From the roots of our language...

...arises a page founded to provide neopians with fitting names for future pets. Here, names are more than a jumble of letters; they resonate history, meaning, and most of all—personality.

Why Latin?

In 1735, Charles Linnaeus published Systema Naturae, which became the foundation for taxonomy, the science behind naming and classifying organisms. Latin is no longer vernacular, so we can rely on its meaning to remain stagnant. Because the Romance languages are indirectly influenced by Latin, binomial nomenclature provides a universal naming system that is not exclusive to English alone.

Sadly, I don't follow the rules of taxonomy to create these names because to some extent I'm still randomly stringing letters together. However, I wanted each name's meaning to hold its own against your own projections, which is why I decided craft these names from Latin and Greek roots.

Extra Notes

  • The parenthesized words in italics are examples to help you get a feel for the root in context. Most likely they already belong to a pet, although I haven't checked -- still a work in progress.
  • Each untaken name links to its future petpage, so you can quickly double check for yourself if it's still available.
  • If you use a name, no neomail notification is required. Enjoy your new pet!
[A - E] last checked 20 May 2012 12:47p NST


Ab/Abs - away aberrant, ablution, abscond -- Acu - sharp acute, acumen Aculde Acer/acid/acri - bitter, pungent acerbic, acidity, acrimony, acuminate Acersa Acidea Acriav Ad - toward adept, adhere, advocate Advach Aer/aero - air, sky aerialist, aerology, aeromancer Aeromu Aima - blood hyperemia, leukemia, pseudoanemia -- Amor/amat - love amative, amorous, enamoured Amordes Ambi/amphi - both sides ambiance, ambiguous Ambiax Ami - friend amiable Amiopa Amiep Amyl - unmilled amylolysis, amylase Amylan Ankylo - bent, fused, or hooked ankylosis, ankylose Ankylom Ana/anti - against anachronism, antiseptic, antithesis Antidale Anticede Andro/anthro - man, human anthropology, misanthrope, philanthropy Andromu Anthroix Anima - breath, force, spirit equanimity, inanimate Animaja Annu - year annually, centennial Annune Ante - preceding antecedent, anteroom Antedeca Anterach Antho - flower anthotaxy, anthoid Anthoric Apo/apho - away, off, separate aphorism, apostasy, apogee, apostrophe Aposus Aqu/aqua/aqui - water aquarium, aqueduct, aquiculture -- Arachne - Spider arachnid Arachneid Arch - chief, most important, rule archetype, archenemy, monarch -- Archae/archi - primitive, ancient archaeology, archaic, archival Archeort Archiox Argent - silver argentina Argentle Ard - to burn ardent -- Arthr - Jointed arthropod, arthroscope, arthritis Arthroid Arthrog Art - skill artifact, artifice -- Aster/astro - star astronomy, asterisk Asterize Astrogo Atelo - imperfect, defective atelophobia Atelom Aug/auc - increase augment, auctary -- Audi - hear, listen audial, audience -- Aur - gold aureola, aureate Aurscea Auto - self autocratic, autonomy Autoan Avi - bird aviary, aviatrix, aviation --
Did you know? Over 60% of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. For science and technology-related words, the ratio rises to over 90%. Want to expand your vocabulary? Start by familiarizing yourself with latin/greek roots.


Baro/Bary - weight, pressure; heavybarometer, baritone, baryon Barothea Baryba Batrach - Frogbatrachia -- Bath - depthbathometer, bathypelagic Bathort Bathede Basi - bottombasis -- Bell - warbellicose, belligerent -- Ben - good, wellbenign, beneficent -- Bi - doublebilateral, binomial -- Bio - lifebiography, biosphere Biodal Biope Blast - primitive c.ellblastula, blastoderm Blastosis Blastote Bon - goodbona fide, bonhomous Boniph Botan - plantbotany Botanty Bor - northboreal Borgindy Boreko Bov - cowbovine Bovineal Brachy - shortbrachydactylia Brachyi Brachyrs Brady - slowbradytelic Bradymu Bradyca Branchia - gill, finbranchiopod Branchion Brev - brief, shortabbreviation, brevity Brevicus Bronch - windpipebronchitis, bronchus Bronchar Bront - thunderbrontide Bronteda Bry/Bryo - mossbryophytes Bryonide Bryaca Bucc - cheek, mouth, cavitybuccal Buccex
Did you know? Hades is uncle to more than half the Greek gods and goddesses. Zeus, I'm looking directly at YOU.


