Ida

Origin: Germanic, Greek, Old Norse, Irish, Hindu, Japanese Meaning: a multicultural name with many meanings, Ida is from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labor". It's also a Greek feminine name, the name of a mountain on the island of Crete, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, as well as being the name of the nymph … Continue reading Ida

Shiva

Origin: Indian, Persian शिव (Hindi, Sanskrit) شیوا (Persian) שבעה (Hebrew) Meaning: a masculine Sanskrit name meaning "benign, kind, auspicious". It's also a feminine Persian name meaning "charming, elegant". In Hindu mythology, Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and renewal, the husband of the goddess Parvati. Variants: Siva (Hini, male). In Judaism, Shiva is a … Continue reading Shiva

Chandra

Origin: Indian चण्ड (masculine form of Chandra) चण्डा (feminine form of Chandra) Meaning: derived from Sanskirt chand ( चन्द ) meaning "to shine" or "shining", ultimately meaning "moon" Chandra is the Hindu god of the moon. He is depicted as young and beautiful, a two armed god with a club and a lotus, who rides his chariot … Continue reading Chandra

Soma

Origin: Hungarian, Indian, Greek, Japanese Meaning: from Hungarian som meaning "dogwood, cornel tree" Soma is also the name of a plant (and a Hindu god) from which an intoxicating drink is used from that plant for an ancient Vedic ritual. Soma is also the name of a Rigvedic god who somehow became merged or equated with … Continue reading Soma