unisex form of Celtic Agrona,
the name a goddess of war and death who was portrayed as a
masculine figure in Welsh mythology, meaning
Akkadian name meaning "solar calf." In Babylonian mythology, this is the
name of a god said to have killed a dragon named Tiamat.
In the bible, he is known by the Hebrew name Merodach,
and is a
Babylonian idol, probably the planet Mars, which like Saturn was regarded by
ancient Semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was
propitiated with human victims.
Variant spelling of Mirrikh, the Arabic and Persian
name for the planet Mars, possibly meaning "death,
Arabic and Persian name for the planet Mars, possibly meaning "death,
slaughter." Also spelled Merikh.
Short form of English Morton "settlement on the
moor," and Mortimer
MORTIMER: English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman baronial name Mortemer,
composed of the Old French elements morte "dead" and mer
"sea," hence "dead sea," which may have referred to
either the biblical Dead Sea or a stagnant marsh. Compare with another
form of Mortimer.
Pet form of English Morton "settlement on the
moor," and Mortimer "dead sea."
Short form of Greek Thanatos, meaning "death."
(θάνατος): Greek myth name of a god of death, meaning "death."
Roman myth name of a goddess of corpses, funerals, and the dead. Her name
was synonymous with the word "death."
Slavic name meaning "death." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of death and
(θάνα): Feminine form of Greek
meaning "death." Compare with another form of Thana.
Old Norse name composed of
the elements valr "the dead, the slain" and dís "goddess,
woman," hence "goddess of the slain in battle."
VALDIS: Swedish and Norwegian form of Old
Norse Valdís, meaning "goddess of the
slain in battle."
Old High German name composed of the elements wala "dead, slain
and burg "help, protection, salvation," hence "salvation of the slain in battle."