Caco - bad, evilcacophony, cacoethes -- Cad/Cas - to fallcadence, cascade -- Cali/Calli/Callo - beautiful, whitecalico, calligraphy -- Calor - heatcalorie, calorimeter -- Calyp - coverapocalypse, calyptra Calypsara Camp - fieldcampaign, campus Campyre Cand - shining, glowingcandor, incandescent -- Cani/Cyn - dogcanine Canirea Canires Cynaffle Cant - singcantar, cantata Cantrua Capr - goatcapricorn -- Capt/Cept - to hold, takecaptious, intercept Captiox Ceptria Carci - disease Carcinede Carcineus Carce - prisonincarceration Carcele Carceia Cardi/Cardio - heartcardiac, cardiopulmonary Cardiora Cardices Carn - fleshcarnage, incarnate Carnolas Carnyus Carpo - relating to fruit Carpoia Cast - purify, chastisecastigate -- Cata - downcataclysm, catacomb, catalyst Catasca Caten - chaincatenate -- Cath/Cathar - purecatharsis -- Caud - tailcaudate, coward Caul - stem, stalkcaulescent, cauliflorous Caulad Caus/Caut - burn, heatcaustic, cauterize Causoph Cautrid Cav - hollow, emptycavity, excavation -- Cec - blindcecal -- Ced/Cede - go; yield, surrenderconcede, cessation Cedyca Celer - speed, quickaccelerate, celerity Celeroan Celertha Celi/Celo - belly, abdomenceloscope, celozoic -- Cen/Ceno - newcenobian Cenorth Ceneau Centr/Cenetri - centeregocentric, allocentric Centriad Cerat - hornceratoid, ceratosaurus Ceratria Ceratida Cerebr - braincerebral, cerebration Cerebronx Cheir/Chiro - hand, pawchiromancy, chirography -- Chloro - greenchloroform, chloroplast Chlorov Chloroia Chrom - colorchromium, monochrom Chromites Chron - timechronic, chronology -- Chryso - goldchrysolite -- Chondr - cartilage or gristlehypochondria Chondryn Cincer - ashincinerate Cincerk Cirum/Circa - aroundcircumlocution, circumvent. circuitous-- Cheleno - turtlechelonian Chelenora Clam - shoutclamor, proclamatory Clamox Clast - brokenclastic, iconoclast Clasteo Clement - mildclemency -- Cochi - shellcochlea Cochiet Cogn - to knowcognition, cognizant Cogniro Con/Com/Col - with, togetherrecondite, collection, commemorate -- Condi - seasoncondiment Condiah Contra/Counter - againstcontraband, counterculture Contraeo Countera Corac - ravencoracoid Corachra Coracus Coracira Coron - crowncoronation Corondya Corondites Cord - heartcordial, accord Cordanov Cordiga Corp - bodycorpulent, corporeal Corpila Corptia Cortic - barkcortex Corticeus Crea - createcreation, creature Creaga Creazus Cred - believe, trustaccredit, credibility Credism Credyra Cresc - to growcrescendo, crescent Crescind Crescith Cruc/Crux - torturecrucify -- Crypt - secretcryptic -- Cub - to lie downincubate, incubus Cubalif Cur - carecurator, procure Cursax Curaque Curs - rundiscursive, cursory Cursyca Culp - blame, faultculpable, exculpate Culpate Curv - bentcurvlinear, curvaceous Curvaica Scruvasti Cyan - bluecyanide, cyanopathy Cyanbor Cyanirus
Did you know? Asparagus was a favorite of the Romans. They kept it frozen in the Alps to keep it fresh. Adam's #1 favorite location!


Dacry - tears -- De - away from, removing -- Deci - ten Decibes Decilos Demi - half Demign Demiak Dere - neck Derebus Dereca Dens - thick Denchrys Densarus Dent - teeth Dentrom Dendri - relating to trees Dendriadne Derm - skin Dermory Desm - bond, tie Desmaj Dextro/Dexter - right -- Di - two Diphalus Dicranium Diviable Dia - apart -- Dign - worthy, suitable Dignony Dignarf Dino - terrible, fearfully great Dinorean Dipl - twofold, double Dipleda Diploit Diplyon Doc/Doct - teach Docipher Doctrean Dom - house Domedia Don - give, forgive Donaica Dorm - sleep Dormethyra Dormure Dors - back Dorseda Dry - tree, oak Dryosi Dub - doubt-- Duc - lead -- Dulc - sweet -- Dynam - power -- Dys - badly, ill Dysiath
Did you know? The Greek language was first spoken around 3,000 BC and is still around today, making Greek the world's oldest Indo-European language. The language was also the first to use vowels.


Eco - House Ecolfe Ecolais Ecto - outside Ectoan Ego - self, I Egocius Egobia Emul - rivaling -- Endo - inside Endorica Endomna Ennea - nine -- Ens - sword Ensord Eos/Eoc - dawn, east Eocura Ep/Epi - upon Epochary Epistem - knowledge or science Epistemia Equ - equal Equidal Erg - work Erghea Ergael Eth/Ethi - Habit Ethodio Ethiom Ethn - tribe, nation -- Eu - well Euphacis Eudiaph Exo - outside Exoja Extra - outer Extraus
Did you know? In the older Greek myths, Selene was the goddess of the moon, Helios was the god of the sun, and Thanatos was the personification of death. Unfortunately, they were overshadowed if not replaced by Artemis, Apollo, and Hades, respectively.
[F - J] last checked 22 May 2012 12:03p NST


