HristfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian Means "the shaker" from Old Norse hrista "shake, quake". In Norse poetry the name was frequently used as a kenning for "woman"; in mythology it belonged to a Valkyrie.
HrǫnnfNorse Mythology Means "wave" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Hrǫnn was a billow maiden and one of nine daughters of Ægir and Rán.
HuginnmNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse hugr "mind, thought" (see also Hugubert). In Norse mythology, Huginn is the name of one of Odin's two ravens. Huginn signifies Thought and each day, he and Muninn (the other raven) fly over all the nine worlds known in Norse mythology in order to gather news and information for Odin.
HunsagmCaucasian Mythology Meaning unknown. Hunsag (or Hunstag) was the Vainakh patron spirit of the forest and forest animals. He sought to kill hunters he met in the woods and was defended by the nature, flora, and fauna of the forest.
HutranmNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology In Elamite religion, Hutran is the son of the god Humban (also known by his epithet Napirisha) and his wife, the goddess Kiririsha.1 It is uncertain what kind of god he was, but since his name might possibly mean "overwhelmer" in Elamite2, it could be that he was a god of soldiers and fighters3... [more]
Huyændon ÆldarmOssetian Mythology Means "Lord of the Strait" in Ossetian, probably referring to the present-day Strait of Kerch. Huyændon Ældar is the Ossetian lord of fish and a great magician and spirit.
HvitfNorse Mythology, Norwegian In the Hrolfs Saga Kraka, an old Norse mythological text, a woman named Hvit is queen of Norway. The word means "white" in Norwegian.
HvitserkmNorse Mythology (Anglicized) From the Old Norse Hvítserkr, from the elements hvítr "white" and serkr "shirt". In Norse legend this name belonged to one of the sons of the 9th-century king Ragnar Lodbrok and his wife Kráka.
HyalefGreek Mythology The name of one of the band of sixty young Okeanid Nymphs which formed the core retinue of the goddess Artemis. Her name is derived from the word Ὑαλως (hyalos) meaning "crystal".
HybrisfGreek Mythology Possibly from the Greek yvris (Ὑβρις), meaning "insult". Hybris was a spirit or goddess of violence, insolence and outrageous behaviour.
HydrafAstronomy, Greek Mythology Means "water-serpent" in Greek (from hydor "water"). In Greek myth this was the name of a many-headed Lernaean water serpent slain by Hercules. It is also a northern constellation that is said to resemble a serpent, as well as a moon of Pluto.
HygeiafGreek Mythology Greek goddess of medical cleanliness, the English word hygiene is derived from her name.
HylaeusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ὑλαιος (Hylaios), which is probably derived from Greek ὕλη (hylē) meaning "forest, woodland". However, it could also have been derived from Greek ὗλις (hylis) "mud" or from Greek ὑλάω (hylaō) meaning "to bark, to bay"... [more]
HymenmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek hymenaios meaning "bridal song, hymeneal (wedding hymn)". In Greek mythology Hymen was the god of marriage and weddings, supposed to preside over every wedding.
HypermnestrafGreek Mythology Feminine name taken from Greek mythology meaning "the much-wooed one". Hypermnestra was one of Danaus' fifty daughters, the Danaids. When ordered to kill her husband on their wedding night, her sisters complied whilst Hypermnestra refused... [more]
HyperochusmGreek Mythology Derived from ῠ̔πέρ (hupér) meaning "above, over, across, beyond" and ὄχος (ókhos) meaning "chariot", or, more broadly, "anything which holds, bears something".
HypsenormGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ὕψος (hypsos) meaning "height" as well as "top, summit" and "grandeur" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".... [more]
HypseusmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ὕψος (hypsos) meaning "height". This name was borne by three characters in Greek mythology, one of them being the son of the river god Peneus by the nymph Creusa.
HyrtacusmGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Hyrtacus is an obscure character associated with the Trojan War. He was a comrade of King Priam of Troy and married Arisbe, daughter of King Merops of Percote, after Priam had divorced her to marry Hecabe... [more]
IafGeorgian, Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Georgian noun ია (ia) meaning "violet", as in the spring flower (also see Violet). In turn, it is thought to be derived from the Georgian noun იასამანი (iasamani) meaning "lilac", which might possibly be of Persian origin... [more]
IakhsarimGeorgian Mythology Meaning unknown. Iakhsari was a mythical hero in Georgian mythology who aided Kopala in his adventures of slaying demons and monsters.
IaldabaothmGnosticism, Hebrew, Phoenician Mythology The first archon of darkness. In Hebrew, cabala, and Gnostic lore, Iadalbaoth is the demiourgos, occupying a position immediately below the "unknown Father". In Phoenician Mythology, he is one of the 7 elohim, creators of the visible universe... [more]
IárnvidiafNorse Mythology Means "she of Iron-wood" in Old Norse. In the Prose Edda Iárnvidia is a female troll who lives in Járnvid ("the iron wood"). She is sometimes identified with Angrboða.
IasionmGreek Mythology The name of a minor mythological figure, occasionally depicted as the springtime consort of Demeter. The meaning of the name Iasion is unknown, but it has occasionally been suggested to mean "bindweed".
IasisfGreek Mythology From Greek mythology, the name of one of a group of spring nymphs whose waters were believed to cure aches and pains. The name Iasis may come from the root ιατρός (iatros) meaning "healer" or from the related word ίασης (iasis), meaning "cure, remedy, healing".
IasofGreek Mythology A minor goddess of curing ailments, one of the daughters and attendants of Asklepios. Her name comes from the word ίασης (iasis), meaning "cure, remedy, healing".
IgalukmInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Igaluk is a lunar god. He lusted after his sister, the solar goddess Malina, but she rejected his advances and fled from him. Their eternal chase explains the movement of the sun and the moon through the sky.... [more]
IlionafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Derived from Greek Ἴλιον (Ilion), an alternative name of Troy, the ancient city that was besieged by the Greeks in Homer's 'Iliad'. In Greek myth Iliona or Ilione was a Trojan princess, a daughter of Priam and Hecuba and wife of the Thracian king Polymestor.
ImentetfEgyptian Mythology Means "she of the west". In Egyptian mythology she was the goddess representing the necropolis west of the Nile River and the consort of Aken. Typically depicted wearing the hieroglyph for 'west' on her head, she often appeared on tombs to welcome the deceased into the afterlife... [more]
ImsetymEgyptian Mythology In Egyptian mythology he was a funerary deity, one of the four sons of Horus tasked with protecting his throne in the underworld. His image was depicted on the canopic jar that held the liver of the deceased.
InachusmGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Inachus was the first king of Argos after whom a river was called Inachus River, the modern Panitsa that drains the western margin of the Argive plain. Most modern mythologists however understand Inachus as one of the river gods, all sons of Oceanus and Tethys and thus to the Greeks part of the pre-Olympian or "Pelasgian" mythic landscape.
IndrajafLithuanian (Rare), Baltic Mythology Borrowed from the name of a lake and river in the Utena district municipality of north-eastern Lithuania, derived from Eastern Aukštaitian Lithuanian indrė (standard Lithuanian nendrė) meaning "reed."... [more]
IndridmPopular Culture, Folklore Indrid Cold is the name of a being originating in North American folklore, whose appearance usually coincides with sightings of UFOs or other cryptids.
IngeldmAnglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology Old English name, possibly derived from the Old English intensive prefix in- and geld, gield "payment, tribute". This was the name of a legendary prince of the Heathobards who appears in Anglo-Saxon tales, including the 8th-century epic poem Beowulf.
IngumamBasque Mythology In Basque mythology, Inguma is a nocturnal spirit who enters the home at night and tries to disturb the sleep of those who live at the place (similar to the Alp and Mara in Germanic folklore). To ward him off, one needs to seek help of Saint Agnes.
