For the 'different, not weird' baby namer

Mythological Creature Names

on January 14, 2014

Let’s go beyond Griffin and Phoenix and dig up some mythological entities that would make wearable baby names with a touch of whimsy. They’re pretty badass, too.

Adhene- (Manx) A group of beautiful fairies who were once fallen angels.
Amala- (Native American) A giant who holds up the Earth.
Arion- (Greek) An extremely fast, immortal, talking horse. Impressive.
Alphyn- A wolf-like creature with a dragon’s belly and a knotted tail.
Asrai- (English) A type of aquatic fairy.
Fae/Fay- (English) Another general term for fairies.
Faun- (Roman) Part human, part goat, totally sweet girl’s name.
Iara- (Brazilian) A beautiful siren or water nymph (a water snake, in earlier mythology).
Melusine- A female water spirit most often depicted as a mermaid.
Merrow- (Scottish, Gaelic) Merfolk.
Peri- (Persian) Fairy-like creatures.
Raicho- (Japanese) A crow-like bird that can make the sound of thunder.
Typhon- (Greek) Known as the “Father of all Monsters,” son of Gaia and Tartarus.
Xana- (Austrian) A beautiful water nymph.

I’ve always loved Fae and Fay, and I’m especially intrigued by Asrai, Iara, and Raicho. Which of these unusual creature names do you think could make a viable baby name? Would you add any to this list?


2 responses to “Mythological Creature Names

  1. Mythological names are fascinating – I love Arion, Melusine, Merrow and Peri.

  2. themermuse says:

    Cool list with some great stuff I had never seen before!

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