Fab - bean Fabiek Fac/Fact/Fict - to make Facerus Factous Fictarius Falc - sickle Falchory Fall/Fals - deceive Falsou Falluo Fant - to show Fanthyria Fasc - bundle Fascyra Fasceda Fatu - useless, foolish Fatugio Fatuya Feder - treaty, pact, agreement Ferderlia Fel - Cat Felciby Felineal Feli - happy Felixat Felicox Fend/Fens - prevent Fendoja Fensible Fer - carry Feroika Ferr - iron Ferriac Ferrlis Fid/Fis - trust, faith Fidiaz Fin - end Fineale Find - split Findicus Findelyn Firm - fixed Firmeda Firmore Fort - strong Fortylos Flect/Flex - bend Flectal Flexace Fluc - flowing Flucois Fract - break Fractyr Fractuo Fruct - fruit Fructova Fructalus Fur/Furt - steal Furticos Fusc - dark Fusciba Fuscere
Did you know? It was customary in Greek funerals to bury a person with a coin between his or her teeth to pay Charon, the ferryman, for passage across the River Styx toward the underworld.


Galact - milk Galactisk Galactiela Gastr - stomach Gastrial Gel - icy, cold Gelacida Geldne Gen - birth Genebes Geniam Geo - earth Geophras Geonari Geolaus Germin - sprout Germalya Gest - carry Gestryx Gesternos Glabr - hairless Glabra Glabore Glaci - ice -- Gladi - Sword Gladiony Glob - sphere Globiela Globidus Glom - to form into a ball Glomeu Glomya Glutin - glue Glutinos Grad/Gress - walk, step Graduena Gradimas Gramm - letter Grammida Grammea Gran - grain Graneida Granais Grand - Grand Grandual Grandisco Graph - draw, write Graphylis Graphiom Grat - thank, please Gratial Grateau Grav - heavy Gravisua Graviale Greg - flock Gregom Gregous
Did you know? The world "Alphabet" is from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet - alpha and beta. I facepalmed myself upon learning this fact for not realizing it earlier...


Hab/Hib - have Hiberva Hemo - blood Hemorbid Hemous Hal/Hel - breathe Halyda Hapl - simple, single Haplean Haplyth Haur/Haust - draw Haustril Heli - sun Heliaga Hemi - half Hemiza Hemilda Hen - one Henirea Hex/Hept - six/seven Hextad Heptila Her/Hes - cling -- Herb - grass Herbicus Herbyal Hered - heir Heredin Heredio Herp - creep Herpica Herpon Heter - different, other Heteroli Heterd Heur - find Heurna Heurism Hisurt - hairy Hisurt Hispid - briskly Hispidar Histri - actor Histriga Histripid Hibern - wintry Hibernacula Hod - way Hodism Hol - whole Holipsy Holiyal Homeo - alike Homeous Homal - even, flat Homalyn Horr - shudder, terrible -- Horti - garden Hortias Hortiva Host - enemy Hostiah Hum - ground -- Hyal - glass Hyalica Hyallo Hydr - water Hydracil Hydrelm Hyo - u-shaped Hyolais Hyp - under Hypothlis Hypothus Hyper - above, over Hyperval Hyperida Hypn - sleep Hypnaius Hypnael Hypnage Hyster - later Hysteros
Did you know? The first lighthouse in the world was located in the Greek/Egyptian kingdom of Alexandria.


Ichth - fish Icthusa Ichthnal Ichthia Ido - shape Idopia Idoana Ideo - thought, idea Ideoph Idio - individual Idiosynea Idiopia Idioea Ign - fire Ignithea Infra - under -- Intra - within Intraza Israc/Irat - be angry Isractus Iratnia Isch - to restrain -- Iso - equal, the same -- Iter - again Itersia
Did you know? There are about 2,000 major islands within the Greek nation. A downfall when they needed to unify.


Jac - lie Jacledes Jacrutiny Jani/Janu - door; gate Janusa Jaun - yellow Jaunbe Jec - cast, throw Jectroja Joc - joke -- Junct - join Junctry Just/Jur/Judic - law, justice Justoir Jurydice Judicleo Juv/Jut - help Jutalyn Juveos Juba - mane, crest of a helmet Jubaliant Juven - young Juvenible Juvenos Juxta - beside, near Juxalan Juxtak

Did you know? Women in Ancient Rome dyed their hair with goat fat and beach wood ashes. It still isn't nearly half as bad the goop we put in our hair today.
(K - O) last checked 22 May 2012 7:19p NST


Kakos - bad, evil -- Kal/Kalos - beautiful -- Karya - nut, kernel -- Kilo - thousand -- Kine - movement, motion Kinetir Klept - steal Kleptina Kleptyr Koly - hinder, prevent Kolydie Kolyzra Konis - dust Konipya Kopo - weariness, fatigue, exhaustion Kopoly Krypt - hidden, secret -- Kry - frozen -- Kudo - glory Kudoval Kyph - hunchbacked, bent forwards Kyphral
Did you know? The Circus Maximus, a theatre in Rome, could hold as many as 250,000 spectators. New York's Yankee Stadium only holds a modest 60,000 people.