IniasmJudeo-Christian Legend One of the 7 angels reprobated by the church council in Rome (745 C.E.) The others were Uriel, Raquel, Simiel (Semibiel), Tubuel, Tubuas, and Saboac.... [more]
IokefGreek Mythology The Ancient Greek personification of battle onslaught. Her name is related to διωκή (dioki) meaning "rout, pursuit".
IolaosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek ἰός (ios), which can mean "arrow" as well as "poison" and "rust". The second element is derived from Greek λαος (laos) meaning "people".
Iphisf & mGreek Mythology Possibly from Greek ιφιος (iphios) meaning "strong, stout". This was the name of seven characters in Greek myth, both male and female, including the slave woman given to Patroclus by his cousin Achilles in Homer's 'Iliad'.
IphitionmGreek Mythology Diminutive form of Iphitos, as this name contains the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion). In Greek mythology, this is the name of two Trojans.
IphthimefGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἴφθιμος (iphthimos) "stout, strong", a word which meant "comely, goodly" when applied to women. This name was borne by a sister of Penelope in Homer's epic the 'Odyssey'.
IravanmHinduism Derived from Sanskrit इरावत् (irāvat) meaning "satiating, comfortable, endowed with provisions", from इरा (irā) meaning "food, refreshment". This is the name of a minor Hindu deity and a character in the Mahabharata... [more]
IravatifHinduism Means "possessing refreshment" in Sanskrit, from इरा (ira) meaning "water, refreshment" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a figure in Hindu mythology who is associated with the Ravi River in northwestern India... [more]
IsandrosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἴσανδρος (isandros) meaning "like a man", which consists of the Greek adjective ἴσος (isos) meaning "equal" combined with Greek ἀνδρός (andros) meaning "of a man".
IsengrimmLiterature, Folklore, Ancient Germanic A variant form of Isangrim. This is the name of a wolf found in many medieval stories, most notably in the French folktale of Reynard the Fox. The author J. R. R. Tolkien used it as a hobbit name in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954).
IshaanmSanskrit, Hinduism In Hindu tradition, Ishaan is the guardian of the north-east direction. He is often identified with the deity Shiva.
IsharafNear Eastern Mythology An ancient Hittite goddess associated with love and oaths. Her name comes form the Hittite word for "treaty, binding promise", or may be related to the name of the goddess Ishtar.
Ishme-karabfNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology This was the name of a goddess in Elamite religion. Her name is Akkadian and means "she who has heard the prayer"1 or "she has heard the supplication".2 The Elamite form of her name is said to be Išnikarap.3 The fact that her name is Akkadian rather than Elamite, is possibly due to the fact that Elam had repeatedly been under Akkadian rule and was thus influenced by the Akkadian language and culture... [more]
IssitoqmInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Issitoq is a deity that punishes those who break taboos. He usually takes the form of a giant flying eye.
IssoriafGreek Mythology An epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis which derives from Issorion, the name of a mountain near Sparta on which there was a sanctuary dedicated to her... [more]
IštanumNear Eastern Mythology From Hattic estan meaning "Sun-god". He was the Hittite and Hattic god of the sun. In Luwian he was known as Tiwaz or Tijaz. He was a god of judgement, and was depicted bearing a winged sun on his crown or head-dress, and a crooked staff..
IthurielmJudeo-Christian Legend Apparently means "discovery of God" in Hebrew, according to some sources. However, it could possibly instead mean "the light of God is with me", derived from Hebrew 'itay "with me", uri "light, fire" and el "God"... [more]
ĪtzpāpālōtlfAztec and Toltec Mythology Derived from Nahuatl itztli meaning "obsidian, obsidian knife" and pāpālōtl "butterfly". This name has been translated as "clawed butterfly", perhaps in effect equal to "bat". In Aztec mythology, Ītzpāpālōtl was a skeletal warrior goddess of infant mortality and women who die in childbirth.
