greek Mythology
Variation of the name Zacynthus. Also the name of a Greek island. The island is also known as Zante.
Zalmoxe m Mythology
A (or the) god of the Getae, a Thracian tribe living in today's Romania.
Zarik f Near 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".
Zedeketelbad f Judeo-Christian Legend
Variant of Sedeqetelebab. In that case, it would have the same meaning, that being "righteousness of heart".
Zelinda f Italian (Rare), Hungarian (Rare), Folklore
Supposedly an Italian form of Selinde, itself a German variant of Sieglinde, as well as a Hungarian borrowing of this name... [more]
Zelos m Greek Mythology
Means "zeal, ardor, jealousy" in Greek. He was the personification of zeal or strife in Greek mythology.
Zemelo f Near 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.
Žemyna f Lithuanian (Modern), Baltic Mythology
Lithuanian goddess of the earth, her name deriving from Lithuanian žemė "earth".... [more]
Zeo m Germanic Mythology
Old High German variant of Proto-Germanic *Tīwaz (compare Tyr and Cisa).
Zephon m Judeo-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.
Zephyria f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ζεφύριος (zephyrios) "of the West". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
Zernebog m Slavic 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]
Zethus m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ζῆθος (Zêthos), a derivative of the verb ζάω (zaô) "to live". In Greek legend Zethus and his twin brother Amphion were sons of Zeus by Antiope... [more]
Zeuxippe f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Zeuxippos. This was the name of several Greek mythological figures.
Zeuxippos m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ζεύγνυμι (zeugnumi) "to yoke, saddle, join together" and ἵππος (hippos) "horse".
Zeuxippus m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Zeuxippos. This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including a son of Apollo by the nymph Syllis.
Zeuxo f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ζεύγνυμι (zeugnumi) "to yoke, join together, join in wedlock". In Greek mythology Zeuxo was one of the Oceanids, possibly a goddess of marriage.
Zhuanxu m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
In Chinese mythology, Zhuanxu is the grandson of the Yellow Emperor (Xuanyuan) and one of the Five Emperors, sage-kings who ruled in the early days of Chinese civilization... [more]
Zhuguang f Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 烛 (zhú, meaning “shining, torch-like”) and 光 (guāng, meaning “light”). This is the name of a goddess mentioned in the Shanhaijing (山海经) or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
Zhulong m Chinese 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]
Zhurong m Chinese 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]
Žiezdrė f Baltic 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.
Žilvinas m Lithuanian, 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.
Zintuḫi f Near Eastern Mythology
The name of a minor Hattian goddess whose name means "granddaughter".
Zisutra m Sumerian, Near Eastern Mythology
Variant of Ziusudra. A Sumerian priest-king during the great flood.
Ziusudra m Near 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]
Zivena f Slavic Mythology
Zivena was the goddess of life, love and fertility in Slavic mythology, also recorded as Živa.... [more]
Zlatovláska f Folklore
This is used as the Russian and Czech form of Goldilocks.
Zophiel m Hebrew (Hellenized), Judeo-Christian Legend, Literature
Apparently either means "watchman of God" or "rock of God" in Hebrew. It could also be a variant of Jophiel, since the angel Jophiel is also regularly called Zophiel in various sources... [more]
Zoriana f Ukrainian, English (Rare), South Slavic, Slavic Mythology, Slavic
This name derives from the South and West Slavic word Zora (Зора), meaning “dawn, aurora, daybreak”. In Slavic mythology, the Zorja (the evening stars, the morning star) are the two guardian goddesses, known as the Auroras.
Zorya f Slavic Mythology, Soviet, Russian
The name given to the goddess (sometimes two or three) of the dawn or the morning and evening stars. The most common depiction was that of a warrior woman. Also compare the related names Zarya, Zvezda and Danica.... [more]
Zurvan m Persian 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.
Žvoruna f Baltic 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]
Żywie f Slavic Mythology
Polish cognate of Živa.