Lab/Laps - slip, slide Labeva Lapscal Labor - toil Laborak Lacer - tear, rip -- Lacrim - cry, tears Lacrimedes Lamin - layer, slice Laminol Lamp - shine Lampyre Lapid - stone Lapidys Lapidak Larv - ghost, mask Larvial Larveda Lat/Lati - broad, wide Lativor Laud/Laus - praise -- Lav - waste Laviscus Lax - not tense Laxeis Laxyle Led/Les - hurt Ledait Leg - law Legisla Legitra Leio - smooth Leiolry Leni - gentle -- Leon - lion Leonyle Lep - flake, scale Lepesia Leuc/Leuk - white Leukoph Lev - lift, light -- Liber - free Liberja Logael Libr - book Libraque Lict/Linqu - leave Linquam Lig - bind Ligatre Lighar Lingu - language, tongue Linguais Linguak Lipo - fat Lipolys Lith/Litho - stone Lithope Loc - place Locudia Locylica Log - thought, word, speech Logiclas Loqu/Locut - speak Loquaint Locupe Luc/Lumin - bright, light -- Lud/Lus - play -- Lun - moon --
Did you know? Lead was used as both a preservative and a sweetening agent in Ancient Rome. ...I don't even.


Macro - long Macrous Magn/Meg - great, large -- Maj - greater -- Mal - bad, wretched, evil Malnipa Man - flow or stay Manireal Manrem Mand/Manu - hand Mandelun Manuita Mania - crazy -- Mar - sea Maridys Matr - mother -- Medi/Mes - middle -- Mei - less Meismos Meiole Melan - black, dark Melanom Melior - better Meiorha Meliorpe Mell - honey -- Memor - remember Memorba Men/Meno - moon Menoyse Ment - mind -- Mer - part Merbayla Merc - reward, wages, hire Mercinca Merchayu Merg/Mers - dip, plunge Mergha Merspe Meter/Metr - measure Metryth Meterik Meta - above, among, beyond Metabia Metaisha Micro - small Microphy Migr - wander Migrola Milit - soldier -- Mim - repeat Mimeade Mimbaja Min - less, smaller Minealla Minipid Mir - wonder, amazement Miraph Mis - hate -- Misc/Mixt - mix Amixny Mol - grind Moliath Molyea Moll - soft Mollcer Mollisce Mono - one Monoclea Mont - mountain Montzu Morph - form, shape Morphelus Mort - death -- Mov/Mot - move, motion Motaye Mult - many, much Multidge Multilas Musc - fly -- Mut - change -- My - mouse Myacep Myruid Myri - countless Myriatu Myrimar Myth - story Mythain Mythom Myx - slime Myxru
Did you know? The toga of the average Roman citizen was created using a semi-circular piece of white wool cloth that was about 18 and a half feet in diameter.


Nan - dwarf -- Narc - numb Narcabe Narceba Nar/Nas - nose Nareich Narr - tell -- Naut/Nav - ship Navites Neo - new Neolytha Neogne Necr - dead, corpse Necrude Nect/Nex - join, tie Nectilus Nectorla Nexail Neg - say no Negial Negaus Nema - hair Nemayna Nemor - grove, woods -- Nephr - kidney Nephrak Nephroz Nerv - cord, string -- Nes - island Nesoph Neur - nerve -- Nict - wink Nictosis Nid - nest -- Nigr - black Nigryla Nigreta Nihil - nothing Nihilam Nihiloa Nipho/Niv/Nix - snow -- Noct - night -- Nod - knot Anodge Nom - arrangement, law Nomistra Nomaek Nomad - those who let pasture herds Nomadsi Nomadune Nomin - name -- Non - not Nonylee Norm - normal Normuse Normont Not - letter, note, paper Notinel Noth - not genuine or authentic, counterfeit Nothade Nothua Noto - back, south Notoia Notorsh Nov - new Novasra Novidua Nox/Noc - harmful Nocait Nux/Nyc - night -- Nu - nod, command Nuodo Nurtiara Nuc - nut Nuclave Nucada Nulli - none -- Nunci - announce Nuncis Nuncira Nutri - nourish Nutriadne Nutriela
Did you know? Since 2001, the currency of Greece has been the Euro. Before that the currency was the Drachma.


Ob/Os - against -- Ocul - eye Oculya Od - path, way; hate -- Odont - tooth Odontri Odor - fragrant Odorfu Oecious - house of Oecious Oed - swollen Oedinah Oedigo Oesoph - gullet Oesoph Oid - like Oidam Pharoid Ole - oily Olephil Olig - few Oligarn Oligena Oliv - olive -- Oma - cancer Omatus Omas - potbelly Omasob Oment - thick skinned Omenth Omm/Opt/Ophthalm - eye Optiku Ophthalm Omni - all Omnais Omnith Oner - burden Onerve Onom/Onym - name Onombi Onymic Ont - exising Onthal Ontism Oo - egg Oonus Opac - shady Opactia Oper - work Operni Operlya Ophi - snake -- Opt - choose Opteral Optiace Orb - circle Orbiua Orbano Ordin - order Ordinys Ordinize Ori/Ort - easter Oritade Ortif Ornith - bird Ornithea Eornith Ortho - straight Orthova Orthour Oscill - swing -- Ossi/Osteo - bone Osteola Osti - entrance Ostilac Ostiad Ostrac - shell Ostracis Oxy - sharp, pointed Oxyma
Did you know? Oedipus, whose name means "swollen foot", is the archetype of the tragic hero -- who falls due to that one fatal flaw. ...among one of the other things he's known for.
[P - T] last checked 27 May 2012 2:15p NST