IunitfEgyptian Mythology Iunit of Armant means "she of Armant". Armant, also known as Hermonthis, is a town in Egypt whose name is derived from Montu. In Egyptian mythology she was a minor goddess and a consort of Montu.... [more]
IusaasetfEgyptian Mythology Etymology uncertain, may mean something similar to "she who grows as she comes". This was the name of the feminine counterpart to Atum, also associated with the acacia tree.
IxionmGreek Mythology Probably derived from the Greek noun ἰξός (ixos), which can mean "mistletoe" as well as "birdlime". In Greek mythology, Ixion was king of the Lapiths (the most ancient tribe of Thessaly) and a son of Ares or Antion or the notorious evildoer Phlegyas.
IxtabfMayan Mythology At the time of the Spanish conquest of Yucatán (1527–1546), Ix Tab or Ixtab ( "Rope Woman", "Hangwoman") was the indigenous Mayan goddess of suicide by hanging. Playing the role of a psychopomp, she would accompany such suicides to heaven.
IxtlifNew World Mythology Diminutive of Ixtaccihuatl, which means "white woman" in Nahuatl from iztac "white" and cihuatl "woman". This was the name of a beautiful princess in Mexican legend who fell in love with the hero Popo, but died of grief when a messenger falsely reported that her lover had died in war... [more]
IynxfGreek Mythology From Greek mythology. The name of a nymph who invented the magical love-charm known as the iynx--a spinning wheel with a wryneck bird attached, according to mythology she either used the charm to make Zeus fall in love with her or with another nymph, Io... [more]
JabrumNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology This was the name of an obscure but very old god in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of his name was in the Elamite language. Most sources equate him with the Babylonian god Anu1, so he must have been a god of the heavens... [more]
JehfPersian Mythology Possibly derived from the Arabic verb جَاءَ (ja'a) meaning "to come, to bring". In Zoroastrianism, Jeh is the consort of Ahriman, and is a demon of lasciviousness who is associated with the menstrual cycle, improper behaviour and the defilement of women.
JehudielmJudeo-Christian Legend Derived from the Hebrew יהודיאל (Yehudiel) which meant "praise of God" (compare Judah). Jehudiel was one of the seven archangels in Eastern Orthodox tradition.
Jiraiyam & fJapanese Mythology, Popular Culture, English (Modern, Rare) First used in the 1806 yomi-hon Jiraiya Monogatari (自来也説話) and then subsequently in the folklore Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari (児雷也豪傑譚), published as a series from 1839 to 1868, belonging to the main character who uses shape-shifting magic to morph into a gigantic toad... [more]
Jiufengm & fChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 九 (jiu, meaning “nine”) and 凤 (feng, meaning “phoenix”). This is the name of a deity mentioned in the Shanhaijing (山海经), or Classic of Mountains and Seas... [more]
JolïetefWelsh Mythology Possibly from Old French joli, jolif "pretty, cute, smart, joyful". According to Gerbert de Montreuil's 'Fourth Continuation' of Chrétien’s Perceval (c. 1230), this was the name of a maidservant of Bloiesine, Gawain’s lover.
JonaymSpanish (Canarian), Folklore Taken from Garajonay, a Canarian place name of Guanche origin. According to a local legend, Gara and Jonay were a pair of young Guanche lovers who died together in a joint suicide at Garajonay peak, the highest mountain on the Canarian island of La Gomera... [more]
JorimNorse Mythology Shortened form of Jörmungandr. Son of Loki, otherwise known as the world serpent.
JormungandmNorse Mythology Jormungand means "huge monster" in Norse Mythology. It is also known as the Midgard Serpent, or the world Serpent. Jormungand is a sea serpent, the middle child of the giantess Angrboda and Loki.
JǫrðfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Derived from Old Norse jǫrð meaning "earth". In Norse mythology, Jǫrð was the goddess of the earth and the mother of Þórr (see Thor). Other names for her included Hlóðyn and Fjǫrgyn.
JowangsinfKorean Mythology The goddess of the fire and hearth in traditional Korean religion. Her name is derived from the hanja 竈 (jo) meaning "hearth, kitchen stove, kitchen", 王 (wang) meaning "great, king" and 神 (sin) meaning "god, goddess, spirit".
JuoksáhkkáfSami, Sami Mythology Combination of Juoksa and Sami áhkká meaning "wife, woman, mother". Jousáhkká is a goddess in Sami mythology who decides whether an unborn baby will be a boy or girl... [more]
KadlufInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Kadlu refers to either one goddess or three sisters who presided over thunder.
KadrufHinduism Means "tawny, reddish-brown" in Sanskrit. In Hindu mythology Kadru is the wife of Kashyapa and the mother of the nagas, a race of divine half-human, half-serpent beings.
KagutsuchimJapanese Mythology From Japanese 迦 (ka), a phonetic character, 具 (gu) meaning "tool, means" and 土 (tsuchi) meaning "ground, earth, soil". In Japanese mythology, Kagutsuchi was the god of fire, as well as the son of Izanagi and Izanami... [more]
KagututimFar Eastern Mythology Kagututi was the fire god of ancient Japanese mythology. His mother, Izanami, was killed while giving birth to him.
KainisfGreek Mythology Probably derived from the Greek noun καινίς (kainis) meaning "knife", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb καίνω (kaino) meaning "to kill, to slay".... [more]
KairosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun καιρός (kairos), which literally means "due measure, proportion, fitness" as well as "time, season", but has a more figurative meaning of "the right or opportune moment", as in: being in the right place at the right time.... [more]
KakiafGreek Mythology Probably related to (kakos) which means "vice or immorality." Kakia was the spirit (daimona) of vice and moral badness.
Kakuyama-no-uneo-no-konoshita-ni-zasu-kamifJapanese Mythology An epithet of the spring water goddess Nakisawame. It is derived from 香 (kaku) meaning "pleasant scent, fragrance", 山 (yama) meaning "mountain", の (no) meaning "of", 畝 (une) meaning "raised earth in a field" or "rib", 尾 (o) meaning "tail", "foot of a mountain" or "the end of something", の (no) meaning "of", 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood", の (no) meaning "of", 下 (shita) meaning "the below", 坐 (za) meaning "to sit, to bear fruit" and 神 (kami) meaning "god, deity, spirit".
KalligeneiafGreek Mythology KALLIGENEIA (Calligeneia) was the nymph nursemaid of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone. She was worshipped as a goddess of the Eleusinian Mysteries. And it means "beautiful born" from καλλή and γένης.
KalmafFinnish Mythology Finnish Goddess of death and decay, residing in the underworld. The name means "corpse stench", and can be used as a poetic word for death.Her father is Tuoni and her mother Tuonetar... [more]
KalpeshmHinduism ancient times in harappa, the word 'kalpesh' was used as presentation of new articles.
KalybefGreek Mythology The name of a Trojan nymph loved by King Laomedon of Troy. Her name is derived from the element καλυβη (kalybe), a type of rustic rural hut.
KamalipafHinduism Kamal, Kamala, Kamalika & Kamalipa. All these names orginated from the flower name "Kamal(Lotus". The name Kamalipa means "Big Lotus"
KamarfGeorgian Mythology Meaning uncertain. Kamar was the daughter of the Georgian god of nature and the god of the sky. She was seen as a symbol of divine fire and her beauty caused Amirani to kidnap her from heaven.
Kamuym & fAinu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology Refers to a spiritual or divine entity in the mythology of the indigenous Ainu people of Japan. The term shares similarities with the Japanese word "kami" (神) in both phonology and meaning.