Pac - peace -- Pal - stake -- Palae/Paleo - old Paleoph Pall - pale Pallaea Pan - all -- Para - beside, near Parahni Parthen - maiden Parthenoia Parv - little Parvim Parviea Pasc/Past - feed, feeding on Pascyth Pastiere Pass - place, step Passuke Passide Pat - be open -- Path/Pati - to suffer, endure Pathogun Patilat Pauc - few Paucea Pecc - sin Peccide Ped/Pod - foot Pedaphne Podarci Pejor - worse Pejora Pejory Pel/Puls - drive -- Pen - almost Penorya Penn/Pinn - feather Penneria Pinnaro Pept - to digest Peptieu Peptor Per/Peran - through, across, beyond Peraneu Peri - around Periphara Persic - peach Persict Persicala Peti/Petu - to rush at, seek Petiap Petr - rock Petraku Petrynne Phaeo - dark -- Phanero - visible -- Philia - love, friendship -- Phloe - tree bark Phloebes Phloera Phob - fear Phobuo Phon - sound -- Phor - carry, bearing Phorael Phoreas Phos/Phot - light Photais Photous Phren - mind Phrenial Phyll - leaf Phylleia Phys/Phyt - nature, plant Phytua Pic - pitch Picyan Pict - paint -- Pin - pine Pinadri Pinoym Pisc - fish -- Plac - calm, please -- Plas - mould Plasce Plasies Plet - fill Pletomy Plen/Pleth - full Plenial Plethola Pluvi - rain Pluviel Pneu - air, lung Pneumic Poie - formation of Poiede Poiena Pole/Poli - city Poleof Poliev Pol - stake, pale Polaneo Polephar Poleva Poli - grey Poliav Polithic Poly - many -- Pont - bridge Pontaj Pontika Por - passage Porasu Porhal Port - gate, carry Portiak Portiom Prav - crooked Pravier Pravok Pre - before Preloia Prempt Prior - former -- Priv - separate Privha Priveax Pro - forward, with Prolean Propica Proto - first Protoph Pseudo - false Pseudoy Psilo - bare Psiloa Psilox Psych - mind Psychak Psychiom Pter - wing, fern Pternoy Pteruo Pterceptyl Pto - fall Ptolam Pugn - fight Pugnox Pugny Punct - pierce Punctil Punctre Puni - punish Puniqa Puniles Pup - doll Pupeus Pur - pure -- Purg - to cleanse Purgise Purgom Put - think -- Pyl - gate Pylich Pyro - heat, fire --
Did you know? In 490 BC, the first battle for democracy was fought at the Greek village of Marathon. Legend has it that the Athenian messenger Phidippides ran twenty-five miles to Athens, carrying news of that stunning Athenian victory against the Persians. The modern marathon commemorates this amazing feat.


Quad/Quart - four Quadriel Quartise Quasi - seemingly Quasica Quasyla Quati/Quass - shake Quatiar Quassop Quer - search, seek Quericus Querci - oak -- Qual - quality, nature Qualov Qualry Qui - quiet, at rest Quiscent Quiesyn Quieph Quin - five Quinclea Quinem Quinof Quot - how many, how great --
Did you know? The ancient Greeks considered their children to be "youths" until they reached the age of thirty!


Rach/Rhach - spine -- Rad/Ras - scrape, shave -- Radi - beam Radites Radic - root -- Ram - branch Ramyrla Ran - frog Rangron Ranc - grudge, bitterness Rancisk Rap - turnip Rapnue Raph - seam Raphrea Rar - thinly held together Rarbea Rarhoris Rauc - harsh, hoarse -- Red - again, back Redobar Redorsa Reg/Rect - straight Regnua Rectauros Rem - oar -- Rept - crawl, creep Reptaia Ret - net Retaja Retro - backward, behind Retrolis Retrogh Rhag - tear, rent Rhagea Rhe - flow Rhepha Rhig - chill -- Rhin/Rhynch - nose, snout Rhinaros Rhynch Rhiz - root Rhizath Rhod - rose Rhodge Rhomb - spinning top Rhombon Rhombri Ridi/Risi - laugh Ridicea Risipla Robor - oak, strength Roborthus Rod/Ros - gnaw Rodinar Rog - ask Roglade Rostr - beak, prow Rostraza Rostrok Rot - wheel Rotaid Rotapi Ruber/Rubr - red Ruberthy Rubriya Rug - wrinkle Rugilas Rumin - throat Rumindra Rupt - break Ruptha Ruptori Rur - country --
Did you know? The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC at the Greek city of Olympia, 2000 years ago. Their most recent host of the modern Olympic games was in 2004.


Sacr/Secr - sacred Secreant Sali/Sili - jump -- Salic - willow Salicov Salicese Salv - save Salvices Sanct - Holy Sanctax Sapi/Sipi - taste; wise Sapiony Sapon - soap -- Sarc - flesh Sarceza Sarcoya Sativ - cultivated -- Saur - lizard, reptile Saursila Scab - scratch Scabith Scal - ladder, stairs Scalesa Scalyne Scalen - uneven Scalenca Scand/Scend - climb Scandinah Scendace Scaph - hollow Scaphold Scaphlo Schem - plan Schemze Schis/Scind - split Scindoa Schison Sci - know Scidea Scler - hard Sclerov Sclerak Scoli - crooked Scolica Scopt/Scept - examine, observe Scopte Scrib - write Scribax Sculp - carve Sculpri Sculpre Sculpteon Scut - shield Scutaly Scyph - cup Scyphoa Scyphes Seb - tallow Sebriath Sect/Seg - cut Segrya Sed - settle, calm Sedest Sess/Sid - sit Sessoph Sei - shake -- Selen - moon Seleniyx Sema - sigh -- Senti/Sens - feel Sentidge Sensilos Sept - fence, enclosure Septou Septiacy Sequ/Secut - follow Sequiox Secutal Serot - late Serotan Serp - crawl -- Serr - saw, saw-toothed Serrop Serv - protect, serve Servinc Servopia Sasqui - one and a half Sasquino Sever - stern, strict, serious Severpe Sibil - hiss Sibilac Sicc - dry Sicces Sider - star Siderou Siderth Sil - quiet, still Silashe Silebia Silv - forest -- Simul - imitating, feigning Simulra Sinstr - left -- Sinu - to draw a line Sinuade Sinulla Siph - tube -- Soci - group Sociopt Socious Sol - sun; comfort, stooh -- Solu - alone, solid Solusdia Soluance Solen - pipe, channel Solenyl Solenom Solv/Solut - loosen, set free Soluthe Somn - sleep Somnua Somnira Son - sound Sonareid Soph - wise Sophirab Sophloe Sord - dirt Sordiath Sordox Spati - space Spatiol Spec - look Spectriu Sper - hope Speraia Spher - ball Spherence Spin - thorn Spinaus Spinalus Spir - breath Spiryla Spirena Spond/Spons - guarantee, promise Spondea Sponstri Squal - scaly, dirty Squalth Squalse Stagn - pool of standing water Stagnam Statu/Stitu - stand Statuyo Stitution Steg - covering Stegnar Stell - star Stellaph Sten - narrow -- Stern/Strat - spread Sternos Stratlia Stich - line, row Stichyn Stinct - apart Stinctra Stoch - aim Stochal Stochles Strept - twisted Strepted Strig - compress Strigea Strigne Stroph - turning Stropharic Stru/Struct - to put together Struov Structel Stup - wonder Stupra Stuphoria Su/Sut - sew Sunarelia Sutwia Sui - self Suikary Sub/Sus - below Subzarb Suspion Subter - evade Subteria Sucr - sugar Sucribe Sucralia Sulc - furrow Sulcax Sulcira Sumpt - take Sumptor Super/Supra - above, over Superfleet Suprail Supin - lying back Supinoa Surg - rise Surgity Surgne Syn/Syl/Sym - with Sylebes Symobe
Did you know? Gladiators in ancient Rome would fight till death and if the Emperor wasn't impressed with the winner he would point his thumb down, which would prompt the release of hungry lions on him. Modern extreme wrestling is a more tame version of what the Romans enjoyed.


Tac/Tic - be silent Ticyus Tach - swift -- Tang/Ting/Tag - touch Tangius Tingian Tagret Tapet - carpet Tapety Tapeth Tard - slow Tarduke Taur - bull Tauraj Tax - arrangement, order Taxeld Techn - art, skill Technayl Technub Teg/Tec - cover Tecada Tele - far, end Telecron Temno - cut Temnox Temp - time Tempeter Tempho Ten/Tin - hold Tinarto Tend/Tens - stretch Tendale Tenu - slender, thin Tenuara Tep - warmth -- Ter/Trit - worn away Trithap Teret - rounded Teretai Teretic Terg/Ters - wipe off Tergha Term - to end, boundary Termuse Terr - earth -- Test - witness Testif Tex - weave Texatro Texoya Thalam - chamber, bed Thalamn Thalame Than - death Thanoxic Thanom Theca - case Thecai Thecap Theo/Thus - god Thusara Therm - heat Thermode Thero - beast, animal Theroque Theroca Tim - be afraid -- Tom/Torn - cut Tomwor Torneil Ton - stretch Tonakos Tonosis Top - place Topiety Torpe - numb Torpem Torpelve Torqu/Tort - twist Torquelo Tortaic Tot - all, whole Totanoz Totaea Trab - beam Trabeof Trabbe Trachy - rough Trachyki Trachyx Tract - pull/draw Tractony Tractex Trad - to deliver Tradyca Trag - goat Tragnel Tragm Trans - across Transca Trapez - four-sided, table Trapezon Taum - wound Taumeta Taumzy Trem - tremble Tremna Tri - three Tricove Trib - to assign, allot, pay Tribaf Tribuoy Troch - wheel Trochau Trop - turning Tropicta Tropov Troph - feed, grow Tropheda Trophzo Tuss - cough Tussaci Tussoph Tympan - drum Tympano
Did you know? The Romans held up the warrior as the epitome of sanctity, while the Greeks were more likely to revere the poet or intellectual. What can I say, actions speak louder than words?
[U - Z] last checked 27 May 2012 2:12p NST


Uber - fruitful Uberux Ulig - in marshes Uligar Uligoa Ulo - wooly Ulome Ultim - farthest Ultimora Ultimorge Ultra - beyond Ultranu Umbr - shade, shadow -- Uni - one Unibrea Unipaga Uniceratos Unc - hooked Uncask Uncolt Und - wave Undarlyn Underos Ungui - claw, nail, hoof Unguia Unguine Ur/Uro - tail Urouh Urb - city Urbage Urbalor Urbov Urs - bear Ursage Ursath Ursinu Ut/Us - use Usabyu Uv - grape Uvrea
Did you know? The ancient Greece civilization lasted from about 800 BC, when the Greeks began to set up city states, to 146 BC when the Romans invaded Greece. When Rome expanded, it essentially assimilated the Greek and Egyptian beliefs and pantheons of gods into their own, which would explain why the mythogical figures often had Roman and Greek counterparts.


Vac - empty -- Vale/Vali/Valu - strength, worth Validge Valiobe Valude Valugil Vas - Vessel, dish, vase Vaseja Vasival Venter/ventri - Stomach, belly Ventriok Verm - Worm, maggot -- Vespa - Wasp -- Vespertil - bat Vespertila Vibr - to shake, vibrate Vibrach Virgo/Virgi — Maiden Virgoria Virgiva Ven/Vent - come Veniau Ventorax Ver - true Veriady Vert/Vers - turn Versyle Vic - change, substitute Vacasco Vicorla Vicyos Vict/Vinc - conquer Yavict Vinctela Vid/Vis - see Viderla Visome Voc - call Vocayle Vol - will Volugi Vor - eat greedily Voriak Vulp - fox --
Did you know? The letter W was added later in the Middle Ages in Germanic-speaking regions to the Latin Alphabet. Which would explain why there are no names that start with W, because there are no latin roots of that letter. :)


Xanth - yellow -- Xen - foreign Xenolus Xer - dry Xeroan Xiph - Sword -- Xyl - wood Xyleom Xylathus
Did you know? Roman deities were usually named after objects and actions, while the Greek deities were modeled after aspects of the human personality - such as love, honor, dignity, and hatred. Yes, there is a difference.


Yal - Glass -- Ydor - water Ydorx Yper - above Yperna Yperos Ypo - under Ypoena Ypolis Ypsi - high --
Did you know? Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had carved, whose wish was eventually granted by Aphrodite. The Pygmalion effect doesn't actually describe the phenomenon of an artist falling in love with one's own artwork, but the "self-fulfilling prophecy".


Zelo/Zeal/Zel - jealousy Zelope Zealyth Zephyr - west wind Zephyrab Zephyrda Zo - animal, living being Zoibes Zomule Zogela Zon - belt -- Zyg - yoke Zygov Zygisa Zym - ferment Zymtho
Did you know? Today, Greece is the world's top exporter of olives. They are also famous for their honey, feta cheese, and wine.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 -26 Names Swept the P - T and U - Z section. Sunday, May 24, 2012 -45 Names Swept the F - J and K - O section. Sunday, May 20, 2012 -69 Names Swept the A - E section. Saturday, April 7, 2012 -16 Names Swept the U - Z section. Friday, April 6, 2012 -45 Names Swept the P - T section. Thursday, April 5, 2012 -56 Names | +26 NamesSwept the K - O section. New Names -- Abrem, Absae, Acuva, Acersa, Acidea, Acriav, Adeise, Adonei, Aerjax, Aeromu, Aimatya, Amordes, Amatua, Amylan, Annune, Anthoric, Aposus, Aphoraea, Aquazy, Artiane, Artiscea, Asterize, Astrogo, Aurscea, Aurobe, Autone Saturday, March 10, 2012 -17 Names Swept the F - J section. Friday, March 9, 2012 -55 Names Swept the A - E section. A new shipment of A names should be coming along soon :) Friday, October 14, 2011 +25 Names Kalyete, Kineve, Kolyzra, Kryptel, Kryptiah, Lavonde, Levace, Levath, Luminra, Lunaika, Lunieva, Macrous, Magnov, Majev, Majura, Malises, Maridne, Meszra, Melleya, Menusa, Mentzi, Miraph, Miraq, Montaz, Montzu Wednesday, October 12, 2011 +16 Names Fablen, Fabiek, Fidiaz, Furace, Geldne, Glacise, Gregom, Gregous, Hemiza, Hemilda, Hypothus, Jauncia, Jecidy, Jocaya, Justoir, Juveos Saturday, October 8, 2011 -25 Names Swept the F - J section. Finally caught up, yay. Now to add names. :3 Tuesday, October 4, 2011 -20 Names Swept the F - J section. Thursday, September 29, 2011 -61 Names Swept the P - T section. Saturday, September 24, 2011 -4 Names | +24 Names Abrida, Absele, Acuile, Aculde, Acerisa, Acrise, Aerolye, Annuza, Anthova, Apoque, Aucina, Artele, Asterode, Astroki, Auroph, Biabe, Biope, Cacoax, Cadyra, Casiev, Caliaph, Calieka, Calliara, Calloki Saturday, September 17, 2011-55 Names Swept through the A - E and U - Z section. Saturday, September 17, 2011 Just checking in and to let you know that, no, I haven't given up on this page yet; my interests, along with real life priorities, preoccupied me for these last few weeks. Three days to poogle day and then I hope to getting around to sweep names... Monday, August 8, 2011 +22 Names Abyne, Absem, Aerosia, Aimaja, Annulis, Annuare, Anthosis, Anthoza, Aphorelle, Aurdia, Avialus, Benirus, Benida, Bonien, Cacord, Cadeya, Casydis, Calliere, Candur, Cantele, Castum, Catheia, Chronzo Wednesday, August 3, 2011 +19 Names Serptine, Stichyn, Sulcira, Tachya, Tecada, Tegna, Vermyx, Vicorla, Vicyos, Xenolus, Xeriah, Xiphren, Xiphus, Yalic, Yalre, Ypsina, Zealyth, Zelye, Zymus Saturday, July 30, 2011 -59 Names Tuesday, July 26, 2011+18 Names Lacrimedes, Lacerth, Laudere, Lausca, Laviscus, Lenide, Leonyle, Lunedria, Lunem, Magnyx, Megida, Maliaza, Maridys, Militaz, Miraea, Narceba, Nasev, Nautira
Nothing like a good houseclean to revitalize your interest in a site; yes, it still looks the same but I reduced the number of characters from 92,000 to 78,000. But it's so much cleaner and easier to work with, and hopefully it'll load faster now (only by like, a millisecond though. Har). Friday, July 15, 2011+18 Names Glaciele, Hemous, Halyda, Hemira, Hemise, Henide, Heseta, Horron, Hysteros, Ideole, Igneta, Janipe, Jocela, Kalorak, Kalydea, Kalosza, Krypter, Kyphre Saturday, July 9, 2011 -6 Names Swept through A - E section. Sunday, July 3, 2011+15 Names Descha, Deura, Dubro, Drycil, Ducov, Dysrae, Emulda, Enneai, Ensaia, Ethnus, Exoia, Falluo, Fidom, Findelyn, Furticos
Note to self: Revamp coding. Eventually. The noobity of my code makes me want to claw my eyes out.


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  • Custom layout requested from Perspicacious 28 by Chloe, oh_chloe. Even though the site has long ended, my gratitude will never waver.
  • Background information about Charles Linnaeus, random facts about the greeks/romans, and roots were complied offsite (Wordinfo and Macroevolution's Root Word Dictionary) found via search engine. Word examples were researched from the Online Etymology Dictionary and Wordinfo.
  • This project would not have existed without Rai, sorceressraichu; thank you for encouraging/motivating me to create this page in the first place.
  • To Red, redhood009; Lardee, me_sponge; and Jamie, coastermaster392; for their moral support in Classic Roots' early stages.

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Thank you guys for taking the time to write in these kind notes! It's what makes the project worthwhile.

Hiiii. I was just mailing to let you know how much I love your site, Classic Roots. I've always been very interested in etymology, and Classic Roots is a great reminder of why I love language in the first place. And the little facts in every section are really fun. c: Keep doing what you're doing!
- Naomi [aquaeri]

I could scroll through this naming site for hours! There are so many unique aspects to Classic Roots. First, of course, is the fact that every listed name has a Latin prefix. I think this is a genius idea from Shingie that gives more meaning to a pet's name, don't you? Second, there's the wonderfully functional layout, which is astoundingly simple. It's impossible to get confused with it! Third is all the extras that a visitor happens upon - the "Did you know?" facts; the convenient links for each name; the "last updated" notes for each section, which is great; and the long list of Latin-founded names!
- Krazy [crittercraz] from [Enchanted]

With over 1500 options listed by alphabetical order, Classic Roots offers a ton of great untaken names. The site is very well organized, and I absolutely love the clean-cut layout. If you're looking for a pet name, be sure to check this site out!
- Turnip [tloef] from [The Lunch Box]

Hey! Just wanted to say that I'm so happy that Classic Roots is back!
I'm the biggest fan of your page and everytime I get a new pet I use a name from there. Thank you so much for hosting the page! I was lost in the time that it was gone.
- Aisling [fireairshadow]

Classic Roots is awesome! 0: The names on there are so beautiful, and they actually have meaning! 8D It's also nice how you link the names to the lookup. I get tired of copying & pasting names all the time, y'know? xD And the links to sign up, to input names . . . it's perfect. @__@ Yours is the best name petpage for me. so I'mma bookmark it. If I ever have enough room to use one of your names, I'll link back.
So yep. That's all I wanted to say. xD *double thumbs up*
- Mev [mevneriel]

Your site is truely ingenious! It's original and professional and it can be seen that you put alot of effort into maintaning your site! Thanks very much for creating this site It is one of my favourite by far! Keep up the good work!
- Sarah [moonsward]

Just wanted to say, I love your site Classic Roots!
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